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[InetBib] Congress to vote on open access and NIH funds



in der Debatte um Open Access und Nutzungsrechte ist diese Meldung aus
Nature vielleicht von Interesse:


?US investigators funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) may soon
be compelled to publish only in journals that make their research papers
freely available within one year of publication.

Congress is this week expected to take final votes on a bill incorporating
this directive. The measure is contained in a spending bill that boosts the
biomedical agency's effective budget by 3.1%, to $29.8 billion in 2008.

President George W. Bush has vowed to veto the bill, which will fund the
Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies, because it
includes what he calls ?irresponsible and excessive? levels of spending.

But congressional Democrats have attached to the measure an unrelated but
politically popular bill funding the Department of Veterans Affairs. They
hope that this will generate the two-thirds support needed in both houses of
Congress to override a presidential veto.

The open-access requirement in the bill would apply only during fiscal year
2008; it would need to be renewed in yearly spending bills in the future.?

Quelle  http://www.nature.com/news/2007/071107/full/450148a.html


Mit freundlichem Gruß


Reinhard Supper

BAM, Z.44 Fachinformation, Bibliothek

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