NIH Seeking Feedback on Plan to Enhance Public Access to Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a Plan to Enhance Public Access to the Results of NIH-Supported Research, a direct response to the August 2022 memorandum from the White House directing federal research agencies to make publications and data from federally funded research publicly accessible (see previous COSSA coverage). The plan outlines the agency’s proposed actions to make NIH research more publicly accessible, especially in regard to research data and scholarly publications. In addition, NIH will be accepting feedback on the public access plan, with particular interest on the following topics:

  • ensuring equity in publication opportunities for NIH-supported researchers;
  • improving equity in access and accessibility of publications;
  • methods for monitoring evolving costs and impacts, and;
  • input to increase the findability and transparency of the research.

Comments will be accepted through April 24, 2023. More information is available on the NIH website.


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