Expanding Public Access to Federally Funded Research- Implementing the OSTP Memo

Wise, Alicia; Thakur, Neil; Ruttenberg, Judy; Wu, Elwin; Center for Digital Research and Scholarship

In a policy memorandum released in February 2013, the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren directed federal agencies to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication, and required researchers to better account for and manage the digital data resulting from federally funded scientific research. Panelists discuss and debate major proposals for addressing the directive -- CHORUS, SHARE, and NIH policies.


Alicia Wise is Director of Universal Access at Elsevier, where she manages Elsevier's access strategy and policies and launches and monitors access pilot projects.

Neil Thakur is Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also serves as program manager for the NIH Public Access Policy.

Judy Ruttenberg is the program director for the Transforming Research Libraries strategic direction. Her responsibilities also include the E-Research Working Group and the Transforming Special Collections in the Digital Age Working Group.


Elwin Wu is an Associate Director of the Columbia University School of Social Work Social Intervention Group and the Co-Director of the HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Racial/Ethnic Minority New Investigators.


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