Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act - H.R.3427 / S.1701

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Overview
Purpose: 
"To provide for Federal agencies to develop public access policies relating to research conducted by employees of that agency or from funds administered by that agency."
Primary sponsors: 
Rep. Michael Doyle (D-PA) and Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) / Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Latest major action: 
S.1701 introduced, Aug. 2, 2017
Summary of provisions

Provisions in both House and Senate bills

  • Directs all federal agencies with extramural research budgets of more than $100 million to implement policies for increasing public access to publications resulting from research they fund
  • Requires research papers to be in formats and under terms that enable productive reuse, including computational analysis by state-of-the-art technologies
  • Requires all manuscripts resulting from federally funded research to be made publicly available online no more than 6 months after their publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Requires production of an online bibliography of all research papers that are publicly accessible that links to the corresponding free online full text

Provisions in the Senate bill only

  • Requires all manuscripts resulting from federally funded research to be made publicly available online no more than 1 year after their publication in a peer-reviewed journal
Actions
Actions on the House bill: 
Bill introduced
July 26, 2017
Actions on the Senate bill: 
Bill introduced
Aug. 2, 2017