On Capitol Hill, as the dust settles from the tortured passage of healthcare reform legislation, and US lawmakers ready for a coming fracas over financial reform, a bill that would make data from almost all federally funded research available to the public within six months of publication returns to the legislature's to do list.
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David Monniaux
According to linkurl:GenomeWeb,;http://www.genomeweb.com/house-bill-proposes-federal-open-access-policy late last week, Representative linkurl:Mike Doyle;http://doyle.house.gov/ (D-PA) revived the linkurl:Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA),;http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.5037: a previous version of which was put on hold as the Congress struggled with healthcare reform. Doyle's version of FRPAA -- like the 2009 version, sponsored by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Cornyn (R-TX) -- would mandate the online publication of manuscripts resulting from research projects funded by all large government agencies. FRPAA 2010, also like its predecessor, would require that manuscripts be made free online within six months of their publication...

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