H.R.708 - Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2013
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.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
(1) the Federal Government funds basic and applied research with the expectation that new ideas and discoveries that result from the research, if shared and effectively disseminated, will advance science and improve the lives and welfare of people of the United States and around the world;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) the Internet makes it possible for this information to be promptly available to every scientist, physician, educator, and citizen at home, in school, or in a library; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) the United States has a substantial interest in maximizing the impact and utility of the research it funds by enabling a wide range of reuses of the peer-reviewed literature that reports the results of such research, including by enabling computational analysis by state-of-the-art technologies.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. DEFINITION OF FEDERAL AGENCY.
SEC. 4. FEDERAL RESEARCH PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY.
(1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, each Federal agency with extramural research expenditures of over $100,000,000 shall develop a Federal research public access policy that is consistent with and advances the purposes of the Federal agency.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) COMMON PROCEDURES- To the extent practicable, Federal agencies required to develop a policy under paragraph (1) shall follow common procedures for the collection and depositing of research papers.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) submission to the Federal agency of an electronic version of the author’s final manuscript of original research papers that have been accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals and that result from research supported, in whole or in part, from funding by the Federal Government;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) free online public access to such final peer-reviewed manuscripts or published versions as soon as practicable, but not later than 6 months after publication in peer-reviewed journals;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(5) providing research papers as described in paragraph (4) in formats and under terms that enable productive reuse, including computational analysis by state-of-the-art technologies;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(6) production of an online bibliography of all research papers that are publicly accessible under the policy, with each entry linking to the corresponding free online full text; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) if consistent with the purposes of the Federal agency, in any repository meeting conditions determined favorable by the Federal agency, including free public access, interoperability, and long-term preservation.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) make effective use of any law or guidance relating to the creation and reservation of a Government license that provides for the reproduction, publication, release, or other uses of a final manuscript for Federal purposes.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) classified research, research resulting in works that generate revenue or royalties for authors (such as books) or patentable discoveries, to the extent necessary to protect a copyright or patent; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- Not later than October 1 of each year, the head of each Federal agency shall submit a report on the Federal research public access policy of that agency to--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) a statement of the effectiveness of the Federal research public access policy in providing the public with free online access to papers on research funded by the Federal agency;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(ii) an examination of whether such research papers should include a royalty-free copyright license that is available to the public and that permits the reuse of those research papers, on the condition that attribution is given to the author or authors of the research and any others designated by the copyright owner;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY- The Federal agency shall make the statement under paragraph (2)(A) and the lists of papers under subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph (2) available to the public by posting such statement and lists on the website of the Federal agency.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink