Support the Federal Research Public Access Act

In late June, Senators Lieberman and Cornyn reintroduced S. 1373 the Federal Research Public Access Act. This much-anticipated bill (which was previously introduced in 2006) would ensure free, timely, online access to the published results of research funded by 11 U.S. federal agencies. Essentially, the bill would advance and expand the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy — which requires public access to taxpayer-funded research — to additional agencies.

ACRL strongly supports S. 1373 The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009 and encourages you to ask your Senators to demonstrate their support by co-sponsoring the bill. Find full details, talking points and contact information for your Senators in the ALA Legislative Action Center.