>>> Cable Green <
> 5/22/2012 8:12 AM >>>
Dear Friends and Family,
Please sign this "open access" petition to the White House, and ask your
friends and others who would support this cause to do the same.
Sample Tweet: Believe in
http://access2research.org <http://t.co/WMaHXv35> & sign
http://wh.gov/6TH<http://t.co/7Qlr0aJs>now. You do not need to be in
the US. Anyone can sign it!
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: REQUIRE FREE ACCESS OVER THE
INTERNET TO SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL ARTICLES ARISING FROM TAXPAYER-FUNDED
We believe in the power of the Internet to foster innovation, research, and
education. Requiring the published results of taxpayer-funded research to
be posted on the Internet in human and machine readable form would provide
access to patients and caregivers, students and their teachers,
researchers, entrepreneurs, and other taxpayers who paid for the research.
Expanding access would speed the research process and increase the return
on our investment in scientific research.
The highly successful Public Access Policy of the National Institutes of
Health proves that this can be done without disrupting the research
process, and we urge President Obama to act now to implement open access
policies for all federal agencies that fund scientific research.
My sincere thanks,