A National Open Access Policy for Taxpayer Funded Research: The Time is Now

“Empowering scientists to openly share the results of their research, without delay and free of cost, is key to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Open access—the free and immediate sharing of research results—lets scientists build on each other’s work in real time. By making research available under open licenses and in machine readable formats, open access enables powerful text and data mining techniques and makes research AI-ready, accelerating discovery, fueling innovation, spurring economic growth—and improving lives. The United States needs a national open access policy to meet the challenges we now face….”