The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has been awarded $50,000 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to help develop the proposed SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE). SHARE is a joint initiative of ARL, the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to collaboratively build a cross-institutional coordination framework for the long-term management and preservation of—and expansion of access to—the results of academic research. The initiative was made urgent by the February 22, 2013, memorandum from the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) directing federal agencies to develop draft plans for the public deposit of research articles and data sets associated with federal funding.
- AAU, APLU, ARL Statement on Expanded Public Access to Data
- AAU, APLU, ARL Statement on Expanded Public Access to Publications
- White House Takes Historic Steps to Open Up Government Data
- White House Directive on Public Access to Federally Funded Research and Data
- Expanded Public Access to Federally Funded Research: AAU, APLU, ARL Issue Call to Action
- Expanded Public Access: A New Era with New Challenges
- ARL Commends Obama Administration for Historic Action Opening up Access to Federally Funded Research