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NIH Public Access Policy Does Not Affect U.S. Copyright Law

Analysis from ARL and SPARC asserting that the NIH Public Access Policy is fully consistent with the United States Copyright Act, has no relation to the Berne Convention and the TRIPS Agreement, is consistent with the trend among the United States' trading partners to make publicly funded research articles freely available on the Internet, and is fully consistent with the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).

pdf nihpolicy_copyright_july2008.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2008 (Spring): NIH Public Access Policy: Campus Implementation Strategies

Proceedings of the 152nd ARL Membership Meeting, May 2008.

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ARL Comments on NIH Revised Public Access Policy

These comments on the revised NIH Public Access Policy are submitted on behalf of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Public support for science is enhanced when the public sees the benefits from our Nation's investment in scientific research. There is no doubt that scientific research is advanced by greater access to and dissemination of knowledge and the building upon the work of others.

pdf nih-public-access-arl-comments-may08.pdf

 
 

Revised NIH Public Access Policy: Comments on behalf of the Association of Research Libraries

These comments are submitted on behalf of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). ARL is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries in North America. ARL strongly supports the "NIH Revised Policy on Enhancing Public Access to Archived Publications Resulting From NIH Funded Research" (hereafter the NIH Public Access Policy). ARL members include many university libraries that support researchers on campuses who receive NIH funding. As a consequence, many ARL libraries are collaborating with others within their institution to ensure effective compliance with the revised Public Access Policy

pdf nih-comments-2008.pdf

 
 

Revised NIH Public Access Policy: Comments on behalf of the Association of Research Libraries

These comments are made on the behalf of the Association of Research Libraries on the revised NIH Public Access Policy. ARL strongly supports the Policy and commends NIH for soliciting comments while moving ahead in a timely manner with this critically important congressionally approved policy. Most ARL libraries support researchers who receive NIH funding thus are collaborating with others to ensure effective compliance with the Policy. As is abundantly clear by the numerous comments filed by ARL members, there is strong support for the revised NIH Policy because it is integrally tied to the mission of higher education.

pdf nih-comments-revised-30mar08.pdf

 
 

Institutional Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy: Ensuring Digital Rights

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Institutional Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy: Ensuring Deposit Rights

Background documents for a webcast on institutional compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

pdf nih-webcast-resources-07mar08.pdf

 
 

Sample Memo for Libraries Regarding NIH Public Access Policy

This memo alerts you to an important new federal requirement contained in the Public Access Policy from NIH that will affect current and future NIH grants and contracts.

pdf sample-nih-memo2007.pdf

 
 

Letter to Senate re: opposition to the Senator Inhofe amendments (#3416 and #3417) to the FY 2008 Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, S.1710 (Oct. 22, 2007)

pdf ltr-senate-inhofe-amend-22oct07.pdf

 
 

Letter to Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell re: NIH Public Access Policy (Sept. 19, 2007)

Letter from the Net Coalition requesting support for adoption ofthe National Institutes of Health's public access policy as part of S. 1710, the FY2008 Labor, Heath, and Human Services and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, or any other appropriate legislation.

pdf lt-netcoalition-public-access-19sep07.pdf

 
   

Issue Brief: AAP PR Campaign against Open Access and Public Access to Federally Funded Research: Update re the PRISM Coalition

pdf issue-brief-aap-pr-prism-2007.pdf

 
 

Letter to House re: Support for timely online access to articles reporting the results of government-funded research (July 16, 2007)

Letter from library associations concerning the FY08 Labor/HHS/Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

pdf ltr_to_house_re_nih_16july07.pdf

 
 

Letter to Senate re: Support for timely online access to articles reporting the results of government-funded research (July 16, 2007)

Letter from library associations concerning the FY08 Labor/HHS/Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

pdf ltr_to_senate_re_nih_16july07.pdf

 
 

Mandatory Public Access to Federally Funded Research Does Not Violate Copyright Obligations

Statement from ARL, SPARC, and ALA refuting the argument of several publishers of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) journals who argued that proposed legislative changes to the NIH Public Access Policy would violate U.S. treaty obligations under Article 13 of TRIPS and Article 9 of the Berne Convention, and potentially constitute a "compulsory license."

pdf public-access-statement-nih-july07.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2007 (Spring): Outreach Strategies for Campus Conversations on Access to Federally Funded Research [session description]

Proceedings of the 150th ARL Membership Meeting, May 2007.

pdf mm07sp-outreach.pdf

 
 

The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006: Campus FAQ

Addresses questions such as, "What does the legislation entail?" and "Who does it affect?"

pdf frpaa-campusfaq-2006.pdf

 
 

An Open Letter to the Higher Education Community re: Senate Bill 2695, the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006 (FRPAA)

Letter from higher education leaders encouraging the community to support FRPAA.

pdf lt-frpaa-endorse-2006.pdf

 
 

The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006 (Cornyn-Lieberman): Frequently Asked Questions

Addresses questions such as, "What does this bill do?" and "Why is public access important?"

pdf frpaa-faq-2006.pdf

 
 

Short Talking Points on PubChem/CAS Issue

PubChem is a free, publicly available database created by NIH in 2004 to provide information about small molecules for use as research tools and as potential starting points that may lead to the development of new medications. The database connects chemical information with biomedical research and clinical information in a connect-the-dots fashion, organizing facts in numerous public databases into a unified whole.

pdf pubchem-cas-talkingpoints.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2006: Rights Management for Public Access: Engaging and Supporting Faculty at MIT

Proceedings of the 2006 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Improving Access to Publicly Funded Research: Policy Issues and Strategies."

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Fall Forum 2006: Universities Rethink Publishing

Proceedings of the 2006 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Improving Access to Publicly Funded Research: Policy Issues and Strategies." Sarah E. Thomas presents on the DPubS Digital Publishing System.

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Fall Forum 2006: Faculty Copyright Management: University of California Strategies

Proceedings of the 2006 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Improving Access to Publicly Funded Research: Policy Issues and Strategies."

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Fall Forum 2006: Open Access: A Perspective from the American Society for Microbiology

Proceedings of the 2006 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Improving Access to Publicly Funded Research: Policy Issues and Practical Strategies."

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Improving Access to Publicly Funded Research: Policy Issues and Practical Strategies: Welcoming Remarks

Welcoming remarks from the October 2006 forum co-sponsored by AAU, ARL, CNI, NASULGC, and SPARC.

pdf joseph-public-access-remarks-20oct06.pdf

 
 

Cornyn Remarks on Federal Research Public Access Act

Senator Cornyn introduces the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006, "legislation that will refine the work done by NIH and require that the federal government's leading underwriters of research adopt meaningful public access policies."

pdf remarks-cornyn-frpaa-02may06.pdf

 
 

Letter to John Cornyn re: Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006 (May 2, 2006)

Letter supporting the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006 on behalf of six national library associations.

pdf ltr-cornyn-frpaa-02may06.pdf

 
 

NIH Public Access Policy FAQ

This FAQ document from 2007 answers questions that have been raised concerning the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Policy on Enhanced Public Access to NIH-Funded Research. It can help respond to queries concerning the NIH policy that arise from different constituencies on campus.

nih-public-policy-faq-16nov07.pdf

 
 

ARL Comments on NIH Public Access Policy

In this October 2004 letter, Prudence Adler writes on behalf of the Association of Research Libraries to express ARL's strong support for the NIH proposal to provide freely available online access to NIH-funded manuscripts via PubMed Central. There are many aspects of the NIH plan that ARL endorses and ARL applauds NIH's leadership in promoting this balanced initiative. 

nih-publicaccess-comments-29oct04.pdf

 
 

Letter to Elias A. Zerhouni re: NIH Public Access Policy (Aug. 31, 2004)

Letter from library associations to director of National Institutes of Health (NIH), expressing strong support of the NIH proposal to provide freely available online access to NIH-funded manuscripts via PubMedCentral.

pdf arlzerhouni-nih-083104.pdf

 
 
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