June 04, 2012

The movement to make taxpayer-funded research freely available online hit a new milestone on Sunday when advocates hit their goal of 25,000 signatures to a “We the People” petition to the Obama administration. The petition, created by Access2Research (a group of Open Access advocates, including SPARC’s Executive Director, Heather Joseph), requests that President Obama make taxpayer-funded research freely available.

May 14, 2014

Today, SPARC, along with five international partner organizations, released a statement underscoring the importance of immediate, free access to the research of research. The full statement is below.

February 13, 2012

The Association of American Universities and The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities write to Senator Cornyn to thank him for the introduction of FRPAA S. 2096 and to support the bill.


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