[open-science] response to the White House RFI on OA to publicly funded research

Raphael Ritz raphael.ritz at incf.org
Thu Jan 5 09:02:20 UTC 2012

On 1/4/12 12:00 PM, Daniel Mietchen wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am sitting over this right now (though mostly offline, reading
> through responses prepared by others) and shall post some rough draft
> text today at
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Committee/Areas_of_interest/Open-access_policy/Request_for_Information_on_Public_Access_to_Peer-Reviewed_Scholarly_Publications_Resulting_From_Federally_Funded_Research
> and
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Committee/Areas_of_interest/Open-access_policy/Request_for_Information_on_Public_Access_to_Digital_Data_Resulting_From_Federally_Funded_Scientific_Research
> Any hint/ suggestion is very welcome.

Obviously several groups are on this right now.
Kitware is also drafting an open letter in response to this
and I'd like to point out that they welcome anyone contributing
in any way.

Here is what I received from Luis Ibanez lately:

At Kitware, we have decided to respond to both RFIs the*"*Open Source 

We have posted the draft of our responses in the two public documents below:

  * Open Response to RFI on Public Access to Digital Data
  * Open Response to RFI on Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Publications

and we now invite everyone to join us in refining and extending the 
answers to both RFIs. The documents are open for editing by anyone with 
the link.

Please join us in improving the feedback that we are providing to OSTP, 
or if you are satisfied with the current content of the documents, 
please join us by signing the response at the end of each document. The 
response will be submitted in the name of the signing parties.

This of course, is not intended to preclude nor diminish any other 
initiatives for responding to the RFIs. We just want to make sure that 
we grab this unique opportunity to drive federal policy.

We will close down edits on* January 10th*, to format the final document 
responses and submit them to OSTP by *January 12th*.

Also, watch for an upcoming inSCIght podcast <http://inscight.org/> on 
this topic, open access and federally funded research, which should be 
available sometime this week.

     Happy New Open Access Year !



> Daniel
> On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 10:22 AM, Peter Murray-Rust<pm286 at cam.ac.uk>  wrote:
>> There is an opportunity to argue the case for making pub,icly funded
>> research publicly available:
>> See http://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/pipermail/goal/2012-January/000063.html
>> I think we should put something together. Indeed I think it would be useful
>> to have an off-the-shelf document that can be re-used in future invitations
>> It is noteworthy that Harvard argues for CC-BY publication and against
>> CC-NC.
>> --
>> Peter Murray-Rust
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>> Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
>> University of Cambridge
>> CB2 1EW, UK
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