Contact Us | Donate | Advertise Follow us on TwitterFollow us on facebookFollow us on LinkedIn

For the most complete display of articles, please login.

Editor - Cheryl Rowan
Managing Editor - Martha Lara
Full Editorial team - click here
MLA News is updated continually. Most articles are restricted to MLA members and/or to members of specific MLA Sections. For the most complete display of articles, please login.
Submit to the MLA News.
Products, services, and events published in the MLA News do not constitute MLA's endorsement or approval. Opinions expressed in MLA News are the authors' and do not necessarily express those of the association.

May Events
26
May 26, 2017
02:55 PM - 02:55 PM
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

August Events
15
August 15, 2017
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
October Events
9
October 9, 2017
02:50 PM - 02:50 PM
Columbia, MO

13
October 13, 2017
02:55 PM - 02:55 PM
Ypsilanti, MI

October 13, 2017
03:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Albuquerque, NM

19
October 19, 2017
03:05 PM - 03:05 PM
Knoxville, TN

October Events
4

MLA News < Article detail

FASTR Legislation Moves Forward

On March 8th, "Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015" (FASTR) (S. 779) was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar (No. 384).

FASTR was reported out of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) with an amendment which provides a 12-month embargo period, and includes a provision for a petition process to change embargoes.  You may recall that an earlier version of the bill called for a 6-month embargo period. With this latest action, the bill is now open for consideration by the full Senate.

A joint MLA/AAHSL Fact Sheet on FASTR provides additional details about why our organizations wholeheartedly support this legislation which will facilitate scientific collaboration, provide researchers with easier access to the results of federally funded scientific research and data, strengthen biomedical research, and support better patient care. During their June 15, 2015 Capitol Hill meetings, members of the Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislative Task Force urged Congress to cosponsor S. 779 and its companion bill H.R.1477.

 

If no content displays, it may be because the access to this article is member-only. Please login below, and then use the back page control to get back from the home page to the page displaying the article.