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Public Access Legislation

MLA supports public access to information generated through federal funding, including the development of the NIH Public Access Policy. Recently, Congress and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have introduced legislation and initiatives that call for the development of public access policies across federal agencies. MLA supports these initiatives and believes that this information should and must be equally accessible to all Americans.

The Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology Act of 2014 (FIRST) (H.R. 4186)

  • MLA/AAHSL Letter to cosponsors of FIRST opposing Section 303 of the bill (March 20, 2014)

The Fair Access to Science and Technology Act of 2013 (FASTR) (H.R. 4004 and S. 2096)

Federal Initiatives