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U.S. Senate passed bill with NIH open access mandate

Martin Fenner
October 24, 2007 0 min read

The U.S. senate yesterday passed ( the FY2008 Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Bill. The bill includes provisions that make public access of all papers from NIH-funded research mandatory. Peter Suber reports ( that last-minute amendments to weaken these provisions were not included (the official U.S.Senate website ( hasn't been updated yet to include that information). The House of Representatives ( passed this bill in July, and we now have to wait for the likely presidential veto.

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