Alondra Nelson, OSTP director (Sebastian Gollnow/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)

A push for trans­paren­cy: US to make all fed­er­al­ly-fund­ed re­search pub­lic

A few months af­ter a lead­er­ship shake­up, the White House’s Of­fice of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy Pol­i­cy (OSTP) is launch­ing one of its most am­bi­tious pol­i­cy changes to date by mak­ing all tax­pay­er-fund­ed re­search more ac­ces­si­ble to the pub­lic.

In the eight-page memo re­leased Thurs­day, OSTP di­rec­tor Alon­dra Nel­son, who re­placed oust­ed di­rec­tor Er­ic Lan­der ear­li­er this year, called on agen­cies to make pub­li­ca­tions and re­search paid for with tax­pay­er dol­lars pub­licly ac­ces­si­ble, for free, with­out any re­stric­tion.

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