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NIH to Increase Accessibility of Research

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NIH to Increase Accessibility of Research

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NIH to Increase Accessibility of Research

NIH to Increase Accessibility of Research

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New rules mandate that reports of research funded by the National Institutes of Health, the major medical research funding agency in the U.S., must be made freely available after a maximum of one year. A publication based on NIH-funded work is now required to be deposited in a public database.

Former NIH director Harold Varmus, a leading proponent of open access to research and one of the founders of open-access scientific journal Public Library of Science, talks about the project.

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