NIH to Increase Accessibility of Research

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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