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United States OA Mandate

Taxpayer Supported Research must be shared in an Open Access format

In August 2022 the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) updated U.S. policy guidance to make the results of taxpayer-supported research immediately available to the American public at no cost. (For more information see the White House official website announcement,  "OSTP Issues Guidance to Make Federally Funded Research Freely Available Without Delay")

Our UO Libraries Vice Provost & University Librarian, Dr. Alicia Salaz, is quoted on the White House website saying,

“At the University of Oregon, a public R1, AAU institution, our scholars rely on access to the latest published and publicly funded research and data in critical areas such as climate, human performance, and children’s health, to produce 2,000 publications and petabytes of research data every year. Our Library spends millions of dollars of Oregon state tax dollars and student tuition dollars every year to buy back access to the research that our own faculty produce with federal dollars, because until now, we have had little choice. With this action, OSTP advances a fairer, more equitable system of research that will benefit UO, our faculty, students, Oregon taxpayers, our country, and the world. Instead of buying back access to research that was already produced with public money, we will be able to invest more of our limited resources in ways that directly accelerate the research enterprise at the UO. The result will be faster progress toward solving behavioral health crises, mitigating climate and wildfire risks, and improving the human condition.”  (via the White House webpage, "WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: White House Federally Funded Research Guidance Hailed as a Win for Innovation and Equity")

Deposit Your Works

Here is a quick link to the UO's Open Access webpage, where you can start the depositing process for your recently published article, or any other works you would like to preserve and disseminate through our institutional repository, Scholars' Bank: