NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Advocates who support greater public access to federally-funded research have begun pressing the White House to take action soon to make the results of nearly all taxpayer-funded research publicly available by adopting a government-wide policy resembling one already in place at the National Institutes of Health.

Through a new petition posted on the White House website, open access supporters are asking the Obama Administration to "act now to implement open-access policies for all federal agencies that fund scientific research."

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