Biding Its Time

Due to Congress's attention on the healthcare reform bill, the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009 is languishing in a Senate committee, according to The Scientist. FRPAA was introduced in June by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Cornyn (R-TX) and would make federally-funded research freely accessible by the general public.

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