August 25, 2022

Wyden Praises White House Moves to Open Scientific Research, Boost Innovation

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., praised a new announcement from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy that will accelerate innovation by making taxpayer-funded research more accessible to the scientists and researchers. The announcement came six months after Wyden and Sen. Ed Markey asked OSTP to issue new guidance to unlock that research.  

“The White House announcement today is an astronomical win for innovation and scientific progress. Unlocking federally funded research from expensive, exclusive journals will give far more scientists and researchers access to the latest discoveries and catalyze scientific development,” Wyden said. “Our country needs to harness every bit of research at our disposal to meet the challenges on everything from the Cancer Moonshot to addressing climate change. President Biden and Director Nelson deserve credit for making sure the public can reap the full benefits of taxpayer-funded research.”


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