Give Input on the Plan to Enhance Access to Data and Other Results of NIH-Supported Research
As a cancer researcher or data scientist, you can be a part of the conversation to improve public access to federally supported data and scholarly publications. The “NIH Public Access Plan” is in accordance with new directives from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, which provides policy guidance for ensuring free, immediate, and equitable access to federally funded research.
Submit your input now until April 24, 2023. NIH is looking for comments on:
- how to improve the use of metadata and persistent identifiers.
- ensuring equity in publication opportunities for NIH-supported investigators.
- steps for improving equity in access and accessibility of publications.
- methods for monitoring evolving costs and impacts on affected communities.
Need insight to help formulate your feedback? Refer to some of these current policies and pilot projects:
- The NIH Public Access Policy for making publications broadly available has been in effect since 2008.
- The recently enacted 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy replaced its 2003 predecessor policy.
- Cancer Moonshot℠ Public Access and Data Sharing Policy is an NCI pilot project that seeks to accelerate cancer research by enhancing data sharing and providing immediate and free access to publications.