USDA to Host Listening Sessions — NOTE email comments extended to January 9, 2016

Reminder — USDA to Host Listening Sessions on Public Access to Scholarly Publications and Digital Scientific Data

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public comment on the development of a policy to increase access to the results of federally-funded agricultural research. Dr. Catherine Woteki, the USDA’s Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics (REE) announced that USDA will receive comment at two live teleconferences and via email (extended through January 9, 2016).  The first webinar was held Monday, November 23, 2015, 2 pm EST:  Policy impacts related to scholarly papers. 

The second webinar is scheduled for this Friday, December 4, 2015, 2 pm EST: Policy impacts related to scientific data.  Continue reading

USDA to Host Listening Sessions on Public Access to Scholarly Publications and Digital Scientific Data

NOTE: The comment period is extended to Saturday, January 9, 2016.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public comment on the development of a policy to increase access to the results of federally-funded agricultural research. Dr. Catherine Woteki, the USDA’s Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics (REE) announced today that USDA will receive comment at two live teleconferences and via email through Dec. 9, 2015.

“Our goal is to help stakeholders understand and participate in planning for an increase in public access to scholarly publications and scientific data funded by USDA,” said Dr. Woteki. “We see this increased access as an opportunity to raise the profile of the field of agricultural research, highlighting its many contributions to scientific innovation and its value to society. Stakeholder insights are vital to planning this new era of open access so we can best meet the needs of society and of scientists.” Continue reading