bills introduced to House and Senate in spring 2013 • Requires open sharing of published articles • Must be passed into law to take eﬀect • Applies to agencies with $100M + in extramural spending • FASTR is a modified version of a previous bill introduced to Congress in 2006, 2009, and 2012
Already in eﬀect due to the Obama administration (but could be revoked by a new administration) http://sparcopen.org/our-work/fastr/ • Only requires open sharing of articles, not data • Not in eﬀect yet; must be passed into law • Applies to a slightly diﬀerent set of agencies http://sparcopen.org/our-work/2013- executive-directive/ FASTR
displayed in publications resulting from the proposed research open, machine-readable, and digitally accessible to the public at the time of publication. This includes data that are displayed in charts, figures, images, etc. In addition, the underlying digital research data used to generate the displayed data should be made as accessible as possible to the public in accordance with the principles stated above. The published article should indicate how these data can be accessed. Individual research oﬃces will encourage researchers to deposit data in existing community or institutional repositories or to submit these data to the article publisher as supplemental information. hOp://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/ﬁles/2014/08/f18/ DOE_Public_Access%20Plan_FINAL.pdf
What repository? – “Use what is currently available” – “Preferred TBD” – “Unknown” – “Other options are under development” – “There is exploration of a data commons tool” • What are the benefits and drawbacks of data deposited in multiple places? • Compliance vs. access vs. preservation • Who defines what is “eﬀective” / “appropriate” ?