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Elsevier-funded NY Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Wants to Deny Americans Access to Taxpayer Funded Research

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanJan 6, 2012 2:44 PM

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I basically repeated the title from Michael Eisen, who has the details over at his weblog. A minor side point,

if I blog on a paper you can't get access to, contact me and I'm sure I can fix that situation.

In any case, the point here is that apparently Congress, thanks to the prodding of representative Carolyn Maloney, is attempting to end the practice whereby NIH funded research becomes "open" after 12 months. Here's what Michael suggests you do:

So I urge you to call/write/email/tweet Representative Maloney today, and tell her you support taxpayer access to biomedical research results. Ask her why she wants cancer patients to pay Elsevier $25 to access articles they’ve already paid for. And demand that she withdraw H.R. 3699. Representative Maloney: Twitter: @RepMaloney @CarolynBMaloney Phone: 202-225-7944 FAX: 202-225-4709 Email: Use this form

You can also write your own representative. If you don't have a blog, or this issue isn't part of your purview as a blogger, please "share" Michael's post on Facebook, twitter, etc.

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