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NIST-Chorus Team Pilot Project Eyes Public Access to Federally Funded Research; Richard Cavanagh Comments

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recordThe National Institute of Standards and Technology and nonprofit organization Chorus have introduced a one-year pilot project that aims to improve public access to articles that contain results of NIST-sponsored studies.

NIST said Thursday the project is part of a public access plan for federally funded research the agency launched in April.

NIST and Chorus will work to improve the Chorus-hosted NIST Dashboard and facilitate sharing of online usage data from the proposed NIST PubMed Central portal and Chorus publisher member-run sites as part of their primary objectives for the project.

“This pilot project will allow NIST to work with Chorus and its publishing industry members as the scientific community responds to federal directives that require that the results of federally funded research be made more accessible,” said Richard Cavanagh, acting associate director for laboratory programs at NIST.

“The infrastructure CHORUS has built will support our ability to track papers authored by NIST staff as well as by recipients of NIST funding.”

NIST and Chorus will carry out the pilot project through December 2016.

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