In support of the post by Richard Smith (director of the United Health Chronic Disease Initiative) on HIFA2015 Forum; we as Phi are in favour and think it is worthwhile to sign the petition because so much hinges on Open Access for the continuing availability of health information.
“…We petition the Obama administration to:
Require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research.
We believe in the power of the Internet to foster innovation, research, and education. Requiring the published results of taxpayer-funded research to be posted on the Internet in human and machine readable form would provide access to patients and caregivers, students and their teachers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and other taxpayers who paid for the research. Expanding access would speed the research process and increase the return on our investment in scientific research.
The highly successful Public Access Policy of the National Institutes of Health proves that this can be done without disrupting the research process, and we urge President Obama to act now to implement open access policies for all federal agencies that fund scientific research…” Created: May 13, 2012
This was taken from https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/require-free-access-over-internet-scientific-journal-articles-arising-taxpayer-funded-research/wDX82FLQ?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl
Click on the link to register and sign the petition.
Chipo Msengezi ITOCA