Congressman Kevin Yoder

Representing the 3rd District of KANSAS
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Rep. Yoder Promotes Open Access to Taxpayer Funded Research

Oct 23, 2013
Press Release

Rep. Yoder Promotes Open Access to Taxpayer Funded Research

Washington, DC – Congressman Kevin Yoder today spoke on the House floor to promote the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), legislation of which he is a lead cosponsor. Rep. Yoder’s speech also coincides with the sixth anniversary of Open Access Week, and highlights the leading role the University of Kansas has taken in promoting access to taxpayer-funded research to students and the public. The University of Kansas became the first public university in the United States to adopt a faculty-led open access policy, where teachers and professors voluntarily provide access to their research through the school’s online research repository.

“Access to scientific research maximizes research investments and improves the quality of science, while ensuring transparency and efficient use of tax dollars,” stated Congressman Yoder. “Simply put, taxpayers should not have to pay for taxpayer-funded research over and over again.”

Click here to watch Rep. Yoder’s full House floor remarks.

To read more about the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act, click here.

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