Has Uncle Sam paid the way for any interesting work?

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Joe Gilvary

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Nov 30, 2011, 7:24:47 PM11/30/11
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Has the government of the US of A funded much work in palontology? How about related fields like geology, genetics(?), et al. whose data and publications might be of interest to paleontologists?

Here are links to a couple RFIs (Requests for Information) from the Science and Technology Policy Office on how best to ensure open access to results of such research. If it was federally funded, it's of interest, and you have ideas on how to make sure it gets/stays available, you have 5-6 weeks to speak up, so please do so.

Public Access to Digital Data Resulting From Federally Funded Scientific Research

Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting From Federally Funded Research


Tom Holtz - Home

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Nov 30, 2011, 7:50:18 PM11/30/11
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Yes, in several different ways:

* The US Geological Survey employs many paleontologists:
micropaleontologists, paleobotanists, palynologists, invertebrate
paleontologists, and even some vertebrate paleontologists. They have
done so since the 19th Century: O.C. Marsh had an appointment with
them while he was still at Yale.

* The Smithsonian Institution is federally funded.

* The National Park Service employs several paleontologists;
additionally, several National Monuments have paleontologists.

* Furthermore, the National Science Foundation remains a primary
source of grant money for paleontological research.

On Nov 30, 7:24 pm, Joe Gilvary <catchull...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Has the government of the US of A funded much work in palontology? How
> about related fields like geology, genetics(?), et al. whose data and
> publications might be of interest to paleontologists?
>
> Here are links to a couple RFIs (Requests for Information) from the Science
> and Technology Policy Office on how best to ensure open access to results
> of such research. If it was federally funded, it's of interest, and you
> have ideas on how to make sure it gets/stays available, you have 5-6 weeks
> to speak up, so please do so.
>
> Public Access to Digital Data Resulting From Federally Funded Scientific

> Research<http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/11/04/2011-28621/request...>


>
> Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting From
> Federally Funded

> Research<http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/11/04/2011-28623/request...>

Dan Chure

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Dec 1, 2011, 12:28:18 AM12/1/11
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This could have interesting complications for the issue of copyright
being transferred by authors to a journal as part of the acceptance process.

Dan

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