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USDA to Host Listening Sessions on Public Access to Scholarly Publications and Digital Scientific Data

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

USDA is seeking public comment on the development of a policy to increase access to the results of federally-funded agricultural research. USDA will receive public comment during two live teleconferences and via e-mail through December 9, 2015. The first webinar , scheduled to take place November 23, 2015, at 2 p.m. ET, will address the policy impacts related to scholarly research papers. The second webinar , which will be held December 4, 2015, at 2 p.m. ET, will discuss the policy impacts associated with scientific data. Public comments also will be accepted online at USDAresearchaccess@nifa.usda.gov, or by mail to USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, c/o Paul Tanger, Institute of Food Production and Sustainability, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 2240, Washington, DC 20250-2201.

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