WASHINGTON (February 26, 2013) —National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chairman Jim Leach offered the following statement in response to the announcement by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on February 22 of a new policy aimed at expanding public access to the results of federally funded research:
"The National Endowment for the Humanities welcomes and fully supports the spirit of the White House directive to increase access to publicly funded projects. For a society to have an energizing infrastructure of ideas, broad access to scholarship in the humanities as well as science is imperative. Accordingly, we have underway a review of how to make NEH-funded research as widely and permanently accessible as possible. Recognizing that there may be no “one-size fits all” approach that works for every field, we look forward to working with academic stakeholders and the Office of Science and Technology Policy in this endeavor."
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