USA and Slovenia open science policy

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has updated the 2013 memorandum guaranteeing free public access to the results of publicly funded research and research data – including in a machine-readable format – without additional barriers and immediately upon publication. The regulation was welcomed by the Washington College of Law and PIJIP‘s Project on the right to research and international copyright. Representatives emphasized that public access to scientific work financed from public sources should be universal.

IPI, who is a PIJIP partner, echoes the sentiment. In Slovenia, on the basis of the Horizon Europe Regulation and the Scientific Research and Innovation Activities Act, a government regulation on open science is being adopted, which will regulate practical issues related to open access in more detail. In accordance with the law regulating research, the regulation should have been issued by April 2022 at the latest.