The Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI), co-founded by KU, has written a statement of support for the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA), bi-partisan legislation introduced Feb. 9, 2012 that requires that research funded by the federal government be made available to the public within 6 months of publication.
The University of Kansas is one of the signatories on the statement.
"We the undersigned, member universities of the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) or their affiliated libraries, write to register our strong support for the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA, H.R. 4004 and S. 2096). COAPI brings together North American universities and research institutes with established open-access policies and those in the process of developing such policies. These open-access policies codify our commitment to provide the broadest possible access to the fruits of research carried out at our institutions, echoing the common mission of all universities and research institutions to create, disseminate, and preserve knowledge."
Read the entire statement.