Policy & Advocacy

The Well-Informed, Scientific, and Efficient (WISE) Government Act

Open Access

The WISE Government Act (H.R. 6501) would prohibit non-disclosure clauses in federal agency contracts with journal publishers and provide an avenue for the government to systematically collect—and share—information on how much each agency is paying for subscriptions to these materials.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) on July 25th with co-sponsors Clarke (D-NY), Jayapal (D-WA), Capuano (D-MA), Johnson (D-GA), Quigley (D-IL), Takano (D-CA) and Titus (D-NV).

You can find the full-text of H.R. 6501 here. A letter of support was submitted on September 27, 2018, and the text of the letter can be seen here.

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