Policy & Advocacy
SPARC advocates for policies at the local, national, and international level that promote openness in research and education. Listed below are SPARC's active policy priorities. Click here to see previous policies SPARC has advocated for.
Executive Directive on Public AccessOpen Access · Open Data
On February 22, 2013, the White House issued an executive directive ensuring public access to both articles and data resulting from public funds.
The Affordable College Textbook Act (H.R.1811/S.978)Open Education
The Affordable College Textbook Act seeks to reduce the cost of textbooks at U.S. colleges and universities by expanding the use of open textbooks.