Support Public Access to Research in New York

New York has a chance to cultivate research and innovation like never before. With the Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act, all state-funded knowledge will be made freely available online.

The Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act (A180/S4050) gives the public access to tens of millions of dollars worth of research funded in whole or in part by New York residents. Too often, research you are currently paying for gets locked down inside expensive journals—scientists, researchers, and individuals are prevented from accessing crucial, state-of-the-art information.

Universities and research institutions are forced to pay exorbitant amounts for knowledge they helped create—and that you helped underwrite.

Top research universities in our state—some of the best in the world—have been forced to cut down their number of journal subscriptions, hindering scholarly progress and hurting innovation. This bill would help fix that.

Join EFF in supporting this important open access bill. Use this form to contact your New York lawmakers.

Note: This action is only available to residents of New York. If you are not a New York resident, you can ask Congress to support FASTR, the federal public access bill.