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Open Access @ Pitt: OA in the USA

Here you can find out more about Open Access to research and how Pitt and people around the world are engaged in this movement to make high-quality scholarship more freely and widely available and usable.

OA in the USA

Through initiatives such as ERIC, AGRICOLA, MEDLINE, and PubMed, the US has often been at the forefront of Open Access initiatives and endeavors.

OA at the Federal Level

Many early endeavors in gathering and disseminating medical, science, and education information (e.g., the MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, and ERIC databases) began in the United States. Increasingly government policy at the national and even state levels are setting the pace for Open Access.

OA at the State Level

Even some state governments and agencies are getting in on the OA act! Here are some state-level legislative initiatives to provide Open Access to taxpayer-funded research.

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