The OSTP Memo and its Impact on Chemistry
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT / 16:00 PM - 17:00 PM BST
Co-Sponsored by the ACS Division of Chemical Information
The OSTP ‘Nelson Memo’ sets an ambitious goal for research funders in the US: ensure free and immediate access to all grantees’ published research, beginning no later than January 1 2026. The implications of the memo are wide-ranging and will significantly impact all chemistry researchers in the United States.
This session brings together diverse viewpoints to discuss how the OSTP memo, the ensuing funder mandates, and publishers’ responses will shape the future of chemistry publishing.
- Dr. Jim Milne, President, ACS Publications, American Chemical Society View Bio
- Dr. Michele Avissar-Whiting, Program Manager for Open Science Strategy, HHMI View Bio
- Dr. Yulia Sevryugina, Chemistry Librarian, University of Michigan View Bio
- Dr. Jessica Tucker, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health View Bio