The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a national lab sponsored by the National Science Foundation, has just announced an Open Access policy that requires that all peer-reviewed research published by its scientists and staff be made publicly available online.
NCAR is the first of the NSF’s Federally Funded Research and Development Centers to adopt an OA policy.
The new policy was formalized by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the governing body that manages NCAR. Papers will be held in a repository called “OpenSky,” which will include all peer-reviewed studies by NCAR and UCAR researchers that are published in scientific journals. The repository will be available to the public.