Request for Information: Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research, 9488-9489 [2020-03189]

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Section II identifies the docket number(s) associated with each Postal Service request, the title of each Postal Service request, the request’s acceptance date, and the authority cited by the Postal Service for each request. For each request, the Commission appoints an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the proceeding, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505 (Public Representative). Section II also establishes comment deadline(s) pertaining to each request. The public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s) can be accessed via the Commission’s website (http:// www.prc.gov). Non-public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s), if any, can be accessed through compliance with the requirements of 39 CFR 3007.301.1 The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s request(s) in the captioned docket(s) are consistent with the policies of title 39. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern market dominant product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3622, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3010, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern competitive product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3632, 39 U.S.C. 3633, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comment deadline(s) for each request appear in section II. Jkt 250001 Docket No. RM2018–3, Order Adopting Final Rules Relating to Non-Public Information, June 27, 2018, Attachment A at 19–22 (Order No. 4679). PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This Notice will be published in the Federal Register. Erica A. Barker, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–03235 Filed 2–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY Request for Information: Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). ACTION: Notice of request for information (RFI). AGENCY: OSTP, and the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Subcommittee on Open Science (SOS), are engaged in ongoing efforts to facilitate implementation and compliance with the 2013 memorandum Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research 1 and to address recommended actions made by the Government Accountability Office in a November 2019 report.2 OSTP and the SOS continue to explore opportunities to increase access to unclassified published research, digital scientific data, and code supported by the U.S. Government. This RFI aims to provide all interested individuals and organizations with the opportunity to provide recommendations on approaches for ensuring broad public access to the peer-reviewed scholarly publications, data, and code that result from federally funded scientific research. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 11:59 p.m. ET on March 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice may be submitted online to Lisa Nichols, Assistant Director for Academic Engagement, OSTP, at publicaccess@ ostp.eop.gov. Email submissions should be machine-readable [pdf, doc, txt] and not copy-protected. Submissions should include ‘‘RFI Response: Public Access’’ in the subject line of the message. Instructions: Response to this RFI is voluntary. Each individual or institution is requested to submit only one response. Submission must not exceed 5 pages in 12 point or larger font, with a SUMMARY: 1 Retrieved from: https://obamawhitehouse. archives.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/ ostp_public_access_memo_2013.pdf. 2 Retrieved from: https://www.gao.gov/assets/710/ 702847.pdf. E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 33 / Wednesday, February 19, 2020 / Notices page number provided on each page. Responses should include the name of the person(s) or organization(s) filing the comment. Comments containing references, studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely published should include copies or electronic links of the referenced materials. No business proprietary information, copyrighted information, or personally identifiable information should be submitted in response to this RFI. In accordance with FAR 15.202(3), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Federal Government to form a binding contract. Additionally, those submitting responses are solely responsible for all expenses associated with response preparation. For additional information, please direct your questions to Lisa Nichols at publicaccess@ostp.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In February of 2013, OSTP issued the memorandum Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research. The memorandum directed Federal agencies with more than $100M in research and development (R&D) expenditures to develop plans to make the results of federally funded unclassified research that are published in peer-reviewed publications, and digitally formatted scientific data, publicly available. Federal agency plans required that published work be made available following a twelve-month post-publication embargo period. OSTP and the NSTC SOS continue to explore opportunities to make the knowledge, information and data generated by federally funded research more readily accessible to students, clinicians, businesses, entrepreneurs, researchers, technologists, and the general public who support these investments as a means to accelerate knowledge and innovation. Over the course of the last two years, OSTP has had nearly 100 meetings with stakeholders on open science, current policy on public access to the results of federally funded research, the evolution of scholarly communications, and access to data and code associated with published results. This RFI aims to expand on these consultations and provide all interested individuals and organizations with the opportunity to provide recommendations on approaches for ensuring broad public access to the peer-reviewed scholarly publications, data and code that result from federally funded scientific khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 research. OSTP is interested in perspectives on the following topics: • What current limitations exist to the effective communication of research outputs (publications, data, and code) and how might communications evolve to accelerate public access while advancing the quality of scientific research? What are the barriers to and opportunities for change? • What more can Federal agencies do to make tax-payer funded research results, including peer-reviewed author manuscripts, data, and code funded by the Federal Government, freely and publicly accessible in a way that minimizes delay, maximizes access, and enhances usability? How can the Federal Government engage with other sectors to achieve these goals? • How would American science leadership and American competitiveness benefit from immediate access to these resources? What are potential challenges and effective approaches for overcoming them? Analyses that weigh the trade-offs of different approaches and models, especially those that provide data, will be particularly helpful. • Any additional information that might be considered for Federal policies related to public access to peerreviewed author manuscripts, data, and code resulting from federally supported research. Dated: February 12, 2020. Sean Bonyun, Chief of Staff, Office of Science and Technology Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–03189 Filed 2–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3270–F9–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–88176; File No. SR–CBOE– 2020–007] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Fee Schedule Regarding the Automated Improvement Mechanism (AIM) and Solicitation Auction Mechanism (SAM) February 12, 2020. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on January 30, 2020, Cboe Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘Cboe Options’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9489 Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change Cboe Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘Cboe Options’’) proposes to amend its Fees Schedule. The text of the proposed rule change is provided in Exhibit 5. The text of the proposed rule change is also available on the Exchange’s website (http://www.cboe.com/ AboutCBOE/CBOELegalRegulatory Home.aspx), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to amend its fees schedule in connection with the fees related to orders and auction responses executed in the Automated Improvement Mechanism (‘‘AIM’’) and Solicitation Auction Mechanism (‘‘SAM’’) Auctions.3 The Exchange first notes that it operates in a highly competitive market in which market participants can readily direct order flow to competing venues if they deem fee levels at a particular venue to be excessive or incentives to be insufficient. More specifically, the Exchange is only one of 16 options venues to which market participants may direct their order flow. 3 The Exchange initially filed the proposed fee changes on December 2, 2019 (SR–CBOE–2019– 112). On January 30, 2020, the Exchange withdrew that filing and submitted this filing. E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1

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OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY


Request for Information: Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly 
Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research

AGENCY: Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

ACTION: Notice of request for information (RFI).

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SUMMARY: OSTP, and the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) 
Subcommittee on Open Science (SOS), are engaged in ongoing efforts to 
facilitate implementation and compliance with the 2013 memorandum 
Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific 
Research \1\ and to address recommended actions made by the Government 
Accountability Office in a November 2019 report.\2\ OSTP and the SOS 
continue to explore opportunities to increase access to unclassified 
published research, digital scientific data, and code supported by the 
U.S. Government. This RFI aims to provide all interested individuals 
and organizations with the opportunity to provide recommendations on 
approaches for ensuring broad public access to the peer-reviewed 
scholarly publications, data, and code that result from federally 
funded scientific research.
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    \1\ Retrieved from: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/ostp_public_access_memo_2013.pdf.
    \2\ Retrieved from: https://www.gao.gov/assets/710/702847.pdf.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
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11:59 p.m. ET on March 16, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice may be 
submitted online to Lisa Nichols, Assistant Director for Academic 
Engagement, OSTP, at [email protected]. Email submissions 
should be machine-readable [pdf, doc, txt] and not copy-protected. 
Submissions should include ``RFI Response: Public Access'' in the 
subject line of the message.
    Instructions: Response to this RFI is voluntary. Each individual or 
institution is requested to submit only one response. Submission must 
not exceed 5 pages in 12 point or larger font, with a

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page number provided on each page. Responses should include the name of 
the person(s) or organization(s) filing the comment. Comments 
containing references, studies, research, and other empirical data that 
are not widely published should include copies or electronic links of 
the referenced materials. No business proprietary information, 
copyrighted information, or personally identifiable information should 
be submitted in response to this RFI.
    In accordance with FAR 15.202(3), responses to this notice are not 
offers and cannot be accepted by the Federal Government to form a 
binding contract. Additionally, those submitting responses are solely 
responsible for all expenses associated with response preparation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information, please 
direct your questions to Lisa Nichols at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In February of 2013, OSTP issued the 
memorandum Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded 
Scientific Research. The memorandum directed Federal agencies with more 
than $100M in research and development (R&D) expenditures to develop 
plans to make the results of federally funded unclassified research 
that are published in peer-reviewed publications, and digitally 
formatted scientific data, publicly available. Federal agency plans 
required that published work be made available following a twelve-month 
post-publication embargo period.
    OSTP and the NSTC SOS continue to explore opportunities to make the 
knowledge, information and data generated by federally funded research 
more readily accessible to students, clinicians, businesses, 
entrepreneurs, researchers, technologists, and the general public who 
support these investments as a means to accelerate knowledge and 
innovation. Over the course of the last two years, OSTP has had nearly 
100 meetings with stakeholders on open science, current policy on 
public access to the results of federally funded research, the 
evolution of scholarly communications, and access to data and code 
associated with published results. This RFI aims to expand on these 
consultations and provide all interested individuals and organizations 
with the opportunity to provide recommendations on approaches for 
ensuring broad public access to the peer-reviewed scholarly 
publications, data and code that result from federally funded 
scientific research. OSTP is interested in perspectives on the 
following topics:
     What current limitations exist to the effective 
communication of research outputs (publications, data, and code) and 
how might communications evolve to accelerate public access while 
advancing the quality of scientific research? What are the barriers to 
and opportunities for change?
     What more can Federal agencies do to make tax-payer funded 
research results, including peer-reviewed author manuscripts, data, and 
code funded by the Federal Government, freely and publicly accessible 
in a way that minimizes delay, maximizes access, and enhances 
usability? How can the Federal Government engage with other sectors to 
achieve these goals?
     How would American science leadership and American 
competitiveness benefit from immediate access to these resources? What 
are potential challenges and effective approaches for overcoming them? 
Analyses that weigh the trade-offs of different approaches and models, 
especially those that provide data, will be particularly helpful.
     Any additional information that might be considered for 
Federal policies related to public access to peer-reviewed author 
manuscripts, data, and code resulting from federally supported 
research.

    Dated: February 12, 2020.
Sean Bonyun,
Chief of Staff, Office of Science and Technology Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-03189 Filed 2-18-20; 8:45 am]
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