Issue No. 01 - January/February (2000 vol. 2)
When and how should publicly funded scientific research be made available to the public? That question, which became the subject of intense debate between scientists and policy makers earlier this year, is partly settled-for now. With the publication of revised rules on the accessibility of certain data gathered or prepared under US federal government grants, research data that federal regulations fund will be made accessible to the public, including public interest groups and industry associations, under the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
D. I. Lewin, "Freedom of Information," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 2, no. , pp. 6-9, 2000.