Posts by Melissa Butler

Melissa Butler ’15 is a rising third-year student at The University of Texas School of Law. She currently serves on the editorial board of Texas Law Review as Research Editor and works as a research assistant. Melissa has also worked as a Teaching Quizmaster, a teaching assistant for the first-year legal research and writing program.

Harmonizing Transparency: the Need for FOIA¬-Accessibility of Privately Funded Research that Informs Regulatory Action

Fifteen years ago Congress passed the Data Access Act, requiring public access to all federally funded research data used in agency decision-making.  The Data Access Act, implemented by OMB Circular A-110, requires federal agencies to provide underlying research data in federally funded research that is the subject of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. … Full Story