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Table 2 Access to Information Pathways

From: Promoting transparency, accountability, and access through a multi-stakeholder initiative: lessons from the medicines transparency alliance

Pathway Description/examples
Proactive dissemination Formal government publications, official web site, agency reading room open to the public
Requester model Documents are released in response to a formal or informal request based on discretion of government agents or statutory guidelines (e.g., Freedom of Information Act request)
Open meetings Allowing public access to advisory committee meetings.
Informal pathways Whistleblowing—disclosure by a government employee, to the public or those in authority, of mismanagement or corruption within an agency; leaking—disclosure of confidential documents.
  1. Source: Adapted from [21]