Federal Open Access/Open Data Requirements for Research
(OA=Open Access requirements for published articles; OD=Open Data requirements)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Policy: NASA Plan for Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research (Dec. 2014)
Effective: Oct. 2015 (OA/OD); articles deposited in PubSpace, the NASA-branded portal of PubMed Central.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Policy: Implementation Plan to Increase Public Access to Results of USDA-funded Scientific Research (Nov. 7, 2014)
Effective: Jan. 1, 2016 (OA); articles deposited in PubAg.
U.S. Department of Commerce
Policy: United States Department of Commerce Open Government Plan (Sept. 15, 2016)
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
Policy: Plan to Establish Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research (Feb. 2015)
Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education (IES)
Effective: Oct. 1, 2011 (OA); Oct. 1, 2012 (OD); articles deposited in ERIC.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Policy: Public Access Plan, U.S. Department of Energy (July 24, 2014)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Effective: Oct. 1, 2016 (OA/OD); articles deposited in USGS Publications Warehouse; data deposited in internal USGS repository.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Policy: NOAA Plan for Increasing Public Access to Research Results (Feb. 13, 2015)
Effective: Jan. 1, 2016 (OA/OD); articles deposited in CDC Stacks; data deposited in assorted NOAA data centers.
Administration for Community Living (ACL)/National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
Effective: Oct. 1, 2016 (OA); Oct. 1, 2017 (OD); articles deposited in PubMed Central.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Policy: AHRQ Public Access to Federally Funded Research (Feb. 2015)
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)/Public Health Emergency
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Policy: Plan to Increase Access to Results of FDA-Funded Scientific Research (Feb. 2015)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Policy: National Institutes of Health Plan for Increasing Access to Scientific Publications and Digital Scientific Data from NIH Funded Scientific Research (Feb. 2015; original policy Jan. 11, 2008)
University Libraries' NIH Public Access Policy Overview (2008)
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Policy: Open Government Plan (July 2014)
Effective: Oct. 1, 2015 (OA/OD)
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Policy: ADS Chapter 579: USAID Development Data (March 13, 2015)
FAQ: USAID's Open Data Policy (April 15, 2016)
Effective: Oct. 1, 2014 (OD); data deposited in Development Data Library (DDL).
Science & Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Policy: Plan for Providing Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research (April 3, 2015)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Effective: Jan. 25, 2016 (OA/OD); articles deposited in NSF Public Access Repository.
Policy: Plan for Increased Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research (Aug. 18, 2015)
Effective: Oct. 1, 2015 (OA/OD); articles and data deposited in Smithsonian Research Online.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
Policy: Plan to Increase Public Access to the Results of Federally-Funded Scientific Research Results (Dec. 16, 2015)
Effective: Dec. 31, 2015 (OA/OD); articles deposited in National Transportation Library Digital Repository; data deposited in approved repositories.