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Federal Open Access/Open Data Requirements for Research

(OA=Open Access requirements for published articles; OD=Open Data requirements)


Aerospace

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.


Agriculture

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.


Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce

Policy: United States Department of Commerce Open Government Plan (Sept. 15, 2016)


Defense

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Policy: Plan to Establish Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research (Feb. 2015)

Effective: Oct. 2015 (OA); Oct. 2016 (OD); articles deposited in Defense Technical Information Center; data cleared for public release deposited in repository of choice.


Education

Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education (IES)

Policy: IES Policy Regarding Public Access to Research

Effective: Oct. 1, 2011 (OA); Oct. 1, 2012 (OD); articles deposited in ERIC.


Energy

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Policy: Public Access Plan, U.S. Department of Energy (July 24, 2014)

Effective: Oct. 1, 2014 (OA); Oct. 1, 2015 (OD); articles deposited in DOE PAGES; data deposited in OpenEI or repository of choice.


Geosciences

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Policy: Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research at the U.S. Geological Survey: Scholarly Publications and Digital Data (March 9, 2016)

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.


Health

Administration for Community Living (ACL)/National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

Policy: Administration for Community Living (ACL) Public Access Plan (Jan. 2016)

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)

Effective: Feb. 2015 (OA); Oct. 2015 (OD); articles deposited in PubMed Central; data deposited in repository of choice.

 

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)/Public Health Emergency

Policy: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Public Access to Federally Funded Research: Publications and Data (Feb. 27, 2015)

Effective: Oct. 1, 2015 (OA/OD); articles deposited in PubMed Central; data deposited in repository of choice.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Policy: CDC Plan for Increasing Access to Scientific Publications and Digital Scientific Data Generated with CDC Funding (Jan. 2015)

Effective: July 2013 (OA); Oct. 2015 (OD); articles deposited in both CDC Stacks and PubMed Central; data deposited in repository of choice.

 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Policy: Plan to Increase Access to Results of FDA-Funded Scientific Research (Feb. 2015)

Effective: Oct. 2015 (OA/OD); articles deposited in PubMed Central; data deposited in repository of choice.

 

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)

Effective: April 7, 2008 (OA); Dec. 2015 (OD); articles deposited in PubMed Central; data deposited in NIH Data Sharing Repositories or repository of choice.

 

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Policy: Open Government Plan (July 2014)

Effective: Oct. 1, 2015 (OA/OD)


International Development

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)

Effective: Oct. 1, 2015 (OA/OD); articles deposited in PubMed Central; data deposited in repository of choice.

 

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Policy: Today's Data, Tomorrow's Discoveries: Increasing Access to the Results of Research Funded by the National Science Foundation (March 18, 2015)

Effective: Jan. 25, 2016 (OA/OD); articles deposited in NSF Public Access Repository.

 

Smithsonian Institute

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.


Transportation

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.


Please contact Karlen Chase, Digital Scholarhip Specialist; or A. Ben Wagner, Sciences Librarian.

Last updated: 2017-02-28