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Open Science & Public Access

The U.S. Government defines open science as the principle and practice of making research products and processes available to all, while respecting diverse cultures, maintaining security and privacy, and fostering collaborations, reproducibility, and equity. Within open science is a concept known as "public access," which refers to the free availability of Federally funded scholarly materials, including data and publications, to the American public and the world. Federal agencies have long coordinated on activities and policies related to open science and public access to support members of the federally supported research community in maximizing appropriate access to the products of their work and ensuring that all Americans can benefit from discovery and innovation.

Open Science Announcements

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View federal agency open science initiatives, engagements, and policies in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) declaration of 2023 as a Year of Open Science

Public Access Plans & Guidance

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See agency plans to increase public access to federally funded research results

Submissions for Public Access

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Find federal agency submission systems and help documentation for submitting federally funded scientific publications

Services for Public Access Collections

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Locate information about federal agencies' APIs and other services for public access collections