On February 22, 2013, the Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a memo to Federal agencies funding over $100 million in research and development, to develop a plan to support increased public access to the results of research funded by the Federal Government. To help communicate the details of these plans and their implementation to the public, and researchers who receive federal funding, CENDI has started this web page, and will continue to collect and communicate information as it is released by the Federal agencies. The following sections are now available:
Additional Public Access Plans will be posted as agencies release them.
Agencies with Public Access Plans which have been approved for public release are listed below. Some agencies not subject to the OSTP memo are voluntarily developing Public Access Plans and are included below.
Department of Agriculture (Nov. 2014) PA Plan
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense (Feb. 2015) PA Plan
Department of Education (Oct. 2016) PA Plan
Department of Energy (Jul. 2014) PA Plan
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security (Dec. 2016) PA Plan
Department of Transportation (Dec. 2015) PA Plan
Department of Veterans Affairs (Jul. 2015) PA Plan
Environmental Protection Agency (Nov. 2016) PA Plan
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Dec. 2014) PA Plan
National Science Foundation (Mar. 2015) PA Plan
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) (Sep. 2016) PA Plan
Smithsonian Institution (Aug. 2015) PA Plan
US Agency for International Development (USAID) (Nov. 2016) PA Plan
US Geological Survey (USGS) (Jan. 2016) PA Plan
The following table indicates the effective dates and scope for agency public access policies and/or plans for scholarly publications and digital data. These dates are obtained directly from the agencies and are accurate as of March 17, 2017 and indicate when investigators need to ensure the results of their federally funded research meet applicable requirements, i.e. funded investigators need to begin submitting data management plans as part of new funding applications and ensuring that publications are made publically accessible through agency-approved repositories. These requirements are generally specified in agency solicitations for applications and/or resulting award documentation.