Public access policies for publications

Access to publications for federally funded research

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a policy memorandum, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research,” on February 22, 2013 directing federal agencies with more than $100 million/year in R&D expenditures to develop plans to make publications resulting from that funding publicly available. The memo also called for funded researchers to better account for and manage the digital data coming from their funded research. As of 2016, nineteen agencies have released plans and are implementing these plans.

Public access policies of top UA federal funding agencies

The list below includes the top federal funding agencies of research at the University of Arizona. Follow the links for brief descriptions of the policies for these agencies and where to get further help. The public access publications team is available to help all researchers address funder public access requirements, regardless of their source of funding.

Department of Energy (DOE)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Department of Defense (DoD)

U.S. Geological Survey

Department of Education

American Heart Association (AHA)

Funding Agency Requirements for Data

For information about other agencies' policies, SPARC has created a resource for tracking and comparing U.S. Federal agency policies.

Contact: Public Access Working Group