Federal agency policies for public access

Learn how to adhere to federal open access policies so that your grant funding won't be put at risk.

Access 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 begun implementing public access plans.

Publication and data 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 Working Group is available to help all researchers address public access requirements, regardless of their source of funding.

American Heart Association

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Energy

National Aeronautics & Space Administration

National Institute of Health

National Science Foundation

U.S. Geological Survey

Other agencies

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

Contact us

For assistance, email the Public Access Working Group.