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Public Access Mandates for Federally Funded Research

Public Access Mandates

Browse data and article sharing policies by Agency - SPARC

Policies at a glance (see below for details)

Agency

Effective Date

Article Solution (A)

Maximum Embargo Period

Data Solution (D)

AHRQ

A - Feb, 2015

D – Oct, 2015

PubMed Central (PMC)

12 months

Commercial repository, yet to be named*

ASPR**

A – Oct,  2015

D – Oct, 2015

PMC

12 months

Scientific data repositories, data.gov data registry

CDC**

A – July, 2013

D – Oct, 2015

CDC Stacks, using NIHMS submission system

12 months

Multiple solutions + data registry

DOD

A – Oct,  2015

D – Oct, 2015

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

12 months

No specific solution* 

DOE

A – Oct,  2014

D – Oct, 2015

Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES)

12 months

Varies by office*

DOT

 

N/A

N/A

To be released 

FDA**

A – Oct,  2015

D – Oct, 2015

PMC

12 months

Disciplinary data repositories, where available*

NASA

A – Oct,  2015

D – Oct, 2015

NASA branded PMC portal

12 months

NASA archives, or other repository*

NIST

A – Oct,  2015

D – Oct, 2015

PMC interface

12 months + reserves right to shorten or extend period

EDI registry of datasets, Developing a Common Access infrastructure* 

NIH**

A – 2008

D – Dec, 2015

PMC

12 months

Multiple solutions + Data Discovery Index

NOAA

A – 2016

D - 2016

NOAA Institutional Repository, using CDC Stacks

12 months

Multiple solutions short term + NOAA Data Centers for data “worthy” of long term preservation 

NSF

A – Jan, 2016

D – Jan, 2016

PAGES

12 months

An “appropriate repository”* 

SI

 

SRO, CHORUS

12 months

SRO, approved external, community-supported or discipline-specific repositories, or via CHORUS* 

USDA

A – Jan, 2016

USDA public access archive system (PubAg)

12 months

USDA registry of datasets, other repository options* 

USAID

 

N/A

N/A

USAID repository: Development Data Library, or other 

USGS

D – Feb, 2015

 

 

Interim policy

VA

 

PMC

12 months

Partner with HHS, NIH, FDA, and DoD on “effective mechanisms”* 

 

*Will require data management plans (DMPs)
** Exploring a data commons solution through HHS auspices. Additionally, data management costs may be included in the budget.

Agencies with a data policy that are NOT subject to the OSTP memo

  • National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
  • NEH Office of Digital Humanities (ODH)