Federal Public Access

In February 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a policy memorandum directing federal agencies to develop policies to make the publications and data resulting from funded research freely available to the public.

This chart indicates appropriate repositories and embargo periods mandated by select federal agencies. Links to publication repositories and data repositories, if known, are included.

Public Access Plans and additional information:

NSF Public Access Plan NOTE: NSF Public Access Plan applies to all awards issued on or after January 25, 2016.

NIH Public Access Policy

CDC Public Access Plan

USDA Implementation Plan to Increase Public Access to Results of USDA-Funded Scientific Research