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.
Does NSF Public Access requirement apply to you? Yes, most likely! If you received an award based on a proposal submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016, then the Public Access requirement applies. You will then need to deposit publications in the NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR) (sign in to Research.gov and choose 'Deposit Publication' from My Desktop) or refer to the links below. A helpful guide for converting a standard PDF to PDF/A (PDF Archival) format is available here and further tips may be found on Research.gov.
Public Access Plans and additional information (read carefully for effective dates),
NSF Public Access Plan NSF Public Access Plan applies to all awards issued on or after January 25, 2016.