Federal funding agencies with budgets over $100 million in R&D are now required to put in place systems that will provide public access to the results of funded research. Public Access refers to the material being available to read, download and analyze.
1. Table showing the implementation details of plans that have been released, "crowd sourced" on FigShare; data elements in the table include timeframe for implementation, whether data and articles are both covered in the plan, and what repositories exist for articles and data. See box below for links to each agency's plan.
2. These 2 initiatives have begun to address implementation of funding agencies requirements, which come with no additional funds for those agencies:
3. OSTP Directive: Expanding Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research and OSTP Memorandum. Materials from the open meetings on the implementation of this, including the excellent presentation “How We Got Here, Turning Points in Science Publishing”, written statements, transcriptions of verbal statements, and videos of the webcasts, are on the project website. More agencies have been included due to language in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014.
Federal Agencies that have released their plans to implement public access to the results of federally funded research:
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) (part of HHS)
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) (part of HHS)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (part of HHS)
Columbia University Libraries overview of implementation plans
Department of Defense (DOD) Plan to Establish Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (part of HHS)
NASA Plan: Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research
National Institutes of Health (part of HHS)
National Science Foundation "Today's Data, Tomorrow's Discoveries"
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Plan for Providing Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research
NOAA Plan for Increasing Public Access to Research Results
Smithsonian Institution (Complying voluntarily. Budget is less than $1 million)
Federal agencies that have public data policies that are not required due to funding levels:
National Institute of Justice Data Archiving Plans (NIJ)
Federal agencies that will be issuing plans: