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Funder Requirements for Public Access to Research and Publications: Home

Applying for federal funding? Learn what you need to do to comply with funders' requirements for open access to your data and publications, from writing data management plans for your grant to depositing your data and papers to open repositories.

OA Mandates

In February 2013, the White House's Office of Science Technology and Policy asked all funders with over $100 million in research expenditures each year to develop a plan to make the publications and data resulting from federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication.

Those plans are now going into effect, and the River Campus Libraries have a variety of services to help you understand and comply with their requirements. To get you started, the chart below summarizes the requirements for the most common funders on River Campus, or explore this guide to find details on how we can help you make your publications and data openly accessible to the public.

Questions? Contact Moriana Garcia (Science & Engineering) or Lara Nicosia (Social Sciences & Humanities), for more help.

If you're an URMC affiliate, contact Daniel Castillo at Miner Library for more on how they can help you comply with NIH and other funders' requirements.

Overview of requirements

Funder Grant proposal requires data mgmt plan

OA requirement

for papers

Maximum embargo

OA requirement

for data

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Yes

Work within grant: deposit to PubMed Central

Work outside the grant: deposit with NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)

12 months Data sharing encouraged, no specific requirement for deposit
Department of Defense (DOD) Yes Deposit to Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) 12 months None
Department of Energy (DOE) Yes Deposit metadata and link to full text to Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES) 12 months Varies by office
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Yes Deposit to NASA-branded PubMed Central portal 12 months Deposit data to NASA archives or other publicly-accessible repository
National Institutes for Health
Yes Deposit to PubMed Central 12 months Data deposit in publicly-accessible repository encouraged
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Yes Deposit to PubMed Central 12 months None
National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Encouraged Deposit to NOAA repository (currently under development) 12 months Deposit data into repository (TBD) at time of publication
National Science Foundation (NSF) Yes Deposit metadata and link to full text to Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES) 12 months Deposit data in disciplinary repositories

Note that these plans are still subject to change. For the most up-to-date information about funder implementation plans, see

Who can help

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Moriana Garcia
Rush Rhees Library

Humanities Librarian

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Lara Nicosia
(585) 275-9298