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Public Access Policies and Mandates for Funded Research

Public access policies of Funding Agencies

Research funding agencies, particularly federal agencies, are implementing public access mandates for publications and digital data that result from funded research.  The terms of compliance are set by the funding agency.

Below is a list of the federal research funders who most frequently fund FIU grants including their public access implementation plans and requirements for publications and data.  Click the agency name for details.

top fiu federal funding agencies

 

PUBLICATION AND DATA PLAN

 

DATA PLAN REQUIREMENTS BY DIRECTORATE, OFFICE, DIVISION, PROGRAM OR OTHER NSF UNIT

 

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PUBLICATION AND DATA POLICY

 

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Public access plan - remains in planning stage

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Private Funders (Organizations and Foundations) with Public Access Mandates

Articles: “The AHA requires that all journal articles resulting from AHA funding (“outbound” research) should be made freely available in PubMed Central within 12 months of publication.”

Data: “The AHA requires grant applicants to include a data sharing plan as part of the application process. Any research data that is needed for independent verification of research results must be made freely and publicly available in an AHA approved repository within 12 months of the end of the funding period (and any no-cost extension)”

Copyrightable products:  CC-BY 4.0 license

Publications must be openly accessible in a repository under a Creative Commons Attribution license at time of publication.

(An embargo period of up to 12 months after publication is allowed during a transition period, until January 1, 2017.)

Data underlying the published research results must be immediately accessible and open.

(An embargo period of up to 12 months after publication is allowed during a transition period, until January 1, 2017.)

Ford Foundation Open Licensing Policy

As of February 1, 2015, the Ford Foundation requires all foundation-funded materials to be subject to a Creative Commons license, the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0).

According to the Foundation’s press release, “Beginning February 1, project grants from the foundation will include a requirement that the grantee widely disseminate all copyrightable products funded by the grant—including white papers, research reports, and websites—and license them under the CC BY 4.0 license. In certain situations, such as when the expected product contains sensitive or confidential material, the Creative Commons license will not be a requirement.”

(Ford Foundation site in development; quoted from Scholarly Publishing @ MIT)

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Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research

On February 22, 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) sent a memo to executive departments and agencies that set out a plan to provide public accessibility to the products of federally funded research. 

"...the direct results of federally funded scientific research are made available to and useful for the public, industry, and the scientific community. Such results include peer-reviewed publications and digital data.

This memorandum was specifically addressed to Federal agencies that fund over $100 million in research grants, although subsequently, some smaller agencies are choosing to follow this directive.  To read the full memorandum, see the following link.

Sources

Content on this page was derived from various agencies and the following institutions, many of which provide additional information on public access mandates:  Columbia University's Scholarly Communication Program, Florida State University Libraries, University of Washington Libraries, MIT Libraries, and Cornell University.

Public Access Plans of U.S. Federal Agencies is a compilation of numerous agency plans

Additional information on funders:

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) (lists all agencies covered by the OSTP directive)

Association of Research Libraries

Sherpa/Juliet - Research funders' open access policies

To be sure of the most recent policies, verify funder information on the funder site.

Reuse of content

Text licensed under Creative Commons, unless otherwise noted. All other media all rights reserved unless otherwise noted.