Answered By: Valerie Weis
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2018     Views: 9

In 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy directed Federal agencies with more than $100M in R&D expenditures per year to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication.

Individual agencies have developed separate public access policies regarding the requirement to deposit peer-reviewed scholarly articles into open access repositories. Many of these federal agencies also include requirements that the principal investigator file data management plans and deposit data in open access repositories under their policies. 

Always, check on the individual agency's website to ensure that information about required open access repositories is current. You can also check with your program officer at the specific agency to ensure that you are complying with current public access requirements. Below are listed some resources that identify federal agencies with article and data sharing requirements.