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OSTP Mandate: Public Access Policies for Federally Funded Research

Quick guide to public access requirements from federal funding agencies.

Policy Coverage

Plan is currently in effect (applies to articles submitted on or after January 1, 2016):

  • Fully covers published outputs.
  • Partially covers data.
  • Requires all research proposals to include a DMP.

USDA requires its grantees to: 

  • Submit an electronic version of final peer-reviewed and accepted manuscripts to the PubAg system.
  • Make key portions of research data available to all USDA scientist by locating data sets in the USDA data catalog (registry of datasets). 

Allows the inclusion of appropriate costs for data management and access in grant proposals.