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OSTP Mandate: Public Access Policies for Federally Funded Research

Quick guide to public access requirements from federal funding agencies.

About the 2013 OSTP Mandate for Public Access to Federally Funded Research Results

In February 2013 the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a call to federal agencies with budgets in excess of $100 million to provide plans for public access to research results from projects funded by them.

By fall 2015, most, if not all, federal agencies falling under this requirement had issued their public access plans. 

At left is a list of the agencies and departments that responded to the OSTP mandate. The pages in this guide highlight the basics of the policies for each funding agency. We also link to each of these funding agencies' plans.

Below are additional resources providing more details about these plans, as well as contact information to request assistance and guidance.

We strongly encourage researchers to contact the Libraries with questions about these requirements, especially if you are proposing for grant funding from any of them. The Research Data Management Team is here to help! Email us: