On February 9, 2015, the AHRQ released its plan for establishing a public access policy in compliance with OSTP Public Access memo and covering AHRQ funded scientific publications and digital research data. Some specific objectives of the policy include:
Similar to NASA, the AHRQ will require authors to submit peer-reviewed publications to PubMed Central and expects to implement their plan by October, 2015. The AHRQ anticipates contracting with a commercial repository to manage and publish datasets. The commercial repository will make published data available to the public free of charge.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Public Access Plan notes that whereas the Office is in the process of establishing a grant portfolio, research funded wholly or in part will therefore be subject to the requirements of the Febraury, 2013 OSTP Memo. As such:
Per the CDC Public Access Plan, also released in February 2015, access to peer reviewed publications has previously been available via the CDC Stacks digital repository but will be supplemented through dual hosting of publications in PubMed Central. Additionally, funded researchers are expected to make supporting data freely available at the time of an article's publication and to include plans for sharing data in submitted data management plans. Other details include:
In a July 2014 Memorandum, the Department of Defense directed associated Components to make publicly available all "unclassified, unlimited peer-reviewed scholarly publications and digitally formatted scientific data arising from research and programs funded wholly or in part fy DoD." In compliance with the Office of Science and Technology Policy memorandum of February 22, 2013, the DoD Public Access Policy requires that:
From the Plan:
The Office of Science affirms that the following principles related to the management of digital research data directly support fulfillment of its mission.
The DOT Public Access Plan describes requirements for three types of research output: publications, data, and research project records. Key points include:
The FDA released its Plan to Increase Access to Results of FDA-Funded Scientific Research in February, 2015. Similar to other agencies with recent announcements, the Plan applies to published articles as well as data, with an FDA specific implementation of NIH's PubMed Central to serve as the publication repository. With regard to data and to the extent possible, the FDA will:
In addition to the Public Access Plans, the FDA has also launched its OpenFDA initiative and a corresponding API to facilitate discovery of and access to FDA funded datasets.
On February 11, 2015, NASA released its plan for meeting the requirements of the OSTP Public Access memorandum. Noting its longstanding practice of promoting full and open sharing of data, the NASA plan will further extend open access to all NASA sponsored scientific research, including scholarly publications and digital scientific data.
As of August, 2016, implemented aspects of the plan include:
In February, 2015, the NIH released its Plan for Increasing Access to Scientific Publications and Digital Scientific Data from NIH Funded Scientific Research. Whereas public access to scholarly publications resulting from NIH funded research is already provided through PubMed Central per the Institutes' 2008 Public Access Policy, the updated plan provides the following elaboration with regard to digital scientific data:
Released in April, 2015. the NIST Public Access Plan affirms NIST's intention to
make freely available to the public, in publicly accessible repositories, all peer-reviewed scholarly publications and associated data arising from unclassified research and programs funded wholly or in part by NIST. Subject to the same conditions and constraints listed above, NIST will also promote the deposit of scientific data arising from unclassified research and programs, funded wholly or in part by NIST, to make it available free of charge unless otherwise excepted, in publicly accessible databases.
Aspects of the plan include:
On March 18th, 2015, the NSF released its Publi Access Plan, per the requirements of the OSTP Public Access memorandum. Effective January 2016, the plan applies to peer reviewed publications and data resulting from NSF-funded research, and requires research products to be available for free download, reading, and access after no more than a 12 month embargo. Additionally, research products will be managed to "ensure long term preservation" and provided with unique, persistent identifiers. Additional details from the NSF Public Access to Results of NSF-Funded Research stipulate that the version of record or final accepted manuscript of a publication must:
NSF Public Access Plan: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15052/nsf15052.pdf
The Smithsonian Institution released its Plan for Increased Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research on August 18, 2015. Effective as of October 1, 2015, the plan covers peer-reviewed scholarly publications and supporting digital research data and metadata resulting from research funded by the Institution. Covered data and document types should be made publicly available following their official release or publication date, either immediately of following a 12 month embargo. Other embargo terms may be negotiated. Metadata relating to covered data and document types is considered by the Institution to be in the public domain, and barring demonstrated special circumstances should be made available as soon as possible within a Smithsonian managed or approved repository.
Approved repositories include Smithsonian Research Online and the Clearinghouse for Open Research of the United States (CHORUS).
On November 7th, 2014, the USDA released their Implementation Plan to Increase Public Access to Results of USDA-funded Scientific Research. Consistent with the policies and requirements of the OSTP Public Access memo of February, 2013, the plan described the processes by which policies, processes, systems and outreach will be developed to increase public access to scholarly publications and digital scientific data.
The US Department of Education Plan and Policy Development Guidance for Public Access (ED PPDG) was approved in October, 2016. Per the plan, requirements apply to all data created by Education Department funded researchers as well as research products derived from existing datasets. The plan acknowledges the sensitivity of much educational research, but is intended to maximize access to data where appropriate. Additionally:
On February 22, 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued the memorandum, Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research. The memo requires Federal agencies with annual research and development budgets in excess of $100 million to develop plans supporting increased public access to the results of Federally funded research, including peer reviewed publications and data. The policies referenced here represent the formal responses and plans from affected agencies.
The original memo and additional relevant policies are available via the link below.