The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released their Public Access Plans in compliance with the White House Directive. The plans cover both publications and data.
- Effective with the end of 2015, grants must include data management plans.
- Scope: at a minimum, applies to data underlying any publication.
- Takes effect second quarter of FY16 (i.e. Jan.-Mar. 2016).
- Final peer reviewed manuscripts to be submitted to the NOAA repository for sharing within 12 months.
- Original policy issued 2011, updated in 2015.
- Scope: all environmental data collected under research; data sharing is typically required within 2 years.
- Effective Jan 1, 2016.
- Final peer reviewed journal manuscripts must be submitted to the USDA archive “PubAg” to be shared within 12 months.
- All grants must include a data management plan.
- Scope: All data, at minimum data underlying the conclusions of peer-reviewed scientific research publications.
The Libraries can help you comply with these new requirements:
- For assistance in creating your data management plan for any of the agencies, or for any aspect of complying with funder data sharing requirements, contact the Libraries’ data management team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To ensure authors retain sufficient rights to allow for manuscript deposit, authors may use an amendment to publication agreements specifically designed to accommodate the requirements of the White House Directive.
- Major funder policies that affect MIT researchers will be summarized on the scholarly publishing website as they emerge.
If you have comments or questions, contact: