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Research funder requirements

News update: On August 25, 2022, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memorandum on Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research that will make taxpayer-funded research immediately available for the public to freely access and fully use. This new guidance calls on all federal agencies to generate policies that eliminate the current 12-month embargo on making articles and data open.

Read the Libraries news story on the memo. We will update our information below as we learn how funders are changing their policies.


Major US research funder open access requirements for publications and data are summarized below.

Many individual journals have policies requiring open access to the data that underlies a publication, for the purposes of replication and further research. Lists of such policies are available here: MIT Libraries data management site, Open Access Directory.

The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) released a website for tracking and understanding federal agencies’ sharing policies for publications and data.



Page last updated: February 7, 2023

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