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Federal Agency Public Access Compliance

A Research Guide summarizing the Federal public access policies resulting from the US Office of Science and Technology Policy memorandum of February 2013.

About the Team


Trisha, Mary, Allan, Lia & Rhonda

The Public Access Team is available to answer your questions regarding public access requirements and will help you to ensure compliance with public access policies.

In February 2013 the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) directed each Federal agency with over $100 million in annual conduct of research and development expenditures to develop a plan to support increased public access to the results of research funded by the Federal Government. Federal agencies have responded to this directive and have started to publish plans and policies stating how to provide public access to publications that results from federal funded research and guidance on data management planning.

We can help you understand what your responsibilities are to comply with these plans and policies. In addition to answering your questions on public access, we also offer consultations and presentations.

Please contact the Ebling Public Access Team at publicaccess at hsl.wisc.edu.