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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.

OSTP Policy

In a policy memorandum released on February 22, 2013, OSTP Director John Holdren directed Federal agencies with more than $100M in R&D expenditures to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication and requiring researchers to better account for and manage the digital data resulting from federally funded scientific research.

OSTP Updates

January 9, 2017 - On January 9, 2017, OSTP Director John P. Holdren transmitted an update to Congress outlining progress toward the development and implementation of policies to increase public access to the results of federally funded scientific research. 

October 31, 2016 - On October 31, 2016, OSTP Director John P. Holdren transmitted an update to Congress outlining progress toward the development and implementation of policies to increase public access to the results of federally funded scientific research. 

July 22, 2016 - On July 22, 2016, OSTP Director John P. Holdren transmitted an update to Congress outlining progress toward the development and implementation of policies to increase public access to the results of federally funded scientific research.

April 29, 2016 - On April 29, 2016, OSTP Director John P. Holdren transmitted an update to Congress outlining progress toward the development and implementation of policies to increase public access to the results of federally funded scientific research.

January 29, 2016On January 29, 2016, OSTP Director John P. Holdren transmitted an update to Congress outlining progress toward the development and implementation of policies to increase public access to the results of federally funded scientific research.

October 28, 2015On October 28, 2015, OSTP Director John P. Holdren transmitted an update to Congress outlining progress toward the development and implementation of policies to increase public access to the results of federally funded scientific research.

July 29, 2015On July 29, 2015, OSTP Director John P. Holdren transmitted an update to Congress outlining progress toward the development and implementation of policies to increase public access to the results of federally funded scientific research. 

April 8, 2015On April 8, 2015, OSTP Director John P. Holdren transmitted an update to Congress outlining progress toward the development and implementation of policies to increase public access to the results of federally funded scientific research.

November 13, 2014On November 13, 2014, OSTP Director John P. Holdren transmitted an update to Congress outlining progress toward the development and implementation of policies to increase public access to the results of federally funded scientific research.