US Public Access Plans

The US Office of Science and Technology Policy published a memo in January 2013 requiring all Federal agencies with over $100 million in annual research and development expenditures to develop plans for increased public access to the results of research funded by the Federal Government. This includes both scientific publications and digital scientific data.

Below you will find links to the existing published plans from various funding agencies.

In addition, comprehensive information on all of these plans can be found at SPARC's Data Sharing Requirements by Federal Agency page.


Public Access Plans

Agency Documents
DOD: Department of Defense plan

DOE: Department of Energy

plan; PAGES gateway
DOE-IES: Department of Education, Institute for Educational Studies "Public Access to Research"

DOT: Department of Transportation


HHS: Health and Human Services

overview; guiding principles
     ACL: Administration for Community Living plan
     AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality plan
     ASPR: Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response plan
     CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan
     FDA: Food and Drug Administration plan
     NIH: National Institutes of Health plan
NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration plan

NCAR: National Center for Atmospheric Research

OpenSky repository
NIJ: National Institute of Justice Data Resources Program
NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology plan
NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan
NSF: National Science Foundation plan
Smithsonian Institution plan
USDA: US Department of Agriculture plan; PubAg portal
USGS: US Geological Survey plan
VA: Veterans Affairs plan