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Update on Public Access Mandates

Posted Date: 11/18/2014 1:45 PM

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Subject: Update on Public Access Mandates

Update on Public Access Mandates

In February 2013 the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a Directive that instructed agencies with $100 million or more in annual R&D spending to develop plans to provide public access to “results” of federally funded research to the public, industry and the scientific community. Results are defined as “peer-reviewed research publications and digital data sets.”

To date, the Department of Energy is the only federal agency to issue a plan for providing public access to federally funded research results to the public, industry and the scientific community per OSTP Directive. See the DOE Public Access Plan Research News release for more information. Other federal agencies are expected to release their plans soon, with more details forthcoming.

In addition, a number of non-federal private and foundation funding agencies have enacted similar public access mandates. Examples include: Autism Speaks, the LUNGevity Foundation, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, to name a few. Note that some of these mandates apply to peer-reviewed journal articles only and not data sets.

The Washington University Libraries, the Becker Medical Library, and the Office of Sponsored Research Services are prepared to support investigators whose funded works apply under the OSTP Directive as well as other public access mandates. These efforts include the NIH Public Access Policy.

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WU Libraries/Danforth Campus

Becker Library/Medical School Campus
Office of Sponsored Research Services
Contact information
Danforth Campus: Ruth Lewis or Cynthia Hudson-Vitale
Medical School Campus: Cathy Sarli or Amy Suiter
Office of Sponsored Research Services: Laura Langton

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