Funder Mandates

Both the federal government and private funders now require that grantees make their peer-reviewed publications publicly available. Additionally, many funders also require that the data from the grant funded work also be released.The charts below outline the known Government Agencies and known private funders, where the article needs to be deposited or under what copyright license, how long the article can be locked down (which is listed as the maximum embargo period), and the funder requirements to release the data.

 

Federal Grant Funders

Government Agency Mandated Repository (A) Maximum Embargo Period Data Solution (D)
AHRQ from the United States Department of Health and Human Services PubMed Central 12 months Commercial repository, yet to be named
ASPR in the United States Department of Health and Human Services PubMed Central 12 months Scientific data repositories, data.gov data registry
Center for Disease Control CDC Stacks, using NIH Manuscript Submission 12 months Multiple solutions + data registry
Department of Defense Defense Technical Information Center(DTIC) 12 months No specific solution
Department of Energy Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science(PAGES) 12 months Varies by office
Department of Labor None, but CC-BY Unstated Unstated
Department of Transportation National Transportation Library(NTL) N/A Community of interest standards

Federal Drug Administration PubMed Central 12 months Disciplinary data repositories, where available
Institute of Education Sciences in the Department of Education ERIC 12 months Researcher choice. Data must be available for ≥10 yr.
Institute of Museum and Library Services Encouraged but not required N/A Broadly Accessible Repository
NASA NASA branded PMC portal through NIH PMC 12 months NASA archives, or other repository
NIST PubMed Central 12 months EDI registry of datasets, Developing a Common Access infrastructure
NIH PubMed Central 12 months Multiple solutions + Data Discovery Index
NOAA NOAA Institutional Repository, using CDC Stacks 12 months Multiple solutions short term + NOAA Data Centers for data “worthy” of long term preservation
NSF NSF-PAR 12 months An “appropriate repository”
Smithsonian http://research.si.edu/

CHORUS

12 months SRO, approved external, community-supported or discipline-specific repositories, or via CHORUS*
USDA PubAg 12 months USDA registry of datasets, other repository options
USAID N/A N/A USAID repository: Development Data Library, or other
Veteran’s Affair PubMed Central 12 months Partner with HHS, NIH, FDA, and DoD on “effective mechanisms”

 

Private Funders

Private Funder Article Solution (A) Maximum Embargo Period Data Solution (D)
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation None, but prefer “freely and openly accessible n/a Public Repository
The American Heart Association PubMed Central 12 AHA Approved Repository within 12 months
Autism Speaks PubMed Central 12 n/a
Bill Gates Foundation None, but CC BY 4.0, Includes publications and white papers 0 Published Results Available immediately
Ford Foundation None, but CC BY 4.0, Includes publications and white papers n/a n/a
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation None Prefer immediately Public Repository
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation None, but CC BY 4.0, Includes publications and white papers n/a n/a
Howard Hughes’ Medical Institute PubMed Central 12 months Public Repository
World Bank World Bank’s Open Knowledge Repository 18 months Data sets for final manuscripts; Public repository
World Health Organization Europe PubMed Central 12 months n/a

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