New Federal Guidelines Are Coming | University of Virginia Library

What’s Next?

Many of us have been waiting for forthcoming announcements from different government funding agencies in response to the OSTP’s Memo that was released in February 2012. The Data Management Consulting Group at the the University of Virginia Library has created a useful web page about this news. 

Researchers, did you know that there are changes coming that will require the results of your federally funded research (including not only the publications, but also the data) to be made publicly available?

It has been 6 months since the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released their memorandum on “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research”: Federal granting agencies with budgets over $100M were required to submit their plans to enable increased public access to the results of publicly funded research by August 22. This directive expands upon steps the NIH and NSF have taken in recent years, requiring open access for publications from funded projects (NIH) and data management plans (NIH/NSF). However, this new directive goes beyond these measures (particularly in the area of access to data), and it will affect at least 20 additional federal funding agencies. We will likely see the effects beginning with program proposals in late 2013 or early 2014.

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