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Scholarly Communication, Open Access, and Author Rights: A Guide to Issues: Federal Agency Policies

To increase awareness of these issues to the GT community.

Federal Agency Access to Publications and Research Data

How do I comply with public access guidelines* of my federal funding agency?

Click on your funding agency for more information:

Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Veterans Affairs (VA)


*On February 22, 2013, the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) released the memorandum, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research."

This memorandum requires that federal agencies which spend more than $100 million per year on research and development to create plans to make public the articles and research data funded by those agencies.

[on 2/22/2016, 3 years later, OSTP Director of Scientific and Technical Information reflected on the policy in the OSTP blog  ]

Any questions?

If you have any questions about complying with a federal publication policy, please contact Fred Rascoe. If you have any questions about complying with a federal research data policy, please contact Susan Parham.

If you have any questions about your grant proposal, your award, your funding agency, or other logistical questions, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs.

GT Repository

Data Created at GT (Any Discipline)

SMARTech - GT repository created to capture, distribute, and preserve digital products of faculty and researchers. Authors can archive their digital works in a variety of formats, including datasets. For more information on how to deposit data into SMARTech, contact the SMARTech manager at: