On February 22, 2013 the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research” (PDF)
2. Agency Public Access Plan
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hereby directs each Federal agency with over $100 million in annual conduct of research and development expenditures to develop a plan to support increased public access to the results of research funded by the Federal Government.
It is not clear to me how one is supposed to find these Public Access Plans.
So I'm making a list. Which currently is a list of one.
- Department of Energy - Public Access Plan (PDF) July 24, 2014
- web - presentation (PDF) - DOE OSTI web - Statement on Digital Data Management
Why a policy about open access is a PDF in response to a PDF is a separate issue.
If you know of any other departmental public access plans, please let me know.
UPDATE 2015-02-09: Agency for Heathcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) https://www.ahrq.gov/funding/policies/publicaccess/
NASA https://science.nasa.gov/media/medialibrary/2014/12/05/NASA_Plan_for_increasing_access_to_results_of_federally_funded_research.pdf - a Research Data Policy, including requiring Data Management Plans - all articles to go (somewhat surprisingly) into PMC
USDA https://www.usda.gov/documents/USDA-Public-Access-Implementation-Plan.pdf - all articles to go into "USDA public access archive system" an "expanded and enhanced repository system" which (although the document doesn't make it particularly clear) I guess will be a next generation version of PubAg
Health and Human Services (HHS) packaged all of its sub-agency plans into one list on
Ones marked with an asterisk* are new.
- NIH’s Public Access Plan
- FDA’s Public Access Plan*
- CDC’s Public Access Plan*
- AHRQ’s Public Access Plan
- ASPR’s Public Access Plan*
SPARC (which is the source for this info) has a useful summary, including:
- plans focus on both articles and research data
- All five agencies will use the NIH Manuscript Submission System to deposit articles into the PubMed Central database, which will serve as the focal point for compliance.
- The CDC will take the additional step of dually hosting its funded articles in the agency’s local repository, called CDC Stacks.
- to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after publication
UPDATE 2015-03-17: There is a good summary list available from Columbia University Libraries
The Defense Department (DoD) has released their draft plan: https://www.dtic.mil/dtic/pdf/DoD_PublicAccessPlan_Feb2015.pdf
via Heather Joseph at SPARC https://sparc.arl.org/blog/dod-releases-draft-public-access-plan (who is my source for most of the public access plans)
UPDATE 2015-03-18: National Science Foundation (NSF) https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/public_access/ with accompanying press release.