DMS Funding Agency Requirements

Federally funded research – access to publications and data

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a policy memorandum, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research,” on February 22, 2013.

Below is a summary table of public access plans for all of the 19 federal funding agencies that fall under the OSTP memo.

Agency-Public Access PlansArticle SolutionArticle Deposit DeadlineData SolutionData Deposit DeadlineDMP Requirement
American Heart AssociationPubMed Central (PMC)Within 12 months of publicationSubmit to one of the AHA approved subject repositoriesWithin 12 months of end of funding periodYes, see Sample Data Plans
Agency for Healthcare Research and QualityPubMed Central (PMC)Upon acceptanceCommercial repository, TBD.At time of article acceptanceYes, see Digital Data section
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and ResponsePubMed Central (PMC)Upon acceptanceA recognized scientific data repository; submit metadata to ASPR for deposit in registryAt time of article acceptance or 30 months, whichever is soonerYes
Centers for Disease ControlCDC Stacks and PubMed Central (PMC) using NIHMS submission systemUpon acceptanceMultiple repository optionsWithin 30 months of collectionYes
Dept. of DefenseDefense Technical Information Center (DTIC)Upon acceptanceDTIC centralized data catalogAt time of article publicationYes, see Section 3.2
Dept. of EnergyPublic Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES)Upon acceptancePublicly accessible repositories that meet requirementsAt time of article publicationYes, see DMP Suggested Elements
Dept. of TransportationDOT National Transportation LibraryUpon acceptancePublicly accessible repositories that meet requirementsAt time of article publicationYes, see Section 7.4.2
Institute of Education SciencesERIC Upon acceptanceData must be available for at least 10 years – researcher repository choiceAt time of article publicationYes, see DMP Requirement and Responsibility
Food & Drug AdministrationPubMed Central (PMC) using NIHMS submission systemUpon acceptanceDisciplinary data repository  At time of article publicationYes, see DMP Requirements
National Aeronautics & Space AdministrationNASA-branded PMC portal, PubSpaceUpon acceptancePubSpace, PMC portal alongside article, NASA archives, or disciplinary data repositoryAt time of article publication or within reasonable time after publicationYes, see Data Management Plans
National Institute of Health, see also NIH Data Sharing PoliciesPubMed Central (PMC)Upon acceptance
NIH Data Sharing Repositories
; or any widely used or institutional repository.
At time of article publicationData management plan required for all grants (starting 2023) 
National Institute of Standards & TechnologyPubMed Central (PMC)Upon acceptanceEnterprise Data Inventory (EDI) dataset registry and Common Access Platform through Data.govAt time of article publicationYes, see Guidance for Review of DMPs
National Oceanic & Atmospheric AdministrationNOAA Institutional Repository using CDC StacksUpon acceptanceLong term – NOAA National Data Centers; multiple short term solutions.At time of article publication or within 2 years of data collectionYes, see Data Management Planning 
National Science FoundationPublic Access RepositoryUpon acceptanceAn appropriate disciplinary repository of your choosing, public access through“Within a reasonable timeframe”Yes, see Plans for data management and sharing, also refer to specific NSF Directorates
Smithsonian InstitutionSmithsonian Research Online (SRO) or CHORUSWithin 12 months of publication or negotiated periodSRO or approved community-supported or discipline-specific repository, or via CHORUS  At time of article publication or negotiated periodYes, see Data Management Policy
U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse (DEC)N/ADevelopment Data Library (DDL) or a publicly accessible research database, with links to Data.govIn accordance with the provisions of the award; upon completion of their data analysisN/A
U.S. Dept. of AgricultureUSDA public access archive system (PubAgUpon article acceptanceUSDA registry of datasetsAg Data CommonsYes, part of Phase 2 (not implemented yet) Requirements
U.S. Dept of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and AgricultureRecommend using platforms etc. such as Ag Data CommonsYes, see Data Management Plan guidance
U.S. Geological Survey
Information Product Data System (IPDS)  & USGS Publications Warehouse
At time of publicationScienceBase.govFollowing data verification and approvalYes, see DMP Requirements
Veteran’s AdministrationPubMed Central (PMC)Upon article acceptancePartnering with HHS, NIH, FDA, and DoD; public access solution to data TBD
Yes, DMP requirements
Source: SPARC Article and Data Sharing Requirements by Federal Agency, and University of Arizona