Federal Agency Public Access Requirements

Twenty-two U.S. government agencies have implemented rules that require peer-reviewed papers derived from research directly supported by extramural grants to be deposited in federal institutional repositories within 12 months of publication. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in the suspension of present or future funding.

As a term and condition of their grant, awardees must ensure the submission of:

  • Papers that meet each agency’s effective date condition
  • Author accepted manuscripts or published versions, where authorized
  • Full manuscript citation information
  • Copies of papers to each funding agency acknowledged

 

Agency-Specific Requirements

 

Agency/Funder Impacts Manuscript Submission Portal
Department of Defense (DOD) No public access requirement at this time. See award terms for requirements. Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Details
Department of Education (ED) Peer-reviewed publications produced in whole or part by ED grantees on and after October 1, 2011. ERIC Details
Department of Energy (DOE) Peer-reviewed publications derived from research directly supported by DOE grants issued on or renewed after October 1, 2014. E-Link Details
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Peer-reviewed publications derived from research directly supported by DHS grants awarded on or after January 1, 2018. NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) Details
Department of Transportation (DOT) Peer-reviewed publications derived from research directly supported by DOT grants awarded on or after January 1, 2016. Compliance Instructions Details
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Peer-reviewed papers derived from research directly supported by VA grants and accepted for journal publication on or after February 1, 2015. NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) Details
DHHS – Administration for Community Living (ACL) Peer-reviewed papers derived from research directly supported by ACL grants and accepted for journal publication on or after September 30, 2017. NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) Details
DHHS – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Peer-reviewed papers derived from research directly supported by AHRQ grants and accepted for journal publication on or after February 19, 2016. NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) Details
DHHS – Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Peer-reviewed publications derived from research directly supported by ASPR grants awarded on or after October 1, 2014. NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) Details
DHHS – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Peer-reviewed publications derived from research directly supported by CDC grants awarded on or after July 15, 2013. NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) Details
DHHS – Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Peer-reviewed publications derived from research directly supported by FDA grants awarded on or after October 1, 2015. NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) Details
DHHS – National Institutes of Health (NIH) Peer-reviewed papers derived from research directly supported by NIH grants and accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008. NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) Details
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Peer-reviewed publications derived from research directly supported by NASA grants resulting from proposals submitted on or after January 2016. NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) Details
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST/DOC) Peer-reviewed papers derived from research directly supported by NIST grants published on or after October 1, 2015. NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) Details
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA/DOC) Peer-reviewed publications derived from research directly supported by NOAA grants on or after October 1, 2015. See award terms for any additional requirements. Via email: noaa.repository@noaa.gov Details
National Science Foundation (NSF) Peer-reviewed publications derived from research directly funded by NSF grants resulting from proposals submitted or due on or after January 25, 2016. research.gov Details
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Peer-reviewed publications derived from ODNI grants resulting from a research proposal submitted on or after January 1, 2017. Via email: IARPA-Funded-Publications@iarpa.gov Details
Smithsonian Institution (SI) Peer-reviewed papers derived from research supported directly by SI grants and submitted for publication on or after October 1, 2015. Smithsonian Research Online Details
US Agency for International Development (USAID) Peer-reviewed papers derived from research directly supported by USAID grants and submitted for publication on or after September 5, 2015. Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) Details
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) No public access requirement at this time. PubAg (voluntary) Details
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Peer-reviewed publications derived from research directly supported by EPA grants awarded on or after January 1, 2018. NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) Details
US Geological Survey (USGS/DOI) Peer-reviewed publications derived from research directly supported by USGS grants starting on or after October 1, 2016. USGS Information Product Data System (IPDS) repository Details
KEY:
DOC – Department of Commerce
DHHS – Department of Health and Human Services
DOI – Deparment of the Interior