March 24, 2014, Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees from John Holdren, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy "Agencies are currently revising their plans to address OSTP and OMB comments and ensure compliance with all of the requirements laid out in the OSTP memorandum. Over the next few months, OSTP will convene interagency meetings to provide opportunities for agencies to work together to further refine the details of their plans and to explore other ways to work collaboratively going forward.”
White House Directive Specifics
The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy’s (OSTP) February 22, 2013 memorandum Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research (link to text of memo) describes new requirements for providing public access to federally funded scientific research publications and digital data sets. OSTP directed all agencies with greater than $100 million in yearly research and development expenditures to prepare a plan for improving the public’s access to the results of federally funded research. The requirements of each plan apply to researchers both within the Federal Government (intramural) and in organizations funded by the Federal Government (extramural).
Public Access Plan Components
Each sponsoring agency’s plan must contain:
What Information is Not Covered by These Requirements?
Public access to publications and data must honor and protect:
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