Public Access

In February 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OTSP) issued a memo with the purpose of increasing access to federally funded research. This memo required any Federal agency that awards at least $100 million/year in support of research to develop a plan that would increase public access to publications and data resulting from federally-funded projects. In response to this memo, a number of public and private funders have established new requirements for researchers. 

Information about requirements of NIH and NSF is available here:

Additional information about public access mandates is below:

*A list of possible data repositories is available through

Instructions for uploading to PubMed

The above list of private funders is not comprehensive and additional private funders' open access policies can be found on the Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies