On February 22, 2013, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued an executive directive that requires the results of taxpayer-funded research – both articles and data – be made freely available to the general public.
The DMPTool team has been closely monitoring the responses by federal agencies, but we could use your help (see the links below under “How you Can Help”).
Forty-three agencies were directed to come up with plans for increasing access to the results of federally funded research (see the OSTP memo links at the bottom of this blog). Since July 2014, twelve of these agencies (and their sub-agencies) have released their plans. The DMPTool team has been actively reviewing newly released funding agency announcements and plans specifically for how Data Management Plans are to be implemented. Once identified, the new plans, if the plans are different form what is already in the DMPTool, will be added to the DMPTool.
With the help of Librarians from across the country, other information from the various plans’ guidelines is being collected and consolidated (not just for data, but for published outputs as well). Columbia University and the University of Oregon are keeping up with the announcements via their Library websites:
- Federal Public Access Plans – Oregon State
- Public Access Mandates for Federally Funded Research – Columbia
SPARC and ARL are also trying to keep researchers and institutions informed:
- If you see or hear ANYTHING about funder responses:
- Send us, at the DMPTool an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tweet with the hashtag #OSTPResp (you can also keep up with what others report this way too)
- Select a funder announcement (from the above lists) to read and contribute to the following crowd source documents:
- Executive Directive on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research (Feb, 2012)
- March 24, 2014 Update (listing the required agencies)
- November 13, 2014 Update