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Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research

On February 22, 2013, John P. Holdren, Director of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, issued a memorandum directing federal research funding agencies with R&D budgets of $100 million or more to develop a plan within six months to support increased public access to the results of research funded by the federal government.

The directive requires that the results of taxpayer-funded research, both articles and data in digital format, be made easily accessible to the general public. Following the issuance of this directive, federal agencies developed their own public access plans and have made compliance mandatory for grant proposals submitted on or after January 1, 2016.

The following link provides information and guides about public access of federally funded research, as well as tools to develop a compliant data management plan that is now required as part of proposal submission for the major federal funders: http://nmsu.libguides.com/dmps