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Open Access Publishing: Open Access

This resource will guide you in the use of UTA Libraries' OA Publishing Fund.

Open Access Mandates

Both the federal government and private funders now require that grantees make their peer-reviewed publications publicly available. Additionally, many funders also require that the data from the grant-funded work also be released (for more complete information about data access mandates, please see this site).The charts below outlines where the article needs to be deposited or under what copyright license, how long the article can be locked down (which is listed as the maximum embargo period), and the funder requirements to release the data. 

Federal Grant Funders

Government Agency w/ Link to OA Policy Website or PDF Mandated Repository Max. Embargo Period Data Solution
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ; U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services) PubMed Central 12 months Commercial repository, yet to be named
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR; U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services) PubMed Central 12 months Scientific data repositories, data registry
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Stacks, using NIH Manuscript Submission 12 months Multiple solutions + data registry
Department of Defense Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) 12 months No specific solution
Department of Education ERIC 12 months ED-approved public repository
Department of Energy Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES) 12 months Varies by office
Department of Labor None, but CC-BY license required Unstated Unstated
Department of Transportation National Transportation Library (NTL) N/A

Community of interest standards

Federal Drug Administration PubMed Central 12 months Disciplinary databases, where available
Institute of Education Sciences in the Department of Education ERIC 12 months Researcher choice. Data must be available for a minimum of 10 years.
  NASA-branded portal through NIH PubMed Central 12 months NASA archives or other repository
  PubMed Central 12 months EDI registry of datasets, Developing ad Common Access infrastructure 
National Institutes of Health (NIH) PubMed Central 12 months Multiple solutions + Data Discovery Index
  NOAA Institutional Repository, using CDC Stacks 12 months Multiple solutions short term + NOAA Data Centers for data “worthy” of long term preservation 
National Science Foundation (NSF); see also NSF FAQs for Public Access NSF-PAR 12 months An "appropriate repository"
Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Research Online (SRO); Chorus

12 months SRO-approved external, community-supported or discipline-specific repositories or CHORUS

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

N/A N/A USAID repository, Development Data Library, or other
  PubAg 12 months

USDA registry of datasets, other repository options

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PubMed Central 12 months Partner with HHS, NIH, and DoD on "effective mechanisms"

Private Funders

Private Funder w/ Link to OA Policy Website or PDF Article Solution Max. Embargo Period Data Solution
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation None, but prefer "freely open and accessible" N/A  
American Heart Association PubMed Central 12 months AHA-approved repository within 12 months
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation None, but CC BY 4.0 required; includes publications and white papers 0 months Published results available immediately
Ford Foundation None, but CC BY 4.0 required; includes publications and white papers N/A N/A
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation None Prefer immediately Public repository
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation None, but CC BY 4.0 strongly preferred; includes publications and white papers N/A N/A
World Bank World Bank's Open Knowledge Repository 18 months Datasets for final manuscripts; public repository
World Health Organization Europe PubMed Central 12 months N/A