A table summarizing the Federal public access policies resulting from the US Office of Science and Technology Policy memorandum of February 2013
This is a crowd-sourced table (tab-delimited) that attempts to collect and consolidate guidelines from federal agencies related to their plans for facilitating public access to results from the research funded within each agency. These "Public Access Plans" are the result of a US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memorandum that was published in February 2013. To view or contribute to the evolving, current version of the Google spreadsheet, please visit the first link listed below (at bit.ly). A data dictionary is also included here (PDF), which explains the headers and agency acronyms. Note: the Google spreadsheet is formatted for better viewing; the tab-delimited spreadsheet facilitates accessibility.
The spreadsheet is largely maintained by academic library-based data specialists, but all are welcome to use it, contribute to it, and share it. We will periodically update this fileset (most recent version: 18 April 2016), but the current version of the table will always be found in the Google spreadsheet.
**An "official" collection of responses is finally available, and is being managed and updated by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). See: http://datasharing.sparcopen.org/