Federal agency policies for public access

Access for federally funded research

On August 25, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a policy memorandum directed to the heads of federal executive departments and agencies, focused on “Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research.” Known as the Nelson Memo after Dr. Alondra Nelson, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for Science and Society, OSTP, the policy updates the earlier Holdren Memo from 2013.

More about the OSTP Memo

Publication and data access policies of top UA federal funding agencies

The list below includes the top federal funding agencies of research at the University of Arizona. Follow the links for brief descriptions of the policies for these agencies and where to get further help.

American Heart Association

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Energy

National Aeronautics & Space Administration

National Institute of Health

National Science Foundation

U.S. Geological Survey

Other agencies

For information about other agencies' policies, SPARC has created a resource for tracking and comparing U.S. federal agency policies.