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Open Access for KU Sponsored Projects

Federal Mandate
word cloudExpanding Public Access Federal Mandate
Memo from Office of Science and Technology Policy
Overview of Sponsor Open Access Policies
Memo Defining Open Data

University of Kansas Resources
Open Access at KU
KU Library Resources for Compliance

Resources for NIH Public Access

Ada Emmett
Associate Librarian


Which research funders currently have public access mandates?
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health and Human Services
    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
    • Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
    • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    •  National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of Interior
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Smithsonian Institution (Complying voluntarily since budget is less than $1 million)
  • Several private research funders are also adopting public access mandates, including The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the American Heart Association, The Ford Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Where do I deposit my work?
Most funding agencies specify the repository to which you are required to submit. See listing at http://guides.lib.ku.edu/public_access.
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