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Research Guides

Research Data Management

Funder Agencies Guidelines

In keeping with a worldwide trend, the United States government is increasingly requiring public (open) access to government information and publications and data arising from federally funded research. The 2013 Public Access to Federally Funded Research memo from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy directed most grant-funding agencies to develop policy requirements public access to resulting articles and data. The mandates acknowledge privacy and confidentiality concerns and call for compliance within existing legal constraints on the sharing of information.  Institutions receiving federal grants are responsible for complying with federal mandates.  Non-compliance may impact receipt of future grants.

The Libraries can help you write and implement your data management plan to best meet funder requirements. You can also use our Texas Data Repository to meet federal funder requirements for data sharing.


Identifying Funder Policies

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) tracks article and data sharing requirements for federal agencies. See current and forthcoming policies by federal agency.



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Sherpa Juliet is a searchable database and single focal point of up-to-date information concerning funders' policies and their requirements on open access, publication and data archiving.



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The Carnegie Mellon Libraries have also compiled a comprehensive table listing each federal agency, as well as links to that agency's data access policy if available.