Federal funding agencies are implementing policies on data management and data sharing in a variety of ways. This page provides a brief summary of policies from major federal funding agencies.
Why the Federal requirement?
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-110 provides the federal administrative requirements for grants and agreements with institutions of higher education, hospitals and other non-profit organizations. In 1999 Circular A-110 was updated to provide public access under some circumstances to research data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Subsequently, a 2013 directive from the Office of Science and Technology directed each Federal agency with over $100 million in annual conduct of research and development expenditures to develop a a plan to support increased public access to the results of research funded by the Federal Government. this includes any results published in peer-reviewed scholarly publications that are based on research that directly arises from Federal funds.
|Federal Agency||Policies and Guidelines|
|Department of Energy (DOE)|
|Department of Transportation (DOT)|
|Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)|
|Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)|
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)|
|National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)|
|National Institutes of Health (NIH)|
|National Science Foundation (NSF)|
Specific program guidance: