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Open Access Environment: What's happening across agencies?

NIH Policy
National Institutes of Health

Requires all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication
75% compliance

Will agencies follow NIH? IPAC will answer that question.

National Science Foundation Where Discoveries Begin

NSF Data Sharing Policy
Investigators are expected to share the primary data, samples, physical collections and other supporting materials created or gathered in the course of work under NSF grants. Grantees are expected to encourage and facilitate such sharing. NSF Data Management Plan Requirements implemented for proposals submitted or due on or after January 18, 2011.