Doing research using federal grants? The U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy mandated in 2013 that federal agencies with research and development budgets over $100 million develop plans for providing public access to the research publications and data that result from grants. Many agencies have begun publishing their implementation plans. A new library webpage provides information for faculty about these plans and related support services offered by the library.
The National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, Veterans Administration, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are already accepting article deposits. OSU authors that are funded by the first three listed agencies may use the OSU OA Article Deposit Form to submit articles to the ScholarsArchive@OSU institutional repository. The library will then deposit the articles in appropriate repositories in compliance with those agencies’ requirements, and OSU faculty will be notified when the deposits are completed.
The library is working with other agencies to implement third party (library) deposit services to agency repositories. As those services become available, the library's webpage on Federal Public Access Plans will be updated.
Please feel free to forward any of this information that you deem useful to colleges and departments. Faculty may contact Andrea Wirth, Michael Boock, Amanda Whitmire or Erin Clark at the Valley Library with any questions, and one of them would be happy to meet with faculty to discuss compliance details.