OSTP Memo: Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has updated its guidance for making federally funded research freely available. The memo recommends that federal agencies update their policies as soon as possible (but no later than the end of 2025) to eliminate 12-month embargos on publications and supporting data from federally funded research. Building on the 2013 Memo, “Increasing access to results of federally funded scientific research”, this new policy guidance  strengthens requirements for research data management to increase transparency, integrity and access of federally funded data and publications. More information can be found in the OSTP Press Release, and on numerous blogs and articles, including the Data Curation NetworkSPARCPLOS One and others.