In 1999 the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-110 was amended to require Federal awarding agencies to ensure that all data produced under an award will be made available to the public through the procedures established under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Data management planning and procedural requirements for several funding agencies are provided here and here.
Included here are the available guidelines of major funding agencies.
National Science Foundation
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Scientific Integrity Policy Departmental Regulation ‘DR 1074-001’ > USDA Scientific Integrity Policy Handbook; Section 2. Use of Scientific Information:
USDA Forest Service
There is no documentation readily available that descibes USDA FS guidelines on data management plans, data sharing requirements, etc. However, federal agenices have a strong committment to sharing data with the public, and the FS is no exception. Here are some resources that may be helpful in figuring out where to share your data, how to format the metadata, etc. If you find more resources that should be listed here, please contact us.
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Research Terms and Conditions (PDF) regarding genome sequence data (CREES)
National Institutes of Health
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
US Gelogical Survey
The USGS is currently working toward agency-wide guidelines on data management plans and data sharing requirements. In the mean time, please see the following resources:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Department of Defense
See this memo from the Under Secretary of Defense (July 2014) regarding public access to DoD research.
Principles and Operational Parameters of the DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP): General Processes Document (2014)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA ROSES 2014 NRA - full announcement (FULL ROSES 2014 as amended and clarified (.PDF, approximately 9 MB).
Department of Energy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Environmental Protection Agency
National Institute of Standards and Technology
See a full list of government funding agencies and search their current opportunities at Grants.gov.
See also: Research Funder Open Access Requirements
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