Federal Agency Funding Guidelines

The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy mandated in February, 2013 that all federal agencies with an Research and Development budget greater than $100 million must devise a plan for providing access to research publications and data created by grant funding.  Director John Holden’s memorandum provides the details for the policy.

Federal agencies have varying requirements for data management plans, and almost all of them have a data sharing policy.  Many agencies have subdivisions that have additional requirements.  Private funders also are beginning to implement data sharing requirements.  The following list provides links to each agency home page, and to their data management plan requirements and data sharing policies as indicated.  Given our experience working with researchers in many areas, we often have a good sense of what is expected from many agencies and tracks within those agencies.

For more in-depth information on these funders and their requirements (including links), visit our Research Data Management guide.   Contact us if you have questions or need guidance as you work through this process.

Federal Agencies