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Learn More About Public Access Mandates

In 2013, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a memo directing federal government agencies with more than $100M in research and development expenditures to develop plans to support public access to research publications and improved data management and accountability. As a result, many agencies have released new policies for researchers who receive grant funding. See the following research guides for more information: 

VCU Libraries Services

VCU Libraries can help you:

  • Comply with grant mandates for public access and data management.
  • Create dissemination plans and data management plans for grant proposals. 
  • Understand how to retain the rights you need to comply when signing publishing agreements.