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Using Repositories to Share Research
The final phase of the scholarly communication lifecycle is discovery and dissemination. Archiving your work in an institutional or disciplinary repository enhances the accessibility of your research. Archived works can include scholarship created in any phase of the scholarship lifecycle, such as: pre/post-prints, data-sets, conference proceedings, theses/dissertations, and software. ASU has an institutional account with Open Science Framework (OSF), which provides a storage and sharing platform for data and publications - you can log in with your ASURITE and password to get started. Additionally, ASU Library's KEEP repository and Research Data repository are your institutional home for scholarship and data.
Many federal funding agencies and other research sponsors have policies which require published articles and/or accompanying data to be publicly or openly available as a condition of funding. Self-archiving your work in the appropriate repository satisfies most of these requirements.
As a result of an ASAPbio meeting held in February of 2016, a paper was published that describes the pros and cons of preprints from the perspective of the stakeholders—scientists, publishers, and funders. Here, we formulate the message specifically for scientists in the form of ten simple rules for considering using preprints as a communication mechanism.
A set of guides that provide easy to follow instructions for authors to obtain an Author Accepted Manuscript from their journal submission system, where the AAM is stored during the publishing process.
U.S. funding agencies
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memorandum, "Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research" on August 25th, 2022 directing all federal agencies to update their public access policies and require all federally funded research to be free and immediately accessible. This expands on the 2013 Memorandum, which only required certain federal agencies to provide publicly accessible research and data within 12 months of publication. The updated guidance now requires any research that receives federal funding to be freely accessible without a delay. Agencies with research and development expenditures of at least $100 million annually will submit their initial public access plan updates by February 21, 2023. Agencies with smaller research and development expenditures will have until August 20, 2023. All federal agencies must have updated plans in place by December 31st, 2025. Further guidance on this will be forthcoming, and researchers who receive federal funding may reach out to us with questions about making their publications and data freely accessible.
This comparison breaks down the 2013 and 2022 Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) public access guidance into sections for a quick side-by-side comparison of ten key components, including embargo period, data policies, formats, and metadata expectations.
OSTP launches Year of Open Science to advance national open science policies across the federal government in 2023, including new grant funding, improvements in research infrastructure, broadened research participation for emerging scholars, and expanded opportunities for public engagement.
The following list provides links to the plans published by federal agencies subject to the 2013 OSTP memo. Including:
1) Public Access Plans of U.S. Federal Agencies
2) Award Dates Covered Under Public Access Policies for Publication and for Data Management Plans
This site, managed by SPARC, tracks, compares, and interprets U.S. federal funding agency requirements for sharing research articles and data.
Data Management Plan
A data management plan (DMP) is a written document that describes the data you expect to acquire or generate during the course of a research project, how you will manage, describe, analyze, and store those data, and what mechanisms you will use at the end of your project to share and preserve your data. Data management is best addressed in the early stages of a research project, but it is never too late to develop a data management plan.
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