Dr. Alondra Nelson of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a memo on August 25, 2022 which recommends that all federal agencies develop new (or update existing) plans indicating how they will be providing public access to the outcomes of research that is federally funded. Some key points:
OSTP "Nelson Memo" (PDF): "Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research"
Link: White House Press Release
The memo recommends that federal agencies:
Timeline and Key dates:
Federal agencies will be developing their plans over the near future, with key dates indicated in the memo.
Who is impacted?
The OSTP policy may impact several stakeholders, including:
How federal agencies and stakeholders will respond to the policy is evolving.