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Funder & Publisher Requirements: Overview

Research funders increasingly require that the results (publications, data and other products) of the research they fund be made publicly accessible. For example, the White House Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) issued a memo in February 2013 directing all federal agencies with more than $100 million in R&D expenditures to develop plans to ensure open access to research data and publications.

Requirements can involve submission of a data management plan with grant proposals, and/or the public sharing of publications and data resulting from funded research. The library supports all Georgia Southern University researchers in meeting these requirements, both for publications and research data. Prospective Principal Investigators should always review the call for proposals and the requirements of the funder or publisher.

Contact Jeffrey Mortimore, Discovery Services Librarian, for help evaluating open access requirements for publication and/or research data.

Select Funder Requirements

Search DMPTool's DMP Requirements Library for up-to-date guidance on most major funders' DMP requirements. Additionally, see the following policy profiles for common funders from the Cornell University Research Data Management Group.

Select Publisher Requirements

Data sharing requirements differ from journal to journal. Prospective Principal Investigators should always review publisher requirements when vetting journals or other publications for dissemination of their research. Some example publisher policies include:


For help, contact the Digital Commons Team at (912) 478-4056 or A member of the Digital Commons Team will contact you as soon as possible during regular business hours.