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Agency Data Requirements

This table provides links to agency Public Access Plans and other information for depositing data for most agencies.  Another good resource is SPARC's Data Sharing Requirements by Federal Agency.

Data Release

This refers to the time at which data must be made public.  Most common is at time of article publication, but some agencies will state within 12 months from collection, or "within a reasonable time period."

You need to release the data you identified in your Data Management Plan and/or the data underlying the results of the article publication, if the journal specifies you do so. 

Data Repository

If an agency has provided guidance regarding the selection of a data repository, it is indicated in the table.  If your agency does not provide guidelines, you may want to:

USU has a repository, DigitalCommons@USU that can house your datasets.

Useful Links

This column provides additional information about the agency's requirements for writing data management plans or information in general about the grant funding process.

For questions about requirements pertaining to depositing your publications, see the Publications Page


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Agency Plan Awards On/After Data Release Data Repository Useful Links
ACL- Administration for Community Living (DHHS) October 2017 Within 24 months of award's end date ICPSR preferred; National Statistical and Data Centers for specific Programs General Information
AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (DHHS)  February 2015  With article publication   Commercial Repository  General Information
 ASPR - Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (DHHS)  October 2014  Within 30 months of collection  Publicly accessible repository  General Information
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS)  July 2013  With article publication and/or within 30 months of collection   National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) or CDC WONDER  General Information
Department of Defense (DOD) October 2015 Within a reasonable time frame Public Repository General Information
Department of Education (IES) October 2012 TBD None specified or endorsed General Information
FAQ
Department of Energy (DOE) October 2014 With article publication Depends on the office within the DOE (more information here) General Information
FAQ 1
FAQ 2
Department of Transportation (DOT) December 2015 With article publication Publicly accessible repositories, "Conformant Repositories" General Information
FAQ
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2018 for extramural resesearch Within 30 days of posting paper to PMC Publicly accessible data repositlry; must register metadata in EPA's EDG  General Information
FDA - Food and Drug Administration (DHHS)  October 2015  With article publication   Disciplinary data repositories, where available  General Information
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) October 2015 With article publication NASA archives (see question 16 on FAQ) or other repository General Information
FAQ 1
FAQ 2
FAQ 3
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) January 2011   "NEH does not endorse the use of any specific repository or tool." General Information
FAQ
National Science Foundation (NSF) January 2016 With article publication and remainder within a reasonable timeline An "appropriate repository" General Information
FAQ 1
FAQ 2
NIH - National Institutes of Health (DHHS)  April 2008  With article publication   Multiple solutions including NIH-supported repositories  General Information
NIH Sharing Policies
FAQ
NIST - National Institutes of Standard and Technologies (DOC)  October 2015  12 Months from article publication EDI registry of datasets  General Information
 NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC)  January 2016  12 Months from collection Multiple solutions (short term) + NOAA Data Centers (long term)   General Information
FAQ
Smithsonian Institute (SI) October 2015 12 Months from collection  Smithsonian-managed and/or Smithsonian-approved repository General Information
Directive 609 and 610
US Agency for International Development (USAID) TBD Within 12 months of publication or patent is pending USAID repository: Development Data Library, or other appropriate repository General Information
FAQ 1
FAQ 2
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) January 2016 Within a reasonable time period USDA Ag Data Commons (beta) other repository options General Information
US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) December 2015 Not Specified  Partner with HHS, NIH, FDA, and DoD on "effective mechanisms" General Information
FAQ
US Geological Survey October 2016 With article publication Approved USGS server (Oct. 2016) General Information
FAQ