Sponsors and Open Source-Public Access IP

Federal agencies have begun enacting requirements to make data and software developed under sponsored awards available to the public via open access repositories or open-source licenses. Some non-federal sponsors also have such requirements. The following list includes known examples but is not complete. Review sponsor policies/regulations to determine their policy and requirements. 

Federal agency examples include:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Institutes of Health

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

U.S. Department of Transportation


Non-federal sponsors with open access or open source data policies include:

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

American Heart Association

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Gordan & Betty Moore Foundation

Russell Sage Foundation