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

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

U.S. Agency for International Development

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