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Open Research and Scholarship

Explore information about upcoming public access requirements for federally funded research and library resources and services that help with compliance by supporting open research and scholarship.


Open research and scholarship refers to a set of policies and practices that emphasize integrity and transparency in research, and support wide dissemination and reuse of the products of research, including both published literature and supporting data.

These pages provide up-to-date information about policies, resources, and services that impact open research and scholarship at the University of Michigan.

Announcement: 2022 OSTP Memo and Federal Public Access Policies

On August 25, 2022, Dr. Alondra Nelson of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a memo, "Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research," directing all federal agencies to update or create policies ensuring that publicly-funded research publications and data are freely and immediately available.

Between now and January 1, 2026, agencies will develop and implement agency-specific policies promising wide ranging implications for scholarly publishing and research data management and sharing. This guide will expand to track agency-specific policies and compliance resources as they become available.

See OSTP "Nelson Memo" Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Read the article "New rule expands public access to federally funded research" from The University Record.

Where Can I Find Help?

Starting points for support with publishing and data sharing issues related to OSTP Public Access compliance.