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Research Data Management

Resource for best practices in managing, storing, and sharing your research data

Agency Requirements

Funding Agency Timeline to Make Article Public Timeline to Make Data Public Article Repository Data Repository
Administration for Community Living/National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (ACL/NIDILRR) 12 months With article publication PubMed Central Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPRS)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

12 months With article publication PubMed Central Commercial repository
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) 12 months With article and/or within 30 months of collection PubMed Central Publicly accessible repository
Center for Disease Control (CDC) 12 months With article publication and/or within 30 months of collection CDC Stacks National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) or CDC WONDER
US Department of Defense (DOD) 12 months Within a reasonable timeframe Defense Technical Information Center Publicly accessible repository
US Department of Energy (DOE) 12 months With article publication Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science Depends on office within DOE
US Department of Transportation (DOT) 12 months With article publication National Transportation Library Publicly accessible repository
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 12 months With article publication PubMed Central Disciplinary data repositories, where available
Institute of Education Science (IES) 12 months With article publication ERIC Not addressed

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

12 months 12 months Not addressed Not addressed
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 12 months With article publication PubSpace (NASA branded portal of PubMed Central) NASA Archives or other repository
National Institute of Health (NIH) 12 months With article publication PubMed Central Multiple solutions including NIH-supported repositories
National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) 12 months With article publication, for supporting data PubMed Central EDI registry of datasets
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 12 months With article publication, for supporting data, or within 2 years of collection NOAA Institutional Repository, using CDC Stacks Multiple solutions (short term) + NOAA Data Centers (long term)
National Science Foundation (NSF) 12 months TBD NSF Public Access Repository An “appropriate repository”
Smithsonian Institution (SI) 12 months 12 months from collection Smithsonian Research Online Smithsonian-managed and/or Smithsonian-approved repository
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) 12 months TBD PubAg USDA registry of datasets, other repository options
US Agency for International Development (USAID) Not addressed Within 12 months of publication or patent  is pending Not addressed USAID repository: Development Data Library, or other appropriate repository
US Geological Survey (USGS) 12 months Immediately following data verification and approval Internal USGS Information Product Data System - Dark Archive Approved USGS Server
US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) 12 months TBD PubMed Central Partner with HHS, NIH, FDA, and DoD on "effective mechanisms"