NASA Plan: Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research

“This plan is issued in response to the February 22, 2013 Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Memorandum….This plan establishes objectives to ensure public access to publications and digital data sets arising from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) research, development, and technology (RD&T) programs, that is, to: [1] Affirm and enhance NASA’s commitment to public access to scientific research results; [2] Ensure access to and reliable preservation of NASA?funded scholarly publications and digital data sets for research, development, commercialization, and educational purposes, within available resources; [3] Preserve and increase the use of scientific research results to enhance scientific discovery and application of research results; [4] Affirm NASA’s commitment to its scientific integrity policy and support the reproducibility of scientific research results; [5] Ensure that all extramural researchers receiving NASA grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts for scientific research and intramural researchers develop data management plans, as appropriate, describing how they will provide for long?term preservation of, and access to, scientific data in digital format; [6] Optimize archival and dissemination of data and publications, including long?term stewardship; [7] Support training, education, and workforce development, related to scientific data management, analysis, storage, preservation, and stewardship; [8] Support governance of and best practices for managing public access to peer?reviewed scholarly publications and digital data across NASA….”