Private foundations requiring public access

Many private foundations are establishing open access policies similar to those of federal agencies for public access to funded research, with many choosing a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY 4.0) for produced copyrightable products. Below, please find an alphabetical listing of private foundations, followed by links to the policies. If you know of others that are not listed here, please tell us! scp@columbia.edu

American Heart Association

Policy: link

Articles: “The AHA requires that all journal articles resulting from AHA funding (“outbound” research) should be made freely available in PubMed Central within 12 months of publication.”

Data: “The AHA requires grant applicants to include a data sharing plan as part of the application process. Any research data that is needed for independent verification of research results must be made freely and publicly available in an AHA approved repository within 12 months of the end of the funding period (and any no-cost extension)”

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Policy: link

All works: “funded work be made publicly available for the long-term benefit of scholars, educators, and cultural institutions”

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Policy: link

Copyrightable products:  CC-BY 4.0 license

Data: “Data underlying the published research results be immediately accessible and open.” A 12-month embargo may be applied.

Ford Foundation

Policy: link

Copyrightable products:  CC-BY 4.0 license

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Policy: link

Copyrightable products & Data: Data sharing and intellectual property plans are required. “…in most cases, Data and Intellectual Property should be owned by the grantee and made available at no cost or, when justified, at a reasonable cost.”