This policy requires CDC-funded peer-reviewed publications be preserved in a stable archive and made freely available to the public, health care and public health providers, educators, and scientists. These goals are accomplished through 1) information systems to archive CDC-funded documents and provide a searchable interface for public access; and 2) CDC-funded authors uploading final versions of the manuscripts to the public access system.
This policy applies to:
- All peer-reviewed publications funded by CDC, regardless of the funding mechanism used (e.g., grant, cooperative agreement, contract)
- All peer-reviewed publications authored or co-authored by CDC employees.
The results and accomplishments of the activities that CDC funds must be made available to the public. Widespread access to and sharing of peer-reviewed publications generated with CDC support advances science and improves communication of peer-reviewed, public health-related information to the public, health care and public health providers, educators, and scientists. This policy supports the CDC response to the February 22, 2013 Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memo, attached as a link in the Reference section below.
Public Access to CDC Funded Publications, 07/15/2013 [7 Pages, 0.7MB]