On August 25, 2022, OSTP updated its policy, released Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research, instructing agencies to
This guidance applies to all federal agencies. SPARC outlines the new policy guidance in a fact sheet. OSTP has an FAQ addressing common questions.
Please note this important section of the FAQ (my highlights):
Importantly, adherence to and implementation of the policy guidance in the 2022 Memorandum does not require expense on the part of the researcher. Impact on publishing costs is a possible, but not a necessary, outcome of the revised policy guidance; the requirement for sharing scholarly articles can be achieved by use of agency-designated repositories with the final peer-reviewed manuscript.