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Question & Answer Session on USDA Implementation Plan to Increase Public Access to USDA-funded Research Results

  • Special Event

USDA will share plans for enhancing policy, infrastructure, and outreach to make results of the research it funds more readily available and accessible by the public. Additionally, we will answer questions you might have.

All parties interested in attending the Question & Answer session must register.

USDA is also accepting written comments on the "Implementation Plan to Increase Public Access to USDA-funded Research Results" through February 28, 2024 5pm (Eastern time) at (docket number NAL-2024-0001-0001).


(All events listed in Eastern Time (US and Canada))

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:00-1:00pm ET


If you need a reasonable accommodation to register for, or participate in, this event, please contact Cynthia Parr 

Language access services, such as interpretation or translation of vital information, will be provided free of charge to individuals with limited English proficiency upon request.


USDA developed a public access plan in response to the February 22, 2013, OSTP memorandum entitled “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research” and several White House memoranda. Current USDA policy and activities were developed from that original plan. On August 25, 2022, OSTP issued a new public access memorandum: “Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research.” In response to OSTP's 2022 memo, USDA will enhance policy, infrastructure, and outreach to make its scientific data and publications more readily available and accessible by the public, as described generally in its new plan.

This session, organized by the National Agricultural Library on behalf of the USDA, allows customers the opportunity to learn about USDA's plan and ask questions.

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