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American Health Association Open Science Policies Effective July

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 7:44am

The Americal Health Association Research Newsletter includes an announcement about “AHA Open Science Policies to Go into Effect with July Applications.

Here is the excerpt:

The AHA recently approved new Open Science policies that will impact research funded by the AHA.  These policies will go into effect beginning with applications due in July 2014 and new awards beginning January 2015.

AHA’s public access policy
The AHA requires that all journal articles resulting from AHA funding should be made freely available in PubMed Central within 12 months of publication.

AHA’s open data policy
The AHA requires grant applicants to include a data sharing plan as part of the application process.  Any data that is needed for independent verification of research results must be made freely and publically available within 12 months of the end of the funding period (and any no-cost extension).  Specific early career awards are currently exempt from this requirement (Undergraduate Fellowships, Medical Student Research Fellowships, Predoctoral Fellowships, Mentor/AHA Mentee Awards, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Mentored Clinical & Population Research Awards). 

View more information about AHA Open Science policies and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.


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