ACL published its Public Access Plan in February 2016. The purpose is to make available to the public peer-reviewed publications and scientific data arising from research funded in whole or part by ACL through the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), to the extent feasible and permitted by law and available resources.
ACL has updated its Public Access Plan to include public access to scientific data component, and will begin implementing the new component October 1, 2017.
The ACL Public Access Plan is intended to:
- Establish a mechanism for compliance with the OSTP public access policy;
- Make published results of ACL/NIDILRR-funded research more readily accessible to the public;
- Make scientific data collected through ACL/NIDILRR-funded research more readily accessible to the public; and
- Increase the use of research results and scientific data to further advance scientific endeavors and other tangible applications.
Download or view the ACL Public Access Plan in PDF. View the HTML version under Published Guidance/National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research "Public Access Plan."
Within ACL, NIDILRR works to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community; and to expand society's capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities. NIDILRR conducts its work through grants that support research and development.