What is a public access mandate?
Research funders and organizations are increasingly adopting mandates that encourage or require researchers to make their research findings freely and publicly accessible. A "public" or "open" access mandate or policy usually refers to a policy of a research funding agency, foundation or institution.
Funders with Public Access Mandates
Open Access Policies and Documents
Open access policies, statements and resolutions from a number of organizations and institutions, including Cornell University.