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.
NIH public access policy guides
Funders with public access mandates
Federal funders in the United States
cOAlition S funders
Open Access policies and statements
Open access policies, statements and resolutions from a number of organizations and institutions, including Cornell University.