Below is a list of funder partners working with CHORUS as part of their open access or public access plans, pilot projects, or linking arrangements; clicking on the funder name will take you to the Agency Open Access Plan.  Checkmarks represent the publisher obligations as set forth in the agreements.


Crossref Funder ID
(top level)

Awards (on/after)

Initial Embargo

Allow funder full text harvesting
for indexing

Allow funder full text harvesting for
dark archiving

Preserve identified
articles and allow agency
to brighten articles in CLOCKSS/Portico

CHORUS Participant Agreement Date

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization(6) 10.13039/501100000943

September 16, 2022
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (3,4) 10.13039/100011039

Jan. 2017

12 mos.  ✓  ✓  ✓ July 24, 2017
Japan Science and Technology Agency 10.13039/501100002241

April 1, 2022

12 mos. n/a n/a n/a September 1, 2017
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (4) 10.13039/100000104

February 21, 2023

12 mos. March 17, 2022
National Institute of Standards and Technology (2,4) 10.13039/100000161

Oct. 2015

12 mos.  ✓  ✓  ✓ August 9, 2018
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 10.13039/100000192

Jan. 2016

12 mos. November 15, 2019
National Science Foundation (2) 10.13039/100000001

December 31, 2026

0 mos. n/a October 1, 2015
Smithsonian Institution (4) 10.13039/100000014

Oct. 2015

12 mos.   ✓   ✓   ✓ June 24, 2015
US Agency for International Development (2,4) 10.13039/100000200

Nov. 2016

12 mos. August 1, 2018
US Department of Agriculture (4) 10.13039/100000199

December 31, 2025

0 mos.  ✓  ✓  ✓ August 10, 2018
US Department of Defense (3,4) 10.13039/100000005

Oct. 2015

12 mos. December 17, 2015
US Department of Energy (3,7) 10.13039/100000015

December 31, 2025

0 mos. n/a  n/a April 15, 2015
US Geological Survey (4) 10.13039/100000203

December 31, 2025

0 mos.   ✓   ✓  ✓ October 23, 2015

(1) If the Publisher Member makes a VOR open access on its website, the agency will only link in a prominent manner to the VOR on the Publisher Member website.
(2) If the Publisher Member makes an AM open access on its website, the agency will link in a prominent manner to the AM on the Publisher Member website.
(3) If the Publisher Member does not make a VOR open access on its website, but does make an AM open access on its website the agency will link in a prominent manner to the AM on the Publisher Member website for those Publisher Members that prompt authors to submit AMs to the agency.
(4) The agency has option to create its own dark archive, subject to Section 6 (publisher member agreement) trigger events and distribution under Publisher Member’s Re-Use License.
(5) The agreement date is the month in which an agency signed an agreement with CHORUS. This date is not to be confused with any Agency Plan dates.
(6) CSIRO does not currently have an Open Access policy.
(7) Policy states “publishers’ copyright transfer agreements and journal publication agreements may include language about withholding any distribution of the manuscript for a period of time (e.g., a 12-month embargo period)”

General publisher obligations:
A. Publisher Members must facilitate the identification of articles published on or after the Awards Date reporting on research funded by Participating Funders; see section 3 of the Publisher Implementation Guide.
B. Publisher Members must provide public access to identified articles (AM or VOR) reporting on research funded by Participating Funders after an embargo of their choosing.

Additional Funding Agency Plan Details

Last updated: 25 August 2023