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)(1)

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(2)

US Department of Energy (3) 10.13039/100000015

Oct. 2014

12 mos. n/a  n/a April 15, 2015
Smithsonian Institution (4) 10.13039/100000014

Oct. 2015

12 mos   ✓ June 24, 2015
US Geological Survey (4) 10.13039/100000203

Oct. 2016

12 mos.   ✓   ✓  ✓ October 23, 2015
US Department of Defense (3,4) 10.13039/100000005

Oct. 2015

12 mos.  ✓ December 17, 2015
National Science Foundation 10.13039/100000001

Jan. 2016

12 mos.  ✓  n/a October 1, 2015
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects (3,4) 10.13039/100011038

Jan. 2017

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

Apr. 2017

publisher choice n/a n/a n/a September 1, 2017
US Agency for International Development (4) 10.13039/100000200 Nov. 2016 12 mos. August 1, 2018
National Institute of Standards and Technology (3,4) 10.13039/100000161 Oct. 2015 12 mos.  ✓  ✓  ✓ August 9, 2018
US Department of Agriculture (4)  10.13039/100000199  Jan. 2016 12 mos.  ✓  ✓ August 10, 2018

(1) A complete listing of all Agency Crossref Funder IDs can be located on the Crossref Open Funder Registry.
(2) 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.
(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.

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 2 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.