Public Access to IARPA Research

Public Access to Scholarly Publications and Data

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) public access policy outlined in the February 22, 2013 memorandum, "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research“, directed federal agencies investing in research and development to have a clear plan to increase access to scholarly publications and data resulting from their funded research. IARPA, as part of the ODNI, adheres to the OSTP public access policy and follows the ODNI plan to implement the OSTP public access policy.

In adhering to the ODNI plan to make federally funded scientific research more accessible to the public, IARPA:

  • Is committed to public access to its unclassified scientific research;
  • Supports governance of and best practices for managing scholarly publications and digitally recorded scientific research data;
  • Will ensure effective access to and reliable preservation of IARPA-funded scholarly publications and digitally recorded scientific research data for research, development, and education;
  • Will preserve and increase the use of research results to enhance scientific discovery;
  • Will maximize the impact of Federal research investment;
  • Will comply with National Security Directives to protect sensitive information from unlawful or improper release; and
  • Will comply with all applicable privacy and civil liberties laws, regulations, Executive orders, and policies to protect personally identifiable information from unlawful or improper release.

In 2017, IARPA started including public access requirements for peer review publications and research data in all new IARPA research solicitations. Organizations selected for funding under these new research solicitations are required to send their author’s final peer reviewed manuscripts (to include peer reviewed conference papers and journal articles) resulting from their IARPA funded research to IARPA using the directions below. These publications will be made available to the general public through the Defense Technical Information Center’s (DTIC) PubDefense product ( after publisher embargo requirements have been met.

In addition to the peer reviewed publications, performers were also instructed to develop a Data Management Plan which outlines how they will manage and preserve the research data collected or produced in their IARPA funded work. At a minimum, all research data associated with a peer reviewed manuscript must be made publically accessible before or at a reasonable time after the publication of the manuscript.

Peer Reviewed Publication submission to IARPA:

  • Researchers should e-mail their final author’s peer reviewed manuscripts after publisher reviews to IARPA at
  • The subject of the e-mail should be the title of the Author Manuscript.
  • In the body of the e-mail, please include the following information and include the below template with the information:
    • Article or conference paper title
    • Authors and their affiliation
    • Publication or conference title
    • Digital object identifier, if available
    • Location of associated research data
    • IARPA program
    • Contract or grant number
    • If a conference, provide location and dates (mm/dd/yy to mm/dd/yy)
    • If available, publication volume, issue, page number and publication date