New AHA Open Science Policies will go into effect with Applications due in July 2014 and New Awards beginning January 2015

The American Heart Association (AHA) requires that all journal articles resulting from AHA funding should be made freely available in PubMed within 12 months of publication.

The AHA requires grant applications to include a data sharing plan as part of the application process.  Any data that is needed for independent verification of research results must be made freely and publically available within 12 months of the end of the funding period (and any no-cost extension).  Specific early career awards are currently exempt from this requirement (Undergraduate Fellowships, Medical Student Research Fellowships, Predoctoral Fellowships, Mentor/AHA Mentee Awards, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Mentored Clinical & Population Research Awards).

View more information about AHA Open Science policies and answers to frequently asked questions.

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