Traditionally, scholarly research has been available only through expensive journal subscriptions. For more than a decade, open access proponents have encouraged and enabled free and unrestricted access to high quality, peer-reviewed scholarly works immediately upon publication. More recently, government and private funders have mandated open access to funded research through publicly accessible repositories. In this workshop, participants will learn more about open access principles and methods and about federal and private funder mandates requiring public access to scholarly research. Persons who currently receive or are considering applying for government or private grants to fund their research are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop to learn about the forthcoming requirements of public access.