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Department of Transportation Access Policy: Introduction

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Quick Summary

What is it?

The Department of Transportation now requires that those receiving research grant funding from the DOT take steps to make their publications and research data publicly accessible. Here's link to the policy: https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Official%20DOT%20Public%20Access%20Plan.pdf

When?

Publications: Jan 2016.

Data:  Jan 2016.

How?

Publication manuscripts will be submitted to National Transportation Library (NTL) digital repository; the Data Management Plan (DMP) should include a repository where the data will be deposited.

Why?

This plan was developed in response to the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) February 22, 2013 memorandum, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research."

So what do I really have to do?

DATA

- Include a Data Management Plan (DMP) in the grant proposal, which names an open access repository where the data will be deposited by the researcher.

PUBLICATIONS (Journal articles, conference proceedings articles)

- Submit the Author's Peer Reviewed Manuscript version of any research publications which result from DOT funding to the National Transportation Library. This should be done as soon as the article is accepted for publication. (The author manuscript version is the author's own copy of the peer reviewed manuscript, unformatted by the publisher). Mechanisms for submission will be announced.

 


 

Any questions?

If you have any questions about complying with a federal publication policy, please contact Fred Rascoe. If you have any questions about complying with a federal research data policy, please contact Susan Parham.

If you have any questions about your grant proposal, your award, your funding agency, or other logistical questions, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs.