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Department of Energy (DOE) Public Access Policy: Introduction

Information on how to comply with the Department of Energy's requirements that journal articles and associated research data be made publicly accessible.

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Quick Summary

What is it?

The Department of Energy now requires that those receiving research grant funding from the DoE take steps to make their publications and research data publicly accessible. Here's link to the policy: http://energy.gov/downloads/doe-public-access-plan

When?

Publications: Effective October 1, 2014.

Data:  Requirements for the DoE Office of Science take effect October 1, 2014. Other DoE offices will be required to comply with data requirements Oct 1, 2015.

How?

Publications will be submitted to the PAGES system using ELink. Data Management Plans (DMP) will be required of every grant application; the 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 Manuscript version of any research publications which result from DoE funding via the E-Link system. 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).

- Helpful links: Elink: https://www.osti.gov/elink/ (for submitting papers). PAGES: http://www.osti.gov/pages/ (for searching submitted papers).


 

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.