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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Access Policy: Introduction

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Quick Summary

What is it?

The EPA now requires that those receiving research grant funding from the EPA take steps to make their publications and research data publicly accessible. Here's link to the policy:

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-12/documents/epascientificresearchtransperancyplan.pdf

When?

Publications: Effective November 2016.

Data:  Effective 2017.

How?

Publication manuscripts will be submitted to PubMed Central; the Data Management Plan (DMP) should include a repository where the data will be deposited. EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) research is already effective; processes for non-ORD research publications will be in place sometime in 2017.

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 EPA funding to PubMed Central. 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).

 


 

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.