What is it?
The USDA now requires that those receiving research grant funding from the USDA take steps to make their publications publicly accessible. Here's link to the policy: http://www.usda.gov/documents/USDA-Public-Access-Implementation-Plan.pdf
Publications: January 2016.
Publication manuscripts will be submitted to PubAg. Plans for research data are not yet finalized.
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."
- The USDA has not finalized plans for research data at this time. Plans for development of data policies can be found here.
PUBLICATIONS (Journal articles, conference proceedings articles)
- Submit the Author Manuscript version of any research publications which result from USDA funding to PubAg. 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).
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.