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Federal Agency Public Access Requirements

A Guide to Funded Research Public Access Plans and Processes

Submission Policy Essentials | AHRQ

Effective:  Extramural research articles from new awards issued after January 1, 2016

Who Submits:  PI’s or 3rd parties (e.g., co-PI’s, authors, delegates)

What to Submit:  Final peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication

Format:  Wide range of electronic word-processing formats acceptable

Where to Submit:  NIH Manuscript Submission System

Repository:  PubMed Central

Embargo Period:  12 months post-publication

Notes:  Final published articles accepted if author has right to do so


Submit with BuckySubmit | AHRQ

BuckySubmit is a time-saving, one-stop service that submits grant awardees’ soon-to-be-published manuscripts to a single or multiple federal agency repositories for them.

Want to know more? Contact the UW-Madison Public Access Service at (608) 262-6594 or

Monitoring Compliance | AHRQ

AHRQ staff will review applications, proposals, reports and awardees' My NCBI (bibliography tool) for public access compliance.

According to the AHRQ, new grants will not be made in cases of non-compliance. AHRQ may also delay processing of non-competing continuation awards that are not in compliance with the Public Access Policy.