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Federal Agency Public Access Requirements

A Guide to Funded Research Public Access Plans and Processes

Submission Policy Essentials | ED/IES

Effective:  Extramural research articles funded by the Institute of Education Sciences on and after October 1, 2011

Who Submits:  Grantees/Contractors, Organizations, or 3rd Parties

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

Format:  Complete PDF with abstract

Where to Submit:  ERIC Online Submission System

Repository:  ERIC

Embargo Period:  12 months post-publication


Submit with BuckySubmit | ED/IES

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 | ED/IES

IES grantees are expected to use the Federal Research Performance and Progress Report form to identify publications funded by IES grants and if those publications are available through ERIC, as well as regular reporting channels (e.g., annual reports, phone calls with Program Officers). In cases where the grantee is non-compliant with the policy's requirements, subsequent awards to individuals or institutions may be affected.

IES is currently developing an electronic tracking system for all IES awards that will identify whether funded article citation data is available and if the article is available in full text on ERIC.