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Federal Agency Public Access Requirements

A Guide to Funded Research Public Access Plans and Processes

Submission Policy Essentials | DOT

Effective:  Publications from projects initiated or with new funding added on or after January 1, 2016

Who Submits:  PI’s, sub-awardees, authors

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

Format:  Not specified

Where to Submit:  Transportation Research Board's Research in Progress database

Repository:  National Transportation Library Digital Repository  (New repository ROSA P expect to go online in Summer 2017)

Embargo Period:  12 months post-publication

Notes:  ORCID ID required to submit


How to Self-Submit Manuscripts | DOT

Submit with BuckySubmit | DOT

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 | DOT

DOT will contact grant awardees and institutions to request outstanding public access requirements be fulfilled.

Non-compliance is a consideration in evaluating future award proposals. According to the DOT, non-compliance alone is not considered a reason to deny a future grant, contract or cooperative agreement.