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Federal Agency Public Access Requirements

A Guide to Funded Research Public Access Plans and Processes

Submission Policy Essentials | NASA

Effective:  Extramural research grants and cooperative agreements awarded after November 28, 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:  PubSpace

Embargo Period:  12 months post-publication


  • Awardees required to use ORCID ID to log into NIHMS system.
  • Final published articles accepted if author has right to do so



How to Self-Submit Manuscripts | NASA

Submit with BuckySubmit | NASA

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 | NASA

Funded publications cited in required reports (e.g., annual progress and final reports) must be present in the repository. Non-compliance is addressed administratively, and may delay or prevent awarding of funds.