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Federal Agency Public Access Compliance

A Guide to Public Access Requirements for Federally-Funded Research Publications

Submission Policy Essentials | NOAA

Effective:  Articles from extramural research in response to funding announcements and contract solicitations issued on and after June 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:  NOAA Institutional Repository (awardees with a NOAA email account); (for awardees without an NOAA email address)

Repository:  NOAA Institutional Repository

Embargo Period:  12 months post-publication

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


How to Self-Submit Manuscripts | NOAA

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Submit with BuckySubmit | NOAA

BuckySubmit is a time-saving, one-step 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 Ebling’s Public Access Service at (608) 262-6594 or

Monitoring Compliance | NOAA

According to NOAA, the Grants Management Division is responsible for collecting public access compliance data and determining whether non-compliant investigators should be prohibited from receiving future funding.