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Federal Agency Public Access Requirements

A Guide to Funded Research Public Access Plans and Processes

Submission Policy Essentials | NOAA

Effective:  Articles from extramural research awards with an effective date of October 1, 2015, or later.

Who Submits:  PI's, authors or 3rd parties. (Agency requests that only the lead author of an article submit)

What to Submit:  Final peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication (use of preprint vs. postprint manuscripts determined by journal or publisher, see SHERPA/RoMEO site for journal-specific access use information)

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


  • Final published articles accepted if author has publisher's waiver
  • Published Open Access articles accepted
  • Submissions not Section 508 compliant will be returned


How to Self-Submit Manuscripts | NOAA

Coming soon

Submit with BuckySubmit | NOAA

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 | 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.