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Federal Agency Public Access Requirements

A Guide to Funded Research Public Access Plans and Processes

Submission Policy Essentials | NSF

Effective:  Extramural research proposals submitted on/after January 25, 2016

Who Submits:  PI’s or co-PI’s (only)

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

Format:  PDF

Where to Submit:

Repository:  NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR)

Embargo Period:  12 months post-publication

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


Monitoring Compliance | NSF

Enforcement of the public access requirements is built into the deposit and reporting systems.