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Federal Agency Public Access Requirements

A Guide to Funded Research Public Access Plans and Processes

Submission Policy Essentials | USAID

Effective:  Extramural research articles published after September 5, 2015

Who Submits:  Grantees, contractors, authors

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

Format:  Microsoft Word or PDF (preferred) for text; JPEG or TIFF for images

Where to Submit:  Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC)

Repository:  Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC)

Embargo Period:  12 months post-publication

Notes:  Final published articles accepted if author has right to do so, or if submitted by publisher as link to published version. Open Access articles accepted.


How to Self-Submit Manuscripts | USAID

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Submit with BuckySubmit | USAID

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 | USAID

Contracting Officer Representatives/Agreement Officer Representatives of the USAID are responsible for monitoring public access compliance.