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Federal Agency Public Access Requirements

A Guide to Funded Research Public Access Plans and Processes

Submission Policy Essentials | USDA

Effective:  Extramural research compliance not currently required

Who Submits:  PI’s or authors

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

Format:  To be determined

Where to Submit:  To be determined

Repository:  PubAg

Embargo Period: 12 months post-publication

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


How to Self-Submit Manuscripts | USDA

Coming soon

Submit with BuckySubmit | USDA

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 | USDA

The USDA is currently establishing compliance mechanisms related to public access of partially or fully-funded publications.

According to the USDA, their current grant oversight policy allows for the withholding or adjustment of award funds at the end of each performance period, based on awardee compliance with grant terms. Failure to comply with public access requirments could also affect future funding opportunities.