Public Access Policy for Federally Funded Research


Recipients of awards issued or renewed after October 1, 2014 must submit their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts for public access to the DOE’s PAGES platform. If article is already open access, you must submit the metadata and a link to article. A 12-month embargo is allowed.

Get started >> Use the submission Wizard to the E-Link System:

Further Instructions: (see Step 11) at

Additional Links

Announcement Notice 241.3 Instructions (via E-Link System):

DOE PAGES Fact Card    

A Video Message about DOE PAGES for DOE-funded Authors of Scientific Publications:  An introduction to the Department of Energy (DOE) portal to scholarly publications resulting from DOE research funding – and information for DOE national laboratory and grantee researchers on submitting accepted manuscripts to the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), which developed and maintains the repository for the Department.

DOE Public Access Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):


Data Management

Applications submitted after October 1, 2015 must include a data management plan that will be reviewed as part of the research proposal merit review process describing how data generated in the course of the proposed research will be shared and preserved. The DOE does not specify a repository for data sharing. 
Get started >> Draft your DMP and the libraries' Data Management Services Team will review your written DMP and provide comments, feedback, and advice in a timely mannor.
  1. Review the DOE list of suggested elements of a DMP
  2. Use the U of M DMP template to write your DMP
  3. Submit your DMP for feedback to


Additional Links


DOE Public Access Plan






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Questions or comments about open access issues at the University of Minnesota, and in general, can be directed to