Public Access Policy for Federally Funded Research

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The NASA Public Access Policy is a Term and Condition of Award for all grants and cooperative agreements beginning in Fiscal Year 2016 (October 1, 2016- September 30, 2017) or subsequent fiscal years, and for all contracts awarded after October 1, 2016.

Get started >>  NASA uses the NIH Manuscript Submission System from NIH

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NASA Policy Directive 2230.1 Research Data & Publications Access [Effective date:  January 14, 2016]

NASA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Publications





Data Management

According to NASA's Data Management Policy:  "All proposals or project plans submitted to NASA for scientific research funding will be required to include a DMP. The DMP should describe whether and how data generated through the course of the proposed research will be shared and preserved (including timeframe), or explain why data sharing and/or preservation are not possible or scientifically appropriate. At a minimum, DMPs must describe how data sharing and preservation will enable validation of published results or how such results could be validated if data are not shared or preserved."

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 NASA's requirements for Data Management Plans
  2. Use the U of M DMP template to write your DMP
  3. Submit your DMP for feedback to

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NASA Plan for Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research: Digital Scientific Data And Peer-Reviewed Publications:   



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