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Federal Public Access Policy Compliance: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


NOAA's plan for increasing public access to research results can be found here.

The NOAA Public Access Policy has data requirements both before and after your grant is approved.

Before: Your proposal must include a Data Management Plan (DMP), which will describe how research data will be preserved, made accessible generated by the research.

After: Your research data must be placed in a digital repository named in your DMP. NOAA has some existing and well-established data repositories which can continue to be used for NOAA data. NOAA will release a Data Management Planning Procedural Directive late in 2015. 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Releases Plan for Public Access to NOAA-Funded Research

Post from Association for Research Libraries, April; 9, 2015

From NOAA's Data Management Procedural Directive:

NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 21215, Management of Environmental Data and Information, states that environmental data is to be managed based upon a lifecycle that includes developing and following a data management plan...The goal of the Data Management plan is to ensure that data are properly collected, documented, made accessible, and preserved for future use in a NOAA Data Center or other longterm archive facility.

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