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Federal Public Access Policy Compliance: Department of Agriculture

United States Department of Agriculture

The USDA now requires that those receiving research grant funding from the USDA take steps to make their publications publicly accessible. USDA Policy can be found here.

Publications: January 2016.

Data:  TBD.

Publication manuscripts will be submitted to PubAg. Plans for research data are not yet finalized.

This plan was developed in response to the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) February 22, 2013 memorandum, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research."


- The USDA has not finalized plans for research data at this time. Plans for development of data policies can be found here.

PUBLICATIONS (Journal articles, conference proceedings articles)

- Submit the Author Manuscript version of any research publications which result from USDA funding to PubAg. This should be done as soon as the article is accepted for publication. (The author manuscript version is the author's own copy of the peer reviewed manuscript, unformatted by the publisher).

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