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Federal Public Access Policy Compliance: Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT)

Department of Transportation

The U.S. DOT Response

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) draft implementation plan is focused on three areas:

Publications: Final manuscripts accepted for publication should be submitted to the National Transportation Library, which has a MAP-21 (49 USC 6304) mandate to be the central repository for U.S. DOT research and technical reports and a clearinghouse for transportation data.

Data: Intramural researchers will follow U.S. DOT’s existing Data Release Policy and extramural researchers will have to submit a data management plan for approval.

Projects: The plan proposes a mechanism to link individual research projects to resulting publications and data sets through the required submission of Project Records to TRB’s RiP database and DOT’s Research Hub.

Please check the Official DOT Public Access Plan on the DOT website.

-Washington University Libraries