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WSU Research Data and publication reporting resources

Data and publication reporting resources

Agency-specific information

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Publications: PubMed Central

  • All NIH-funded investigators must submit to PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication.
  • Institutions and investigators are responsible for ensuring that any publishing or copyright agreements concerning submitted articles fully comply with this Policy.
  • The final, peer-reviewed manuscript includes all graphics and supplemental materials associated with the article.

Data: DataMed

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Publications: PubAg

  • Applies to peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted for publication in a journal and that arise from USDA funds.

Data: Ag Data Commons (ADC)

  • ADC provides access to a wide variety of open data relevant to agricultural research, including datasets, databases, software, and multimedia, as well as the documentation explaining these data products. These data can be re-used free of charge.
  • ADC records link to scholarly publications in Pub Ag when it is useful and relevant to do so.

Department of Energy (DOE)

Publications: E-Link

  • Part of T&Cs; listed explicitly in the award, e.g., “Electronic Submission Process. The Journal Article-Accepted Manuscript must be announced via the DOE E-Link… provide relevant journal info… a persistent link to the repository location… If a persistent link is not available or if the website has access restrictions (preventing public access)… Recipient must upload the full-text of the accepted manuscript… in one integrated PDF file that contains all text, tables, diagrams,” etc.
  • Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGESBeta)
    • PAGES is a portal and search interface to ensure long-term preservation of and access to scholarly publications resulting from DOE-funded research. PAGES will provide the public with access to the “best available version” of peer-reviewed articles.
  • Guidance for DOE-funded Authors.


  • Data Management Plans (DMPs). Additional requirements for the DMP may be identified by the sponsoring office, program, sub-program, or in the solicitation.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Publications: E-Link

Requires that either the version of record or the final accepted manuscript in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings or transactions must:

  • Be deposited in the NSF public access repository hosted by DOE;
  • Be available for download, reading and analysis free of charge no later than 12 months after initial publication;
  • Possess a minimum set of machine-readable metadata elements in a metadata record to be made available free of charge upon initial publication;
  • Be managed to ensure long-term preservation; and
  • Be reported in annual and final reports during the period of the award with a persistent identifier that provides links to the full text of the publication as well as other metadata elements.


Department of Defense (DOD) 

Still implementing.

Publication and data sharing resources

WSU Libraries Research Exchange

  • Research Exchange is an open-access digital repository where WSU faculty, students, and affiliates can archive educational and research materials including articles, datasets, learning objects, multimedia, and more. Repository services are available at no cost. Find out more here:
  • Research Exchange is indexed by search engines like Google and Google Scholar, ensuring visibility for your research as well as compliance with funder public access policies.
  • Content in Research Exchange can also be found via linking services in SHARE and PubMed—again increasing the visibility of your materials.
  • Assistance is available to help with copyright assessment, upload, and maintenance of materials.


  • The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.
  • Resource “for tracking, comparing and understand both current and future US federal funder research data sharing policies…”
  • Implementation, exclusions, timelines, data management planning, etc.


  • Clearing House for the Open Research of the U.S.
  • To help academic institutions and researchers meet requirements for open access to publications resulting from federally funded research.
  • Serves as an information bridge between agency search portals and publishers’ existing infrastructure.
  • To initiate CHORUS’ services, authors have to identify their funding sources when submitting a paper for publication with a participating publisher.
    • This tags the article with the Crossref Open Funder Registry service, triggering free public access of the best available version immediately on publication or after a designated embargo period.
  • How CHORUS helps researchers:
    • Quick and easy compliance with funder requirements is built into the submission process, minimizing researchers’ time and effort spent on these tasks.
    • Optimizes discovery via common search engines.
    • Enables access to researchers’ article reporting on publicly funded research.
    • Directs search results to the best available version of the article (provides readers with context, tools, and correction/retraction information).
    • Guaranteed long-­term availability and preservation of research articles.
    • More information about CHORUS.
  • CHORUS intends to use Scholix and other similar systems to link DOI records to discovered datasets.


  • A high-level interoperability framework for Scholarly Link Exchange to create an open global information ecosystem to collect and exchange links between publications and datasets.


  • A higher education initiative that looks to maximize research impact, making research widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable by cleaning, linking, and enhancing metadata that describe research activities and outputs—from data management plans and grant proposals to preprints, presentations, journal articles, and data repository deposits—in order to make this metadata openly and freely available.
  • Led by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Center for Open Science (COS) with the support of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

Other resources

CENDI posts information on Federal Agency plans and guidance for implementation of Public Access as it is released to the public by agencies.

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