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National Science Foundation

About the NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR)

The NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR) provides mechanisms that enable NSF-funded investigators to meet the deposit requirement and to include the relevant information in their project reports.

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NSF-PAR also provides search mechanisms to enable the public to find and use these articles and papers.

 

Research Community Members: If your organization receives an award based on a proposal submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016, the Public Access requirement applies. A new section providing information on NSF's Public Access Policy was added to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Part II, Award and Administration Guide (AAG), Chapter VI.D.2.c, Public Access to Copyrighted Material. See https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf16001/aag_6.jsp . The policy also is referenced in Chapter VI.E.1 on publication and distribution of grant materials.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations presented in this material are only those of the presenter grantee/researcher, author, or agency employee; and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.