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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 . The policy also is referenced in Chapter VI.E.1 on publication and distribution of grant materials.

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