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Daureen Nesdill
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My office is in the Faculty Center (1705U) located on the first floor in the west entrance of the J. Willard Marriott Library.

My phone number is 801-585-5975

Data management and electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) are my primary responsibilities.

Federal Agencies Respond to OSTP Memo

The February 22, 2013 Memo

“The Administration is committed to ensuring that, to the greatest extent and with the fewest constraints possible . . . the direct results of federally funded scientific research are made available to and useful for the public, industry, and the scientific community.”

This public access policy applies to federal agencies with greater than $100 million in annual research and development expenditures and includes:

•Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
National Institutes of Health
•Department of Commerce (DOC)
•Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
•Department of Defense (DoD)
•Department of Energy (DOE)
•Department of the Interior (DOI)
•Department of Transportation (DOT)
•Department of Education (ED)
•Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
•National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
•National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
•National Science Foundation (NSF)
•Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
•Smithsonian Institution (SI)
•United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
•United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
•United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

About Submission of Publications

The direct results of federally funded scientific research are peer-reviewed publications and digital data. U of U policy on copyright ownership states 

"copyrightable material produced under grants or contracts from an external funding source shall be subject to conditions of the contract or grant with respect to ownership, distribution and use, and other residual rights, and shall be used and disseminated in compliance with all applicable laws."

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Agencies will require that Principal Investigators (PI) make peer-reviewed papers publicly accessible after a 12-month embargo period from the original date of publication. In order to be compliant, PIs will need to

  • understand the specific requirements of the agency program
  • check with CHORUS to determine if your journal publisher is participating and if yes, follow instructions
  • Check with FundRef to determine if your journal publisher is participating and if yes, follow the instructions.
  • if the publisher is not listed in CHORUS or FundRef, then know the public access policy of the journal publisher
  • track the final, peer-reviewed manuscript for posting to agency-directed repository 

Digital Data

Agencies will require that Principal Investigators (PI) develop a data management plan. In order to be compliant, PIs will need to

  • understand the specific requirements of the agency program
  • share the data publicly unless the data management plan justifies not sharing

 

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