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Citizens now have easy access to NASA-funded research data, including peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings. NASA's new research portal offers several features:

NASA PubSpace for federally funded research results

  • PubSpace:  an archive of original science journal articles produced by NASA-funded research and available online without a fee. The data will be available for download, reading and analysis within one year of publication.
  • Data Management Plan:  guidelines for researchers receiving NASA-funded grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to develop data management plans as part of their NASA funding proposals.
  • Access to policy documents and training videos, as well as extensive FAQs.

NASA created this new Research Results portal in response to the Feb. 22, 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy memorandum, "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research," encouraging data sharing and communication of research results from federal agencies. “Making our research data easier to access will greatly magnify the impact of our research,” said NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan. “As scientists and engineers, we work by building upon a foundation laid by others.”

NASA Deputy Administrator Dr. Dava Newman shares her support for this initiative, as well. “At NASA, we are celebrating this opportunity to extend access to our extensive portfolio of scientific and technical publications. Through open access and innovation we invite the global community to join us in exploring Earth, air and space.” We agree!

This is one more vehicle for citizens to engage with NASA's awesome data and research results. We'll keep adding to the incredible portfolio of publications. And we hope to see new research from the data we make available to you. We link directly to the site from our Open.NASA website, and they link to our Data.NASA site. You can contact the team at: publicresearchaccess@nasa.gov.

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Open Innovation Program Manager

NASA Headquarters