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The majority of Department of Education grants supporting research and development come from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). This guide covers the policy and procedures for the IES.
Peer-reviewed scholarly publications resulting from IES funding should be submitted once they are accepted for publication.
The federal government claims a license to exercise all rights under copyright to use a federally-funded work for federal purposes, including depositing works resulting from Department of Education funded research in an open access repository. In general, publisher policies allow authors to comply with Department of Education policy, though they often require a delay in making publications available. With this in mind, the Department of Education allows for an embargo of public access to such works up to twelve months after publication. However, they also require that the metadata about the publication be publicly available at the time of publication.
Upload accepted manuscripts of journal articles resulting from IES funded research to the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). ERIC is the U.S. Department of Education’s database for education research. The system is searchable and available to the public.
Publications resulting from IES funding should be submitted through ERIC as soon as possible once they are accepted for publication.
Access the ERIC submission process, review the requirements, and follow the submission wizard to upload your publication.
Login credentials are not required. Before submitting your publications, you will need:
Contact: Public Access Working Group