Institutions receiving NIST funds ("awardees") for the conduct of scientific research must meet the public access requirements for scientific research data and publications described in the Specific Award Conditions of their funding agreements. NIST Federal Program Officers (FPOs) associated with the funding agreements must meet requirements described in NIST directives. Instructions provided below explain the process for FPOs and awardees to follow when depositing data in NIST's repository in PMC.
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's Desirable Characteristics of Data Repositories for Federally Funded Research
Checklist for Awardee and FPO Responsibilities Related to Providing Public Access to Research Results