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Energy Dept Unveils Scientific Data Repository; Ernest Moniz Comments

Ernest Moniz
Ernest Moniz

The U.S. Energy Department has launched an online repository of peer-reviewed manuscripts and scholarly articles that contain data from agency-backed science projects.

DOE’s Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science website is designed to feature as many as 30,000 scientific resources a year, the agency said Monday.

“Increasing access to the results of research funded by the Department of Energy will enable researchers and entrepreneurs to capitalize on our substantial research and development investments,” Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.

The agency has also issued a new policy that requires grant applications to include an explanation of how researchers intend to preserve and share their scientific data.

New data management requirements will appear in the DOE Office of Science’s request for proposals beginning Oct. 1, according to the department.

“These new policies set the stage for increased innovation, commercial opportunities, and accelerated scientific breakthroughs,” Moniz added.

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