Newsletter for Office of Scientific and Technical Information

OSTI.gov Newsletter

Statistically Speaking: A Steady Increase in STI Submissions

Chart showing increase in submissions FY 2008 to FY 2011, links to 6.86-MB PowerPoint presentation

OSTI is the DOE office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored R&D results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions. The graph on the left shows the steady increase in submissions by labs and facilities over the past several years. From FY 2010 to FY 2011, DOE labs and facilities increased submissions 20 percent. This includes a 61 percent jump in submission of scientific journal articles. Typically the information is submitted in the form of technical documents, conference papers, articles, multimedia, and software, collectively referred to as scientific and technical information (STI). While STI management is called out in a DOE directive (DOE O 241.1B) with requirements for contracting officers and others, we rely on a collaborative working relationship with STI managers at each DOE field office and national laboratory to ensure cohesive processes for the widely distributed program.