United States Department of Energy
Energy Link System (E-Link)

DOE STI Management System


DOE Program Managers and Major Site/Facility Contractors

The Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Link system (E-Link), developed and maintained by the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), is to be used solely for submitting scientific and technical information (STI) products, and should be used only for official DOE business. 

OSTI ensures that STI is identified, processed, disseminated and preserved as part the DOE mission.  The information provided is handled in accordance with access/distribution limitations provided in the 241 Announcement Notices. Unclassified, unlimited STI is announced to the public via various web products maintained by OSTI.

It is the responsibility of submitting organizations and their respective releasing officials to ensure that no Protected Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is contained in STI reports and products submitted to OSTI.  Refer to E-Link FAQ for a full definition of PII.

E-Link uses Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), a combination of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol with the SSL/TLS protocol, to provide encrypted communication and secure identification for E-Link data transmissions.  OSTI utilizes OpenSSL, which is FIPS 140-2 compliant, to implement HTTPS.

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