The home of the U.S. Department of Energy's Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP)

Here you will find background, guidance, and more to ensure that DOE-funded STI is appropriately managed and preserved to support scientific research now and in the future.

DOE Major Site/Facility Contractors (e.g., National Labs)

DOE Major Site/Facility Contractors have the option to provide metadata for most types of STI via the Announcement Notice 241.1 on E-Link, via Batch Upload, Harvesting, or the AN 241.1 Web Service. The metadata-based announcement notice generated and supplied by DOE and contractors for unclassified STI products includes metadata elements that provide identification of and attribution for DOE's STI.  It also includes key identifiers, descriptive elements, review and release information, and medium, format, and location elements. Some elements are required, while others are optional.  Submitters must provide required information and are highly encouraged to include optional information wherever possible.

Principal Investigators and Authors 

A Principal Investigator is designated by a research organization to have an appropriate level of authority and responsibility for the proper conduct of the research, the use of funds, and administrative requirements, including the submission of scientific reports to the agency. When an organization designates more than one PI, they must share the authority and responsibility for leading and directing the research, intellectually and logistically.

Copyright Guidance 

In general, major site/facility management contracts provide for Government ownership and unlimited rights in the Government for all technical data first produced in the performance of the contract. One exception to the Government’s unlimited rights is data in which the contractor has asserted copyright. Review STI and Copyright for more information.



  1. Announcement Notice 241.1 on E-Link
  2. AN 241.1 via Batch Upload
  3. AN 241.1 via Harvesting
Last updated on Monday 20 June 2016