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What is STI?

Scientific research and development findings are scientific and technical information (STI), and there are many types of STI: journal articles, technical reports, scientific software, data, bibliographic citations, patents, conference papers, books, multimedia, and others.  While most STI from DOE research and development (R&D) activities is unclassified and publicly available, STI may also be Classified, Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information (UCNI), or Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).  DOE-funded STI originates primarily from research and other activities performed by site/facility management contractors (e.g., DOE national labs), direct DOE-executed prime procurements, DOE-operated research facilities, and financial assistance recipients or grantees, in addition to DOE employees.

Why Submit Your STI?

Under the law (link is external), DOE is required to broadly disseminate unclassified, non-sensitive STI.  Beyond helping DOE account for the results of its R&D investments, submitting your DOE-funded STI increases the knowledge base for everyone, advances science as a whole, and increases technological creativity.  OSTI.GOV and other specialized Search Tools from OSTI offer free public access to DOEs research results.  Our partnerships with commercial search engines further the discoverability of DOE-funded research.  Comprehensive submission of STI by DOE national laboratories, facilities, and programs, and by DOE financial assistance recipients and grantees, advances science and supports DOEs scientific and technological innovation mission.  In support of comprehensive STI submissions, OSTI manages the Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP).

How to Submit Your STI?

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