The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is now developing a gateway that will provide public access to the gold standard of scientific communications, peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts and scientific journal articles resulting from Department of Energy (DOE) research investments, as directed by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and requested by former DOE Office of Science Director Dr. William Brinkman. In recent years, OSTI has worked especially closely with scholarly publishers on a number of initiatives to improve access to DOE research and development (R&D) results. Two of those collaborations, CrossRef and FundRef, promise to be integral components of the DOE public access solution that OSTI will be unveiling.

DOE conducts more than $10 billion a year in R&D. OSTI helps ensure a return on that investment by collecting, preserving and disseminating information on DOE-sponsored R&D results. 

OSTI makes research emanating from DOE available in web-based searchable databases, which are easy to use and offer such advanced search capabilities as customized alerts, results displayed by relevance and downloadable search results for a broad array of scientific and technical information related to DOE missions. These DOE databases can be accessed individually, and they also are made available through a single point-of-access portal, Science Accelerator.

Through OSTI’s Science Accelerator, you can access SciTech Connect to search and find the full text of 300,000 electronic research reports and 2 million energy citations going back to the Manhattan Project era, as well as datasets and multimedia. In addition, Science Accelerator provides access to 5 million e-prints (journal article pre-publication drafts, scholarly papers and more); DOE R&D accomplishments; DOE patents; energy science and technology software; multimedia videos about DOE and other science research; DOE non-text data collections; proceedings and papers from science conferences; green energy research results; and DOE technology transfer information.

Source: Office of Scientific and Technical Information