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New External Submission Updates Coming Soon

An external submission portal is currently under development by the Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program for NASA-funded users to submit Accepted Manuscripts and other STI products.

Once live, grantees and cooperative agreement holders who currently submit peer-reviewed manuscripts through the National Institutes of Health Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) System launch will instead begin submitting directly to the NASA STI Program.

What to Expect

  • New submissions will be redirected from NIHMS to STI after 1/31/2022
  • Increased discoverability of research by utilizing Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) 
  • A PubSpace environment created in the NASA STI Repository  

Additional updates and announcements will be posted here and communicated through other channels.


Will current grants be amended with the new external portal information? Current terms and conditions for existing awards use the phrase “NASA-designated repository,” so current awards do not need to be modified. Any links referenced will either be redirected or the landing page will be updated with direction to the new external portal.

How are Principal Investigators being made aware of this change? In addition to revising grantee submission instructions via a Grant Information Circular (GIC) and a Grant & Cooperative Agreement Manual (GCAM) revision, the STI Program Office is developing additional communications products for review by SMD including slides for distribution to Division Directors for inclusion in their “townhall” types of presentations. The STI Program Office also plans to update other supporting documentation and websites and is exploring sending a notification through the NSPIRES mailing list.

Will external submitters be answering export control-type questions as they do their submissions? For publicly-released Accepted Manuscripts, submitters will need to acknowledge that export control, publisher’s agreements, and copyright permissions have been managed per the grant terms and conditions.

Why is this new external submission portal being developed? The development of the new external submission portal allows for greater discoverability and public accessibility by depositing all NASA-funded research into the STI Repository. NASA also participates in launch which covers over “60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.”

What will I be able to submit through the new external portal? NASA-funded users will be able to submit Accepted Manuscripts through the new external portal. Other STI deliverables associated with a grant or contract will also be accepted. STI (scientific and technical information) is defined as a paper, abstract, journal article, presentation, etc. that contains and delivers the results (the analyses of the data, facts, and resulting conclusions) of basic and applied scientific, technical and related engineering research and development.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the NASA Research Access Help Desk.

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US Government ORCID Consortium Logo launch The NASA STI Program manages NASA’s US Government ORCID Consortium membership. The partnership provides the ability to manage Persistent Identifiers (PIDs), enhance services to the STI Repository, and align NASA submission processes with common publishing practices. Learn more about the US Government ORCID Consortium launch .