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Public Access and Open Science at USDA

Read USDA's public access policy, search PubAg or the Ag Data Commons, and submit publications and data as outlined in requirements.


Data Management Planning

Get help planning your research data management, including review of data management plans (DMPs) for research proposals.

Ag Data Commons User Guide

The Ag Data Commons is a research data catalog and repository for public access to data produced during research funded or co-funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Literature Searching: How to Find Animal Use Alternatives

Guidance and support to find information on replacement, reduction, and refinement of animals used in research.

Borrow Materials

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Reference and Research

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