Office of Scientific and Technical Information


To advance science and sustain technological creativity by making research and development (R&D) results available, findable and useable to the Department of Energy (DOE) researchers and the public. To collect, preserve, disseminate, and leverage the scientific and technical information (STI) resources of DOE in order to provide access to national and global STI for use by DOE, the scientific research community, academia, US industry, and the public to expand the knowledge base of science and technology. To acquire domestic and international information of interest to DOE and the scientific community through partnerships with U.S. agencies and over 120 countries and international organizations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-58), Section 982, Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-91), Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-438), Atomic Energy Acts of 1946 (Public Law 79-585) and 1954, as amended (Public Law 83-703), America COMPETES Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-69), Section 1009 and Section 3191, Public Law 109-58, 42 U.S.C 5916, 7112.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and local governments and universities that are DOE contractors are provided electronic access to Energy Department information in specific areas of concern. Energy information exchange agreements may be made with non-DOE affiliates, universities and other organizations involved in energy-related research. Public access to R&D documents is also available through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) and the Government Printing Office (GPO).
Beneficiary Eligibility
DOE federal employees and contractors are primary beneficiaries of DOE STI collections in their specific areas of concern. Although most web-based collections are available to the general public through official government outlets, limited-access databases contain information restricted by international exchange agreements or other access restrictions.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. By written or telephone inquiry to the information contacts shown below.
Award Procedure
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The scientific and technical information (STI) produced through DOE and its predecessor agencies includes information from the broad range of science disciplines of interest to the Energy Department mission. OSTI is the sole source of specialized collections containing results of closed-out DOE R&D projects. OSTI provides information services to DOE and DOE contractor organizations and makes Energy Department information publicly available through a suite of OSTI web tools and services. Most information services are provided electronically through databases and full-text compilations at no cost. Some collections result from partnerships with other national and international governmental agencies.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Jeffrey Given 1 Way, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 Email: Phone: 865-576-1146
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries) FY 13 $8,300,000; FY 14 est $8,400,000; and FY 15 est $8,700,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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