Location: Oak Ridge
Time Period: 1957 – Present
Facility Type: Department of Energy
Facility Description: The Office of Scientific and Technical lnformation was created to serve as a federal government repository for all technical reports pertaining to the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies.
*The Department of Energy is responsible for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of sponsored R&D results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide, as well as grantees at universities and other institutions. This scientific and technical information (STI) is produced and published in various formats, including technical reports, scientific/technical conference papers and presentations, theses and dissertations, journal citations, manuscripts and published articles, e-prints, videos, software, patents, and datasets.
The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), a unit of the Office of Science, fulfills agency-wide responsibilities to collect, preserve, and disseminate STI emanating from DOE R&D activities. The Department has carried out this function since the 1940s and is legislatively mandated to do so, most recently in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which reads:
“The Secretary, through the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, shall maintain within the Department publicly available collections of scientific and technical information resulting from research, development, demonstration, and commercial applications activities supported by the Department.”
OSTI also is responsible for providing public access to scholarly scientific publications resulting from DOE-funded research, and it manages the collection of all DOE STI through the collaborative DOE Scientific and Technical Information Program.
The OSTI mission is to advance science and sustain technological creativity by making R&D findings available and useful to DOE researchers and the public. The OSTI Catalogue of Collections provides information about all the DOE, U.S. government, and international science resources that OSTI maintains.
Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.
As of 05/03/2015, the total compensation paid under Parts B and E of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is $1,502,370.
Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) Workers:
If you or your parent worked at this or any other DOE or AWE facility and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $400K plus medical benefits from the US Department of Labor. Call EEOICPA Counsel Hugh Stephens at 1-855-EEOICPA (336-4272) or fill out the form to the right, even if your claim has been accepted or denied.
We can help with all OWCP (Federal Workers Compensation) claims, impairments, wage loss and health care. 2495 Main Street, Suite 442 Buffalo, NY.