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Instructions for Submitting Document to OpenNet

Requesting an account to submit documents to OpenNet

If you plan to load documents to OpenNet, you must have an OpenNet Logon Name and Password. If you don’t already have one, go to the OpenNet web site at:

  1. Click on the LOGIN link on the top right.
  2. Read the information and check the “I agree…” box.
  3. Click on the “Request data submission access…” link at the bottom of the page.
  4. Fill out the form.

One of the required fields is the Site Input Code field. This field provides a drop down list of DOE Sites. All users with the same Site Input Code can edit all the records for that site. If your Site Code is not in the list or you need a site code more specific to your office than those listed, send an email to

Submitting documents to OpenNet

In most cases, you will upload the electronic image of the document as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file in addition to providing basic bibliographic information. OSTI will do a text conversion, making the entire document full-text searchable. Once processed, the document will become immediately available to anyone in the public who wants it. All they have to do is click on the “Full Text” icon.