NASA / GOV Users

This page is intended for users within the NASA community, which includes NASA employees, contractors and grantees, as well as other Federal government employees and contractors. Some of the resources on this page require verified NASA affiliation and/or authorized approval for access.

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NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Registered
The NTRS Registered contains over 4 million metadata records that include citations and abstracts of NASA technical reports, videos, journal articles, and conference proceedings. Content ranges from the early National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) publications to today’s latest research. The NTRS Registered features over half a million searchable, full-text documents in PDF, custom display formats, and saved search capability.

Access to the NTRS Registered is only available through the NASA Application Management System (NAMS) and requires you to have an established NASA Agency User Identity (AUID) and a NASA Launchpad password in the NASA Identity Management and Account Exchange (IdMAX) system.


NTRS Registered Registration
Individual access to the NTRS Registered is available to NASA employees, contractors, and grantees, as well as other Federal government employees and contractors. Every registrant must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident.

Registration Instructions for New Users

  1. NASA employees or NASA contractors WITH a NASA AUID and Launchpad password:

    Visit Identity and Access Management (idMAX) at*

    1. Select “Your NAMS Requests”
    2. Type “NTRS” and select “AGCY NASA Technical Report Server (NTRS) Registered”
    3. Make sure that your sponsor is the correct person to sponsor your account access. You may need to follow up with your sponsor to ensure timely processing of your request
    4. Enter your Business Justification
    5. Make sure that all Requirements have the status “OK”
    6. Select “Submit Request”
      *Login with Smartcard or RSA token may be required
  2. NASA contractors or NASA grantees WITHOUT a NASA AUID and Launchpad password:
    Contact your NASA Contracting Officer, NASA Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR), Grant Officer, or Grant Technical Officer to sponsor you in IdMAX ( Once you have an activated account, add the NTRS Registered as an application. If your sponsor experiences difficulties, please fill out the NTRS Registered Registration Form, and the Agency STI Program will initiate the IdMAX process. After you submit the form, you will be contacted with further instructions.
  3. Non-NASA Federal employees and Non-NASA Federal contractors:
    Please complete the NTRS Registered Registration Form to begin the process of acquiring a NASA AUID and Launchpad password within the NASA IdMAX system. After you submit the form, you will be contacted with further instructions.


For more information about publishing, locating and archiving NASA STI take the NASA Scientific and Technical Information Training offered via SATERN. This module seeks to educate users about the value of NASA’s scientific and technical information and help reduce the STI knowledge drain experienced at NASA centers due to staff reductions.

To access this course log in to SATERN with your NASA Agency User ID and search for course OTH-004-03.