Sometimes the UC publications reporting system asks you to link funding to publications not covered by the DOE open access policy, for example, work done at a different institution, work done before you joined Berkeley Lab, work done under non-DOE funding, or work done before October 2015.
First, you do not have to do anything with publications not covered by the Lab and DOE open access policy, so you can safely ignore these prompts. But, If you want to stop the "nag emails," select "Not externally funded" during the claim process, which for our purposes means "Not Covered by the LBL/DOE Policy."
If you did not click that link during the claim process, you can get back to that screen by following the steps below exactly.
I'm getting a lot of nag e-mails. Can I Link Multiple Publications at Once?
No, unfortunately, there is no way to bulk link more than one publication to the "Not externally funded" designation. Each must be linked separately using the following procedure. However, you can prevent future erroneous nag emails by selecting "not externally funded" when you first claim the publication.
1. Select "Menu>Manage->Publications". A list of your claimed publications will appear. From here you may either search for or scroll to the desire publication.
2. Select the title of that publication
3. Scroll down to the section titled "Links" and select "+ Create links," then "Grant."
4. Select the "Not Externally Funded" button. This essentially marks the pub as "not subject to the LBL/DOE open access policy." (The wording of the button is unfortunate, but we're stuck with it for now.)