The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.
In-accordance with PL 110-161, as a grantee, we must adhere to this mandatory policy. Failure to do so could result in funding being withheld by NIH for any given project found out of compliance.
Please don't forget to include your PMCID numbers associated with reported publications on all NIH progress reports. OSP (Office of Sponsored Programs) has recently noticed a high volume of publications reported that do not have the PMCID listed. This has resulted in NIH requesting additional information in order to release type 5 continuation awards.
For more guidance surrounding PMCID numbers and how to properly report, please visit: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/citation_methods.htm
- NIH Guide Notice for Public Access (January 11, 2008)
- Reminder Concerning Grantee Compliance with the Public Access Policy and Related NIH Monitoring Activities (September 23, 2008)
- The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 Makes the NIH Public Access Policy Permanent (March 19, 2009)
- Clarification on the Use of an NIHMSID to Indicate Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy (August 12, 2009)
- Until further notice, only papers written in Latin script will be collected via the NIH Manuscript Submission System for the NIH Public Access Policy (October 30, 2009)