Notice: The NIH of Thursday posted a formal notice stating that on grant awards with a start date of July 1 and beyond: 1) it would begin delaying award processing if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the NIH's public access policy; and 2) investigators will need to use MyNCBI to enter papers onto progress reports.http://tinyurl.com/bcornrv (posted 02/22/13)
Notice: My NCBI tool to replace eRA Commons for bibliography management: "As of July 23, 2010, PD/PIs will be unable to enter citations manually into eRA Commons and must use My NCBI’s “My Bibliography” tool to manage their professional bibliographies." -NOT-OD-10-103. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-103.html More information on setting up your My NCBI account and linking it to your eRA Commons account can be found here: http://era.nih.gov/ncbi/how-to_steps.cfm (posted 06/17/10)
NIH new rules on temporary use of an NIHMSID to indicate compliance with the Public Access Policy, effective August 21, 2009 - NIH NOT-OD-09-136 - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-136.html (posted 08/19/09)
NIH Public Policy Links
NIH Public Access Policy http://publicaccess.nih.gov/
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) http://publicaccess.nih.gov/FAQ.htm
PubMed Submission Methods http://publicaccess.nih.gov/ submit_process.htm
NIH Manuscript Submission System http://www.nihms.nih.gov/
Journals that submit directly to PubMed Central http://publicaccess.nih.gov/ submit_process_journals.htm
PubMed has a PMID:PMCID / PMCID:PMID converter that will locate articles that are listed in both PubMed and PubMedCentral http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/ pmctopmid
Please contact the McGoogan Library Reference Desk if you would like assistance in locating PMIDs or PMCIDs. (email firstname.lastname@example.org / phone: 559-6221
Does the NIH Public Access Policy apply to you?
The NIH Public Access Policy applies to the following:
1. It is a requirement for future NIH funding.
2. All articles arising from NIH funding must be submitted to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication, to be publicly released within 12 months.
3. All NIH applications, proposals, and progress reports must include the PubMed Central reference number (PMCID) when citing an article that falls under the policy that is authored or co-authored by the investigator, or arose from the investigator's NIH award.
What is the NIH Public Access Policy?
The NIH Public Access Policy is Public Law 110-161, Div. G, Title II, Sec. 218
From the NIH Public Access Policy site: "The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication. To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication. "
Papers included in this law (FAQ B1):
The Policy applies to any manuscript that:
- Is peer-reviewed;
- And, is accepted for publication in a journal on or after April 7, 2008;
- And, arises from:
- Any direct funding 1 from an NIH grant or cooperative agreement active in Fiscal Year 2008, or;
- Any direct funding from an NIH contract signed on or after April 7, 2008, or;
- Any direct funding from the NIH Intramural Program, or;
- An NIH employee.
Authors may submit final peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted before April 7, 2008 that arise from NIH funds, if they have appropriate copyright permission.
1 "Directly" funded means costs that can be specifically identified with a particular project or activity. See NIH Grants Policy Statement, Rev. 12/2003.
Interpreting the NIH policy; assistance with modifying publisher agreements: Nancy Woelfl, Ph.D., Director of the McGoogan Library of Medicine (email: email@example.com / phone: 559-7078)
NIH Manuscript Submission (self-submission) assistance: Robin Taylor, Project Coordinator, Dept. of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience (email: firstname.lastname@example.org /phone: 559-3549)
Need additional assistance?: contact the Reference Desk at McGoogan Library of Medicine (email: email@example.com / phone: 559-6221)
UNMC Sponsored Programs Administration Contacts: find your SPA contact: http://www.unmc.edu/spa/index.cfm?L1_ID=4&CONREF=4
Resources for Librarians
NIH Public Access Policy Overview for Librarians - from the Medical Library Association http://www.mlanet.org/government/gov_pdf/2010_aug_pub_access_policy.pdf