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NIH Public Access Policy in a Nutshell  

Links, videos, and help on all the steps needed to comply with the NIH policy and submit articles to PMC
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How to Comply with the NIH Public Access Policy

Articles arising from NIH funds accepted for publication after April 7, 2008 must be submitted to PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance. They must be made publicly available no more than 12 months after appearing in a peer-reviewed journal.

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Demonstrating Compliance

NIH grantees need to demonstrate compliance with the Public Access Policy when submitting an application, proposal, or progress report to the NIH. Grantees should include the PubMed Central (PMC) reference number for each paper that was accepted for publication after April 7, 2008 and was authored or co-authored by the applicant or arose from their NIH award.


Get Help

For help with copyright issues, public access compliance and scholarly communication issues:

Jeanene Light, M.L.S., Library Associate Professor

Content Development and Management Librarian

Dana Medical Library

Assistance with NIH grants compliance, reporting, and progress reports:  Sponsored Projects Administration

  • Juie Macy
  • Nicholas Brightman
  • Dayna LeDuc
  • Sylvie Butel
  • Debbie Fletcher

Manage NIH Public Access Policy Compliance with My NCBI


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