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NIH Public Access Policy Compliance Revisited
Posted On: Monday, July 18, 2022 - 10:27 by Lesley Skalla

Did you know that your peer-reviewed publications from NIH-funded grants must be deposited into PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance of publication and made available to the public in PMC within 12 months of publication?  This is the requirement of the NIH Public Access Policy, which mandates that the public has access to published results of your NIH-funded research.

Here are some tips for ensuring that you are in compliance!

  • As soon as your manuscript is published, ensure that it is submitted to PubMed Central. There are many options to do this, and it usually depends on the journal where your work is published. Sometimes the journal will do it for you. Other times...
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    New NIHMS System for Public Access Policy Compliance
    Posted On: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 16:10 by Karen Barton

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is in the process of updating many of its research support tools for improvements in navigation, usability, and more. The NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system is the latest tool to see changes, which went into effect on January 23, 2020. NIHMS facilitates the submission of peer-reviewed manuscripts for inclusion in the PubMed Central (PMC) database in support of the NIH Public Access Policy. NIHMS also supports the public access policies of other organizations and government agencies.

    Here's what's notably new in NIHMS:
    • "My Manuscripts" menu...

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    Are your publications compliant?
    Posted On: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 14:15 by Emily Mazure

    Submitting a renewal or new grant application? Are you compliant with the NIH Public Access Policy? Not sure? We can help!

    We can check our database to see if any non-compliant articles are associated with your name or grant number.

    Better yet, we can help you use "My Bibliography" to manage compliance yourself!  Easily add and track your publications for compliance issues.  Easily use the citations you have added to My Bibliography in your Biosketch when you use NCBI’s Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv)  tool, saving you even more time!

    Be aware that many federal funding agencies have...


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    Making Information Free: Open Access & More
    Posted On: Friday, October 7, 2016 - 13:56 by Patricia Thibodeau

    Easy and immediate access to journal articles still remains a challenge. Even Duke cannot provide access to everything.  Journal prices have continued to increase year after year with more and more expensive journals being published. That means important clinical, research, and educational content can be locked up for months, years, or permanently, inaccessible to the patients, health providers, researchers, teachers and learners that need access to them.  This problem becomes even more massive when you look at access to information within developing countries, and can become an obstacle as Duke tries to work with global sites to reduce disparities in health, education, and research.

    The following three movements are trying to ensure that...


    Categories: Resource Updates

    Tags: open access, journals, NIH Public Access Policy, publishing, open science

    Who's Responsible for Public Access Policy Compliance?
    Posted On: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:11 by Patricia Thibodeau

    The bottom line is that the PI is responsible even if not an author on the article.  Any author or PI can submit the manuscript file(s) and approve the submission, but unless the submission and final version are approved, the publication becomes non-compliant within 30 days of publication.  That can be a problem when renewing or seeking funding.

    AUTHORS!  You can help the PIs by letting them know when a manuscript attributed to their grant has been submitted for publication.

    How do I track publications?

      • Set up a...

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    Why YOU should have a My NCBI Account
    Posted On: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 16:04 by Alex Mesa

    NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) has 60+ databases, including PubMed, MeSH, Bookshelf and others you may be familiar with. In this blog post, we are looking at My NCBI a free, personalized account for YOU to use in conjunction with all of NCBI.

    My NCBI allows you to save searches, save collections of citations, manage filters, and save site preferences for major NCBI databases. For anyone with NIH funding, it is best to log into My NCBI by clicking on NIH Login and using your eRA Commons credentials. For those without an eRA Commons account, we recommend logging in with your Duke NetID....


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    NIH Public Access Policy: Ensuring You Are Compliant
    Posted On: Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 02:16 by Patricia Thibodeau

    Do you receive NIH funding? If so, you will have to be compliant with the Public Access Policy. Here are some basics for preparing to be compliant, monitoring your article, and handling compliance problems.

    1. Create My NCBI account using eRA Commons log in
  • Login to NCBI and go directly to the option "Sign in with NIH Login" to create an account using your eRA Commons ID and password.
  • If you already have a My NCBI account and do not want to lose citations or searches you have saved, see the detailed instructions in our Libguide.
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    NIH Public Access Compliance Tips
    Posted On: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 21:36 by Patricia Thibodeau

    Here are some tips to help you become and stay compliant with the NIH Public Access Policy.

    If you are the PI of the grant but not the author on a paperNIH holds the PI who receives the funding responsible for all compliance. Therefore, you must ensure all peer-reviewed articles resulting from your NIH grant are compliant, even if you are NOT an author.
    • Take a look at the article. The researcher may be using data, specimens or equipment from your grant and acknowledging that.
    • Work with other Co-PIs on the grant who may know more about the article.
    If you are not the PI of the grant, contact NIH and let them know the information is... MORE

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    Guide Available: Complying with NIH Public Access Policy
    Posted On: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 13:15 by Beverly Murphy

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is now requiring that all institutions be compliant with the Public Access Policy. 

    NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 or beyond, if your publications are NOT compliant.  See the full policy at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-142.html

    The Library has developed a new guide with instructions for complying with the NIH policy (http://guides.mclibrary.duke.edu/nihpapcompliance). ...


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    Tags: NIH Public Access Policy, My NCBI

    The Research Works Act
    Posted On: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 13:46 by Beverly Murphy

    On December 16, 2011, Representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced "The Research Works Act" ( H.R. 3699) which would turn back the NIH Public Access Policy. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

    Details of the Bill:

    • Would prohibit federal agencies from conditioning their grant funding to require that all members of the public be guaranteed online access to the research findings that their tax dollars fund;
    • Would reverse the NIH Public Access Policy and stifle critical advancements in life-saving research and scientific discovery;
    • The NIH Public Access Policy currently provides millions of...

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