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UPDATE: NIH Public Access Compliance

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released two additional Notices that affect all NIH funded researchers:

NOT-OD-12-160: Upcoming Changes to Public Access Policy Reporting Requirements and Related NIH Efforts to Enhance Compliance 11/16/12



2/6/13 NOT-OD-13-035:
NIH Requires Use of RPPR for All SNAP and Fellowship Progress Reports, and Expands RPPR Functionality

2/14/13 NOT-OD-13-042:
Changes to Public Access Policy Compliance Efforts Apply to All Awards with Anticipated Start Dates on or after July 1, 2013


As the notices indicate, all NIH grant-related publications need to be deposited into PubMedCentral (PMC) within 3 months of the official publication date, otherwise they will be flagged as non-compliant by NIH.  For details on the various ways to submit articles, visit our NIH Funding Public Access Mandate Guide.  Library staff are available to offer help to researchers and their staff as they manage compliance.

Use a My NCBI account to:

. Link your My NCBI account to your eRA Commons ID and password
. Build a bibliography of grant related publications
. Link publications to grants
. Identify what is and is not in compliance
. Notify NIH when an article is not covered by the policy
. Submit your bibliography for your Research Performance Progress Report
. Share your publications with the PI and even fellow researchers
. Appoint a designate to help keep your citations current and in compliance

Previous related blogs:
NIH Public Access Compliance Monitor
NIH Public Access Policy Webinar for Compliance 1/5/13
NIH Notice Compliance to Impact Funding

Excerpted from and modified : Duke Medical Center Library Newsletter, Emily Mazure, Biomedical Research Liaison Librarian

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