The NIH Public Access Policy requires that investigators submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication and that these manuscripts become publicly available not later than 12 months after the official date of publication.
Consequences of Non-Compliance
Until recently, there has been no clear indication of negative consequences to lack of compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. However, on Feb 14, 2013, NIH issued a Notice stipulating the following:
For non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 or beyond:
- NIH will delay processing of an award if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.
- Investigators will need to use MyNCBI to enter papers onto progress reports. Papers can be associated electronically using the RPPR, or included in the PHS 2590 using the MyNCBI generated PDF report.
The steps below outline the general process for complying with the NIH Public Access Policy. You can download these steps as a 1-page pdf checklist. The rest of the pages in this guide offer more information on the various components of compliance.
Set aside some time to manage your compliance with NIH's Public Access Policy.
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