The National Institutes of Health’s Public Access Policy requires all investigators funded by the NIH to submit an electronic copy of their final research manuscripts upon acceptance for publication no later than 12 months after publication to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central. As of July 1, 2010, investigators are required to manage NIH Public Access Policy compliance using a new feature within My Bibliography (a part of MyNCBI). My Bibliography can be used to create lists of publications and add citations directly from PubMed or manually. Within My Bibliography, the Awards View eRA Commons feature allows the user to identify if their publications are compliant with the NIH Public Access Policy, start the submission process for manuscripts, associate their NIH funding with their publications, and designate delegates to manage their bibliography via My NCBI.
Brief step-by-step instructions on using My Bibliography can be found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/pubmedtutorial/030_265.html and an online tutorial on this new feature is available at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p99612940/. Additional information on using NLM/NCBI products is available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/dist_edu.html#mla.
*The above information is adapted from information provided on the NLM Technical Bulletin and the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy Web sites, located at:
Institutional support for compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy is provided by the UT Health Science Center’s Office of Sponsored Programs at (210) 567-2340.
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