Here are some strategies awardee institutions are using to ensure compliance with the public access policy:
- reminding principal investigators (PIs) to compile their publication lists on My Bibliography for their Type 5 applications at least 3 months before they are due so they have time to fix any issues
- developing publication agreement addenda to ensure their authors always retain the right to post their manuscripts when they need to, and to minimize risk caused by publisher delays or errors in submitting manuscripts
- developing model agreements that PIs can use with collaborators to ensure that all papers arising from the award still comply with the public access policy even if the PI is not an author
- ensuring PIs and potential authors are trained on the public access policy. We offer training tools for offices of sponsored research as well as researchers at publicaccess.nih.gov.
For more information for institutions’ research administrators and offices of sponsored programs, visit publicaccess.nih.gov/sponsored.htm.