Update on NIH’s Public Access Policy


In November I blogged about NIH efforts to improve access to research results and updates related to the NIH public access policy. Today, NIH announced that the compliance measures outlined in the November guide notice will be implemented for all awards with anticipated start dates on or after July 1, 2013 (see NIH Guide Notice NOT-13-042). I encourage you to make sure you are well-acquainted with this policy, and up-to-date on compliance.

In my November blog post I mentioned a few tips authors can use to help comply with the policy, such as using MyNCBI’s My Bibliography feature. Since then we’ve rolled out new resources specifically for research administrators. The public access compliance monitor is a web-based tool that allows administrators to monitor compliance across their particular institution. Check out the short video below for a quick look at its features. If you’re interested in some more in-depth training, my staff has also published a recording of a public webinar, held this January and designed for compliance officials at grantee institutions. You can also tune in to the All About Grants podcast for new episodes on public access, designed for researchers and compliance officials alike, featuring NIH staff involved in public access policy implementation.

We are here and ready to help as you work towards enhanced compliance, and we appreciate the efforts of our communities in making all NIH-supported research publications accessible.



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