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NIH Public Access Policy

The instructions on this page provide steps to ensure compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

Creating a My NCBI Account

Step 1. Access PubMed

Step 2: Sign in to MyNCBI or create a new account if you are a first time user.

Note: You can sign in with accounts you already use, like Google or eRA Commons. If you have never used My NCBI, it is strongly recommended that you log in with your eRA Commons account!

Link My NCBI & eRA Commons Accounts

If you already have a My NCBI Account, you will need to link the account to your eRA Commons account.

  • Log into My NCBI
  • Click on your login name in the top right
  • Click on the 'Change' button for 'Linked Accounts'
  • From the list of 'Login Account Options', scroll down and choose 'NIH & eRA Commons' and then log into your eRA Commons account

My NCBI Linked Account eRA Commons