Contact for Help
Librarians at the HS/HSL can help determine a researcher's compliance status, provide instructions for complying with the Public Access Policy, and answer questions about the NIH Policy. For assistance from the HS/HSL, contact email@example.com.
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NIHMS: help desk form
Additional assistance from NIH: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Comply with the NIH Public Access Policy in 4 Easy Steps
NIH Public Access Policy
The NIH Public Access Policy implements Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008).
The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.
The complete policy can be found at: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/policy.htm
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that effective spring 2013, researchers not in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy regarding the deposition of publications resulting from NIH funding into PubMed Central will not receive the next installment of their funding. NIH intends to hold processing of non-competing continuation awards until recipients have demonstrated compliance and all eligible papers have been received.
For additional information, see notice NOT-OD-12-160, Upcoming Changes to Public Access Policy Reporting Requirements.
About this Guide
In this guide you will find:
- How to create a My NCBI account
- How to accept being a Delegate
- How to approve NIHMS submissions
- How to claim an NIHMS record
- Answers to common questions
- Who to contact for help