NIH Policy Guide

NIH Public Access Policy Guide

General information and step-by-step instructions regarding the NIH public access law for Yale staff, faculty, and researchers.

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NIH Public Access Policy #1: Are you in compliance?

This video explains the NIH Public Access Policy that went to effect in 2008, and will be strictly enforced starting July 1, 2013. Under this policy, if a peer-reviewed journal article accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008 arises from an NIH grant, the final peer-reviewed manuscript of the article must be deposited to NIH’s PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication and must be made available to the public no later than 12 months following publication. This video demonstrates the "My Bibliography" feature of the "My NCBI" account linked with your "eRA Commons" account, which can be used to check the compliance statuses of your NIH grant-funded articles.

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NIH Public Access Policy #2: How to comply?

This video demonstrates how to make sure that your NIH-funded articles are compliant with the NIH public access policy. Specifically, it shows what to do if your article gets a non-compliant status ("red dot").

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