About this Guide
This Guide provides instructions on various steps to take to ensure compliance of the NIH Public Access Policy. To learn more about the overall Policy, please take a look at the NIH Public Access Policy 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
Upcoming NIH Public Access Policy Open Sessions:
Below is a list of upcoming open sessions. Stop by the Medical Center Library & Archives (Room 212C) during any of the following times for 1-on-1 help.
Note: No registration required! If you have a laptop or a USB drive with files you may need to upload, please bring it with you. We will have a limited number of computers available.
Notice Number: NOT-OD-13-042 For non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 or beyond:
1) NIH will delay processing of an award if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy.
2) Investigators will need to use My NCBI to enter papers onto progress reports. Papers can be associated electronically using the RPPR, or included in the PHS 2590 using the My NCBI generated PDF report.
Please see NOT-OD-12-160 for more details.
Compliance Process Diagram
The diagram below depicts the overall process involved in the NIH Public Access Policy. It illustrates what systems are involved and the interactions between those systems. The steps a PI/author needs to take are illustrated, with those that are typically problematic highlighted in red.
Watch our NIH Public Access Policy Presentation
Skip ahead to about 5 minutes in to see the presentation from the start!