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NIH Public Access Policy Compliance: My NCBI - Login


For anyone awarded NIH funding, you must use My NCBI's My Bibliography tool to save your citations either directly from PubMed or by manually entering them. This is an important part of the submission and reporting process.

Once citations are in My Bibliography you can easily see if your publications comply with the NIH Public Access Policy, start the compliance process for journal articles, associate publications to awards.

My NCBI offers many other useful features, including saving PubMed searches (and having search results sent to you), saving collections of citations found in PubMed, and customization of the filters and results display in PubMed.

Create New My NCBI Account

Sign in with your eRA Commons credentials! Note >>>>>>>

  • Go to PubMed
  • Click on 'Sign in to NCBI' in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Email for an eRA Commons account if you do not yet have one.

Adding Citations

Follow these instructions to add citations and, if necessary, delegates.


If you receive an error message when trying to link accounts you may have linked too many accounts already! Email NCBI to have them manually link your eRA Commons account with your My NCBI account.

Include the following in your email: MyNCBI username, eRA Commons username, and email address

Link My NCBI & eRA Commons Accounts

If you already have both a My NCBI account and an eRA Commons account, you need to link them.

  • Log into My NCBI
  • Click on your login name in the top right.
  • Then click on the 'Change' button for 'Linked Accounts'.

My NCBI Link 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

The eRA linked account icon verifies that an eRA account has been linked to an NCBI account. The citation compliance status bar will show how many publications have a status that is not defined, non-compliant, in process, and complete.