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NIH Public Access Policy Compliance: Manage Compliance

Manage Compliance thru My Bibliography

Detailed instructions for Managing Compliance to the NIH Public Access Policy are provided by NIH. 

After adding your citations to your My Bibliography and linking your eRA Commons account, set the Display Settings to the Award View as shown below.

My Bibliography award view

This should then show you your citations with red, yellow, and green dots indicating the status of each citation (example on right).

Note: Upon adding more works to My Bibliography, change the viewing settings (at the top of the page) from private and back to public, so that changes to the sharing URL and other changes may take effect. 

Assign Awards

You should assign the correct awards to each citation in your My Bibliography.

  • "My awards" are associated with the PI's eRA Commons profile.
  • "Other awards" are not associated with the PI's eRA Commons profile, but have been linked to citations in the My Bibliography collection.

My bibliography assign awards

Status Codes

An article can have one of the following statuses.

My bibliography status

Any article with a red 'Non-compliant' or question mark, 'Edit Status' status needs your attention!


Click on the link associated with those articles (which could be an 'Edit Status', an NIHMS ID number, or a 'Citation not in NIHMS or PMC' link).  The following box will open and you will use the given options to change the status of the citation.

Edit compliance status