NIH Public Access Policy – Website, Workshops

As of April 7, 2008, researchers receiving grant money from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will now have to submit copies of their resulting research papers to PubMed Central (PMC) when their papers are accepted for publication in a journal. PMC will then make these papers freely available to the public no later than 12 months after publication.

The Biomedical Library has created a website that clarifies and summarizes the policy to assist UCSD, NIH-funded researchers at UCSD with the practical steps they need to take to comply with the new requirements. They will also offer some sessions in April to help you get up-to-date on these changes.

For more information or questions about the NIH policy, contact Nancy Stimson at (858) 534-6321 or

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