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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy: Introduction

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Quick Summary

What is it?

The NIH, in addition to its existing public access policy for publications, now requires that those receiving research grant funding from the NIH also take steps to make their research data publicly accessible. Here's link to the policy:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/NIH-Public-Access-Plan.pdf

When?

Publications: Effective since 2008.

Data:  Effective December 2015.

How?

Publication manuscripts will be submitted to PubMed Central via NIHMS; the Data Management Plan (DMP) should include a repository where the data will be deposited.

Why?

This plan was developed in response to the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) February 22, 2013 memorandum, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research."

Any questions?

If you have any questions about complying with a federal publication policy, please contact Fred Rascoe. If you have any questions about complying with a federal research data policy, please contact Susan Parham.

If you have any questions about your grant proposal, your award, your funding agency, or other logistical questions, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs.