NIH Public Access Policy

Information and Resources on the NIH Public Access Policy

Policy Overview

The NIH Public Access Policy requires peer-reviewed papers arising from NIH funding to be submitted to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication.

For non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 or beyond, the NIH will delay processing of an award if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the Public Access Policy.

♦ The policy applies to manuscripts that:


♦ Are peer reviewed


♦ Are accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008


  • Direct funding from an NIH grant or cooperative agreement active fiscal year 2008 and beyond.
  • Direct funding from an NIH contract signed on or after April 7, 2008.
  • Direct funding from the NIH Intramural Program
  • An NIH employee

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How can the Library help?

♦ Guidance with compliance

♦ Presentations to department authors and staff

♦ Provide compliance language for publication agreements

♦ Review and locate journal policies

Contact the OHSU Library to discuss or schedule these services.