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This link goes to a detailed series of videos produced by NIH. If you would like more detail than what is given in this guide, these videos may help you.
The "W" questions answered
Grant awardees as well as authors funded by NIH grants are responsible for policy compliance.
NIHMS is what you use to submit your article as an agreement of the NIH grant.
Immediately upon acceptance of your peer-reviewed article to a journal, it must be submitted it to PMC or NIHMS (which one can change depending on journal "method").
The policy has been in place since April, 2008.
PubMed Central (PMC) is the repository where your article will be submitted.
The public access policy was put into place because the United States government believes that results from government funded research should be available to everybody via the open web.
If you do not comply, NIH will stop non-competing continuation grants. They will also not fund future grant applications if you have a record of non-compliance.
Compliance Procedure Outline
Copyright : Own it. Read your agreement before submitting your article to a journal.
Journal "submission" Methods: A, B, C, or D. Which method does your journal use? see fabulous flow chart linked below
Submitting your articles: "My Bibliography" through the NCBI website and/or NIHMS
Citing PMCIDs and demonstrating compliance
NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS)
Submissions of peer-reviewed manuscripts
NIH Public Access Policy
Complete information regarding the Policy.
NIH Public Access Policy Fact Sheet
NIH Public Access Policy Update
An update to the NIH public access policy from 2013
PubMed Central (PMC)
Digital archive of the National Library of Medicine.
Copyright and open access policies of journals and publishers
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