NIH Public Access Policy
Thursday, March 13, 2014
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
Join your host Yingting Zhang (@inforocks) for a discussion on the NIH Public Access Policy this week. Never participated in a Twitter chat before? Check out this overview and come on in, we're a supportive community!
The NIH Public Access Policy requires that all investigators funded by the NIH must submit or have submitted for them to the NLM’s PubMed Central (PMC) an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication. The final published paper must be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication in a manner consistent with copyright law. The final published paper must have a PMCID assigned within 3 months of publication. This policy is mandatory and applied to all NIH grants that were active in Fiscal Year 2008 (October 1, 2007- September 30, 2008) or subsequent fiscal years, and for all contracts awarded after April 7, 2008. Failure to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy could result in discontinuation of funding or no future funding.
For more information on NIH Public Access Policy, please visit its website: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/
Questions to consider:
- What impact does this policy have on your institution’s researchers?
- As a librarian, what role do you play in assisting your institution’s NIH funded researchers to comply with this policy?
- How long have you been involved in this role?
- What approaches did you use to provide service in NIH Public Access Policy compliance?
- Did you have any resistance from the researchers in terms of consulting, providing workshops, or acting as a delegate?
- Do you submit manuscripts to PMC for your NIH funded researchers?
- Do you also assist them by submitting to your institutional repository?
- If yes, could you share your experience?