...ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research....

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Publication Requirements for NIH-Funded Investigators

In April 2008 the National Institutes of Health instituted a revised Public Access Policy to ensure compliance with Public Law 110-161, mandating that any published results of NIH-funded research be made available to the public. Specifically, the revised Policy requires investigators reporting on NIH-funded research to submit an electronic copy of their published articles to NIH PubMed Central, a digital archive offering free and unrestricted access to biomedical and life sciences literature. The Policy applies to all peer-reviewed journal articles, including research reports and reviews, reporting on research funded in whole or in part by the NIH. The Policy does not apply to non-peer-reviewed materials such as correspondence, book chapters, and editorials.

Note that compliance with this policy is a statutory requirement and a condition of grant awards, cooperative agreements, and R&D contract solicitations and awards. Failure to comply could result in serious penalties, including the loss of NIH funding and eligibility for future funding.

Key Details

All articles arising from NIH funds must be submitted to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication.