Open Access and Scholarly Communications: NIH Public Access
This Guide and Related Resources
This guide provides an overview of the NIH Public Access Policy and links to key NIH policy notices and to NIH Public Access resources. For detailed, step-by-step guidance on how to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy, please see our new "NIH Public Access Policy and You" guide linked below.
NIH grantees need to demonstrate compliance with the Public Access Policy when submitting an application, proposal, or progress report to the NIH. Grantees should include the PubMed Central (PMC) reference number for each paper that was accepted for publication after April 7, 2008 and was authored or co-authored by the applicant or arose from their NIH award.