NIH Publication Compliance

NIH Public Access Policy: How It Affects CHIPTS Researchers and How to Comply

As of April 7, 2008, researchers receiving grant money from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have to submit copies of their resulting research papers to PubMed Central (PMC) when those papers are accepted for publication in a journal. PMC, the NIH’s free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, will then make the papers freely available to the public no later than twelve months after publication. Making research results publicly accessible is important not only to the NIH. It is also an essential element of UCLA and CHIPTS’ commitment to academic freedom and its mission as a public research university to create and disseminate knowledge for the betterment of society.

In addition to posting to PubMed Central, all publications meeting the threshold of being CHIPTS supported, must include the following language: “This work was also supported by the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment (CHIPTS) NIMH grant MH58107; the UCLA Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) grant 5P30AI028697; and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through UCLA CSTI Grant UL1TR000124. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of NIH.”

The following links will show CHIPTS investigators how to comply with NIH publications policy:

CHIPTS Getting a PMCID (93)
CHIPTS NIH Public Access Policy (89)
CHIPTS Using NCBI to credit grants (105)
Complying with NIH Public Access Policy: The Nuts & Bolts (53)

NIH has created trainings to assist investigators in their compliance efforts. Details can be found at NIH Video Trainings (Excerpted from a January 2013 Webinar) are available below.

• The Basics
• Awardee Tasks
• Awardee Tasks: an Example