[Office-of-research] NIH 'Public Access Policy' Now Mandatory

Bruce Morgan bruce.morgan at ucr.edu
Fri Jan 18 08:22:54 PST 2008

To comply with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008 (Pub. L. No.
110-161), the NIH's previously voluntary Public Access Policy is now a
mandated requirement and applies to all peer-reviewed articles that arise,
in whole or in part, from direct costs funded by the NIH, or from the NIH
staff, that are accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.  In
addition, beginning May 25, 2008, anyone submitting an application,
proposal, or progress report to the NIH must include the PubMed Central or
NIH Manuscript Submission reference number when citing applicable articles
that arise from their NIH-funded research. This policy includes applications
submitted to the NIH for the May 25, 2008, due date and subsequent due

Other specifics of the NIH policy are enumerated in NOT-OD-08-033
<http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-033.html> .


Please share this message broadly with NIH-funded researchers within your


Bruce Morgan

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research


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