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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

NIH reminds researchers re: public access

Jonathan Eisen has posted an email dated April 28 from Norka Ruiz Bravo, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research:

Dear Members of the NIH Research Community:

I am writing to remind you that the mandatory NIH Public Access Policy applies to final peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008. Making published research funded by NIH accessible to everyone, including health care providers, patients, educators and scientists, helps advance science and improve human health. We all have a role to play in achieving this goal, and I appreciate your efforts to make the NIH Public Access Policy successful.

... Compliance with this Policy is a legal requirement and a term and condition for all active grants and contracts awarded as of April 7, 2008. Failure to comply may trigger one or more enforcement actions, depending on the severity and duration of the non-compliance.

Please see the Public Access Web site for the tools you need to comply with the Policy. The Web site houses Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), training information, and other resources.

To ensure compliance with the Policy, please remember to:

Address Copyright ...

Submit Papers upon Acceptance for Publication ...

Cite Papers ...