NIH Public Access Policy Made Permanent


President Obama signed into law the 2009 Consolidated Appropriations Act on March 12, which includes a provision making the National Institutes’ of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy permanent. The NIH Revised Policy on Enhancing Public Access requires eligible NIH-funded researchers to deposit electronic copies of their peer-reviewed manuscripts into the National Library of Medicine’s online archive, PubMed Central (PMC). Full texts of the articles are made publicly available and searchable online in PMC no later than 12 months after publication in a journal.

The Library has a web page that provides information about how to comply with this policy. Please contact us with your questions.

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