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NIH Public Access Policy

NIH Training Videos

NIHMS (NIH Manuscript Submission System) Overview

Step-by-step instructions for submitting manuscripts and associated files for archiving in PubMed Central to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy (4:32)

My Bibliography: Public Access Compliance

This video helps NIH-funded scientists link funding to their citations and manage compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. (3:26)

NIH Help Files

NIHMS Help & FAQs - for questions about the self-submission process using the NIH Manuscript Submission System.

My Bibliography FAQs - for questions about My Bibliography or My NCBI and linking your eRA Commons account to NCBI.

UMD Resources

UMD Contract Administrators - lists administrators from the Office of Research Adminstration (ORA) for each unit on campus.

NIH Commons Registration - no need to register directly with NIH; login with your University ID and password to initiate registration and ORA will handle registration with NIH.

General Resources

PubMed Central (PMC) - PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

eRA Commons - online interface where signing officials, principal investigators, trainees and post-docs at institutions/organizations can access and share administrative information relating to research grants.

SHERPA/RoMEO: Publisher Copyright Policies & Self-Archiving - provides a summary of the permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement. Recently enhanced to show if the publisher's policies allow authors to be "NIH compliant."

SHERPA/JULIET: Research Funders' Open Access Policies - provides a summary and links to the policies of various research funders as part of their grant awards.