NIH Policy Implementation
April 8, 2008NIH Director Zerhouni welcomes comments on public access policy implementation
..."We believe that public access after a reasonable embargo period of up to a year to research funded by NIH will help advance science and improve human health while preserving peer review and the value of scientific publishing," ...
April 8, 2008NIH Public Comments Reveal Librarian Support
From Library Journal Academic Newswire
, March 25, 2008
April 8, 2008SPARC comments offered at NIH public meeting
Contributions from David Carlson, SIUC, and SPARC Director Heather Joseph are online now.
April 8, 2008New ACRL online chat to focus on NIH policy implementation
Join us on March 27 for the inaugural ACRL OnPoint chat on the newly mandatory NIH Public Access Policy. The discussion of how libraries are leveraging this new policy on campus will be convened by ACRL Scholarly Communication Committee member Karen Williams and Linda Watson, president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. Discuss actions your library is taking or could take, such as educating authors, offering deposit services and partnering with your office of sponsored research.
March 17, 2008SPARC continues to support the timely implementation of the NIH mandate
We strongly believe that effective, immediate implementation of this policy will greatly improve the ability of researchers to access, share, and use the results of the critical biomedical research funded by your agency.
February 28, 2008Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy - Copyright Considerations and Options
On January 11, 2008, the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) adopted a revised Public Access Policy for peer-reviewed journal articles reporting research supported in whole or in part by NIH funds. Under the revised policy, the grantee shall ensure that a copy of the author’s final manuscript, including any revisions made during the peer review process, be electronically submitted to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central (“PMC”) archive and that the person submitting the manuscript will designate a time not later than 12 months after publication at which NIH may make the full text of the manuscript publicly accessible in PMC. This White Paper is written primarily for policymaking staff in universities and other institutional recipients of NIH support responsible for ensuring compliance with the Public Access Policy.
December 26, 2007PUBLIC ACCESS MANDATE MADE LAWPresident Bush signs omnibus appropriations bill, including National Institutes of Health research access provision
October 24, 2007Mandate for Public Access to NIH-Funded Research Poised to Become Law
Full U.S. Senate Approves Bill Containing Support for Access To Taxpayer-Funded Research
September 11, 2007Call to action: Contact your Senator with support for public access to NIH-funded research
As the Senate considers Appropriations measures for the 2008 fiscal year this fall, please take a moment to remind your Senators of your strong support for public access to publicly funded research and – specifically – ensuring the success of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy by making deposit mandatory for researchers.
July 20, 2007House Backs Taxpayer-Funded Research Access
In what advocates hailed as a major advance for scientific communication, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved a measure directing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide free public online access to agency-funded research findings within 12 months of their publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
July 13, 2007Congressional Support Builds for Access to Publicly Funded Research
Mandatory NIH Policy Headed to Full House and Senate Votes