As part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, the law states:
What does this mean for you as a researcher?
If you are supported by NIH funding for your project, then you are required to make your final, peer-reviewed manuscripts publicly available no more than 12 months after publication through PubMed Central.
What types of papers are subject to the Public Access Policy?
What types of research products are not subject to the Public Access Policy?
What does it mean to be "directly" funded by the NIH?
For more details on determining the whether your paper is subject to the policy, please check out the below link:
Ultimately, the PI listed on the award is responsible for ensuring that all papers that arise from the award are compliant with the Policy.
This is the case even when the PI is not an author on the manuscript.
The Institution is also responsible for ensuring that all its authors and PIs are compliant with the policy.
They have a vested interest in ensuring that the funding continues to come in without delay.
How should you acknowledge NIH support?
The NIH Grants Policy Statement provides guidance and requirements of how to appropriately acknowledge your research funding in a variety of research products.
All acknowledgements should include the following 3 statements:
For specific instructions on how to cite your NIH funding, please consult the following website:
When should you acknowledge your NIH support?
There are a few points in the publication process where you want to make sure you are acknowledging your NIH support: