The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit NIH-funded peer-reviewed journal manuscripts to PubMed Central® upon acceptance for publication.
In order to maintain compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy, NIH program directors (PDs) and principal investigators (PIs) registered in eRA Commons must soon manage their professional bibliographies using the My Bibliography feature in My NCBI. As of July 23, 2010, PD/PIs will be unable to enter citations manually into eRA Commons and must use My Bibliography.
For detailed information, see:
- NIH announcement, My NCBI Tool to Replace eRA Commons for Bibliography Management
- NLM Technical Bulletin article, My NCBI: Managing Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy Using My Bibliography
Originally published in the NLM Technical Bulletin.