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NIH Public Access Policy: Home

Instructions and resources to help the UCI research community comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.

NIH Public Access Mandate - UCI Office of Research

This 18-minute video presented by UCI Office of Research covers the following sections: 
00:00 Introduction and Overview
02:55 Things to Consider Before Submitting Your Manuscript
06:44 Entire Process for NIH Public Access Compliance
15:14 Reporting Compliance to NIH

Referenced Links
01:46 PubMed @UCI
03:03 NIH Public Policy Access
05:53 Sherpa Romeo
06:54 NIHMS System
14:42 Access to Pubmed@UCI

16:42 Additional Training

Quick Guide to the NIH Compliance Training Video

NIH Boot Camp: UCI Research Roadmap workshop

UC Irvine's National Institutes of Health Grant Boot Camp 

NIH RePORTer (formerly CRISP)

NIH Research  Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) -  provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH supported research.   

  • NIH RePORTER - The Report Expenditures and Results tool allows users to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects. 

How to use this guide

Simply follow the tabs to learn how to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.

NIH Policy
Learn about the NIH Policy and the official repository, PubMed Central (PMC).

Compliance Overview
Understand what it means to comply with the NIH Policy and the steps you need to take.

Submission Methods
Figure out the correct method to use to submit each manuscript to PubMed Central.

Create your My NCBI account and learn how to use it to check and maintain your compliance through.

My Bibliography
Save citations directly from PubMed. Use My Bibliography to track compliance status and report papers to NIH.

Facilitate the submission of peer-reviewed manuscripts for inclusion in PubMed Central (PMC) in support of the NIH Public Access Policy.

SciENcv / BioSketch
Create online professional profiles that can be used for grant submission or share with the public.

Citing NIH-Supported Research
interim research products (e.g., reprints, protocols) and ICTS publications and projects.

New Security Mandated For Websites

eRA Information: Please Update Your Browsers by Nov. 30 to Use eRA Modules; New Security Mandated For Websites

eRA has been working on strengthening the security of its modules, web services and websites to the federally mandated ‘https only’ secure connection required for all federal agencies.

The ‘https’ connection offers “the strongest privacy and integrity protection currently available for public web connections,” the Office of Management and Budget wrote in mandating federal agencies adopt this standard by the end of 2016.

Effective November 30, 2016, all eRA modules (eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR and iEdison), web services and websites will use ‘https only’ secure connections

What This Means for You

You may need to update your web browser to continue using eRA modules:

  • With this policy, some browser versions will no longer work.
  • Here is a list of browsers and versions that will still work properly following the update:

These three are also the browsers eRA uses to develop and test its modules for browser compatibility, as listed in the eRA Browser Compatibility statement. While lower versions are listed below, we encourage you to upgrade to the versions listed in our browser compatibility statement above to ensure you have an optimal experience when using eRA modules.

These four are the other browser versions that will work with the security upgrade, but are not included in the in the eRA Browser Compatibility statement:

More information is available at and OMB M-15-13.

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

Health Sciences Librarian

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Linda Murphy
Linda Suk-Ling Murphy, MLIS

Health Sciences Librarian

University of California

The UCI Libraries

P.O. Box 19557

Irvine, CA 92623-9557

(949) 824 - 6419
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How to Get Help@UCI

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