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NIH Public Access Policy

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

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NIH RePORTer (formerly CRISP)

NIH Research  Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) -  provides comprehensive 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 for a repository of NIH-funded research projects. 

A New Improvement of the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) System

NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS): Deposit and Initial Approval

This video provides a detailed demonstration of the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) process, including how to associate funding, upload required files, and approve the submission for conversion to PMC-ready documents. The NIHMS system allows for the deposit of manuscripts into PubMed Central (PMC) as required by the public access policies of NIH and other participating funders.

How to Get Help@UCI

Consult  the Library

  • Email your NIH Public Access question
  • Schedule a Digital Scholarship Consultation for assistance with any of your information needs below:
  • Receive help with the NIH public access policy, create My NCBI user account, and link your ORCiD,
  • Generate a biosketch with SciENcv,
  • Data management plans, and
  • Increasing research impact. 


Other Contacts

UCI Office of Research 

NIH eRA Commons Help Desk Desk

  • Submit a web ticket (preferred method of contact)
  • Toll-free: 1-866-504-9552 (Press 1 for eRA Commons or ASSIST)

My NCBI Support Center

NIH Policy general questions