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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 Public Access Policy Compliance Monitor

The Public Access Compliance Monitor (PACM) is a service from the National Library of Medicine that helps users at NIH-funded institutions to locate and track the compliance of funded papers with the NIH Public Access Policy at an institutional level.  

To gain access to the compliance monitor, please contact the UCI Office of Research to create an eRA Commons account. You must first be assigned a compliance report (PACR) role. 

PACM provides users with a list of all PubMed citations associated with an institutional NIH funding and classifies the articles according to compliance status (i.e., Compliant, Non-Compliant, In Process). The compliance monitor also provides detailed information about each article including:

  • a full citation including the PMID (PubMed ID) and link to the PubMed record
  • associated grants and principal investigators
  • NIHMSID (NIH Manuscript Submission Reference Number), where available
  • PMCID (PubMed Central ID), where available
  • key names and dates in the NIHMS, where available
  • article compliance status
  • method A status
  • journal publisher

This short video provides a quick overview of PACM  and how authorized users can locate and track the compliance of publications that fall under the NIH Public Access Policy at an institutional level.

Helpful Contacts

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