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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 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. 

NIH Boot Camp: UCI Research Roadmap workshop

NSF Public Access

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.

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Health Sciences Librarian

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Linda Murphy
Linda Suk-Ling Murphy, MLIS
Health Sciences Librarian
University of California, Irvine
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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Schedule a Digital Scholarship Consultation

Schedule a consultation for assistance with any of your information needs. Receive help with the NIH public access policy, create My Bibliography, generate a biosketch with SciENcv, literature search, data management plans, and increasing your research impact.