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NIH Public Access Policy


The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication.  To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication.

(From the NIH Public Access Homepage)

Learn About NIH Public Access Policy at UCLA

The Biomedical Library frequently offers workshops on complying with the NIH Public Access Policy. Check here to see if any workshops are currently scheduled, and see the box below for videos of previous sessions.

Interested in an information session for your lab or group? Contact the Library to schedule a workshop!

Videos and Tutorials

The following videos contain information about the Policy and how to comply.