The NIH Public Access mandate ensures that the general public has internet access to the published results of NIH funded research by endorsing PubMed Central (PMC) as the on-line repository for research products of NIH-funded research. This mandate applies to investigators whose peer-reviewed articles are based on NIH-funded research, AND are accepted for publication on, or after April 7, 2008. This policy has potential copyright transfer issues as it requires investigators to submit their manuscript to PubMed upon acceptance for publication. OSP has implemented new procedures and has assisted in the development of policy language that will reserve the rights necessary to allow faculty authors to comply with the NIH requirement. Authors will be required to include each article's PubMed Central (PMC) reference number for each article when citing them in NIH applications, proposals or progress reports (as of May 25th 2008 & going forward).
I GRANT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, IN ACCORDANCE WITH NIH PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY, DIVISION G, TITLE II, SECTION 218 OF PL 110-161 (CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2008) A NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENSE IN ANY MANUSCRIPT RESULTING FROM RESEARCH SPONSORED BY NIH THAT ALLOWS THE FINAL MANUSCRIPT TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE NIH UPON ACCEPTANCE FOR PUBLICATION, INCLUDING ALL MODIFICATIONS FROM THE PUBLISHING AND PEER REVIEW PROCESS, TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC IN PUBMED CENTRAL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BUT NO LATER THAN 12 MONTHS AFTER PUBLICATION.
"The research reported in this manuscript was funded in whole or in part by NIH funding and is subject to the NIH public access policy, Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008). The University of Texas at Austin has retained non-exclusive rights in this manuscript that allow the final manuscript to be submitted to the NIH upon acceptance for publication, including all modifications from the publishing and peer review process, to be made available to the public in PubMed Central as soon as possible but no later than 12 months after publication."