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.

The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) has developed a new software tool, available through the StarBRITE online research portal, to help Vanderbilt researchers ensure that their publications are compliant.

For more information about the compliance dashboard, publication policies and other assistance, go to StarBRITE and click on “Planning & Implementation” then “Tools for Manuscript Writing.” You may also call the Research Support Services hotline at 322-7343.