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Important Notice for Researchers with National Institutes of Health (NIH)) Non-competing Continuation Grant Awards

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nihlogoNIH just released an important notice (Feb. 14, 2013 NOT-OD-13-042) entitled “Changes to Public Access Policy Compliance Efforts Apply to All Awards with Anticipated Start Dates on or after July 1, 2013”.   The release updates a previous notice (Nov. 16, 2012 NOT-OD-12-160) “Upcoming Changes to Public Access Policy Reporting Requirements and Related NIH Efforts to Enhance Compliance.”

These notices specify that for non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 or beyond:

1)       NIH will delay processing of an award if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy, and

2)      Investigators will need to use MyNCBI to enter papers onto progress reports.  Papers can be associated electronically using the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Module, or included in the proper PHS 2590 (Progress Report) form using the MyNCBI generated PDF report.

More background and details about the NIH Public Access Policy are located on at UB Libraries NIH Public Access Policy – Overview , including links to the full text of these notices.

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