Upcoming Event: Update on the New NIH Public Access Policy

What does the new NIH Public Access Policy mean for NIH-funded researchers at UCLA? As of April 7, 2008, researchers receiving grant money from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) must submit copies of their resulting research papers to PubMed Central (PMC) when those papers are accepted for publication in a journal. PMC, the NIH’s free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, will then make the papers freely available to the public no later than twelve months after publication.

The UCLA Library is working with the UCLA Office of Research Administration to assist researchers in following this new mandate. Among the issues that will be discussed at these workshops are how to find out whether a publisher automatically submits papers to PMC, how and when to submit a paper to PMC if the publisher does not automatically do so, and how to locate PubMed Central reference numbers (PMCIDs).

  • Monday, October 13, 2008
    10 a.m. – noon at the Biomedical Library
  • Or

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    1 – 3 p.m. at the Science and Engineering Library/Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Collection

Attendance is limited to UCLA faculty; advance registration is required. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, and reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. Register online.

For additional information about the workshop, contact Carol Nishijima at cnishiji@library.ucla.edu or 310.794.4019.  For questions specifically about the NIH policy, email nih@library.ucla.edu.

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