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NIH Public Access Policy Workshop on March 7, 2014

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it would delay processing of renewals to PIs who are not in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy beginning July 1, 2013.  Are you in compliance?  Make sure your funding isn’t at risk, and learn more about how to ensure that you comply with the Policy. We’ll discuss:

  • submission methods and how to be sure your article has successfully been submitted to PubMed Central
  • tools to help navigate compliance: My Bibliography
  • citing your compliant articles in grant applications and progress reports
  • your questions about the Policy and how to comply.

Class meets in the UCLA Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS), March 7, 2014, noon-1 p.m.  Please register to reserve your space.  Workshop will be taught by Vessela Ensberg, Data Curation Analyst.  Can’t join us in person?  Sign up to attend via webinar.

Questions?  Email biomed-ref@library.ucla.edu for more information.

PubMed Central Releases New ID Converter

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

PubMed Central (PMC) has just released an upgrade to the ID converter, now dubbed the PMCID – PMID -Manuscript ID – DOI Converter. This utility allows you to start with the unique identifier for an article that is in PMC, and find additional unique identifiers that may apply to the article. For further details, visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/pmctopmid/.

<originally published on psr-news@lists.ucla.edu listserv by Alan Carr>

Judge Supports Fair Use in Google Books Ruling

Friday, November 15th, 2013

U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin has issued a ruling that comprehensively supports Google’s use of U.S. copyright law’s fair use doctrine in the Google Books Project.  The ruling dismisses a suit brought by the Authors Guild that alleged copyright infringement. The judge’s ruling focused on the public benefits of the project and the absence of economic harm to the plaintiffs.

<Originally published in the blog, Managing Your Intellectual Property: The Latest News for the UCLA Scholarly Community>

Do You Have Questions About NIH Compliance?

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Do you have questions about how to get your publications NIH compliant? Bring them to the Biomedical Library this Friday, October 25th, from noon to 1 p.m. The office hour will be held by Vessela Ensberg in the RICS suite, room 12-077W (ask at the Public Service Desk).

Open Access Week at UCLA: October 21-27, 2013

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Lecture: Why You Should Care about Open Data: Why Research Data Are Rarely Reused
Monday, October 21; 3 p.m.
Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room

UC Open Access Policy Informational Session
Tuesday, October 22; 10 a.m.-noon
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Classroom

Research Workshop: Copyright for Creators
Tuesday, October 22; 2 p.m.
Charles E. Young Research Library Research Commons Classroom

Office Hours: Lunch and Librarians (copyright)
Thursday, October 24; 1-3 p.m.
Charles E. Young Research Library Research Commons, Pod 14

UC Open Access Policy Informational Session
Friday, October 25, 10 a.m.-noon
Powell Library Building Room 238

NIH Public Access Policy: a workshop

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that it would delay processing of renewals to PIs who are not in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy beginning July 1, 2013. Are you in compliance? Make sure your funding isn’t at risk, and learn more about how to ensure that you comply with the Policy. We’ll discuss:

  • submission methods and how to be sure your article has successfully been submitted to PubMed Central
  • how to check whether you are in compliance with the Policy
  • citing your compliant articles in grant applications and progress reports
  • your questions about the Policy and how to comply.

Class meets in UCLA Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS), September 6, 2013, noon-1 p.m.  Please register to reserve your space.  Course will be taught by Lisa Federer, Research Informationist.  Can’t join us in person?  Sign up to attend via webinar.

Questions? Email biomed-ref@library.ucla.edu for more information.

NIH Public Access Policy

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that it would delay processing of renewals to PIs who are not in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy beginning July 1, 2013.  Are you in compliance?  Make sure your funding isn’t at risk, and learn more about how to ensure that you comply with the Policy. We’ll discuss:

  • submission methods and how to be sure your article has successfully been submitted to PubMed Central
  • how to check whether you are in compliance with the Policy
  • citing your compliant articles in grant applications and progress reports
  • your questions about the Policy and how to comply.

Class meets in UCLA Biomedical Library Classroom, May 16, 2013, 11 a.m.-noon.  Please register to reserve your space.

Questions?  Email biomed-ref@library.ucla.edu for more information.

SPECIAL EVENT: Building a Foundation in Research at UCLA

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This half-day workshop will provide faculty, researchers, staff, postdocs, and graduate students with an overview of some of the many resources available to the UCLA research community. Presentations include:

  • Finding Funding Opportunities
  • Working with Foundations and Corporate Giving
  • Industry Sponsored Research
  • Research and Collaboration Tools
  • Resources available from UCLA CTSI
  • Writing and Rewriting NIH Proposals

The workshop is free and light refreshments will be provided. Reservation required.  Click here for more information and to RSVP.

DATE CHANGE: NIH Public Access Policy: How to Comply

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Friday, April 5, 2013
12–1 p.m., Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS).

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that it would delay processing of renewals to PIs who are not in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy beginning July 1, 2013.  Join the Biomedical Library on Friday, April 5 to learn more about how to ensure that you comply with the Policy. We’ll discuss:

  • submission methods and how to make sure your article has successfully been submitted to PubMed Central
  • how to make sure you are in compliance with the Policy
  • citing your compliant articles in grant applications and progress reports
  • your questions about the Policy and how to comply

Seating is limited; RSVP to biomed-ref@library.ucla.edu.

<submitted by Lisa Federer>

Upcoming Changes to NIH Public Access Policy Reporting Requirements!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

NIH’s public access policy ensures that the results of NIH-funded research are accessible to everyone, for the benefit of advancing science and improving human health. On a typical weekday, over 700,000 users retrieve more than 1.5 million papers on PubMed Central (PMC), the host archive for the public access policy. Since the policy was implemented in 2008, much attention has focused on outreach to the grantee community. This strategy, along with the research community’s shared commitment to making public the results of NIH-supported research, has resulted in a high level of compliance. However, public access is a statutory requirement, and improved compliance is still needed.

New guidelines (NOT-OD-12-160) have been issued, announcing that in spring 2013, at the earliest, NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards, if publications arising from that award are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy. Once publications are in compliance, awards will go forward. This change will take effect in tandem with NIH requiring the use of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPRs) for all Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship awards, also in the spring of 2013.

These changes are being announced several months in advance of implementation, to give awardees as much time as possible to comply with the policy. Awardees should be strongly encouraged to comply with the public access policy. Recent enhancements to My NCBI allow awardees to associate papers with their awards, and track public access compliance. Additional helpful resources, including frequently asked questions about the public access policy, are available on the web site.*

*Article adapted from “Upcoming Changes to NIH Public Access Policy Reporting Requirements!” NewsBits . NN/LM National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, 16 Nov. 2012. Accessed 20 Dec. 2012.