Archive for June, 2008

UC and UCLA Pledge Support of NIH Public Access Policy

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

The University of California and UCLA both submitted comments supporting the NIH Public Access Policy, detailing the campuses’ efforts, and suggesting improvements to the process.

The UCLA letter, signed by Vice Chancellor for Research Roberto Peccei, Vice Provost of Intellectual Property and Industrial Relations and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Kathryn Atchison, and University Librarian Gary E. Strong, described their collaborative efforts “targeted at faculty, librarians, and staff aimed to inform, educate, and assist researchers and to support the broadest possible dissemination of their work.” In addition, the letter explains, “the Library has taken the lead in providing individual assistance to authors who have questions about the submission process.”

In addition, UC Provost and Executive Vice President Wyatt Hume submitted a letter on behalf of the university detailing UC-wide efforts.

If you have general questions about the policy or how you can ensure you are compliant, email the Library for assistance at nih@library.ucla.edu.