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Compliance with NIH Public Access Policy to be Enforced

Friday, November 16th, 2012

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it will enforce compliance with its mandatory public access policy beginning in Spring 2013.  At that point, the NIH will begin to hold processing of non-competing continuation awards if publications arising from the awards are not in compliance with the policy until the publications are in compliance.

Further information is available in an NIH Guide notice.

Data Management Planning Tool Launched

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

U.S. funding agencies including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health require researchers to supply detailed, cost-effective plans for managing grant-funded research data. Along with the UCLA Library’s Web page to help researchers meet agency data management requirements, UC’s California Digital Library, along with other institutions, has launched an online data management planning tool to help guide researchers through the process of creating a plan.

The tool helps researchers generate ready-to-use data management plans required by specific funding agencies, get step-by-step instructions and guidance on data management plans, and find resources and services that can help meet funders’ data management plan requirements.

Though the tool is ready for use, it is still being actively developed, and feedback is invited.  Offer feedback or request further assistance from UCLA librarians via email.

NEH Digital Humanities Grants Require Data Management Plans

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The National Endowment for the Humanities has launched a new grant program, Digital Humanities Implementation Grants, to fund the implementation of projects that have completed a start-up phase.  Awards range from $100,000 to $325,000.

Grant requirements include the submission of a data management plan; this requirement has been aligned with a similar requirement from the National Science Foundation, which enables applicants to take advantage of resources created to support the NSF requirement.  The UCLA Library has created a Web page providing data management information and resources and also offers services to support researchers.

NIH Public Access Policy Workshop March 4

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The UCLA Library will offer “Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy,” a workshop for UCLA faculty, researchers, and administrators, on Thursday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. The session will cover what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy means for NIH-funded researchers at UCLA and how UCLA librarians can help them comply. It will be led by members of the Library’s Scholarly Communication Steering Committee.

Attendance is limited to UCLA faculty, researchers, and administrators. Admission is free, but advance registration is required.

Dec. 10 Faculty Workshop on Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The UCLA Library will present “Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy,” a workshop for UCLA faculty, researchers, and administrators, on Thursday, December 10, at 10 a.m. Find out what the policy means for NIH-funded researchers and how UCLA librarians can help you comply.

Admission is free, but space is limited, and advance registration by December 7 is required.

Pending legislation threatens open access

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Representative John Conyers (D-MI) has reintroduced legislation before the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives that would amend federal copyright law to prohibit federal agencies from requiring articles resulting from research projects they fund to be made publicly accessible via open access outlets.  This legislation is in response to the National Institutes of Health’s public access policy.

Among the organizations opposed to the legislation are the American Association of Universities and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, which sent a joint letter to committee members. If you would like to send a message to your representative, visit the House Judiciary Committee Web page for a list of members and links to their Web sites.

Update on the NIH Public Access Policy Feb. 25

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

What does the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy mean for NIH-funded researchers at UCLA, and how can UCLA librarians help them comply? Find out more at a session on Wednesday, February 25, led by members of the Library’s Scholarly Communication Steering Committee.

The program will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m.  Attendance is limited to UCLA faculty, researchers, and administrators. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided. Advance reservations are required.

Congressional Hearing to Discuss Fairness of NIH Policy

Monday, September 8th, 2008

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property scheduled a  hearing to address the copyright policy implications of the NIH Public Access Policy.  The hearing will be this Thursday, September 11 at 1pm Eastern and can be viewed online.

Several members of the UCLA community including the Director of Research, the Director of Office of Intellectual Property Administration, and the University Librarian today sent letters to the California delegation in support of the NIH Public Access Policy to make published research funded by NIH openly accessible after 6 months.

Submit comments to your representative or the chair of the Judiciary Committee.

For more background on the issue, see the Library Journal article “NIH Public Access Policy To Face Copyright Challenge in Congress?”

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

More Journals to Submit Final Published Articles to PubMed Central

Monday, May 19th, 2008

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) maintains a list of journal titles whose publishers will submit final published articles to PubMed Central (PMC) for authors in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy. This will make complying with the new policy easier for NIH-funded researchers who publish in these journals.

Last week, six journals were added to the growing list of more than 350.  The new titles are Biotechnology for Biofuels, HPB Surgery, International Archives of Medicine, Journal of Chiropractic Education, Marine Drugs, and Molecular Cytogenetics.

Thanks to Open Access News for the update.