NIH’s Public Access Policy:
Information and Tools to Ensure Compliance

Friday, March 29, 2013, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Simons Auditorium, Simons Labs
2093 Constant Ave., KU west campus, Lawrence


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For anyone with NIH funding, compliance with the NIH guidelines on public access to publications is critical, especially since the guidelines include plans for NIH to withhold funding for grants which produce publications that do not comply.   You are cordially invited to a seminar hosted by the KU-Lawrence COBREs, and presented by Alicia Reed, Grant Officer, Research and Graduate Studies/KU Center for Research.

  • Abstract:  This seminar will provide information for investigators on the NIH Public Access Policy and how they can ensure compliance with the policy.  Key information will include an overview of the policy, the main steps to compliance, and details on the tools that are available to assist with compliance including Pub Med Central and the National Center for Biotechnology Information bibliographic portal (My NCBI). The presentation will also include details about how to best utilize My MCBI, including its interface with eRA Commons for reporting and how to use the delegate functionality.

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