The (NIH) Public Access Policy requires that all peer-reviewed publicationsarising from NIH-funded research must be made available in The Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public in PMC no later than 12 months after publication. Awards may be delayed if publications are not in compliance.
NIH grantees need to demonstrate compliance with the Public Access Policy when submitting an application, proposal, or progress report to the NIH. Grantees should include the PubMed Central identification number (PMCID) for each paper that was accepted for publication after April 7, 2008 that arose from their NIH award, even if they are not an author or co-author on the paper.
There are several methods for submitting manuscripts to PMC. Sometimes, the author is responsible for submitting the manuscript; other times, the publisher submits the manuscript on the authors behalf. Be sure you are aware of the publisher's policy. The library can help with this.
PI's are responsible for compliance for all publications resulting from NIH-funded research, even if they are not a co-author. Fondren staff are available to help authors determine the compliance status of works under the NIH Public Access Policy and acquiring PMCIDs for past publications.