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National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy (NIHPAP)

For NIH grantees and their support staff by providing a clear understanding of the National Institutes' Public Access Policy (NIHPAP), how to comply , and how to manage publications in eRA Commons using the My Bibliography portal in My NCBI.

Informationist Contact

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Merle Rosenzweig
Taubman Health Sciences Library

1135 E. Catherine,

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2038



NIH Public Access Policy Canvas Tool
      This tool was developed to assist in complying with the NIH Public Access Policy.

      NIH Public Access Policy Interactive Process Map

This downloadable PDF provides a visual step-by-step process map to simplify compliance with the Policy.

NIH Public Access Policy  Workshop Recording

This video of a workshop, in seven parts, covers the NIH Public Access Policy and everything that is required to achieve compliance.


This tab reviews the steps required to comply with NIH Public Access Policy (NIHPAP).  

NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)

This tab provides information on submitting a manuscript to NIHMS.

Managing Publications

This tab provides information on linking eRA Commons and the My Bibliography feature in My NCBI, the online tool for managing NIHPAP related publications.

For Support With Compliance

For NIHMS support, email: