Public Access Policy for Federally Funded Research

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The Department of Health & Human Services, which includes ACL, AHRQ, ASPR, CDC, FDA, and NIH (OPDIVs) is providing a common framework for OPDIVs to work synergistically in implementing their public access plans while recognizing their unique missions and stakeholder needs.


The OPDIVs will utilize existing infrastructure developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM): 1) PubMed Central, a web-based repository of biomedical journal literature providing free, unrestricted access to full-text articles; 2) PubMed, a publicly available database of journal citations; and 3) the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) for the deposit of final peer-reviewed manuscripts or published articles.   The OPDIVs will require a common embargo period of not more than 12 months after publication date.  For specifics for each OPDIV, consult the individual public access policies

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