Learning Resources for Public Access Policy

Find resources and training opportunities for the NIH Public Access Policy. We will continue to post additional resources, so check back frequently!

Training Materials

The NIH Manuscript Submission System

The NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMSis tool for authors and publishers to deposit electronic version of peer-reviewed final manuscripts for inclusion in PubMed Central. Papers in the NIHMS are assigned an identifier (NIHMSID). The NIHMS provides a process overviewillustrated tutorials, and FAQs.

My NCBI and My Bibliography

My NCBI is a tool that retains user information and database preferences to provide customized services for many services operated by the National Library of Medicine's National Center for Biotechnology Information, including PubMedPubMed Central and SciENcv. With a My NCBI account you can select display formats, set filtering options, and save automatic searches with results sent by e-mail. My NCBI also includes the bibliography management system My Bibliography.

With My Bibliography you can save your citations (journal articles, books/chapters, patents, presentations, and meetings) directly from PubMed or, if not found there, you can manually enter the citations using My Bibliography templates. NIH extramural investigators use My Bibliography to track compliance with the NIH public access policy and report peer-reviewed publications to NIH.

Articles and Other Communications



Decision Tool

NIH has a variety of sharing policies in place for research that it funds. Use this decision tool to identify which policies apply to your research project.

Which Policies Apply to My Research?