Contact the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) Concierge when you are ready to submit your manuscript to a journal so that we can provide assistance with all aspects of the compliance process.
The NIH requires all publications resulting from federally funded research to acknowledge that support in publications and posters and to comply with the NIH Public Access policy, which requires scientist to submit their manuscripts to PubMed Central (PMC).
The NIH Public Access Policy implements Division F Section 217 of PL 111-8 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009). The law states:
"The Director of the National Institutes of Health ("NIH") shall require in the current fiscal year and thereafter that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, that the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law."
Failure to comply with NIH Public Access Policy may delay the processing of all grant awards linked to the article. This serious penalty has already delayed millions of dollars of NIH funding across the university system. To help ensure the success and continued funding of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, please cite our grants.
Investigators are required to cite the CTSC grant in all publications that result from any support received from the CTSC, including use of CTSC services (such as biostatistics, biomedical informatics, clinical trials resources, etc.) or resources (such as the CTSC Clinical Research Center) or direct funding (such as pilot grant awards).
Scholars enrolled in the CTSC KL2, CTSC TL1, or MCRTP programs are required to cite the main CTSC grant number, and specific training program grant numbers (for KL2 and TL1) in any publications they author or co-author for projects that were initiated or conducted during the trainee period, regardless of the date of publication.
Manuscripts that fall under NIH Public Access Policy must be uploaded by an author, publisher or a delegate to PubMed Central (not the same as PubMed), depending on the method the publisher has mandated for a given journal. CTSC investigators and scholars who are not familiar with the process are urged to take advantage of the new manuscript deposition service offered by the CTSC by sending an email request. Visit our NIH Public Access Compliance Instructions webpage for more information.