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Managing NIH Public Access Compliance: Submit, Track, Report

This guide explains the NIH Public Access Policy, the process for submitting peer-reviewed articles to PubMed Central and how to use NIH tools to manage and verify compliance.

NCBI Tools

My NCBIMany NIH systems & tools work together to help you comply with the NIH Mandate. 


Logon to
 My NCBI or go here for help.

Import citations from PubMed or manually input them into My Bibliography 

Link your eRA Commons (see FAQs) & My NCBI accounts so you can: 

NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS)--logon to upload final peer-reviewed manuscript for Methods C submissions.
Sign on via these accounts:

  • eRA Commons (for NIH Extramural principal investigators, grantees or applicants)
  • My NCBI (for other submitters)

How tos:

PubMed Central

My Bibliography

Learn how My Bibliography can help you manage your grant's publications and comply with the NIH Mandate. Here's a video that will give you a quick overview.