NIH Public Access Requirement

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy is mandatory for all investigators funded by the NIH. This UB CTSI Educational Modules video shares details on submitting papers in PubMed Central (PMC), and also examines:

  • The four methods to ensure an applicable paper is submitted to PMC
  • The NIH Manuscript Submission process
  • Common questions that may arise in maintaining compliance with the Public Access Policy

Content originally developed by NIH staff members Katie Funk, Neil Thakur and Bart Trawick

Presented by Erin Bailey, CTSI Chief Financial Officer, and Erin O'Byrne, CTSI Senior Research Administrator

Running Time: 
10 minutes

Posting Date: February 10, 2022


Contact Erin Bailey, UB CTSI Chief Financial Officer, at, or Erin O'Byrne, UB CTSI Senior Research Administrator, at

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