NIH Releases Request for Information about the NIH Public Access Policy

3/31/2008 4:19 pm -

Request for Information: NIH Public Access Policy

Release Date:  March 28, 2008
Effective Date:  March 31, 2008

RFI ACTIVE DATES: This RFI will be active from March 31, 2008 to May 31, 2008 on

Issued by National Institutes of Health (NIH), (

With this notice, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requests input from the community regarding the NIH Policy on Enhancing Public Access to Archived Publications Resulting From NIH-Funded Research (NIH Public Access Policy). An identical notice is being issued via the Federal Register on March 31, 2008 at Complete and detailed information about the law at Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008), the NIH Public Access Policy, and implementation procedures issued to date are available at   

NIH will consider all comments and suggestions regarding the Public Access Policy.  Among other issues, the NIH is particularly interested in information about the following:

  • Do you have recommendations for alternative implementation approaches to those already reflected in the NIH Public Access Policy?
  • In light of the change in law that makes NIH’s public access policy mandatory, do you have recommendations for monitoring and ensuring compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy?
  • In addition to the information already posted at, what additional information, training or communications related to the NIH Public Access Policy would be helpful to you?
Complete RFI:

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