This spring the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it will start enforcing the 2008 Public Access Policy requiring that peer-reviewed journal articles relating to an NIH-funded grant are required to have a PubMed Central library reference number (PMCID).The Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship (ONRS) has a PMCID intranet page and is updating faculty biographical sketch templates with available information.
Principal investigators are responsible for associating publications with NIH awards and to track public access compliance. A first step is to create a National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) MyNCBI account replacing the eRA Commons method of bibliography management. Although this policy is designed to increase public access to medical research, it is not intended to infringe on copyright agreements with editors and publishers. More than 300 journals automatically arrange to obtain PMCIDs; varying embargo periods and restrictions apply depending upon the journal.
~PMC citation search tool
~Becker Medical Library PMCID guide