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    • 1. Heather Joseph, Executive Director SPARC Washington, DC USA n THE SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING & ACADEMIC RESOURCES COALITION 21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 296-2296 NIH Public Access Policy: Implications on Campus
    • 2. Greater Access is Central to Higher Education
      • “ The broad dissemination of the results of scholarly inquiry and discourse is essential for higher education to fulfill its long-standing commitment to the advancement and conveyance of knowledge. Indeed, it is mission critical .”
      • -- U.S. University Provosts, in an Open Letter to the Higher Education Community in Support of Public Access Policies, 7/24/06
    • 3. Goals of Public Access Policies
      • Improve information access and sharing - fast, free electronic access to research
      • Accelerate the pace of research - create rich resource for scientists to use in new and innovative ways
      • Create permanently accessible archive
      • Reduce systemic costs and eliminate inefficiencies
      • Accountability - manage research portfolios effectively and transparently.
    • 4. Who on Campus does this Policy Impact?
      • NIH-funded faculty and researchers
      • University Administration - Offices of Sponsored Research,University Legal Counsels, etc.
      • Librarians, Repository Managers, etc.
    • 5. Requirements for Compliance
      • Compliance encompasses four actions:
      • Ensure grantee has the rights needed to deposit manuscript into PubMed Central
      • Make sure the manuscript is deposited into PMC and subsequently approved for public availability.
      • Set embargo period (0-12 months)
      • Properly cite article in Future NIH grant applications
    • 6. Researchers: Ensuring Rights
      • Become familiar with journal’s copyright policy before submitting articles and determine if additional rights are needed.
        • Contact local copyright officer/counsel
        • Contact publisher directly with questions
      • If additional rights are needed:
        • Check with your Office of Sponsored Research to determine if they have preferred mechanism for reserving these rights
    • 7. Researchers: Ensuring Rights
      • Consider adding NIH-suggested language into publishers’ copyright agreement:
      • Use the Author’s Addendum - can be generated using Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine. See:
      • Note: These addenda offer options to retain rights beyond depositing in PMC, opportunity for education and additional rights retention.
    • 8. Roles for Researchers: Enable Deposit /Set Embargo
      • Author can deposit manuscript directly; 3rd party can submit on researchers’ behalf, or author can publish in journal who agrees to deposit content on their behalf.
      • Request shortest embargo period appropriate for your discipline to help underscore community’s desire for prompt access (0 to 12 months.)
    • 9. Roles for Researchers: Properly Cite Articles
      • When citing an article in NIH applications, proposals and progress reports as of May 25, 2008 , authors must include the PubMed Central reference number (PMCID) at the end of the citation.
    • 10. Opportunities for Researchers
      • Greatly improves their access to NIH-funded research
      • Improves the ability of others to gain greater access to their NIH-funded work
      • Enhances their ability to use and apply research in new and innovative ways
      • Promotes educated decisions about publishing venues
      • Encourages active copyright management
    • 11. Roles for Administrators and Legal Counsel
      • In many cases, if the university receives NIH funds on behalf of investigators, responsibility for compliance with the NIH public Access Policy rests with they institution.
      • Administrators can ensure awareness - use online system, (grants management systems, e-mail) to alert researchers to the policy.
      • Initiate educational sessions to raise researcher awareness.
    • 12. Roles for Administrators and Legal Counsel
      • Assist authors in understanding current publisher agreements.
      • Provide explicit help to researchers to ensure that appropriate rights are secured.
      • Provide approved options for securing needed rights:
        • Provide approved language for insertion into journal publications agreement
        • Indicate institutions’ approval of use of available addenda- SPARC, Science Commons, MIT, etc.
    • 13. Roles for Administrators and Legal Counsel
      • Consider institutional strategy on policies on relating to copyright/rights retention, and modify if necessary.
      • Become actively involved in monitoring researchers’ compliance with policy.
      • Consider educational programs with libraries or repository managers.
      • Work with libraries on transition strategies for re-allocation of subscription funds.
    • 14. Opportunities for Administrators/Legal Counsel
      • Opportunity to influence direction of institutional policies on access and use of research outputs.
      • Chance to actively engage with faculty and librarians on advancing campus-wide solutions to critical scholarly communications issues.
      • Collaboration between funding agency and institution to ensure compliance.
    • 15. Roles for Librarians
      • Expand existing Author Rights educational campaigns.
        • Consider programs to offer education and assistance to authors - workshops, webcasts, podcasts, etc.
      • Work with university’s legal counsel to educate authors on how to comply with policy.
        • Encourage counsel to take a hands-on approach
    • 16. Roles for Librarians
      • Advocate for new institutional policies on copyright/rights retention and access to research results.
      • Establish transition strategies to re-allocate subscription budgets to OA fees.
      • Work with Research Administrators to establish programs to monitor compliance with research administration and/or repository managers
    • 17. Opportunities for Librarians
      • Create/deepen working relationship with Research Administrators, Legal Counsel
      • Establish additional value-added services central to workflows; opportunity to engage faculty on wider range of schol comm. issues.
      • Opportunity to advocate for new institutional policies on access and rights management.
      • Direct opportunity to contribute to furthering of university’s mission
    • 18. More Information