CTSC Publication Citation

As a reminder, the CTSC must receive acknowledgement on relevant publications. Please include the following text:

"This publication was made possible by the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland, UL1TR000439 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) component of the National Institutes of Health and NIH roadmap for Medical Research. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH."

NIH Public Access Policy Reminder

The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicines™ PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.

NIH Public Access Policy Checklist for CTSC Investigators and Scholars

Download/print one-page checklist [pdf].

NIH Public Access Policy Enforcement Has Begun for Awards with July 1 Start Date

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has instituted a policy which states that on grant awards with a start date of July 1 and beyond: 1) it will begin delaying award processing if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the NIH's public access policy, and 2) investigators must use MyNCBI to enter publications onto progress reports.

These policies have already begun to affect grants in the School of Medicine. Recently a non-competing renewal payment was delayed due to a single publication that was out of compliance. The problem was fixed quickly with the help of the Cleveland Health Sciences Library.

The NIH has also started sending notifications of non-compliant publications to PIs of grants. If you receive one of these notifications, contact the author(s) in question, or processing of grant renewals or progress reports may be held up.

The award will not be processed until recipients have demonstrated compliance. This change will take effect in tandem with NIH requiring the use of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPRs) for all Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship awards in the Spring of 2013."

Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, has posted a related essay on her blog at:

Representatives from the Cleveland Health Sciences Library are available to conduct training sessions for departments or groups, and to answer questions regarding special cases, to foster our institutional compliance with this mandate. For more information on training sessions or individual assistance, please contact Kathleen Blazar, MSLS, Assistant Director, at (216) 368-1361 or

REDCap Publication Citation

Using REDCap? If so, please cite its use. Vanderbilt recommends the following boilerplate language:

Study data were collected and managed using REDCap electronic data capture tools hosted at [YOUR INSTITUTION].1 REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application designed to support data capture for research studies, providing: 1) an intuitive interface for validated data entry; 2) audit trails for tracking data manipulation and export procedures; 3) automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to common statistical packages; and 4) procedures for importing data from external sources.

1Paul A. Harris, Robert Taylor, Robert Thielke, Jonathon Payne, Nathaniel Gonzalez, Jose G. Conde, Research electronic data capture (REDCap) - A metadata-driven methodology and workflow process for providing translational research informatics support, J Biomed Inform. 2009 Apr;42(2):377-81.

Great Resource to Help With Your Publication Compliance

Kathleen Blazar, Assistant Director of the Cleveland Health Sciences library, can help walk you through the process of getting your research publications compliant. She can provide step by step instructions and information that makes the process easier.

For details on the complete process Click here.


Kathleen C. Blazar, M.S.L.S
Assistant Director, Cleveland Health Sciences Library
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-4914