NIH Public Access Policy Enforcement - Update

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy which states that on grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 and beyond it will delay award processing if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the NIH’s public access policy. 

Currently, CWRU has 902 articles that are not fully compliant with the NIH Public Access Policy. Our institutional compliance rate is 85%. This is only a slight improvement over the past nine months.

We encourage researchers to contact the representatives from the Cleveland Health Sciences Library to enhance our institutional compliance with this mandate. Representatives are also available to conduct training sessions for departments or groups. For more information on training sessions or individual assistance, please contact Kathleen Blazar, MSLS, Assistant Director, at (216) 368-1361 or