For immediate release:
March 10, 2008
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Association of Research Libraries
Archive of ARL-NASULGC Webcast on NIH Public Access Policy Now Online
Washington DC - The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) are making available an archived version of their March 7, 2008, webcast on "Institutional Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy: Ensuring Deposit Rights."
The webcast explored options for institutional responses to the new Public Access Policy adopted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and focused particularly on the need for institutions to develop strategies for ensuring the retention of deposit rights by investigators. Effective April 7, 2008, the new policy requires investigators to deposit their articles stemming from NIH funding in PubMed Central. Institutions confront a key set of issues raised by the need to ensure that authors maintain the legal rights required to allow compliance with the new policy.
Vice presidents of research, administrators and staff in funded research and grants office, campus compliance officers, and others who will be responsible for fulfilling their organizations' compliance obligations as NIH grantees.
Vice Provost for Research
Kevin L. Smith, JD
Scholarly Communications Officer
Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The webcast archive is freely available from
ARL also maintains a guide for research institutions on the new NIH Public Access Policy http://www.arl.org/sc/implement/nih/guide/.