What is the NIH Public Access Policy and how do I comply as a researcher?
The law states that: "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 Medicine’s 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."
Memorandum to the MSU faculty from Provost Kim Wilcox and Dr. Ian Gray, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, about compliance. Includes contact numbers for four MSU administrative offices that can provide assistance.
Do any other funding bodies have a similar policy?
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the U.S. and funding bodies in some other countries have mandated a similar public access policy. The Association of Research Libraries site lists the details.