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Researchers funded by NIH are failing to make data available

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7543.684-b (Published 23 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:684
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Most researchers who are funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) do not provide free public access to their papers by posting them on PubMed Central, says an NIH report. Mandatory posting may be necessary to ensure that free access is given in future, says the report.

    Prodded by federal departments and Congressional committees, the NIH last year announced a policy on public access to increase the availability of research that it funds. It asked …

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