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NIH moves towards open access

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 09 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:590
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. Washington, DC

    The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has taken the first step to requiring that all published papers that are based on research it supports financially will be made freely available to the public.

    Notice of the regulatory changes was published on 3 September, opening a 60 day period for public comment. The process is likely to be concluded and to take effect early next year.

    The NIH intends to request that wherever research is supported in whole or in part by NIH funding it should be provided …

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