Since March 2016, the NIH
Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system has added support for researchers from the
following federal agencies to deposit in PMC any manuscripts that fall under the agency’s
public access policy:
- Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR/HHS; intramural only at this
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; intramural only at this time)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA; intramural/civil servants and
Manuscript deposit support for all Administration for Community Living (ACL/HHS)
researchers will be available in NIHMS by October 2017 and for Department of Homeland
Security researchers in early 2018.
Additionally, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Open Access Policy now requires their
grantees to make their published research results available in PMC immediately upon
publication under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. Manuscript deposit support
is not provided in NIHMS for Gates-funded researchers; rather the final published version of
any Gates-funded article is to be deposited directly to PMC by the publisher or a
funder-supported data provider without author involvement. More information on this open
access policy is available on the Gates Foundation website.
PMC will continue to update the list of participating funding agencies at Public Access and PMC as support is implemented.