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NIH Public Access Policy

Information and resources to help researchers comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.


NIH encourages the use of established, subject-specific repositories. To select a repository relevant to your data consider:

  1. Is there a specific NIH repository named in the funding announcement?
  2. Is there a data repository specific to your discipline?
  3. If not, is there a general data repository you can use? 
  4. The MOspace campus digital repository is another option.  It’s best suited for small datasets in readily available formats such as Excel, PDF, or Word that can be shared under a Creative Commmons BY-NC-ND License

For additional guidance, see NIH supplemental information on Selecting a Repository