NNLM SEA Funded Projects Guide
The awardee shall acknowledge the support of the National Library of Medicine whenever publicizing the work under this award in any media by including an acknowledgment substantially as follows:
“This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Grant Number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Baltimore.”
Any resources developed with project funds must include an acknowledgment of NIH grant support and a disclaimer stating the following:
“Developed resources reported in this [publications, press releases, internet sites] are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”
Please note that publications that result from NLM-funded projects must be submitted to PubMed Central (PMC) for permanent archiving.
Publications Resulting from NNLM Funded Projects
As of April 7, 2008, final peer-reviewed manuscripts arising from NIH funds must be submitted to PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance for publication. The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PMC upon acceptance for publication. To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication. The NIH Public Access site should be consulted for additional information.
Authors that publish NIH-supported, peer-reviewed articles in full PMC-participating journals (such as the Journal of the Medical Library Association) have fulfilled their obligations to NIH Public Access and have nothing else to do.
If an NIH-supported peer-review article is published in a non-PMC journal, the final manuscript must be submitted to PMC via the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS). If the author was supported by an NIH contract, and the contract details are not available for selection in the NIHMS, the author should contact the NIHMS Help Desk to have this information added to the system. This lets the NIHMS Help Desk correlate requests with specific manuscript numbers and specific users, and helps us resolve the issue faster.
The link to the help desk is on the bottom of every page in NIHMS. The NIHMS Help Desk will need the following information:
- Grant Number: UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Baltimore
- Contract title/name: National Network of Libraries of Medicine
- Awarding NIH institution: National Library of Medicine
Help Resources: Consult the PowerPoint by Bart Trawick for instructions.
A submission tutorial is available at NIHMS.
Development of Training Materials
All awardees are required to share any data or training material resulting from funding. This information must be submitted to the following collection sites as applicable:
- National Networks of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) website
- Other repositories specifically designated by the NLM as part of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (consider changes in the project and data repositories required to maintain sharing within the Network).
In addition, recipients of funding are expected to use or adapt existing training materials before developing new materials. Consult with the SEA Office and the NNLM Training Office (NTO) prior to developing materials.
The Department of Health and Human Services synopsis of Section 508 accessibility requirements, requires that all Federal agencies are obligated to make all electronic and information technology (EIT) that they develop, maintain or use compliant with Section 508. EIT purchases made on or after June 25, 2001, are subject to Section 508.
Federal regulations and guidelines (e.g., Section 501 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act) require equal access for individuals with disabilities. Therefore, Federal agencies are required, upon request, to provide information and data to individuals with disabilities through an alternative means of access that can be used by the individuals.
The National Library of Medicine is a part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Recipients of National Library of Medicine funding through the NNLM must also meet these requirements.
For more information on making your resources accessible, please visit the NNLM Training Office Accessibility Guide.