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Report on the NIH Public Access Policy

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http://publicaccess.nih.gov/Final_Report_508_20060201.pdf

Reports to Congress on the initial results of the National Institutes of Health program to open the results of NIH-sponsored health research to public access. Fewer than 4% of an estimated 43,000 new medical research articles were deposited in the Pub Med Central database since May 2005. Concludes that the public access project may not be successful unless the deposit provision is mandatory and the time period is reduced from one year to 6 months. From the National Institutes of Health.