HRA public access
The HRA partnered with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to enable HRA member-funded awardees to deposit their publications into PubMed Central (PMC) with an embargo no longer than 12 months. PMC is a publicly-available archive which provides public access to full-text scientific literature in the biomedical and life sciences. Only HRA Member Organizations are able to use the HRA/NLM Infrastructure. This partnership also enables awardees to link publications to awards/grants from the HRA member organizations, allowing funders to easily see publications resulting from their support.
If your organization would like to be part of the HRA Public Access Initiative and is not an HRA member, contact Maryrose Franko (maryrose [at] healthra [dot] org). For members wishing to sign on to the initiative, please see the “Guide for HRA Members to Implement a Public Access Policy” link below for more information. If you are an awardee of an HRA member organization seeking information on how to comply to your funder’s policy, see the section for awardees below.
Resources for awardees of HRA member organizations
Overview: If your funding organization has directed you to this link, this means that your funding organization is participating in HRA’s Public Access Initiative. Once your organization has uploaded the required information about your grant to the gHRAsp database (Grants in the Health Research Alliance Shared Portfolio), you will receive a reminder from your funder to visit the HRA Authentication Portal page in gHRAsp, where you will be asked to log in with your Gmail address (Google and the NIH Manuscript Submission System both use the same Open ID technology). Once you log in, you will be asked to search for your grants, which will link them to your Gmail account. When you have an accepted manuscript to deposit to PubMed Central, you will use the NIH Manuscript Submission System just as you do for manuscripts resulting from NIH grants. When you log in with your Gmail address you will then search for your grants in the NIH Manuscript Submission system. Your grant from your HRA-member funder should appear for you to link your publication to that grant.
- Guide for HRA Members to Implement a Public Access Policy
- HRA Member Public Access Participation Request Form
- Awardee Compliance Guide
- Awardee FAQ
- List of journals that automatically deposit all articles to PMC: Look to see if the journal in which you are publishing is marked “Full” in the “Participation Level” column on the right-hand side of this NLM list. Journals designated as “Full” automatically deposit all content to PMC after an embargo period. If your journal is marked as “Full,” please note that you will still need to associate your manuscript with your grant using My NCBI.
- Important NIH links related to public access: