As of July 23, 2010, PD/PIs will be unable to enter citations manually into eRA Commons and must use My NCBI’s “My Bibliography” tool to manage their professional bibliographies.

In the interest of easing investigators’ bibliography management, improving data quality, and ensuring compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy (http://publicaccess.nih.gov/), eRA Commons has partnered with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/) to link NCBI’s personal online tool, “My NCBI,” to Commons. My NCBI offers an online portal—“My Bibliography”(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/)—for users to maintain and manage a list of all types of their authored works, such as articles, presentations and books. [See entire press release at http://nexus.od.nih.gov/nexus/nexus.aspx?ID=470&Month=06&Year=2010 ]

• For more information on how investigators should handle the upcoming changes, see NOT-OD-10-103 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-103.html)

• For a step-by-step guide on how to set up a “My NCBI” account and access “My Bibliography” see http://era.nih.gov/ncbi/how-to_steps.cfm

• You can also see the National Library of Medicine tutorial “Using My Bibliography to Manage Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy” http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/dist_edu.html for more details.


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