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Open access to publicly funded journal articles & research data: NIH My NCBI

Scroll down the page to view a summary of Department/Agency open access plans


Changes to how to login to My NCBI via PubMed using a federated account, effective June 1, 2021 can be seen at this video:


My NCBI is a tool that offers many useful features, including:

  • Saving PubMed searches. (and automatically have search results sent to you).
  • Saving Collections of citations found in PubMed.
  • Customization of the filters and results display in PubMed.

Most importantly for anyone awarded NIH funding, the My NCBI Bibliography, allows you to save your citations either directly from PubMed or by manually entering them.  Once citations are in My NCBI Bibliography you can easily:

  • See whether your publications comply with the NIH Public Access Policy
  • Start the compliance process for journal articles
  • Associate your publications to awards