Glossary of NIH Publications Reporting Tools

NIHMS: The NIH Manuscript Submission System allows you (or your staff on your behalf) to submit an electronic version of your final peer-reviewed manuscript for inclusion in PubMed Central for the purpose of complying with the NIH Public Access Policy. Articles submitted and linked to your grant will show up in your My Bibliography of My NCBI. NIHMS FAQ.

PubMed Central (PMC): PMC is the NIH digital archive of peer-reviewed journal articles. These papers are indexed with a PMCID, a series of numbers preceded by ‘PMC’. Articles in PMC are submitted by authors or third parties via NIHMS or by publishers. NIH Public Access Policy requires that all papers arising from direct NIH funds be submitted to PMC. PMC FAQ.

PubMed: PubMed is the National Library of Medicine database that provides access to citations from biomedical literature. It includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s, many with links to full text articles and other scientific resources. These citations are indexed with a PMID number which is different from PMCID number. PMID number can not be used for public access policy purpose. PMCID can be found in the PubMed database.

My Bibliography in MyNCBI: for researchers to maintain and manage a list of all of their authored works, such as journal articles, manuscripts accepted for publication, books, and book chapters. Linking a Commons account to a new or existing My NCBI account allows references saved in My Bibliography to automatically appear in a user’ Commons account for biosketch creation (SciENcv) and for RPPR. Records in My Bibliography can be added via a linked PubMed search or by manual entry. You can also use My Bibliography to manage public access compliance. My Bibliography FAQ.

SciENcv: SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) is a new electronic system that helps researchers to create bioskeches for NIH, NSF and other federal agencies. It leverages data from existing systems such as eRA Commons, My Bibliography, ORCID or NSF FastLane and aims to eliminates the need to repeatedly enter biosketch information. SciENcv Help.

RPPR and eRA Commons: Publications gathered in My Bibliography automatically appear in Commons once the two accounts are linked so that PIs can report publications for RPPR (Research Performance Progress Report). RPPR Publications FAQ.

RePORTER: NIH Research Portofolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) provides a central point of access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities in order to promote high public accountability. The RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) system is an electronic tool that allows users to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects from the past 25 years and access publications (since 1985) and patents resulting from NIH funding.

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