Answered By: Laurissa Gann
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2023     Views: 2316

The NIH Public Access Policy requires PMCIDs on every NIH-funded, peer-reviewed article, and the penalty for noncompliance is delayed or withheld grant funding.  The NCI requires a PubMed Central ID (PMCID) for all publications that receive direct cost support from the Cancer Center Support Grant, also known as the CCSG or Core Grant.  This means that a PMCID is required on all articles involving MDACC patients, research animals, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or any other core facility – which covers at least 75% of everything published at MDACC.

There are two things we can do to assist our faculty and researchers in complying with the NIH Public Access Policy:

  1. The NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) is the means for initiating the PMCID process. 

    When submitting to NIHMS and choosing the CCSG as the funding source, Peter Pisters should be selected as the PI.

  2. MD Anderson authors should always cite the CCSG as a source of funding for all clinical trials, protocols and IRB studies or if they have utilized any of the core services. This applies only to research publications and does not include review articles, book chapters, commentaries, or editorials.

  3.  Include the following acknowledgment in research publications supported by the CCSG:
    Supported by the NIH/NCI under award number P30 CA016672 and used the [name of the CCSG shared resource(s)]*


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