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Public Access Policies: Foundations, Charities and Organizations

Funding Organization

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization located in Washington, DC, was authorized by Congress in 2010. Our mandate is to improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy makers make informed health decisions. Specifically, we fund comparative clinical effectiveness research, or CER, as well as support work that will improve the methods used to conduct such studies.

Policy

PCORI requires PCORI-funded researchers to deposit published papers summarizing their results to PubMed Central (PMC), the digital archive of full-text biomedical and life sciences journal literature maintained by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

PCORI will provide up to $3,500 per project to cover fees that journals charge to provide free public or open access. These funds will enable research teams to ensure that papers reporting their final study results are available free of charge to the public immediately upon publication.

Effective Date

The effective date is 2016.

Embargo Period

There is no specific embargo period. PCORI will provide up to $3,500 per project to cover fees that journals charge to provide free public or open access. These funds will enable research teams to ensure that papers reporting their final study results are available free of charge to the public immediately upon publication.

Repository

The repository is PubMed Central (PMC).