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NIH Public Access Policy: PACM

What is PACM?

The NIH Public Access Compliance Monitor (PACM) provides an institution with the current compliance status of all journal articles that are associated with the institution and fall under the NIH Public Access Policy. This database is provided as a service to awardees to help them track  compliance.

The compliance monitor contains a list of all articles that NIH believes a particular grantee institution is responsible for under the terms of the Public Access Policy. An article published  in 2008 or later is included in the list if it has been associated with NIH funding (a grant, contract, etc.) provided to the institution. The funding connection may come from an acknowledgement statement in the article or from a separate association made by an author, e.g.,during the process of submitting the manuscript to the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system; or NCBI My Bibliography.

The compliance monitor classifies articles according to compliance status and provides detailed information about each article—a full citation; associated grants and PIs; the PMID; and a link to the PubMed record. A PMID can also be used to search PACM for an individual journal article.

PACM Reports

PACM Reports are available upon request. Reports can be run using the following:

  • PI name
  • Award Number
  • PMID

To request a report, please contact Cathy Sarli or Amy Suiter.