Extended Comment Period for the Draft Proposal for Enhanced Public Access to NIH Research Information

Notice Number: NOT-OD-04-070

Key Dates
Release Date: September 24, 2004

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)

On September 3, 2004, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a notice in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-04-064.html) to announce and seek public comments regarding NIH’s plans to facilitate enhanced public access to NIH health-related research information. A 60 day comment period was established upon publication of that notice. A subsequent notice containing identical information was also published in the Federal Register on September 17, 2004 (http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/06jun20041800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-21097.htm).

The purpose of this notice is to inform all interested parties that the comment period originally identified in the September 3, 2004 NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts has been extended to coincide with that set forth in the Federal Register. Therefore, all comments in response to the proposed NIH Public Access Policy must be received on or before November 16, 2004.

All comments should be directed to the following NIH website:

As an alternative, comments may be submitted by email to
PublicAccess@nih.gov or sent by mail to the following address:
NIH Public Access Comments
National Institutes of Health
Office of Extramural Research
6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 350
Bethesda, MD 20892-7963

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