Notice of Availability: National Institutes of Health Draft Public Access Policy
Notice Number:

Key Dates

Release Date:

June 24, 2024

Related Announcements

  • February 21, 2023 - Request for Information on the NIH Plan to Enhance Public Access to the Results of NIH-Supported Research.  See Notice NOT-OD-23-091.

Issued by

Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is soliciting comments from the public on the NIH Draft Public Access Policy and two supplemental draft guidance documents regarding (1) government use license and rights and (2) costs for publications.  The NIH Draft Public Access Policy builds upon NIH’s long history of providing public access to scholarly publications resulting from the research it supports and proposes additional steps to accelerate access.

Complete details on the Draft Policy may be found in the Federal Register:

NIH will accept comments on the Draft Policy until August 19, 2024. Comments must be submitted electronically at:

Comments are voluntary and may be submitted anonymously. You may also voluntarily include your name and contact information with the response. Other than name and contact information, please do not include in the response any personally identifiable information or any information that you do not wish to make public. Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in your response. After the Office of Science Policy (OSP) has finished reviewing the responses, the responses may be posted to the OSP website without redaction.. 


Please direct all inquiries to:

NIH Office of Science Policy