Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) and Principal Investigators (PI) are responsible for compliance. The PI of the grant is also responsible even if he/she is not an author or co-author of a work that falls under the NIH policy. There are several ways to show compliance.
PMCID - PubMed Central reference number (this is different from the PMID)
Method A, B, C, and D forms of submission
NOTE: A PMCID is required for demonstration of compliance for works three months post publication and beyond.
Tai X, Van Laethem F, Pobezinsky L, Guinter T, Sharrow SO, Adams A, Granger L, Kruhlak M, Lindsten T, Thompson CB, Feigenbaum L, Singer A. Basis of CTLA-4 function in regulatory and conventional CD4(+) T cells. Blood. 2012 May 31;119(22):5155-63. PMCID: PMC3369608
In the interim, compliance can be demonstrated by:
The PMCID is assigned after the work (final published article or final peer-reviewed manuscript) is posted to PMC via Method A, B, C or D forms of submission. The PMCID can be located in:
“PMC Journal – In Process” is a term used for final published articles via Method A and Method B forms of submission that are in the process of being submitted to PMC.
The NIHMS ID is assigned when a manuscript via Method C and Method D forms of submission is submitted to NIHMS in preparation for posting to PMC. The NIHMS ID is used temporarily until a PMCID is assigned. This number will be invalid three months after a work is published. The NIHMS ID can be located in: