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National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Help

If you have a publication that is marked In Process or Noncompliant under Public Access Compliance:

1. Sign in to NCBI

Click on eRACommons button to use your Commons username/password

2. Click on MyNCBI at the top right of the page

3. Find My Bibliography

4. Click “Edit Status” to activate the pop-up wizard

5. Select one of the 4 options that applies to you

  • Begin submission in the NIHMS.
  • This citation has been submitted.
  • Arrangements have been made for a publisher on this list to send the final published article directly to PubMed Central.
  • This citation does not need to be submitted under NIH Public Access because:
    • Publication was not peer reviewed.
    • Publication was accepted for publication before April 7, 2008.
    • Publication was written in a script other than Latin (e.g., Russian, Japanese).
    • Publication was not directly supported by NIH funds active in FY08 or beyond.

6. Click Save & Close

7. This information will be available instantaneously in Commons

To import recent publications to sync with eRA Commons:

  • Perform a search for your name
  • Check the boxes of the citations you want to add
  • Click on the arrow next to Send To at the top right of the page beneath the grey area
  • Select My Bibliography
  • Click on the button Add To My Bibliography
  • These will automatically pull into Commons

Please contact Research and Graduate Studies if you would like more information.