Citing TREC Support


To maintain funding and meet the NIH Public Access Policy and reporting obligations, TREC must be cited in all publications that describe research that was funded in-full or in-part by TREC or supported through its core projects and resources. TREC support can be adequately cited by including the TREC grant number (1U54CA155626) in the acknowledgments section of the manuscript.  In addition, reprints of all publications containing this acknowledgment should be provided to TREC.


NIH Public Access Policy Overview:
The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from the NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication. To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication.


For more information please view the NIH Public Access Policy
and download the free NIH Public Access Policy Compliance: A Quick Guide for Harvard Researchers.


 TREC Specific Guidelines (from the TREC Coordination Center)

Citations Format for NIH Funded Publications May 2013

Publication Guidelines for collaborative Publications June 2014



How to Avoid Delays in Funding:

1) Use My NCBI’s My Bibliography feature to monitor Public Access compliance for all the applicable papers that you author or arise from your NIH award. Be sure to create an account using your eRA Commons ID, or link your current account with your eRA Commons account.

2) As you plan a paper or support one with your NIH award, discuss with the authors how the paper and the NIH awards that support it will comply with the Public Access Policy.


How to Comply with the NIH Public Access Policy:

All of your papers that fall under NIH Public Access Policy, whether in press or in print, must include evidence of compliance in all of your NIH applications and reports. 

1) Determine Applicability – does the NIH Public Access Policy apply to your papers?

2) Address Copyright – Ensure your publishing agreement allows the paper to be posted to PubMed Central in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

3) Submit Paper to PMC – Submit paper to PubMed Central (PMC) and approve public release. Enter your journal name into the box on the right side of the screen to determine how your paper will be posted to PMC.

4) Include PMCID in Citations – Include the PIMCID at the end of the full citation in your application or report.


Video Training, Excerpted from an NIH January 2013 Webinar:

The Basics

Awardee Tasks

Awardee Tasks: an Example