NIH RPPR Instruction Guide
Instructions for RPPR Sections A
January 25, 2016
6.3 Section C
The RPPR section C. Products allows agencies to assess and report both publications and other
products to Congress, communities of interest, and the public.
Are there publications or manuscripts accepted for publication in a journal or other
publication (e.g., book, one-time publication, monograph) during the reporting period
resulting directly from the award?
PD/PIs are required to report all publications that arise from their NIH award in this section.
Publications listed in other parts of the RPPR will not be tracked as award products. If there are
publications to report select Yes and ensure that the Associate with this RPPR box is checked
as appropriate. If there are no publications to report select No. The tables draw information from
the PD/PI’s My NCBI account. PD/PIs can log
in to their My NCBI account via the My NCBI
link at the top of C.1. PD/PIs that do not have a My NCBI account can create one by simply
logging in to My NCBI with their eRA Commons credentials, which will automatically create a
My NCBI account. Any changes they make to their My Bibliography collection will be reflected
in the RPPR once the screen is refreshed (i.e., by clicking the Save button). For more
information on My NCBI, see:
Get Started with My NCBI: Access My NCBI, Register, and Sign In
Edit Your My Bibliography Settings (Add a Delegate)
The first table, All Publications Associated with this Project in My NCBI, lists all
publications that are in the PD/PI’s My Bibliography collection, are associated with this award,
and have not been reported in previous electronic progress reports for this award.
The first column Associate with this RPPR is automatically checked. Leaving the box checked
upon submission associates the publication with this progress report, results in the publication
being displayed in RePORT, and makes the award-publication association in My NCBI
permanent and the association will be reported in PubMed. Unchecking the box disassociates the
publication with this progress report and, upon submission of the RPPR to NIH, removes the
award-publication association in My NCBI.
The second column, NIH Public Access Compliance, indicates the current compliance status
with the NIH Public Access Policy. This information is from My NCBI. Publications that fall
under the Public Access Policy and are non-compliant still must be reported. Generally, it takes
weeks to bring publications into compliance; PD/PIs are advised to do so as soon as possible to
ensure their award is renewed in a timely manner. For more information, see Manage
Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy in My NCBI and the NIH Public Access website.
The compliance status for AHRQ grantees will be indicated as NA (not applicable) until such
time as AHRQ implements a public access policy.
Note that the publication data in these tables is dynamic until the progress report is submitted to
cy. Any change to the data occurring in PubMed, PubMed Central, the PD/PI’s My
Bibliography account, or in the compliance status of a publication will refresh upon saving the
C.1 Products section, or opening the RPPR in another session. When the progress report is
submitted to the agency, the publication data is frozen in the progress report.