Research Guides


Welcome to the Calder Library Guide for Researchers!

The goals of this guide are to:

  • Provide essential information for your research endeavors.
  • Help users access essential resources through the Calder Library.

This guide is intended for researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Jackson Health System. It may also be helpful to researchers at other institutions, though some resources are limited to UM/JMH users per licensing agreements.

You may navigate this guide by using the links on the Table of Contents at the left or by using the Tabs on top of each page.

Research Navigator & Compass

The Research Navigator is a concierge service that connects researchers to the right resources at UM. It is a one-on-one, centralized support service designed to help researchers focus on research, not roadblocks.

Contact the Research Navigator at

The Research Compass is a dynamic new tool designed to guide you to the resources you need to make research and scholarship happen at the University of Miami.

Access the Research Compass at
Subject Guide Editor

Barbara M. Sorondo

  • Head of Learning, Research, and Clinical Information Services
  • (305) 243-9505
Contact Us
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Louis Calder Memorial Library
Department of Learning, Research, and Clinical Information Services
Planning a Study
Designing a Study
ORA Training
The Office of Research Administration offers training opportunities to the University research community.  Please view the calendar for upcoming classes.  Registration for training events is through ULearn.
ORA Announcements
This page contains an archive of all of the announcements published by the Office of Research Administration.
ORA Newsletter
The Office of Research Administration sends out the ORA Newsletter on a quarterly basis. Please click on the link below to view available issues.
Grants and Funding Resources
Finding Collaborators and Mentors
Research Compliance
Citation Management Software
Tools for Finding Journals for Your Manuscript
Where to Publish
Formatting Citations/Publication Styles
Create Your Researcher Profile
U.M. Faculty Publications
Public Access Policy FAQ's

MyBibliography FAQ's

Manuscript Submission System FAQ's

Research Performance Progress Report FAQ's

MyNCBI Delegates FAQ's
Video Tutorials and Training Materials
MyNCBI Tutorials

Training Materials
NIH Manuscript Submission System

The NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)

The NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) is tool for authors and publishers to deposit electronic version of peer-reviewed final manuscripts for inclusion in PubMed Central. Papers in the NIHMS are assigned an identifier (NIHMSID). The NIHMS has an overview, tutorials and an FAQ.

Public Access Compliance Monitor
The Public Access Compliance Monitor provides a snapshot of the Institution's compliance.

Video Tutorial
The Calder Library provides workshops by request on the NIH Public Access Policy, using MyNCBI, and much more. To schedule a workshop, please email

You may review the slides of a previous workshop HERE.
NIH Public Access Policy Compliance
What is the NIH Public Access Policy?

The Policy implements Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008) which states:

SEC. 218. The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.

The 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 NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central (

The Policy requires that these final peer-reviewed manuscripts be accessible to the public on PubMed Central to help advance science and improve human health.

More information on the NIH Public Access Policy can be obtained at:
PubMed Central
What is PubMed Central?

PubMed Central is an archive of full-text biomedical journal papers available online without a fee. Papers on PubMed Central contain links to other scientific databases such as GenBank ( and PubChem (

Papers collected under the Public Access Policy are archived on PubMed Central.

Once posted to PubMed Central, results of NIH-funded research become more prominent, integrated and accessible, making it easier for all scientists to pursue NIH's research priority areas competitively.

PubMed Central materials are integrated with large NIH research data bases such as Genbank and PubChem, which helps accelerate scientific discovery.

Clinicians, patients, educators, and students can better reap the benefits of papers arising from NIH funding by accessing them on PubMed Central at no charge.

Finally, the Policy allows NIH to monitor, mine, and develop its portfolio of taxpayer funded research more effectively, and archive its results in perpetuity.

More information about PubMed Central is available at
MyNCBI and My Bibliography

MyNCBI is a tool that retains user information and database preferences to provide customized services for many databases operated by the National Library of Medicine's National Center for Biotechnology Information, including PubMed, PubMed Central and SciENcv. It allows you to save searches, select display formats, filtering options, and set up automatic searches that are sent by e-mail. It includes the bibliography management system.

My Bibliography is a reference tool that helps you save your citations (journal articles, books/chapters, patents, presentations and meetings) directly from PubMed or, if not found there, to manually enter citations using My Bibliography templates.

eRA commons users use My Bibliography to track compliance with the NIH public access policy and report papers to NIH.

Other Citations is a separate collection of citations on My NCBI. Its features and operation are identical to My Bibliography. Some NIH principal investigators use it to track and report papers that they did not author, but arose from their NIH award.


MyNCBI Tutorials
Methods of Submitting Manuscripts to PMC
Method A

These journals post the final published version of all peer-reviewed NIH-funded articles to PubMed Central (PMC) no later than 12 months after publication without author involvement.

List of Method A Journals

Method B
These publishers and journals have an agreement with NIH to post individual final published articles in PubMed Central (PMC) on a case-by-case basis. These journals do not automatically post every NIH-funded paper in PMC. Rather, the author can choose to arrange with the journal to post a specific article; this usually involves choosing the journal’s fee-based open access option for publishing that article.

List of Method B Journals

Methods C & D

In Method C, the author or a delegate deposits the final peer-reviewed manuscript into the NIH Manuscript Submission system (NIHMS).

In Method D, the publisher deposits the final peer-reviewed manuscript into the NIHMS.

Regardless of who starts and manages the submission process, authors and awardees are responsible for ensuring that the final, peer-reviewed manuscript is deposited into the NIHMS upon acceptance for publication.

For additional information on submission methods, please visit: