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Do I need to submit my article to PubMed Central?

If the answers to these three statements are ALL yes:

  1. My article arose from one of the following:
    • Direct funding from an NIH grant, cooperative agreement active in fiscal year 2008 or later
    • Direct funding from an NIH grant, contract signed on or after April 7, 2008
    • Direct funding from NIH due to the fact that I am an employee of NIH
  2. My article is peer-reviewed
  3. My article was accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008

eRA Commons

How do I delegate authority to another user for my account?

  • Login to eRA Commons
  • Select the Admin menu tab from the Commons navigational bar
  • Select the Delegations option from the Admin menu
  • The My Delegates screen opens;
    • If applicable, the My Current Delegations area of the screen displays a table of your existing delegations 
    • If you have no current delegations, the table will indicate ‘No records were returned’
  • Click the ‘Search or Add Delegate’ link
  • Search parameters will display on the screen; enter the appropriate search criteria, using the percent (%) sign if you need to as a wildcard
  • Select the ‘Search’ button
  • Search results will display in the Search Results area, including the user’s Name, Role(s), Commons ID, and currently delegated authorities (indicated by marked checkboxes next to the listed authorities)
  • Once you have located the user to whom you wish to delegate authority, click the ‘Select’ link for that user
  • The Delegate Authority (Authorities) screen will display, including the available authorities (with checkboxes) and a confirmation message
  • Mark the checkbox(es) of the authority or the authorities you wish to delegate and click the ‘Save’ button to complete the process