New AHA PubMed Policy

The AHA recently approved new Open Science policies that relate to research funded by the AHA. These policies will go into effect for new applications and awards that are not exempt, beginning with applications due in June 2014.

AHA’s public access policy
The AHA requires that all journal articles resulting from AHA funding should be made freely available in PubMed Central within 12 months of publication.

AHA’s open data policy
The AHA requires grant applicants to include a data sharing plan as part of the application process. Any data that is needed for independent verification of research results must be made freely and publically available within 12 months of the end of the funding period (and any no-cost extension). Specific early career awards are currently exempt from this requirement (Undergraduate Fellowships, Medical Student Research Fellowships, Predoctoral Fellowships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Mentor/AHA Mentee Awards and Mentored Clinical & Population Research Awards).

More information about AHA Open Science policies and answers to Frequently Asked Questions will be available on our website in early March.


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