As of May 25, 2008, anyone submitting an application, proposal or report to the NIH must include the PMC reference number (PMCID) when citing applicable papers that they author or that arise from their NIH-funded research.
1. Include the PubMed Central reference number (PMCID) at the end of citations when submitting an NIH application, proposal or report.
For papers published more than 3 months before the application, proposal or report is submitted:
For papers in press, or published within 3 months of when an application, proposal or report is submitted:
2. Place the Literature Citations in the appropriate location.
The appropriate locations for literature citations vary depending on the application type. See the Guide Notice NOT-OD-08-119 for details.