Registering in PubMed Central

The NIH 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 upon acceptance for publication.  To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication.

Because the Center for Translational Medicine is funded by the NIH, investigators who use any of its resources must register in PubMed Central.

Registering in

All “applicable clinical trials” are required to be registered in, a web-based resource that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. For more information, visit the Office of Clinical Research Personnel.

Regulatory Support Office

The Office of Clinical Research Personnel established the IND/IDE Regulatory Support Office (Internal Users only) to provide assistance to UT Southwestern researchers involved in the development and submission of investigator-sponsored Investigational New Drug (IND) applications and Investigational Device Exemptions (IDEs).