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About Access Restrictions to Electronic Resources

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements between the School of Medicine and publishers or third parties. Several of the electronic resources carry some restriction on their use. Access may be restricted by user location, number of concurrent users, and/or password.

In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

BJH (Limited to) SLCH (Limited to) Proxy (Remote Access) WUSM Off Campus
AccessMedicine
STAT!Ref
UpToDate Online
AccessMedicine
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
ScienceDirect
STAT!Ref
UpToDate Online
Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources No Access without Proxy

Compliance

 

Public Access Policies

NIH

The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research.  NIH-funded investigators are required to submit (or have submitted for them) their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts to PubMed Central upon acceptance of the 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.

See NIH Public Access Policy for more information and contact Cathy Sarli if you have any questions.

Other Federal Agencies

Federal agencies such as the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and others are currently implementing policies to ensure public access to the published results of research they fund. The specific procedures and requirements that investigators need to follow vary depending on the agency providing the funding. 

See Public Access Policies: Other Federal Agencies for more information and contact Amy Suiter if you have any questions.

Foundations, Charities and Organizations

Many foundations, charities and organizations that fund biomedical research have implemented policies to ensure public access to the published results of research they fund. The specific procedures and requirements that investigators need to follow vary depending on the organization providing the funding. 

See Public Access Policies:  Foundations, Charities and Organizations for more information and contact Cathy Sarli if you have any questions.

Reporting of Research Guidelines

Reporting guidelines are statements that provide advice on how to report research methods and findings. Often in the form of a checklist, flow diagram or explicit text, they specify the information required for a transparent record of what was done and found in a research study, often with specific emphasis on particular issues that might introduce bias into the research.  

See Tools for Authors for more information.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible conduct of research is defined as the practice of scientific investigation with integrity.  The topic includes issues related to authorship, peer review, data collection and ownership, mentor-trainee relationships and research integrity among others.  Both the NIH and the NSF have requirements for training in responsible conduct of research. Training and educational resources for the Washington University community are available at Responsible Conduct of Research at WUSTL .  

See Tools for Authors for more information.