When your manuscript is submitted to NIH, you will receive a NIHMS ID number, and once it is available in PubMed Central, it will be assigned a PMC ID number.
Effective May 25, 2008, you will need to include the PMC ID or NIHMS ID numbers for any articles you cite in your progress reports, new applications, and renewals.
These are only needed for articles accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008, but you may include PMC ID numbers for articles already in PubMed Central as well.
You can search PubMed Central for the citations, and the PMC ID numbers will be listed.
Campus libraries are available to assist with locating the appropriate reference numbers.
Please note: This is NOT the same as the PMID number found in PubMed. The PMC ID number is a number used in PubMed Central, not the regular PubMed database.