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Archive for January, 2010

Put a Little Pop in that Proposal

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The GMR Lending Library has just added two new items that should assist writers to put a little pop in their funding proposals. Whether working on a funding opportunity for a GMR Award [See: Current Calls for Applications (CFAs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)] or branching out for other funding opportunities, seasoned writers or first-timers might want to take a look at Proposal Planning & Writing and Models of Proposal Planning as well other titles in the GMR Lending Library. Lending Library access is provided to GMR Members free of charge. (more…)

Out with the old–award application forms that is!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Are you a seasoned GMR award funding recipient? Are you thinking this might be the year to try for your first GMR award? In either case, the GMR has updated its award application forms to make your funding request easier and more accurate. The GMR offers seven types of awards which are in amounts less than $5,000. Network members may apply for these awards at any time using the application form linked to the Call for Application (CFA) for each of the awards. Because of reported difficulties with the online forms, the GMR has revised the way members apply. (more…)

NLM Link to Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The NLM® Special Queries page now includes a link to a new subject page on Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives: By Organization.

This page lists, in chart form, guidelines for reporting the results of research in several biomedical disciplines. The Research Reporting Guidelines Search link offers a MEDLINE®/PubMed® search strategy including subject terms related to the organizations responsible for developing these guidelines. At this time, the search strategy retrieves 1700 citations in PubMed.

Research reporting guidelines usually “specify a minimum set of items required for a clear and transparent account of what was done and what was found in a research study, reflecting, in particular, issues that might introduce bias into the research” (adapted from the EQUATOR Network Resource Centre). (more…)

Consumer Electronics Show 2010 – Gadget Envy

Friday, January 8th, 2010

If you are a gadget geek like me, you will be salivating at all of the neat-o things that are being reported out of the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show.

The talk this year,  is all about e-readers and tablets.

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Help the GMR Ring in the New Decade

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!

It’s time to make some resolutions and the GMR is no exception. Building on what we have heard from our stakeholders, including Regional Advisory Council (RAC) representatives and other network members, the GMR is seeking some additional feedback from our Network members to assist with program planning.

Reply to the brief GMR Planning Questionnaire 2010, and you will be helping us set program priorities for several years to come. The questionnaire should not take more than 10 minutes.

Thank you in advance for your feedback, and thank you for supporting the mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

U of M Health Science Librarians Get In the Spirit

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

GMR BlueAnna Ercoli Schnitzer
InfoPoint Librarian
Health Sciences Libraries
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

In addition to our regular workload, the staff of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) of the University of Michigan have been busy with a number of charitable activities during the holiday season. Our staff members have taken part in Sponsor-a-Family, a Community Action Network program that provides services to low-income individuals. We have provided age-appropriate holiday presents as well as gift certificates for a local family of four with children ages 17,15, and 2, according to a wish-list that this group has submitted to us.

The HSL have also been active in acquiring and recycling eyeglasses in conjunction with a Lions Club project. The glasses are first sent to a nearby prison where they are cleaned and repaired by prisoners and then sent abroad to be distributed to those who need them in developing countries. Over the past three years, we have collected the equivalent of nine large boxes filled with recycled eyeglasses passed along to us by our users. (more…)

ARRA Funding for Broadband Comes to the GMR Region

Monday, January 4th, 2010

“Broadband is the new dial tone of the 21st-century” says Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue.   Along with Vice President Biden, the GA Governor kicked off $7.2 billion in Recovery Act broadband grant and loan programs.  $2 billion of it will be made available on a “rolling basis over the next 75 days to bring high-speed Internet to communities that currently have little or no access to the technology.”   There are many communities in the United States without broadband Internet access.  With this infusion of dollars, there will be more job opportunities in infrastructure and manufacturing and will help bridge the digital divide which still unfortunately exists.

There are eighteen projects in seventeen states being funding right out of the gate.   Some of these are in the NN/LM GMR region.  The projects are split up into different types of awards.  They are as follows:

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