What NIH Grantees Need to Know About
ClinicalTrials.gov and FDAAA
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Archive for August, 2010
What NIH Grantees Need to Know About
ClinicalTrials.gov and FDAAA
Funding Opportunities 2011 NIH Director’s Award Programs:
The deadline for submitting Transformative Research Project applications is October 27, 2010 with Letters of Intent due by September 27, 2010. See the instructions in the RFA <http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-10-010.html> (RFA-RM-10-010). Additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions about the Transformative Research Projects Program is available at: http://commonfund.nih.gov/T-R01 . Send questions to T_R01@mail.nih.gov.
NIH expects to make at least 7 Pioneer Awards and at least 33 New Innovator Awards in summer 2011. To continue its strong record of diversity in these programs, NIH especially encourages women and members of groups that are underrepresented in NIH research to apply.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) –“The Nation’s Medical Research Agency” – includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.
Google is beginning to roll out the ability for users to make free phone calls from within Gmail. Using your computer speakers and microphone you can make free calls to US and Canada. International calls may vary based on the country and whether you are calling a land or mobile line.
Read more about Google’s phone plans.
It’s time to head back to school with the Middle Atlantic Region! Join MAR staff and network members for online classes from September through November-all you need is an Internet-connected computer and a telephone. Classes are FREE. We have nine classes scheduled so far, with more to come. One class is new.
To sign up for a class, e-mail us at rml(at)med.nyu.edu with the title and date of the class(es) you wish to attend. Please include your name, e-mail address, and mailing address.
1. DOCLINE for Beginners
2. Project Management
3. Logic Models
4. Resources for Disaster Response and Preparedness
5. DOCLINE Serial Holdings: Searching, Updating and Reporting
6. The New MedlinePlus *NEW*
7. Licensing Electronic Resources
8. DOCLINE Routing Tables and Reports
9. Free Productivity Tools
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is currently developing a new site called PubMed Health, which is intended to focus on consumer-level, evidence-based health information. Though PubMed Health is still under development, NCBI has released some of its initial content, provided by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), to be searchable through search engines such as Google. NCBI is currently reviewing some development decisions for the PubMed Health site to determine how these particular pages are being used. Once the site is ready for production release, PubMed Health will have its own search function as well as links to other NLM online products. An NLM Technical Bulletin article about PubMed Health will be published once the site is ready to be launched.
PubMed Health does not replace MedlinePlus, NLM’s premier health Web site for patients and their families and friends. MedlinePlus continues to be expanded, including a full site redesign launched this July as well as a new mobile interface, MedlinePlus Mobile that was released in January 2010. MedlinePlus provides reliable up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language the public can understand.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region is pleased to announce that it will be hosting NCBI Discovery Workshops this fall. This free two-day series of workshops on NCBI tools will be held at the NYU Health Sciences Library on October 18 and 19, 2010.
The Discovery Workshops consist of four 2.5-hour hands-on sessions emphasizing a different set of NCBI resources. Each session uses specific examples to highlight important features of the resources and tools under study and to demonstrate how to accomplish common tasks.
The four sessions of the Discovery Workshop will focus on the following areas:
1. Sequences, Genomes and Maps
2. Proteins, Domains and Structures
3. NCBI BLAST Services
4. Human Variation and Disease Genes
Participants may attend all or any combination of these sessions. Each session is entirely hands-on and is presented in one computer classroom where the instructor will present a specific example using the live NCBI web site followed by a period of individual practice on related problems. Detailed handouts for each session will provide step-by-step instructions and additional information about each example. Each session will also provide opportunities for participants to provide comments and suggestions on NCBI services and also to attend individual consultations with NCBI staff.
Discovery Workshop Schedule
Day 1 Monday October 18, 2010
9:00-11:30 — Sequences, Genomes and Maps
1:00-3:30 — Proteins, Domains and Structures
3:45-5:00 — Individual Consultations *
Day 2 Tuesday October 19, 2010
9:00-11:30 — NCBI BLAST Services
1:00-3:30 — Human Variation and Disease Genes
3:45-5:00 — Individual Consultations*
*Anyone registered for any of the sessions is welcome to attend the individual consultations
Instructor: Peter Cooper. Peter Cooper is a biologist with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) who provides general user support, designs and presents workshops and webinars on the use of NCBI databases and tools, edits the NCBI News, and is involved in ongoing efforts to improve the usability of the NCBI website.
How to Attend
To register for one or more of these workshops, send an email to email@example.com. Include the date and time of each of the workshops that you wish to attend. Your email must also include your name, title, institutional affiliation, email address and mailing address.
The deadline for registration is Monday October 4, 2010. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED.
The National Library of Medicine released a new FAQ for MedlinePlus.gov – Where can I find my favorite link from the old homepage on the new homepage? You can click on a link on the old homepage to see where it’s moved to on the new homepage. If you haven’t visited the new MedlinePlus yet, check it out. And send your questions and comments to the MedlinePlus team via the Contact Us link that appears on every page.
DOCLINE 4.5 is slated for release tomorrow, 8/11/2010. The changes in this new release are covered in the release notes from NLM.
Please feel free to contact MAR Network Services Coordinator Neil Romanosky with any questions about DOCLINE 4.5.
Librarians/Information Professionals needed to create PubMed search strategies for Healthy People 2020 Information Access ProjectTuesday, August 10th, 2010
Librarians/Information Professionals needed to help develop PubMed search strategies for the Healthy People 2020 Information Access Project
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is committed to improving access to relevant information for the public health community. A major focal point for initiatives in this area has been the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce initiative (also known as “Partners”; found at http://phpartners.org/), which is a collaboration to provide the public health workforce with timely, convenient access to information resources to help them improve the health of the American public.
In 2002, NLM expanded the Partners initiative by developing the Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project (http://phpartners.org/hp), designed to help public health workers involved with local projects related to implementation and tracking of project related to specific HP 2010 objective easily find relevant information in NLM’s PubMed database and related online resources. The Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project (HP2010 IAP) service has become the most heavily used section of the Partners Web site. The HP2010 IAP provides evidence-based strategies via pre-formulated PubMed search strategies for selected HP 2010 focus area objectives
Healthy People 2020, which will be released by the Secretary of the Health and Human Services in December 2010, will contain new and previously identified subject areas, as well as new or modified objectives (performance measures). NLM, through the Partners is looking to once again provide pre-formulated PubMed searches for all subject areas of Healthy People 2020. Below is a list of HP2020 Subject Areas that currently based on the HP 2020 websites as of July 1, 2010:
1. Adolescent Health
2. Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions
3. Blood Disorders and Blood Safety
5. Chronic Kidney Disease
6. Dementias, including Alzheimer’s Disease
8. Disability and Health
9. Early and Middle Childhood
10. Educational and Community-Based Programs
11. Family Planning
12. Food Safety
14. Global Health
15. Healthcare-Associated Infections
16. Hearing and Other Sensory or Communication Disorders (Ear, Nose, and Throat—Voice, Speech, and Language)
17. Heart Disease and Stroke
19. Immunization and Infectious Diseases
20. Injury and Violence Prevention
21. Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
22. Medical Product Safety
23. Mental Health and Mental Disorders
24. Older Adults
25. Oral Health
NLM funding is available to provide $3000 per subject area for a maximum of three (3) subject areas per individual/interested party. If you are interested in assisting NLM by developing PubMed search strategies for any of the above focus areas, please contact Lisa Sedlar at 301.435.2243 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Proposals should be submitted by COB on August 16th, 2010. Proposals will be evaluated as they are received. Preference will be given to those interested in working on two or three subject areas.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Registration in the CCR is mandatory in order to be awarded a purchase order for this work.
If you have any questions, contact Lisa Sedlar, email@example.com
Posted on behalf of Angela B. Ruffin, PhD, Head, NN/LM National Network Office