Webinar led by Brown University to discuss the new NSF Public Access Policy and how this will affect the sharing of the results of research, both publications and data, in the coming year.
Title: Complying with the NSF’s New Public Access Policy and Depositing a Manuscript in NSF-PAR
Date: 12PM-1:30PM Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Description: In 2016 the National Science Foundation (NSF) rolled out its new online public access repository, NSF-PAR for investigators funded by the NSF to deposit their manuscripts to comply with its new Public Access Policy. The NSF’s policy and its new publications repository differ in several key ways from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) public access policy and PMC, particularly in terms of requirements for compliance and procedures for deposit. While NIH grants may make up the majority of biomedical institutions’ research funds, the NSF is also an important source of biomedical funding, especially for career awards, research training grants, and translational research. In this webinar we will walk participants through the requirements for compliance and the process for deposit and share insights provided by the NSF Policy Office.
Hope Lappen is the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian at Brown University. Prior to coming to Brown, Hope served as the Science and Engineering Librarian at George Washington University and the Eugene Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship at University of Pennsylvania.
Andrew Creamer is the Science Data Management Librarian at Brown University. He helps students and faculty researchers with NSF data management plans and digital curation projects. Prior to Brown, Andrew worked on research data management initiatives at the NN/LM NER.
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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health. Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.
Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:
- Information retrieval;
- Skills development;
- Resource development and dissemination; and/or
- Equipment Acquisition.
Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:
- Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
- Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
- Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
- Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
- Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.
Awards are offered for up to $50,000.
Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.
The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site:
Primary Point of Contact
Greg Benedict, Contract Specialist
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 105
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5488
Secondary Point of Contact
Suet Vu, Contracting Officer
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 105
Bethesda, MD 20892-5488
Office Phone: 301-496-6546
The Health Happens in Libraries team has posted the new article “Just Another Day at the Desk: squirrels, professional ethics and consumer health information” with resources to support public libraries as you provide ethical responses to consumer health information requests.
Resources such as the guide Understanding Ethics and Privacy in Health Information and Services. It includes guidance on how to provide ethical services when you aren’t a health expert; ethical communication practices for when you and your patron speak different languages; and how to maintain an ethical and reliable collection for health information consumers. The guide also includes individual and team reflection questions to help you consider these topics proactively. The PDF guide can be downloaded here.
Please-take a look! Print a copy, share with your colleagues and post your ideas for using these resources to social media, using the hashtag #libs4health.
We appreciate your engagement as we continue to spread the word about our program resources.
Registration is open for the NLM, Friends of the NLM, and Research!America co-sponsored 2016 Conference, “Best Practices of Biomedical Research: Improving Reproducibility and Transparency of Preclinical Research”
Be part of a discussion about challenges with non-reproducible research; highlight positive strategies to achieve significant quality improvement in preclinical research studies. The workshop will generate constructive and practical messages to benefit producers as well as users of biomedical research discoveries. For additional information and to register go to www.fnlm.org; discounted early registration ends March 31, 2016.
Date: June 9-10, 2016
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814 USA
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