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Archive for the ‘NIH’ Category

SciENcv Updated to Support New NIH Biosketch Format

Monday, August 17th, 2015

In November, NIH announced a new format for biographical sketches (aka biosketches); the new format is required for grant applications submitted for due dates after May 24, 2015. SciENcv, a tool available through PubMed’s My NCBI for creating biosketches, has been updated to reflect the format changes and to help users convert their existing NIH biosketches from the old format to the new.

Differences between the old and new NIH Biosketch formats include:

  1. Maximum length increased from 4 to 5 pages
  2. Rearranged data in the table at the top of the Biosketch
  3. Section A, Personal Statement can now include up to 4 supporting citations
  4. Section C is now called “Contribution to Science” and should be comprised of up to 5 brief descriptions of your most significant contributions to science, each with up to 4 supporting citations. In addition,  you may also provide a URL to a full list of your published work as found in a publicly available digital database such as My Bibliography. This section is the most notable difference in the new format.

old and new biosketch

Read all about the changes herehttp://goo.gl/BoQp4M

PubMed, My Bibliography and NIH Public Access Compliance

Monday, January 19th, 2015

If you work with researchers who received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), watch this 3 minute video on how to link funding to their citations and manage compliance from within PubMed.

A Look at the NIH Public Access Policy Compliance Monitor

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Watch this 3 minute and 44 second video for a quick overview of a new web-based tool institutions can use to track compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

HHS Offers New Free Mobile Apps

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

As part of ongoing efforts to meet the goals of the federal Digital Government Strategy, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is making available 33 free health mobile apps.

The apps are geared to both consumers and healthcare professionals and offer functions such as tracking health status, accessing medical information, smoking cessation, educating EMS professionals and educators on field triage, aiding physicians in identifying appropriate patient-specific preventive services, finding an HIV/AIDS treatment professional, tracking influenza-like illness activity, accessing a national directory of health hotlines, finding community health centers and recording current and past medication histories.

The National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Library of Medicine, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Cancer Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services developed the apps.

Access the complete list of apps here.

Dietary Supplements Database

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine has collaborated with the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) on a new database containing dietary supplement label information.

The new database [http://www.dsld.nlm.nih.gov/dsld/] captures information on dietary supplements’ labels and allows the searching, sorting, and filtering capabilities needed by researchers. Its data can be saved and analyzed. It is a significantly larger effort than the earlier NLM Dietary Supplements Labels Database and already contains 17,000 labels and images of labels. It is expected to grow rapidly over the next three years, eventually covering most of the 55,000 dietary supplement products sold to American consumers.

For more information: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2013/nlm-17.htm

Update on NIH’s Public Access Policy

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Read about the updates to the NIH Public Access policy and view a short video about the new public access compliance monitor tool. The compliance monitor is a web-based tool that allows administrators to monitor policy compliance across their institution.