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Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunities for Regional Medical Libraries Open until July 24, 2015

Monday, April 6th, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Regional Medical Libraries (RML) and supporting offices cooperative agreement funding opportunities are open for applications until July 24, 2015: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-15-003.html

The RMLs are the backbone of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The overarching goal of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Eight health sciences libraries will function as the RML for their respective Region. The RMLs will coordinate the operation of a Network of Libraries and other organizations to carry out regional and national programs. The RMLs will ensure a continuity of quality service for core programs of the NN/LM, and cooperatively design, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches to serve the health information needs of health professionals and the public in the future.

Helpful Links:
RML RFA: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/RML.html
NLM Extramural Program: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/extramural.html
NLM National Network Office: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nno/index.html
Applying for a grant FAQs: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/FAQApply.html
Send questions to: NLMRMLQuestions@mail.nih.gov

We are offering the following opportunities to learn about the current RMLs and how to apply to a cooperative agreement:

Technical Assistance Webinar (this will be recorded for future viewing)
When: Thursday April 23, 2015, from 3:00-4:00pm ET
Where: Webinar URL – https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlm_rml_423/, Teleconference number: 1-866-579-8110 Participant Code: 571542
We encourage you to submit questions in advance by email to: NLMRMLQuestions@mail.nih.gov

2015 Annual Meeting of the Regional Medical Libraries (RML) and Centers, Austin, TX (held in conjunction with the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting)
When: Friday, May 15, 2015
Where: Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Time: 9:00 am—5:30 pm
Go to the NLM Technical Bulletin for a complete agenda.
Note: The 3:30 pm—5:30 pm session in Room 12A, “Applying for Regional Medical Libraries Cooperative Agreements (UG4)” and Q&A with NLM Extramural Program will be transcribed and posted after the meeting.

The world’s largest biomedical library, the National Library of Medicine maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development and training in biomedical informatics, and health information technology.

Funding Opportunity: New BD2K RFA – Supporting Biomedical Data Repository Interoperability

Friday, March 20th, 2015

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-144.html

Application Receipt Date(s): April 20, 2015 

Background:

NIH is accepting administrative supplement requests to support projects that will establish or improve interoperability among NIH funded biomedical data repositories. Improved interoperability is expected to lead to increased efficiency of repositories’ operations and cost reductions, which are significant factors of the NIH’s long-term sustainability plans for the biomedical data repositories.

Each supplement request should be associated to a collaborative project consisting of a biomedical data repository supported by an active NIH-funded parent grant, and one or more collaborating sites that together implement the interoperability goals of this FOA. The collaborating sites may be other biomedical data repositories, or may provide computational tools and data standards, or perform other activities that facilitate interoperability among data repositories. Supplement requests will only be accepted from active NIH-funded parent grants that primarily support biomedical data repositories with an overall annual budget above $500,000 in direct costs.

Inquiries:

Please direct all inquiries to the BD2K program contact Valentina Di Francesco AND to the Program Officer listed on the Notice of Award of the parent award.

BD2K Program/Scientific Contact: 

Valentina Di Francesco National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Telephone: 301-496-7531| Email:  vdifrancesco@mail.nih.gov

SE/A Funding Opportunities Now Available – Deadline for Applications is March 31, 2015

Monday, February 9th, 2015

We are pleased to announce the availability of NN/LM SE/A award applications for the 2015-2016 year. The following CFAs are now available on our website. Funding for these awards will begin May 1, 2015; however, the SE/A budget for 2015-2016 has yet to be determined, and all funding is dependent upon availability.

The due date for all applications (which will be awarded until allotted funds are spent) is March 31, 2015, close of business. All proposed projects must be completed by April 30, 2016, and all funds requested must be spent.

NN/LM SE/A award descriptions and applications are available at: http://nnlm.gov/sea/funding.

Participate in the NN/LM SE/A 5-minute Survey Series for a Chance to Win $1500

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) Region will request feedback about SE/A programming through a series of short, succinct online surveys beginning February 2 to March 2, 2015. These surveys will help prepare for the upcoming 2016-2021 cooperative agreement. Each of the four 5-question surveys will target different areas of focus and should take 5 minutes or less to complete.

Please consider participating in each of these surveys as they are announced through the SE/A Currents blog according to the schedule below. Each completed survey will enter participants into a drawing for a $1500.00 professional development award.

  • Monday, February 2, 2015: Education
  • Monday, February 9, 2015: Funding
  • Monday, February 16, 2015: Network/Exhibits
  • Monday, March 2, 2015: Communication

SE/A will also host an online discussion forum on Friday (2/6, 2/13, 2/20, and 3/6) 12-12:30pm ET to answer questions and hear comments about that week’s survey.

Questions about the survey questions or contest can be direct to Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies/Evaluation Coordinator at ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

NLM Invites Participation in Teleconference to Report on a Request for Information and New Funding Mechanism for Regional Medical Libraries 2016-21 Award Cycle

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

After nearly 45 years as contracts, the RMLs will return to grants, more specifically cooperative agreements, as the funding mechanism for the 2016-2021 award cycle. Cooperative agreements will allow NLM to actively participate in the work of the RMLs and Centers, enable the RMLs and Centers to better coordinate programs among their Regions and areas of responsibility, and enable the RMLs and Centers to better respond to regional and national needs during the five year grant period. Until the early 1970’s the RMLs were originally funded as grants but transitioned to contracts to allow NLM more oversight and standardization of the work.

We are hosting a teleconference next Tuesday to discuss why we decided to go with this award mechanism. We will have Extramural Program staff on the call to help get you started if you plan to apply and what you need to do now.

Join us:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 4pm ET

Teleconference Number:  US/CAN Toll Free:  1-888-450-5996, Participant Passcode662939

Check out the NLM News announcement http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/nlm_rfi_telecon_2015.html for more information!

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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