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Funding Opportunity: NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249)

NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249)

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Purpose The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other participating NIH Institutes and Centers solicit applications for administrative supplements to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, depending on each participating Institute or Center’s preferences, with active P01, P20, P30, P50, R21, R34, U01, U19, U24, UM1 and U54 grants. The purposes of this administrative supplement program are (1) to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data; and (2) to assess and document the value and impact of the informationist’s participation.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement(FOA) encourages eligible NIH awardees as described above, who are interested in integrating an informationist into their research teams for the above-stated purposes to begin to consider applying for this new FOA. Interested eligible awardees are encouraged to begin seeking collaborative arrangements with informationists at their institutions or another institution as appropriate. Informationists are information specialists, usually health sciences librarians, who have graduate training and practical experience that provides them with disciplinary background in biomedical, behavioral or biological sciences and in library and information sciences/informatics. Their cross training provides informationists with a unique perspective on the acquisition, synthesis, management and use of information in research. Informationists work as team members with research scientists and health professionals, and are sometimes called in-context or ‘embedded’ information specialists.

NLM Contact Dr. Alan VanBiervliet,

For contact information for participating Institutes and Centers see the FOA.


  • Deadline for Applications – July 17, 2015
  • This program expires July 18, 2015

PubMed for Trainers: Sign Up for This Free Hybrid Class

Improve your PubMed searching skills and create effective training strategies. Join the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) for “PubMed for Trainers.” Registration is now available for upcoming classes via the NTC Web site: This class is designed as a “train the trainers” class and is taught in three online sessions and one all-day in-person session. The instructional design portion of the class is optional.


  1. enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database;
  2. improve your ability to analyze and implement Medical Subject Headings (MeSH);
  3. employ the features and functions of PubMed for use in searching and training;
  4. discuss instruction techniques with fellow trainers; and
  5. experience peer collaboration and learning.

The next PubMed for Trainers class begins, Tuesday, June 9, 2015 and runs until June 18, 2015.

  • Online Session One: June 9, 2015, 11 am – 1 pm ET
  • Online Session Two: June 11, 2015 11 am – 1 pm ET
  • Online Session Three: June 16, 2015 11 am – 1 pm ET
  • In-person Session Four in Bethesda, Maryland: June 18, 2015 9 am – 4:30 pm ET

For more information about PubMed for Trainers and to register for a class please visit the NTC Class Information/Training Calendar: PubMed for Trainers. Please Note: classes are added throughout the year so please check back periodically.

Questions? Contact the NTC at: or 800-338-7657, press 2.

PubMed for Trainers at Florida International University in Miami

Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills?  Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers at Florida International University in Miami. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth, behind the scenes look at PubMed.

What is PubMed for Trainers?

PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online and 1 in-person class.

When is PubMed for Trainers?

The series of classes is scheduled for the following dates (attendance in all sessions is required):

Session One (online): January 7, 2016 10am-11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Two (online): January 14, 2016 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Three (online): January 21, 2016 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Four (in-person): January 28, 2016 9:00am – 4:30PM ET (This class will be held at Florida International University Medical Library).

What is the format of the class?

The classes consist of online and in-person lectures and plus approximately 2-3 hours of independent homework.

How many MLA CE Credits will I get?

When you complete the PubMed portion of the class, you will receive 13 MLA CE credit hours.

If you also complete the optional instructional design module, you will receive an additional 3 MLA CE credit hours.

For a complete description, go to:

To register, visit:

Responsive Design for M+Connect Web Application

The National Library of Medicine released a new version of the MedlinePlus Connect Web application. The new version uses responsive web design for ease of use on any device, whether that is a desktop monitor or mobile touchscreen. Web application response pages will now automatically change their layout to fit the screen of the user.

Here’s an example Connect response page with the new responsive design: SNOMED CT 445243001 – Ulcerative Colitis

Resize your desktop browser window to tablet and phone widths to see the page layout adapt.

Even more good news: the entire MedlinePlus sites in English and Spanish now also have a responsive design.  This means that users who click through the Connect Web application pages to find information on will also have a user experience tailored for their device.  (See our announcement page at for more details.)

Some other MedlinePlus Connect pages that now use a responsive design are:

Please contact Jennifer Jentsch,, for questions or feedback about the new version of the MedlinePlus Connect Web application.


Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland