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NIH Tribal Health Research Office: Native American Digital Storytelling Competition

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) is pleased to announce a digital storytelling Challenge, or competition, in honor of Native American Heritage Month. The Challenge, entitled Storytelling about Health and Wellness in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities is to develop a brief (five minutes or less) digital story that communicates how traditions and heritage promote health within American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Submissions must be made by January 31, 2017.

The first place winner will receive $4,000; second place will receive $3,000; third place will receive $2,000; and two honorable mentions will each receive $500.  Awards will be announced the week of March 6th, 2017. The first place winner will also be invited to an upcoming meeting of the NIH Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee.  Travel will be reimbursed for those invitees.

The submission is a video that describes: 1) how heritage and tradition leads to health and wellness in AI/AN communities; and 2) how future research can improve the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Submissions are limited to a video that may not exceed five minutes.  Winning entries may be posted on the NIH web site.  Submissions must be substantially free of scientific jargon and understandable by viewers without scientific/technical backgrounds.

For more details on the specific requirements of submissions, please go to the announcement of the challenge on the THRO website. If you have any questions, please do reach out to us at or 301-402-9852.

NIH Requests Information on Strategies for Data Management, Sharing, and Citation

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Today, in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts<>, NIH published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks public comments on strategies for data management, sharing, and citation in order to consider:

(1) what, when, and how data should be managed and shared; and,

(2) setting standards for citing shared data and software.

The complete RFI, as well as instructions on how to comment, can be found on the NIH OSP website<>.  NIH will consider all public comments before taking next steps.

Additional information about the importance of this RFI can be found in an ?Under the Poliscope?blog<> published today by Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz, NIH Associate Director for Science Policy.

For more information, please contact the NIH Office of Science Policy by email<> or by telephone at 301-496-9838.


NLM Strategic Planning RFI

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine is undertaking a Strategic Planning Process and is soliciting input from its broad stakeholder community, including our Network members. Please ensure that your feedback is included in our strategic visioning.

The RFI closes on January 9, 2017.

NLM to Retire Asian American Health Portal on November 21, 2016.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

To concentrate efforts on multiple language health patient education materials, NLM will retire the Asian American Health portal on November 21, 2016.

Please use HealthReach for patient education materials in multiple languages, and for provider materials for those working with diverse lingual communities. In 2017, the HealthReach team will begin working with community based organizations and stakeholder to examine the current HealthReach collection and expand it to include more Asian language patient education materials. If you have any questions or comments please contact Laura Bartlett:


NTO Webinar: ALTBIB: Resources for Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing – December 8 – 1 PM ET

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

This one hour webinar outlines the basics of ALTBIB & how to use it. Hands-on activities are included. Stephanie Publicker from NLM Specialized Information Services will be on hand to answer questions. The webinar is free, open to anyone, and worth 1 MLA CE credit. Course date: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 – 1 PM ET/ 12 PM CT/11 AM MT/10 AM PT

More info & register at:

Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

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