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NIH Issues Request for Information on Proposed Provisions for a Future Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy

Posted by on October 11th, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has just issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit public comments on proposed key provisions that could serve as the foundation for a future NIH policy for data management and sharing. The feedback obtained will help to inform the development of a draft NIH policy for data management and… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Data

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NLM’s Tox Town Website Gets a New Look!

Posted by on October 11th, 2018

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce a new design for the Tox Town website, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur. Enhancements of the new design, informed by extensive user research, include: Enhanced search optimization Improved readability New Tox Town features reflecting consumers’ frequently… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

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Abstract Display Option Added For PubMed Labs Search Results

Posted by on October 10th, 2018

The community response to the launch of PubMed Labs has been outstanding. The National Library of Medicine is continuing to test new features at PubMed Labs, for example, the addition of a new view for search results. In response to user feedback, “Abstract” has been added to the DISPLAY OPTIONS of the PubMed Labs search results. Click… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, NLM Resources, PubMed, Search Tools

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Community Health Maps Online Tutorial Available

Posted by on October 10th, 2018

Community Health Maps (CHM) provides information about low/no cost mapping tools. The National Library of Medicine developed the resource with a focus on increasing capacity within under-served and at-risk communities. The CHM workflow can also be used by individuals and organizations needing to collect, analyze, and visualize mapping data. The blog is a mixture of mapping apps, software… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Data, Education & Training, Mobile Devices, NLM Resources, Public Health

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Apply by December 1 for the 2019 MLA Research Training Institute!

Posted by on October 9th, 2018

Applications are open through December 1 for the 2019 cohort of the MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI) research fellows. Please follow links to the application instructions and the online application form. The heart of the RTI is a weeklong, residential, immersive workshop held in Chicago, July 15–19, 2019, with follow-up activities… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Education & Training, Events

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