The National Library of Medicine, in conjunction with NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), has published an Administrative Supplement funding opportunity available to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, in some cases, with other grant or cooperative agreement mechanisms. These administrative supplements provide funds to active awards of participating Institutes and Centers in order to enhance the storage, organization, management and use of digital research data through the involvement of informationists, also known as in-context information specialists.
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 the impact of the informationist’s participation. Applications are due by March 15, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of the applicant’s organization. Direct questions to Alan VanBiervliet, Ph.D., National Library of Medicine.