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Help Patients Learn About NIH Clinical Trials

A new website from the National Institutes of Health may help you promote clinical trial participation.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

The mission of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is to improve health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies.

Neurosciences Information Framework

An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, the Neuroscience Information Framework is a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources.  It includes registered datasets and a literature collection indexing the contents of a core set of neuroscience journals.

Action Request: NIH Funding

The AAMC has sent out a message to the Medical Education community, requesting that faculty, students, residents and researchers urge their members of congress to support increased funding the NIH.

Your action on this issue is extremely important. Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved its subcommittee allocations for the FY 2010 spending bills. These allocations set the limit on the amount of funding each subcommittee has for the programs under its jurisdiction.

Challenge to NIH Public Access Mandate

Library Journal reports today  that on September 11th, the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on a bill that could seriously impact the National Institutes of Health's public access mandate.  Tenatively titled "Fair Copyright in Research Works Act" the bill responds to claims by publishers that NIH's policy encroaches on their ability to manage copyrighted content.

NIH's Public Access Policy

NIH Course: Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research

The Department of Bioethics at the NIH is offering a course on the ethical and regulatory aspects of clinical research.  The course will be held September 24- November 12, 2008 at NIH's Bethesda campus.  Webcast lectures and podcast lectures will also be available, although CCME credits are available only to those who attend in person.  Registration is required only for those that plan on attending in person.

This course is offered to anyone interested or involved in clinical research involving human subjects. The target audience . . .

PubMed Central: What are an author's rights?

NIH's Public Access Policy, mandating that all articles arising from NIH funds must be submitted to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication, has been a boon for researchers, medical practitioners and public, making publicly-funded research accessible to all.  But it has been a source of confusion for authors, who may encounter conflicts between the NIH mandate and the stipulations of publishers' contracts.

Ben Grillot of the Association of Research Libraries has published a report titled "PubMed Central Deposit and Author Rights", providing guidelines on how authors can balance NIH req

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