One-stop Health Sciences Funding Portal

At the University of Michigan we're pretty blessed to have access to the plethora of resources our university has - but navigating those resources when they're managed by a variety of different schools and departments can be challenging. In an effort to address that challenge, your liaison librarians have developed a research guide that aims … Continue reading One-stop Health Sciences Funding Portal

Public Comment Meetings on Access to Federally Supported Data & Publications

The National Academy of Sciences is holding 4 sessions over May 14-17 to gain public input on making available and accessing the results of federally funded efforts (both publications and data). Webinars will feature brief remarks by experts in each field, but the bulk of the time is reserved for public input. These sessions are … Continue reading Public Comment Meetings on Access to Federally Supported Data & Publications

Escaping the Paywall: Taxpayer-funded research will be free

Over the summer I wrote about a We the People petition asking the White House to mandate measures similar to the NIH Public Access Policy (in place since 2008)for more Federal agencies.  A quick review, the NIH PAP  has results from NIH-funded projects (eventually) published in open access journals and repositories. That petition has gotten … Continue reading Escaping the Paywall: Taxpayer-funded research will be free

Funding Pulse – October

Welcome to a new monthly series, Funding Pulse (as you may well have guessed from the title), in which I'll highlight current news in biomedical and health funding. In the future, you can find all Funding Pulse stories under the eponymous category. October's pieces are courtesy of the University Record: Disease advocacy has changed how medical research is … Continue reading Funding Pulse – October

On the Horizon: Librarians & Data Management

On the Horizon continues! What else have we brought back from MLA'12? A better understanding of the needs of diverse audiences. We work with a large variety of researchers between the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Public Health, in addition to the University of Michigan Health System, and every researcher can have a … Continue reading On the Horizon: Librarians & Data Management