FOA Title: 
Request for Information (RFI) soliciting input into the deliberations of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) Working Group on the National Library of Medicine (NLM)
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Feb 13 2015
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Request Information RFI) Soliciting Input the Deliberations the Advisory Committee the NIH Director ACD) Working Group the National Library Medicine NLM) Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-067 Key Dates Release Date: February 13, 2015 Related Announcements None Issued National Institutes Health NIH) Purpose Notice a time-sensitive Request Information RFI) soliciting input the deliberations the Advisory Committee the NIH Director ACD) Working Group the National Library Medicine NLM). Background defined statute, NLM established ldquo;assist advancement medical related sciences to aid dissemination exchange scientific other information important the progress medicine to public health.” world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains makes available vast multimedia collection published literature, organizational archives manuscripts, still moving images; builds provides electronic information resources used billions times year millions scientists, health professionals, members the public; supports conducts research, development, training biomedical informatics, data information science, health information technology; coordinates 6,100-member National Network Libraries Medicine promotes provides access health information communities across United States. pursuit its mission, NLM achieved successes, such pioneering free Internet access PubMed, access genetic genomic data through GenBank, clinical trial registration results through, NIH-funded biomedical research part the NIH Public Access Policy, supporting research training programs institutions throughout country. full scope activities the NLM be found Ultimately, creation maintenance these resources help support enable access the results research funded NIH many organizations. NIH committed ensuring the NLM continues leverage technological advances information data science facilitate scientific breakthroughs understanding health disease scientists, health professionals, the public. order help chart course the future the NLM, NIH Director established working group charged 1) reviewing current mission, organization, programmatic priorities the NLM; 2) articulating strategic vision the NLM ensure it remains international leader biomedical health information. addressing charge, working group to assess specifically the NLM should: Continue meet biomedical community’s rapidly evolving scientific technological needs; Lead development adoption information technologies; Facilitate collection, storage, use biomedical  data the biomedical health research communities; Continue lead promoting open access models biomedical data scientific literature; Balance computational methods human-based approaches indexing; Maximize utilization cost-efficiency the NLM’s National Network Libraries Medicine; Maximize usefulness the NLM’s outreach exhibits programs the context future opportunities; Interface effectively the broader expanding NIH efforts data science; Directly contribute addressing major data science challenges facing biomedical research enterprise. part the working group’s deliberations, NIH seeking input stakeholders the general public through RFI. Information Requested Request Information RFI) seeks input regarding strategic vision the NLM ensure it remains international leader biomedical data health information. particular, comments being sought regarding current value and future need NLM programs, resources, research training efforts, services e.g., databases, software, collections) – collectively referred in RFI hereafter ldquo;NLM elements”. comments include are limited the following topics: Current NLM elements are the most, least, value the research community including biomedical, clinical, behavioral, health services, public health, historical researchers) future capabilities will needed support evolving scientific technological activities needs. Current NLM elements are the most, least, value health professionals e.g., those working health care, emergency response, toxicology, environmental health, public health) future capabilities will needed enable health professionals integrate data knowledge biomedical research effective practice. Current NLM elements are most, least, value patients the public including students, teachers, the media) future capabilities will needed ensure trusted source rapid dissemination health knowledge the public domain. Current NLM elements are most, least, value other libraries, publishers, organizations, companies, individuals use NLM data, software tools, systems developing providing value-added complementary services products future capabilities would facilitate development products services make of NLM resources. NLM be better positioned help address broader growing challenges associated with: Biomedical informatics, ldquo;big data”, data science; Electronic health records; Digital publications; Other emerging challenges/elements warranting special consideration. to Submit Response Responses this RFI must submitted electronically via: Responses be accepted through March 13, 2015. Responses this RFI voluntary. Please not include any proprietary, classified, confidential, sensitive information your response.  NIH use information submitted response this RFI its discretion will provide comments any responder's submission. The collected information be reviewed NIH staff, appear reports, may shared publicly an NIH website. Government reserves right use any non-proprietary technical information summaries the state the science, any resultant solicitation(s). The NIH use information gathered this RFI inform development future funding opportunity announcements. RFI for information planning purposes only should be construed a solicitation as obligation the part the Federal Government, National Institutes Health NIH), individual NIH Institutes Centers. No basis claims against U.S. Government shall arise a result a response this request information from Government’s of such information. Inquiries Please direct inquiries Lyric Jorgenson, Ph.D. Office the Deputy Director Science, Outreach, Policy Telephone: 301-496-1455 Email: