Celebrating 20 Years of ClinicalTrials.gov and Looking to the Future

Guest post by Rebecca Williams, PharmD, MPH, acting director of ClinicalTrials.gov at the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. As ClinicalTrials.gov celebrates its 20th anniversary on February 29, 2020, we’re asking for your input on how it can best continue to serve your needs for many more years to come. ClinicalTrials.gov is the … Continue reading “Celebrating 20 Years of ClinicalTrials.gov and Looking to the Future”

The Pursuit and Power of Alignment

Guest post by Valerie Schneider, PhD, staff scientist at the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health. As a staff scientist at NLM, I’ve found that our strategic plan has become a valuable framework for organizing our mission and providing direction and focus—especially when we’re talking about data science. … Continue reading “The Pursuit and Power of Alignment”

Addressing Social Determinants of Health with FHIR Technology

Guest post by Clem McDonald, MD, Chief Health Data Standards Officer at NLM; Jessica Tenenbaum, PhD, Chief Data Officer for North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services; and Liz Amos, MLIS, Special Assistant to the Chief Health Data Standards Officer at NLM. We all know that whether you get an annual flu shot or … Continue reading “Addressing Social Determinants of Health with FHIR Technology”

The Healing Nature of NLM’s Herb Garden

Guest post by Kathryn McKay, writer-editor at the National Library of Medicine  Stressed? Perhaps the scent of lavender or the sight of flowers could soothe you. That’s what a group of gardeners have discovered while tending to the NLM Herb Garden. “When the herbs grasp your soul, you can’t just walk past them,” says Pat Keeney, … Continue reading “The Healing Nature of NLM’s Herb Garden”

Biomedical Discovery through SRA and the Cloud

Guest post by Jim Ostell, PhD, Director of the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health. NLM’s Sequence Read Archive (SRA) is used by more than 100,000 researchers every month, and those researchers now have a tremendous new opportunity to query this database of high-throughput sequence data in new … Continue reading “Biomedical Discovery through SRA and the Cloud”