Data Discovery at NLM

Guest post by David Hale, Information Technology Specialist at NLM. Did you know that each day more than four million people use NLM resources and that every hour a petabyte of data moves in or out of our computing systems? Those mammoth numbers indicate to me how essential NLM’s array of information products and services … Continue reading “Data Discovery at NLM”

NIH Draft Strategic Plan for Data Science: Suggestions for Optimizing Value

Guest post by Dr. William Hersh, professor and chair of the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University. Earlier this year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting input for their draft Strategic Plan for Data Science. As I did for the National Library … Continue reading “NIH Draft Strategic Plan for Data Science: Suggestions for Optimizing Value”

Some Insights on the Roles and Uses of Generalist Repositories

Guest post by Susan Gregurick, PhD, Associate Director for Data Science and Director, Office of Data Science Strategy, NIH Data repositories are a useful way for researchers to both share data and make their data more findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (that is, aligned with the FAIR Data Principles). Generalist repositories can house a vast … Continue reading “Some Insights on the Roles and Uses of Generalist Repositories”

Bridging the Gap: From Research to Policy

Guest post by Ellen T. Kurtzman, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, associate professor, School of Nursing, The George Washington University As a health services researcher, I have always been interested in how to bridge the divide between research and policy. I constantly ask myself, “Which of my research questions will inform today’s most pressing policy debates?” … Continue reading “Bridging the Gap: From Research to Policy”

The NIH Preprint Pilot: A New Experiment for a New Era

Guest post by Kathryn Funk, program manager for NLM’s PubMed Central. Over the last several months, we have seen an increase in demand from the research and library communities for broader discovery and distribution of COVID-19 related literature, including early results posted as preprints. Preprints are complete, public drafts of scientific documents that are not … Continue reading “The NIH Preprint Pilot: A New Experiment for a New Era”