Regional Medical Libraries for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (UG4) (RFA-LM-15-003)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites cooperative agreement (UG4) applications for Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) as an integral component of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The goal of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individual's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Eight Health Sciences Libraries will function as the RML for their respective region. The RMLs will coordinate the operation of a Network of Libraries and other organizations to carry out regional and national programs. The RMLs will ensure a continuity of quality service for core programs of the NN/LM, and cooperatively design, implement and evaluate innovative approaches to serve the health information needs of health professionals and the public in the future.
Additional information about the NN/LM and the existing RML networks can be found at the NN/LM website.
Current operational procedures, evaluation methods, and reporting plans of the NN/LM and the RMLs are found in the NN/LM Organizational Workbook.
Frequently Asked Questions about RFA-LM-15-003.
Recording of the Technical Assistance Webinar held April 23, 2015.
Submit questions about this funding opportunity to to NLMRMLQuestions@mail.nih.gov.
Alan VanBiervliet, Ph.D.
Deadline for Letter of Intent - June 24, 2015.
Deadline for Application – July 24, 2015 by 5:00pm local time of applicant organization..
This program expires July 25, 2015.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) participated in all seven sites for the national launch of the NIH All of Us Research Program (AoURP) on May 6, 2018. The event announced the opening of the national participant recruitment in NIH's research program that aims to enable the research breakthroughs that will bring us precision medicine. In addition to participating in each launch site, the NNLM and the Delta Research and Educational Foundation hosted the Kansas City launch site. Last August NLM and the NNLM entered into a partnership with the NIH AoURP program to work with public libraries to engage local communities, raise awareness about the program for populations underrepresented in biomedical research, and improve health literacy. For more information about NNLM's activities in the NIH AoURP see https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us.