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Participate in Office of Management & Budget Initiative to Update MeSH Terminology OMB’s Statistical Standards for Race and Ethnicity

Participate in Office of Management & Budget Initiative to Update MeSH Terminology OMB’s Statistical Standards for Race and Ethnicity
Thu September 22, 2022
This past summer the National Library of Medicine (NLM) hosted a listening session with external communities and users to discuss the role of community input in MeSH development—a controlled and hierarchically organized vocabulary produced by NLM. Share your perspectives and input.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has released updated policy guidance on public access to Federally-funded research results.
NLM supports White House Office of Science and Technology Policy call for action to provide immediate public access to all monkeypox-related research and data
Join members of the Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislation Committee and representatives from the National Library of Medicine for this timely overview of health funding and other policy issues and legislation that impact the collection, organization, and sharing of health information.
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has provided feedback to help IMLS envision its future.
MLA signs onto CHLA ABSC statement on importance of hospital libraries
MLA and AAHSL comments to the NIH regarding its UNITE initiative
MLA and AAHSL have written comments addressing the information and data resources needed by the health services research community for research and practice.
NIH statement urging researchers to swiftly share COVID-19 results through ClinicalTrials.gov
MLA and AAHSL members comment on NLM's 2017-2027 strategic plan
MLA President Lisa Traditi, AHIP and AAHSL President Sandra Franklin, AHIP, FMLA have urged the House Select Subcommittee on the CORONAVIRUS CRISIS reject all attempts to interfere with or delay the dissemination of scientific evidence.  
The Medical Library Association and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries have submitted comments to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) in response to Senator Lamar Alexander's white paper, Preparing for the Next Pandemic.
MLA joined several international health library associations in urging the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to seek information specialists as peer reviewers for knowledge synthesis
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The Medical Library Association (MLA) and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries have recommended that the National Library of Medicine receive at least $479.7 million in FY 2021.
Medical Library Association and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries comments to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), encouraging the OSTP and National Science and Technology Committee to consider a “zero-embargo” open access policy.
The $2 trillion economic stimulus bill, CARES Act (P.L. 116-136), in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, provides NLM with $10,000,000 to support services that respond to the Coronavirus.
The Medical Library Association (MLA) and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) have responded to the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Request for Comments on ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization
MLA and AAHSL have responded to the Request for Comments from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on Draft Desirable Characteristics of Repositories for Managing and Sharing Data Resulting from Federally Funded Research
The Medical Library Association (MLA) and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) comment on the Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental Guidance.
Members of the International Cooperation Caucus may have heard of Plan S, but have your faculty and students?
MLA has responded to NLM's Request for Information (RFI) on Evolving the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), making recommendations that could create and strengthen partnership opportunities between MLA and NLM, and support continued growth, use, and access to NLM's vast resources.
MLA/AAHSL comments on the use of the Health Level Seven International (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard to capture, integrate, and exchange clinical data for research purposes and to enhance capabilities to share research data.
Members of the health sciences library community are encouraged to contact your Senators and urge them to oppose the CASE Act, The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019, (S. 1273).
MLA comments on Healthy People 2030.
The Medical Library Association has submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health on proposed revisions to its draft data management and sharing policy for NIH funded or supported research.
ECRI Institute responds to President Beverly Murphy's letter regarding their decision to continue management of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
The ECRI Institute will continue to provide access to National Guideline Clearinghouse resources
The NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science incorporates MLA’s comments to engage librarians and information specialists in partnership roles that support training and infrastructure needs for data science
MLA and AAHSL opposed EPA's proposed rule "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science

The Medical Library Association comments in support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Strategic Plan for Data Science
Fiscal Year 2018 funding bill signed into law
MLA President Barbara A. Epstein, AHIP, FMLA thanks Representatives Gregg Harper (R) MS-03 and Robert Brady (D) PA-01 for introducing the FDLP Modernization Act of 2018 that will modernize the FDLP and provide for no-fee permanent across to government information.
Contact your Senators and urge them to cosponsor S. 2271, The Museum and Library Services Act of 2017. Help them understand how your library supports their constituents.
By December 13th, members of the health sciences library community are encouraged to contact your members of Congress and urge them to support the net neutrality protections approved by the FCC in 2015 and affirmed by the federal appeals court in 2016.
The Medical Library Association has submitted comments to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in response to its Request for Information (RFI) on Next Generation Data Science Challenges in Health and Biomedicine. MLA's comments and recommendations will help formulate strategic approaches to pri
The Medical Library Association (MLA) and American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) have recommended changes that will update the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).
Senate Appropriations Committee proposes a significant funding increase for NLM in Fiscal Year 2018
MLA and AAHSL urge Congress to support the National Library of Medicine's Fiscal Year 2018 funding
Joint Legislative Task Force talks with Congress about the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
MLA and AAHSL address strategic approaches to prioritizing NIH data management and sharing activities
MLA and AAHSL identify strategic directions for future National Library of Medicine programs and services
Congress funds the Federal government through April 28th
Office of Science and Technology Policy highlights accomplishments over the last eight years.
21st Century CURES Act will further national scientific and technology initiatives
MLA and AAHSL support library advocacy issues on the Hill
National Library of Medicine poised to see an increase in fiscal year 2017 funding
Carla Hayden to serve at the helm of the Library of Congress.
MLA expresses concern about the negative health impact of discrimination against transgender and gender variant individuals
Patricia Flatley Brennan, registered nurse, informatician, industrial engineer, and renowned researcher is appointed as Director of the National Library of Medicine
MLA and AAHSL recommend National Library of Medicine FY 17 Funding
MLA and AAHSL recommend that Dr. Carla Hayden become the next Librarian of Congress
MLA reinforces the need to share data generated by clinical trials
The Senate could soon take action on public access legislation which MLA and AAHSL support.
MLA and AAHSL call for increased NIH funding in Fiscal Year 2017
Increased NIH funding furthers research and quality of health care, and saves lives
Dr. Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health Director, gives an update on the search for the new Director of the National Library of Medicine
National Library of Medicine receives a 3.6 percent increase in funding for Fiscal Year 2016
MLA and AAHSL support better protections for human participants in research studies
Congress will conduct business as usual on October 1st, the beginning of Fiscal Year 2016.
MLA supports balanced approach to achieving federal deficit reduction
MLA and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) comment on a framework for the NIH strategic plan