Tips for Submitting Successful NIH Data Management and Sharing Plans

The HSLS Data Services team has provided feedback on dozens of Data Management and Sharing Plans (DMSPs) since the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy went into effect in January 2023. We’ve also read comments from NIH program officers (POs) to the researchers who submitted their plans, usually when we’ve been asked to help revise a plan in response to PO comments. These tips are intended to supplement our NIH Data Management and Sharing Guide to help you craft a comprehensive yet concise plan that will meet POs’ expectations.

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Calling All Users of Ovid Resources

Are you a user of HSLS’s Ovid resources, such as MEDLINE, APA PsycInfo, Obstetrics & Gynecology, or Critical Care Medicine? HSLS is currently evaluating these and other resources we license from Ovid (four databases and over 300 e-journals) as our contract with this vendor comes up for renewal. We value the input of HSLS patrons during this process and welcome you to fill out a survey about your use of and opinions on our Ovid resources. The survey is a single page and should take less than ten minutes to complete.

Please follow this link to take the survey by May 31, 2024. All responses will be anonymous unless you choose to identify yourself. We thank you for your participation in our collection development decisions!

Get the Apps for Micromedex, UpToDate, and More with the HSLS Mobile Apps Guide

Did you know that some of your favorite HSLS resources are available as mobile apps? Just like you would visit the HSLS website first for direct access to a resource, you can visit the HSLS Mobile Apps guide for the links you need to get authenticated access to apps. The menu of apps includes the Micromedex Drug Reference app, the UpToDate app, the Access app, the ClinicalKey app, and more. These mobile apps allow you to view content such as drug information, e-books, articles, calculators, videos, and more in a mobile-friendly format. The way you access our subscription content in each app varies, so start by selecting an app on the HSLS Mobile Apps guide and review the “Create an Account” information.

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Learn @ HSLS: Identifying and Combating Health Misinformation

Enjoy this online, self-paced module at a time and place that works best for you.
This module was developed by Kelsey Cowles, Rachel Suppok, and Rebekah Miller.
Access the module for Identifying and Combating Health Misinformation*

Health misinformation is a widespread problem, with false or misleading information about both longstanding health concerns and emergent situations spreading rapidly. Sometimes questionable health information is obvious, but it can also be difficult to recognize and can potentially reach millions of people. This module will discuss strategies for identifying health misinformation and contextually appropriate methods for addressing it.

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HSLS Staff News

The HSLS Staff News section includes recent HSLS presentations, publications, staff changes, staff promotions, degrees earned, and more.


Sri Chaparala, Lead Bioinformatics Specialist, and Ansuman Chattopadhyay, Director for Molecular Biology Information Services, co-authored the article:

Wood JA, Chaparala S, Bantang C, Chattopadhyay A, Wesesky MA, Kinchington PR, Nimgaonkar VL, Bloom DC, D’Aiuto L. RNA-Seq time-course analysis of neural precursor cell transcriptome in response to herpes simplex Virus-1 infection. J Neurovirol. 2024 Mar 13. doi: 10.1007/s13365-024-01198-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38478163.

Kelsey Cowles, Research and Instruction Librarian, co-authored the book chapter:

Health Misinformation Instruction for Medical Professionals and Students. 2024. Ian Roberts, Stacy Brody, Rachel Brill, and Kelsey Cowles. In Health Literacy and Libraries, Eds. Emily Vardell and Deborah Charbonneau. MLA Books.

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