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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp)


The National Library of Medicine, in conjunction with participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) named in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) PA-12-158, announces an Administrative Supplement opportunity available to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, in some cases active P01, P30, P50 and U01 grants (see details in PA-12-158).

These administrative supplements provide funds to supported research and center grants in order to enhance the storage, organization, management and use of electronic research data through the involvement of informationists, also known as in-context information specialists.

The purposes of this administrative supplement program are (1) to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data and (2) to assess and document the value and impact of the informationist’s participation.

Application submission instructions are provided in the FOA, PA-12-158.

For questions related to the informationist role and the goal of this FOA, please contact the NLM Contact listed below. For guidance to determine if the supplement fits within the approved scope of the parent project, please contact the Program Director for the parent grant.

NLM Contact

Dr. Valerie Florance,


Application Due Date: June 5, 2012, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Expiration Date: June 6, 2012