4th of July Holiday hours

Library

The library will be closed on Monday, July 4 for the national holiday.

The library will be open reduced hours on Sunday, July 3:
12pm-4pm

The 24-hour study is available with an access card.

Library

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UN Comtrade — Trial ends 31 July 2016

UN Comtrade is a repository of annual international trade statistics and relevant analytical tables provided by over 200 countries, detailed by commodity and partner country to the United Nations. All values are converted in US dollars and metric units; the statistics coverage dates as far back as 1962.

NB: This trial allows users to retrieve up to 2 million records in a single query.

Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.

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New library catalog coming | InfoHawk catalog retired

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After 16 years, the UI Libraries is moving to a new library catalog and system. Changes have begun and will continue through July.

InfoHawk, the traditional online catalog, has been taken out of service. Links to InfoHawk will now take you to Smart Search  which has been an alternative way to search for UI Libraries’ resources for some time.

The next change will come in a few weeks, when Smart Search will be replaced by InfoHawk+.

InfoHawk+, which resembles Smart Search, will allow you to search for electronic and print journals and books, as well as other resources from the UI Libraries collections.

The staff side of the library system is also changing, so some services like receiving books from other UI Libraries may be slightly delayed until later in July.

If you need any help at all, please contact us.

 

 

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Molly Olmstead | Administrative Services Coordinator | National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region

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Meet Molly Olmstead, Administrative Coordinator for the GMR office @Hardin Library.  Molly will begin working July 1, 2016.

Olmstead Molly-20160624-NF-03In her new role with the GMR office, Molly will be processing travel transactions, registering for and maintaining a schedule of exhibiting, serving as a first point of contact for the GMR office phone number and email address, processing subawards and updating awardees on funding progress, handling NLM brochure mailings to members, assisting with communications, and assisting with maintaining entries in the NN/LM exhibit database.

Molly has been employed as the Administration & Human Resources Secretary for the University Libraries’ since August 2015. During her time in that role, Molly processed human resources transactions, time records, maintained employee information, tracked expenses, and coordinated the student employment program.

Prior to this, Molly was employed as a Project Coordinator at Pearson, supporting ongoing operational assessment.

Molly holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Journalism and is a passionate fan of Faulkner.

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Lego Exhibit

It’s the summer of super heroes at the Sciences Library! Come check out our Lego exhibit, featuring Marvel Superheroes, DC Comics Superheroes, and Star Wars sets. Many thanks to the Scheib family for sharing their collection with us.

First floor display case with superhero Legos

third floor display case with Star Wars Legos

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Interested in writing a systematic review? | Free workshops this summer to get started

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Are you interested in conducting a systematic review?  We have two workshops to help you get started.

Step one-
Systematic Reviews: Nuts and Bolts of a Systematic Review

This class provides a framework for developing a literature search for a systematic review, including:

    •  standards and criteria to consider
    • establishing a plan
    • registering a protocol,
    • developing a research question,
    • determining where to search
    • identifying search terms
    • reporting search strategies, and managing references.

 Wednesday, June 29, 1-2pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library

Step two-

Systematic Reviews: Literature Searching for the Health Sciences

This class focuses on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a health sciences systematic review. Topics include

    •  techniques for developing search strategies
    • deciding which databases to search
    • how to seek out grey literature for a given topic
    • selecting journals for hand searching, documenting search strategies
    • saving and organizing references.

 Wednesday, July 6, 1-2pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library

Sign up for these workshops or request personal appointments online or by calling 319-335-9151.

By Centre for Health Communication and Participation La Trobe University, Australasian Cochrane Centre [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Centre for Health Communication and Participation La Trobe University, Australasian Cochrane Centre [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Citation management making you crazy? | Learn to manage with EndNote Deskop | Workshop 6/28 10am @HLHS

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EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing. This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.

EndNote Desktop is available at no cost to graduate students, faculty and staff.  endnote graphic

Our sessions this summer:
Tuesday, June 28, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)
Thursday, August 11, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Sign up online or by calling 319-335-9151.

NIH new policy | Single IRB for multi-site studies

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Accelerating clinical research studies benefits researchers, research participants, and all who stand to gain from research results. Today, the time it takes to go from a sound research idea to the launch of a new, multi-site clinical research study is too long. A major contributor to the delay is that too many institutional review boards (IRBs) are reviewing the protocol and consent documents for the same study, often with no added benefit in terms of the protections for research participants. To address this bottleneck, NIH has issued a new policy to streamline the review process for NIH-funded, multi-site clinical research studies in the United States. The NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Multi-Site Research sets the expectation that multi-site studies conducting the same protocol use a single IRB to carry out the ethical review of the proposed research. 

This policy applies to all competing grant applications (new, renewal, revision, or resubmission) with receipt dates on or after May 25, 2017. Ongoing, non-competing awards will not be expected to comply with this policy until the grantee submits a competing renewal application. For contracts, the policy applies to all solicitations issued on or after May 25, 2017. For the intramural program, the policy applies to intramural multi-site studies submitted for initial review after May 25, 2017.

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image courtesy of skeeze @pixabay.com

IRBs play a critical role in reviewing and approving studies involving human research participants. IRBs evaluate the potential benefits of research and risks to participants. In the past, most clinical research studies were carried out at single institutions. Now studies are increasingly conducted at multiple sites to help increase the number and diversity of the participants, improve operational efficiencies, and accelerate the generation of research results. However, for the majority of multi-site studies, the IRB at each participating site continues to conduct an independent review. This review adds time, but generally does not meaningfully enhance protections for the participants.  This new NIH policy seeks to end duplicative reviews that slow down the start of the research.

NIH will support applicant and awardee institutions as they implement the new policy with guidance and resources, such as a model authorization agreement that lays out the roles and responsibilities of each signatory, and a model communication plan that identifies which documents are to be completed, and when.

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health

Resources:

NCATS SMART IRB Reliance Platform

Scenarios for indirect and direct costs

Frequently asked questions

Federal Register notice on the final sIRB policy

NIH guide notice on the final sIRB policy

Final NIH Policy on single IRB for multi-site research

Public comments

Email questions to: SingleIRBPolicy@mail.nih.gov

 

Johannes Dryander | June 2016 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

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JOHANNES DRYANDER (ca. 1500-1560). Anatomiae. Marburg: Apud Eucharium Ceruicornum, 1537.

Dryander (also known as Eichmann), professor of surgery at Marburg, was a friend of Vesalius and among the first anatomists who made illustrations after their own dissections.

This Anatomiae appeared six years before Vesalius’ great work. This was the first significant book on the anatomy of the head and contains 20 full-page woodcuts made from Dryander’s own dissections.

Sixteen of the plates are of the head and brain and were done to show successive stages of dissection. The first eleven plates appeared earlier in his Anatomia capitis humani (1536) and the remaining four plates of the chest and lungs were added as an appendix.  dryander3

 

You may view this book in the John Martin Rare Book Room, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.  Make a gift to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences by donating online or setting up a recurring gift with The University of Iowa Foundation.