Duke Medical Center Library & Archives Blog
Use SciENcv for Your Biosketch!
Posted On: Friday, July 14, 2023 - 10:32 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is a system for creating and updating your NIH or NSF biosketch. The biosketch documents your qualifications and experience for a specific role or project and is required for all NIH and NSF grant applications.
Use of SciENcv to create biosketches will be required for NSF proposals submitted on or after October 23, 2023. Please see the NSF policy announcement for more information.
Duke strongly encourages use of this system since it will save you time now and in the future due…MORE
Having Trouble Accessing our Resources?
Posted On: Friday, June 30, 2023 - 16:42 by Beverly Murphy
ZScaler, an Internet and Web gateway security tool, has been implemented across Duke Health. Users have reported barriers when accessing Library resources due to this implementation. When using your Duke computer onsite or when using the Duke Health Network, it may appear that Duke does not have access to a resource to which we subscribe.
If you are having issues getting access to our resources, please try clearing your cache first. Otherwise, please submit a ticket to us via our Report an Access Issue Form. If this is an emergent need, please call 919.660.1100 and we will attempt to respond within 24 hours.
Posted On: Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 09:41 by Li Ma
Each year, Duke Medical Center Library & Archives evaluates its electronic subscriptions using a data-driven process to ensure good stewardship of our collection funds. While actively reviewing our resources, we strive to provide those that serve the needs of Duke Health and Duke University and sometimes that requires canceling underused resources.
Effective May 31,2023, Duke University users no longer have access to AccessAnesthesiology. We made this decision after carefully examining its usage data over several years. Users will still have access to selective titles previously available in AccessAnesthesiology through our subscription to McGraw-Hill.
If you need a resource that is not available at Duke, you may…MORE
NIH Preprint Pilot Expands to Phase 2!
Posted On: Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 10:10 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
In 2020, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched the NIH Preprint Pilot to test the feasibility of making NIH-funded preprints discoverable in PubMed Central (PMC) and by extension, PubMed. Preprints are complete, public drafts of articles that have not yet been peer reviewed. Phase 1 sought to answer the NLM's question: do preprints in PMC accelerate the discoverability and maximize the impact of NIH-supported research? This first phase of the pilot focused on archiving preprints reporting SARS-CoV-2 virus/COVID-19 research and resulted in more than 3,500 preprints being added to the NLM database, accelerating access to NIH-supported research results by an average…MORE
FDP Data Management & Sharing Pilot
Posted On: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - 15:53 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
It has been several months since NIH’s new Data Management and Sharing Policy went into effect. As a brief reminder, the new policy requires that investigators who are applying to NIH for funding submit a Data Management & Sharing (DMS) plan if their grant will produce scientific data. The DMS plan will describe the type and format of data that will be collected or produced and how it will be shared and preserved.
Researchers at Duke have an opportunity to participate in a pilot for NIH DMS Plan templates and…MORE
Posted On: Monday, February 20, 2023 - 17:42 by Katherine Smith
The Duke Medical Center Library & Archives are in the middle of a yearlong trial of VisualDx that began in July 2022. As we continue to evaluate whether to subscribe to VisualDx in the future, we would like to hear about your experience with this resource. Please take a moment to share your feedback. All responses will be used internally, and your NetID will not be associated with your responses. We appreciate your help!
The New NIH Data Policy is Here!
Posted On: Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 11:13 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
The new NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy went into effect on January 25, 2023! This means that if you are submitting a NIH grant application that will produce scientific data, you now need to include a 1-2 page data management plan that describes the type and format of data you plan to collect or produce and how you will share and preserve it. At the time of the grant application, you will now need to plan for how you are going to manage and share your data. To support you with this process, we have provided a list helpful resources.
Need to Write a DMS Plan? Use DMPTool!
Posted On: Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 08:41 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
If your research will be NIH-funded, you will need to include a data management and sharing (DMS) plan with your grant application as of January 25, 2023. You can use the NIH optional DMS Plan format page to create your plan, but why not take advantage of the free, online DMPTool managed by the California Digital Library? DMPTool provides a click-through wizard that walks you through the DMP creation process using an NIH template along with helpful guidance from both NIH and Duke.
There are several reasons why Duke researchers should use the DMPTool:
- Duke authentication through Shibboleth (choose Duke, login with NetID and password)
Check out a Digital Health Device!
Posted On: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 16:36 by Brandi Tuttle
As researchers continue to include digital health devices in their research the Duke Mobile App Gateway and the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives are proud to offer access to digital health devices that can be used in research and pilot projects across Duke.
The Digital Health Device Collection enables researchers, clinicians, students and consumers to explore the capabilities and features of digital health devices to inform their research project design or purchasing decisions for their own projects. Our devices can be borrowed by researchers across Duke Health and Duke University considering digital health devices for their research or clinical needs to facilitate appropriate device…MORE
NIH Public Access Policy Compliance Revisited
Posted On: Monday, July 18, 2022 - 10:27 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
Did you know that your peer-reviewed publications from NIH-funded grants must be deposited into PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance of publication and made available to the public in PMC within 12 months of publication? This is the requirement of the NIH Public Access Policy, which mandates that the public has access to published results of your NIH-funded research.
Here are some tips for ensuring that you are in compliance!
- As soon as your manuscript is published, ensure that it is submitted to PubMed Central. There are many options to do this, and it usually depends on the journal where your work is published. Sometimes the journal will do it for…
F1000 & Sciwheel Subscriptions Ending in June
Posted On: Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 10:58 by Beverly Murphy
The Duke University Libraries will no longer support the following resources. Access will end on June 30, 2022.
F1000 (Faculty Opinions)
Peer review service highlighting, evaluating, and rating top articles published in the biomedical sciences, based on the recommendations of faculty.
If you are a user of this reference management tool, you can choose to export your files easily from Sciwheel as a .RIS file into other citation management tools, such as Zotero and EndNote. Sciwheel has created easy step-by-step…
Sciwheel Subscription Ending
Posted On: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 09:25 by Sarah Cantrell
The Duke University Libraries will no longer support the Sciwheel citation management tool. Access will end on June 30, 2022.
If you are a Sciwheel user, you can choose to export your files easily from Sciwheel as a .RIS file into other citation management tools, such as Zotero and EndNote. Sciwheel has created easy step-by-step instructions on how to export your citations.
Transformative Agreement with Cambridge University Press
Posted On: Friday, February 25, 2022 - 22:26 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
Authors who want to publish an article in an open access journal or publish in a standard subscription journal as an open access article, typically need to pay an "article processing charge" (APC) in order to cover the cost of publishing by the publisher. Duke University Libraries, including the Medical Center Library & Archives, now have a "Read and Publish" agreement, also known as a "transformative agreement," with Cambridge University Press(CUP) so Duke researchers can publish articles open access at no cost in specific journals covered by this agreement. In addition, users will have access to CUP's journal content. To find out what CUP journals fall under this agreement, use CUP’s…MORE
New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy!
Posted On: Friday, February 25, 2022 - 16:38 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
In October of 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its new Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy. Beginning in January 2023, this policy will require that all NIH researchers prospectively plan for how their scientific data and accompanying metadata will be preserved and shared by submitting a Data Management and Sharing Plan in their grant applications. This new plan goes into effect on January 25, 2023 replacing the current Data Management and Sharing Policy from 2003. The new policy continues NIH's commitment to making sure that the results and outputs of NIH funded…MORE
Journals for 2022: List of Cancellations & Additions
Posted On: Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 09:40 by Megan Von Isenburg
There are several changes to Duke's journal subscriptions for 2022. Library staff across Duke have been working together to renegotiate large "Big Deal" packages with publishers Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley that were up for regular renewal, with an eye toward containing excessive annual increases for journal prices. When reviewing specific journal titles, we examined several variables, including usage data, journal price, article cost-per-use, journal Impact Factor, and the number of articles by Duke researchers in the journal.
While these cancellations will mean that the journals will no longer be available for immediate access at Duke, journal articles not available through university subscriptions can be requested through our …MORE