The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 increases the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) funding approximately 3.36 percent above Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. The legislation provides NLM with $394,664,000 for FY 2016 (October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016).
For the first time, Congress has appropriated $44.5 million in direct funds to support implementation of the public access policy, genome-wide association studies, and other NLM initiatives. Previously, this funding was transferred to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) from other NIH Institutes.
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