May 23, 2022

Medical Libraries: “Congress Boosts National Library of Medicine Funding” (FY 2016)

From a Medical Library Association Blog Post by Mary M. Langman:

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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