Monthly Archive for December, 2007

Header now click-able link back to homepage

Gar – great job making the header a clickable link back to the MLA Phil homepage! The site keeps getting better each day.  Thanks again for all your efforts!  Maura

New Law Expands Scope of Registration of Clinical Trials

PL 110-85 enacted September 27, 2007 amends the Public Health Service Act to expand the scope of clinical trails that must be registered in  It increases the number of registration fields, requires certain results information to be included and sets penalties for noncompliance.  Click here for statutory definition of applicable clinical trials.  NIH encourages registration of all trails whether reuired under the law or not.  The entity responsible for registering is the “responsible party”.  The statute defines the responsible party as the sponsor of the trial or the principal investigator if so designated by a sponsor, grantee, contractor, or awardee.    Penalties for responsible parties who fail to register, or provide false or misleading information in connection with applicable clinical trials are significant and may include civil monetary penalties and for federally-funded trials, the withholding or recovery of grant funds.  Trials may be registered directly at the protocol registration system section of the Clinical Trials website.

U.S. House of Rep. Fails to Override Veto

On November 15 2007 the U.S. House convened to vote on overriding the President’s veto of FY 2008 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations bill that contained funding for NIH, NLM and the provision making the NIH public access policy mandatory.  The vote was 277 to 141, just shy of the required 2/3 majority needed to override the Presidential veto. 

Register Now for National Library Legislative Day 2008!

Save the Date:  May 13 and 14, 2008 librarians will converge on Washington D.C. for National Library Legislative Day (NLLS).

This annual, two day event brings together people who care about libraries.  Librarians participate in advocacy and issue training, meet Capitol Hill insiders, and visit Congressional offices to ask for legislation that supports libraries.  Click here for registration details!

New Chair-Elect

Etheldra Templeton, PCOM Executive Director of Library & Educational Information Systems, is the new MLA-Phil Chair-Elect. The Board of Directors is pleased to have Etheldra join us. The New Year will be off to a strong start now that this important board position has been filled. Thank You Etheldra!