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March 1, 2005
Vol. LVII, No. 5

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Sea Snail Venom Yields
Powerful New Painkiller

Update on Campus
Construction Projects

Book Describes NIMH, NINDB Research in the Fifties

Women's Health Research: Looking to the Future

New Pay System Has Benefits

Hellinger Named NIA Associate Director

News Briefs

New Appointments




Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives


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Setting a 'Higher Standard'
'Sweeping' Ban on Outside Activities Announced, Affects All Employees

By Carla Garnett

NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni (r) and NIH deputy director Dr. Raynard Kington discuss ethics rules.
NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni announced on Feb. 1 a "sweeping" ban on consulting and other activities employees may engage in outside of their federal jobs. The new ethics regulations — which apply not only to NIH's approximately 5,000 intramural scientists, but also to every federal employee at the agency — took effect on Feb. 3, the day they were published in the Federal Register.
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Changing the Landscape
NIH To Make 'Public Access' Effective May 2

By Rich McManus

After a long period of public comment and controversy, NIH made official on Feb. 3 its intent to create an online public archive of the research it funds. Starting May 2, the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central will host an electronic, searchable database of peer-reviewed journal articles funded by NIH money within 12 months of the articles' appearance in print, but preferably as soon as possible. NIH-funded investigators will be asked, not required, to post their manuscripts to PMC so that citizen-taxpayers will have free access to the work their money has purchased.
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