The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) today announced that the OHSU Library will join Harvard University on the eagle-i project. Together with nine partner institutions, the OHSU Library will build a web site to help researchers find the tools and materials they need to accelerate biomedical research and enhance interdisciplinary collaborations. The $15 million two-year project was awarded as part of the NIH Recovery Act (ARRA) with $1.79 million designated for OHSU Library participation.
“This award will fund eight new researchers working in Oregon on the eagle-i project,” said Chris Shaffer, University Librarian. The OHSU Library will lead the Data Curation Team to build the ontologies and vocabularies used to describe research resources and make them easier to find. Resource Navigators and Data Entry Technologists will work with researchers to identify unique reagents, animal models, core facilities and other tools that can be shared across the OHSU campus and the country. “Libraries have a long history of organizing research information and publications. Through this project, we are extending library expertise into the research enterprise in new and exciting ways.”
To meet the new OHSU Library staff, please visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/departments/eagleistaffroster.cfm. The institutions in the eagle-i consortium are Dartmouth College, Harvard Medical School, Jackson State University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Montana State University, Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of Puerto Rico. More information about the award can be found at http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2009/ncrr-02.htm.