- Integrated advanced information systems (IAIMS) are comprehensive trans-organizational information management structures. In an IAIMS environment, organizations apply proven management practices and appropriate expertise about informatics and information services in order to link and relate the published biomedical knowledge base with clinical, research, educational and administrative, information, using computers and networks.
- The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides IAIMS grants to health-related institutions and organizations that seek assistance for projects to plan, deploy, evaluate and sustain a comprehensive information environment that supports organizational mission activities. Professionals and consumers need ready access to usable, useful, reliable information to guide their decisions and learning. For this reason, NLM's IAIMS grant program has a fundamental area of interest, context-appropriate information.
- Implementing an IAIMS information environment that crosses organizational and disciplinary boundaries is a complex task. IAIMS is not a grant program for the selection and installation of an electronic health record system or laboratory reporting system or other single-purpose information tool. IAIMS work usually involves integrating an array of commercial products (which may include electronic health record systems or electronic full-text journals) with local systems, resources and services and Internet-based information to create a single point of access.
- There are three types of IAIMS grants: Planning, Testing and Evaluation and Operations. This announcement is for IAIMS Planning grants, to support the development of a written plan for implementing an IAIMS information environment.
- Because the nature and scope of the proposed planning will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.
- The IAIMS Planning Grant uses the G08 grant mechanism. Applicants may request up to $150,000 per year in direct costs for one or two years.
- U.S. public and private, non-profit institutions engaged in health administration and education, biomedical research, or clinical care are eligible to apply.
- Individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed project are invited to work with their institution to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH programs.
- An applicant may submit more than one new planning grant application, but applications received in the same grant cycle must be distinctly different from one another. Applications received in the same grant cycle will compete against one another for funds.
- Application materials, including special instructions and a link to the downloadable application form, are available on the NLM Extramural Programs Division web site at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/
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Who can apply:
City Or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
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