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Information Services at the Nuclear Safety Analysis Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the operations of the Nuclear Safety Analysis Center. Established soon after an accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, its efforts were initially directed towards a detailed analysis of the accident. Continuing functions include: (1) the analysis of generic nuclear safety issues,…

Simard, Ronald

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Information Services at the Nuclear Safety Analysis Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes the operations of the Nuclear Safety Analysis Center. Established soon after an accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, its efforts were initially directed towards a detailed analysis of the accident. Continuing functions include: (1) the analysis of generic nuclear safety issues,…

Simard, Ronald

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THE RADIATION SAFETY INFORMATION COMPUTATIONAL CENTER: A RESOURCE FOR REACTOR DOSIMETRY SOFTWARE AND NUCLEAR DATA  

SciTech Connect

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) was established in 1963 to collect and disseminate computational nuclear technology in the form of radiation transport, shielding and safety software and corresponding nuclear cross sections. Approximately 1700 nuclear software and data packages are in the RSICC collection, and the majority are applicable to reactor dosimetry.

Kirk, Bernadette Lugue [ORNL

2009-01-01

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National and International centers for Environmental, Health and Safety Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

In February 1987, the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and the Biomedical and Environmental Assessment Division at Brookhaven National Laboratory hosted the First International Expert Working Group Meeting on Environmental, Health and Safety Aspects of Photovoltaic Energy Systems. This meeting was attended by representatives from France\\/Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.S. Over the course of the two day workshop, discussions

A. O. Bulawka

1988-01-01

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THE RADIATION SAFETY INFORMATION COMPUTATIONAL CENTER (RSICC) - A RESOURCE FOR COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR NUCLEAR APPLICATIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC), which has been in existence since 1963, is the principal source and repository in the United States for computational tools for nuclear applications. RSICC collects, organizes, evaluates and distributes nuclear software and data involving the transport of neutral and charged particle radiation, and shielding and protection from radiation associated with: nuclear weapons and

Kirk; Bernadette Lugue

2009-01-01

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Embrittlement Database from the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center  

DOE Data Explorer

The Embrittlement Data Base (EDB) is a comprehensive collection of data from surveillance capsules of U.S. commercial nuclear power reactors and from experiments in material test reactors. The collected data are contained in either the Power Reactor Embrittlement Data Base (PR-EDB) or the Test Reactor Embrittlement Data Base (TR-EDB). The EDB work includes verification of the quality of the EDB, provision for user-friendly software to access and process the data, exploration and/or confirmation of embrittlement prediction models, provision for rapid investigation of regulatory issues, and provision for the technical bases for voluntary consensus standards or regulatory guides. The EDB is designed for use with a personal computer. The data are collected into "raw data files." Traceability of all data is maintained by including complete references along with the page numbers. External data verification of the PR-EDB is the responsibility of the vendors, who were responsible for the insertion and testing of the materials in the surveillance capsules. Internal verification is accomplished by checking against references and checking for inconsistencies. Examples of information contained in the EDBs are: Charpy data, tensile data, reactor type, irradiation environments, fracture toughness data, instrumented Charpy data, pressure-temperature (P-T) data, chemistry data, and material history. The TR-EDB additionally has annealing Charpy data. The current version of the PR-EDB contains the test results from 269 Charpy capsules irradiated in 101 reactors. These results include 320 plate data points, 123 forging data points, 113 standard reference materials (SRMS) or correlation monitor (CM) points, 244 weld material data points, and 220 heat-affected-zone (HAZ) material data points. Similarly, the TR-EDB contains information for 290 SRM or CM points, 342 plate data points, 165 forging data points, 378 welds, and 55 HAZ materials. [copied from http://rsicc.ornl.gov/RelatedLinks.aspx?t=edb

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The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC): A Resource for Nuclear Science Applications  

SciTech Connect

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) has been in existence since 1963. RSICC collects, organizes, evaluates and disseminates technical information (software and nuclear data) involving the transport of neutral and charged particle radiation, and shielding and protection from the radiation associated with: nuclear weapons and materials, fission and fusion reactors, outer space, accelerators, medical facilities, and nuclear waste management. RSICC serves over 12,000 scientists and engineers from about 100 countries.

Kirk, Bernadette Lugue [ORNL

2009-01-01

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THE RADIATION SAFETY INFORMATION COMPUTATIONAL CENTER (RSICC) - A RESOURCE FOR COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR NUCLEAR APPLICATIONS  

SciTech Connect

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC), which has been in existence since 1963, is the principal source and repository in the United States for computational tools for nuclear applications. RSICC collects, organizes, evaluates and distributes nuclear software and data involving the transport of neutral and charged particle radiation, and shielding and protection from radiation associated with: nuclear weapons and materials, fission and fusion reactors, outer space, accelerators, medical facilities, and nuclear waste. RSICC serves over 12,000 scientists and engineers from 94 countries. RSICC software provides in-depth coverage of radiation related topics: the physics of the interaction of radiation with matter, radiation production and sources, criticality safety, radiation protection and shielding, radiation detectors and measurements, shielding materials properties, radiation waste management, atmospheric dispersion and environmental dose, medical applications, macro- and micro-dosimetry calculations.

Kirk, Bernadette Lugue [ORNL

2009-01-01

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The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC): A Resource for Nuclear Science Applications  

SciTech Connect

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) has been in existence since 1963. RSICC collects, organizes, evaluates and disseminates technical information (software and nuclear data) involving the transport of neutral and charged particle radiation, and shielding and protection from the radiation associated with: nuclear weapons and materials, fission and fusion reactors, outer space, accelerators, medical facilities, and nuclear waste management. RSICC serves over 12,000 scientists and engineers from about 100 countries. An important activity of RSICC is its participation in international efforts on computational and experimental benchmarks. An example is the Shielding Integral Benchmarks Archival Database (SINBAD), which includes shielding benchmarks for fission, fusion and accelerators. RSICC is funded by the United States Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Kirk, Bernadette Lugue [ORNL

2009-01-01

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International Nuclear Safety Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory provides this site, highlighted by nuclear plants and material properties databases. The nuclear plants database can be searched by country, plant type, and operational status, as well as browsed by clickable map. Information retrieved may include location, type of reactor, controlling utility, and suppliers. The material properties database contains selected information on materials by type and property. In addition, there is a safety analysis results bibliographic database, with abstracts on literature (available in the INSC library) on Soviet-designed nuclear power plants. Note that the site is a work in progress and that some areas are not open to the public.

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International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) database  

Microsoft Academic Search

As an integral part of DOE`s International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) at Argonne National Laboratory, the INSC Database has been established to provide an interactively accessible information resource for the world`s nuclear facilities and to promote free and open exchange of nuclear safety information among nations. The INSC Database is a comprehensive resource database aimed at a scope and level

T. Sofu; H. Ley; R. B. Turski

1997-01-01

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International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) database.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As an integral part of DOE's International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) at Argonne National Laboratory, the INSC Database has been established to provide an interactively accessible information resource for the world's nuclear facilities and to promote fr...

T. Sofu H. Ley R. B. Turski

1997-01-01

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Drug Safety Information  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... Postmarket Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers; Index to Drug-Specific Information Drug safety and side effects; includes drugs with ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/healthprofessionals

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Center for Information Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report describes the development and initial operation of the Center for Information Services at UCLA, one of the NSF-sponsored campus-based information centers. CIS was a joint project of the Library, Campus Computing Network, and Institute of Librar...

P. G. Watson R. B. Briggs

1974-01-01

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Migraine Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This American Medical Association site, part of the Journal of the American Medical Association suite of information centers, strives to be a clearinghouse for migraine headache information. With a mixture of scholarly and general information, it is of use to the practitioner and patient alike. The Newsline section carries stories from Reuters Health Information Services, as well as information on relevant conferences and background briefings that explain in layman's terms such concepts as the cause of migraine head pain, genetic factors, and the role of seratonin. The Library contains articles of a more clinical nature. The Education and Support Center offers succinct patient material designed to help the unfortunate victims of these headaches understand their condition. The Treatment Center is a more clinical section that aids in the diagnosis and management of the condition. There is also a small annotated links section.

1997-01-01

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Alaska Earthquake Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Housed at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Alaska Earthquake Information Center reports and provides information on seismic activity in Alaska. While its southern Pacific coast colleague, California, gets a lot more attention when it comes to earthquakes, Alaska experienced a magnitude 6.7 earthquake already this summer and was rocked by a 7.9 in 2002. The site offers links to general information about the center, general earthquake information, research activities at the center, education and outreach materials (including information on seismology education projects), and much more. The site is well populated with materials and should provide a great resources for those interested in North American seismic events.

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International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) database  

SciTech Connect

As an integral part of DOE`s International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) at Argonne National Laboratory, the INSC Database has been established to provide an interactively accessible information resource for the world`s nuclear facilities and to promote free and open exchange of nuclear safety information among nations. The INSC Database is a comprehensive resource database aimed at a scope and level of detail suitable for safety analysis and risk evaluation for the world`s nuclear power plants and facilities. It also provides an electronic forum for international collaborative safety research for the Department of Energy and its international partners. The database is intended to provide plant design information, material properties, computational tools, and results of safety analysis. Initial emphasis in data gathering is given to Soviet-designed reactors in Russia, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe. The implementation is performed under the Oracle database management system, and the World Wide Web is used to serve as the access path for remote users. An interface between the Oracle database and the Web server is established through a custom designed Web-Oracle gateway which is used mainly to perform queries on the stored data in the database tables.

Sofu, T.; Ley, H.; Turski, R.B.

1997-08-01

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Alaska Earthquake Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center contains information on seismology and tsunami research, education and outreach projects, and earthquake preparedness. There are also maps, reports, and a database on recent earthquakes and a map of historical Alaskan earthquakes, active faults, and rupture zones.

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NOAA's Drought Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Drought Information Center metasite serves as a gateway to NOAA's (and other) online resources on drought and climate conditions. From the US Drought Monitor (current assessment of drought status), to the Palmer Drought Severity Index, to paleo perspectives on North American drought, this site covers background information, current updates, and future predictions on droughts.

2001-01-01

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Bank Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Bank Information Center (BIC) is a nonprofit, independent, non-governmental organization that "provides information and strategic support to NGOs and social movements throughout the world on the projects, policies and practices of the World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs)." The organization's Website contains information about BIC's ongoing activities and offers useful publications and toolkits for those interested in and involved with MDBs. The Toolkits for Activists section includes fact sheets that explain the inner workings of the World Bank, covering topics such as basic information about the World Bank, the Country Assistance Strategy, World Bank policy framework, and information on World Bank's lending. Each fact sheet is available in both .pdf and HTML formats. The publications section offers a variety of resources including papers, case studies, and meeting reports, many of which are available online. Also provided are links to other monitoring organizations around the world and several online forums. An information services page will be added soon.

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Death Penalty Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), a nonprofit organization operating out of Washington, DC, prepares analytical reports for the media, the public, and Congress on issues concerning capital punishment. Their fact-filled, frequently updated site supplies a wealth of full-text reports, briefs, and statistics examining all aspects of capital punishment. Topic sections analyze death penalty information in relation to public opinion, race, sex, age, mental competency, deterrence, innocence, and cost. A state by state listing clearly outlines and compares the legislation and the statistics for capital punishment nationally. A comprehensive list of links to other sources of information is also provided.

1997-01-01

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The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1965 by the North Carolina General Assembly, the Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) is dedicated to improving "the safety, security, access and efficiency of all surface transportation modes through a balanced, interdisciplinary program of research, evaluation and information dissemination." Part of that information dissemination happens via this website, where visitors can find safety information, research reports, and their newsletter. New visitors should look at their "Safety Information" first. Here they will find helpful tips on bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, animal-vehicle crash information, and distracted and drowsy drivers. Moving on, the "Research Library" area contains selected full-text publications based on HSRC staff research, along with an exhaustive bibliography of previous papers from 1967 to 1990. Finally, visitors can also peruse their newsletter, which is published quarterly.

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Nuclear safety research collaborations between the U.S. and Russian Federation International Nuclear Safety Centers  

SciTech Connect

The Russian Federation Ministry for Atomic Energy (MINATOM) and the US Department of Energy (USDOE) have formed International Nuclear Safety Centers to collaborate on nuclear safety research. USDOE established the US Center (ISINSC) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in October 1995. MINATOM established the Russian Center (RINSC) at the Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering (RDIPE) in Moscow in July 1996. In April 1998 the Russian center became a semi-independent, autonomous organization under MINATOM. The goals of the center are to: Cooperate in the development of technologies associated with nuclear safety in nuclear power engineering; Be international centers for the collection of information important for safety and technical improvements in nuclear power engineering; and Maintain a base for fundamental knowledge needed to design nuclear reactors. The strategic approach is being used to accomplish these goals is for the two centers to work together to use the resources and the talents of the scientists associated with the US Center and the Russian Center to do collaborative research to improve the safety of Russian-designed nuclear reactors. The two centers started conducting joint research and development projects in January 1997. Since that time the following ten joint projects have been initiated: INSC databases--web server and computing center; Coupled codes--Neutronic and thermal-hydraulic; Severe accident management for Soviet-designed reactors; Transient management and advanced control; Survey of relevant nuclear safety research facilities in the Russian Federation; Computer code validation for transient analysis of VVER and RBMK reactors; Advanced structural analysis; Development of a nuclear safety research and development plan for MINATOM; Properties and applications of heavy liquid metal coolants; and Material properties measurement and assessment. Currently, there is activity in eight of these projects. Details on each of these joint projects are given.

Hill, D. J.; Braun, J. C.; Klickman, A. E.; Bougaenko, S. E.; Kabonov, L. P.; Kraev, A. G.

2000-05-05

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National Earthquake Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a very extensive site about earthquakes. It is the USGS (United States Geological Survey) National Earthquake Information site. The site provides access to near real time earthquake data from around the world, as well as data for recent earthquakes (last 3 weeks). The site can also be searched for information on specific earthquakes by time or location. There is a General Earthquake Information section with extensive earthquake education materials as well as information on seismicity, earthquake magnitude, preparedness, predictions, and locations.

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76 FR 9351 - Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Delisting From West Virginia Center for Patient Safety  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Delisting From West Virginia Center for Patient Safety AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare...SUMMARY West Virginia Center for Patient Safety: AHRQ has accepted a...

2011-02-17

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Archival Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A joint project of The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA), the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, and the Head Office of State Archives in Warsaw, this metasite is very useful for researchers and others interested in locating special collections, libraries, and archives related to Poland, and Polonia institutions in the USA. The Polish Archival collections in the USA and Canada section offers contact information, descriptions of Polish archival holdings, and a link to over 45 institutions. The Polish Archives via the Internet section includes the same information and links to 35 archives in Poland. Rounding out the site are links to other online catalogs and archive listings and information on preserving archival materials.

1998-01-01

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46 CFR 50.10-23 - Marine Safety Center.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Marine Safety Center. 50.10-23...HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) MARINE ENGINEERING GENERAL PROVISIONS Definition...This Subchapter § 50.10-23 Marine Safety Center. The term...

2011-10-01

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46 CFR 50.10-23 - Marine Safety Center.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Marine Safety Center. 50.10-23...HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) MARINE ENGINEERING GENERAL PROVISIONS Definition...This Subchapter § 50.10-23 Marine Safety Center. The term...

2012-10-01

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Drug Safety Information for Healthcare Professionals  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... Drug Safety Information for Healthcare Professionals. As of January ... archived safety communications. Types of Safety Announcements. ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/postmarketdrugsafetyinformationforpatientsandproviders

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Education Information Centers: An Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Key findings of an evaluation of the Education Information Centers (EICs) project were that (1) many EICs have affected patrons lives; (2) libraries have improved career collections, attracted new patrons, and become viewed as community resources; (3) library staff have developed better ways to ascertain information needs; and (4) new agency…

Tice, Karin E.; Gill, Stephen Joel

1991-01-01

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Water resources scientific information center  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Water Resources Scientific Information Center (WRSIC) acquires, abstracts and indexes the major water resources related literature of the world, and makes information available to the water resources community and the public. A component of the Water Resources Division of the US Geological Survey, the Center maintains a searchable computerized bibliographic data base, and publishers a monthly journal of abstracts. Through its services, the Center is able to provide reliable scientific and technical information about the most recent water resources developments, as well as long-term trends and changes. WRSIC was established in 1966 by the Secretary of the Interior to further the objectives of the Water Resources Research Act of 1964--legislation that encouraged research in water resources and the prevention of needless duplication of research efforts. It was determined the WRSIC should be the national center for information on water resources, covering research reports, scientific journals, and other water resources literature of the world. WRSIC would evaluate all water resources literature, catalog selected articles, and make the information available in publications or by computer access. In this way WRSIC would increase the availability and awareness of water related scientific and technical information. (Lantz-PTT)

Cardin, C. William; Campbell, J. T.

1986-01-01

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Nuclear safety research collaborations between the U.S. and Russian Federation International Nuclear Safety Centers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Russian Federation Ministry for Atomic Energy (MINATOM) and the US Department of Energy (USDOE) have formed International Nuclear Safety Centers to collaborate on nuclear safety research. USDOE established the US Center (ISINSC) at Argonne National La...

D. Hill J. Braun A. Klickman S. Bougaenko L. Kabonov

2000-01-01

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, LP and Ortho Biotech Products, LP would like to inform you about revised labeling for SPORANOX ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/drugsafety

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One Method to Evaluate the Safety of Train Control Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

The train control center which plays a central role of message communication is a pivotal sub-system of the china train control system. On the basis of developing and debugging the engineering prototype of the train control center, an index system for evaluating the safety of the train control center was set up. Based on the analytic hierarchy process, a safety

Peng Zhou; Hongze Xu; Jianjun Hou

2009-01-01

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Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center occupational safety and health program manual  

SciTech Connect

This manual sets forth the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center (PETC) policy regarding the health and safety of its workers and provides for the implementation of the PETC occupational health and safety program. It is to be used in conjunction with the PETC Safety and Health Technical Directives, which provide detailed health and safety instructions to employees for specific operations, to create a complete occupational health and safety program. The manual was developed from guidelines contained in 29 CFR 1960, DOE Order 3790.1, and DOE Order 5480.1, and defines programs that meet both the intent and the specific requirements of those documents. Specific chemical and physical hazards associated with coal liquefaction processes may affect the skin, eyes, liver, kidneys, respiratory system, and central nervous system. Fire and explosion are also significant hazards. Other hazards include silica and coal dusts; noise; radiation; asphyxiating or highly toxic gases, particularly hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen cyanide; acids and caustics; peroxides; and corrosive materials. This manual is organized into five sections covering the areas of general information, hazard recognition and abatement, preventive programs, reports and recordkeeping, and planning and budgeting occupational safety and health (OSH) program activities.

Not Available

1982-02-26

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Competitive Intelligence and the Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the competitive intelligence approach to corporate information gathering, and discusses how it differs from the traditional library information center approach. Steps for developing a competitive intelligence system in the library information center are suggested. (33 references) (MES)|

Greene, H. Frances

1988-01-01

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Competitive Intelligence and the Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the competitive intelligence approach to corporate information gathering, and discusses how it differs from the traditional library information center approach. Steps for developing a competitive intelligence system in the library information center are suggested. (33 references) (MES)

Greene, H. Frances

1988-01-01

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Carbon Dioxide Information Center thesaurus  

SciTech Connect

This thesaurus lists the keywords (including narrower, broader, and related terms, as well as forbidden terms) used by the Carbon Dioxide Information Center for the input and retrieval of records for its Bibliographic Information System (BIS), BIS is a specialized bibliographic data base on carbon dioxide and climate. It is being merged into the Department of Energy's Energy Data Base (EDB). The keywords used in the BIS Thesaurus are also used in the much larger EDB thesaurus so EDB may be searched for CO2 references using either thesaurus.

Millemann, R.E.; Cushman, R.M.

1986-04-01

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The Sickle Cell Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Georgia N.I.H. Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, and the Pediatrics and Hematology-Oncology Departments of the Emory University Medical School sponsor this site, an information-rich compendium on Sickle Cell Anemia that targets health care providers and patients alike. The highlights of the site, in the Health Care Providers section, are two full text publications, Problem Oriented Management of Sickle Cell Syndromes (an update of a 1991 text by James Eckman and Allan Platt), and the National Institutes of Health Publication Management and Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease. Also available are a professional summary of the disease, a list of conferences, newborn screening information, transfusion protocol information, and general information for patients and their families.

1997-01-01

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Information technologies and patient safety.  

PubMed

Advances in health information technology provide significant opportunities for improvements in surgical patient safety. The adoption and use of electronic health records can enhance communication along the surgical spectrum of care. Bar coding and radiofrequency identification technology are strategies to prevent retained surgical sponges and for tracking the operating room supply chain. Computerized intraoperative monitoring systems can improve the performance of the operating room team. Automated data registries collect patient information to be analyzed and used for surgical quality improvement. PMID:22269262

Ellner, Scott J; Joyner, Paul W

2011-12-05

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International Nuclear Safety Center database on thermophysical properties of reactor materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

The International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) database has been established at Argonne National Laboratory to provide easily accessible data and information necessary to perform nuclear safety analyses and to promote international collaboration through the exchange of nuclear safety information. The INSC database, located on the World Wide Web at http:\\/\\/www.insc.anl.gov, contains critically assessed recommendations for reactor material properties for normal

J. K. Fink; T. Sofu; H. Ley

1997-01-01

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International Nuclear Safety Center Database on Thermophysical Properties of Reactor Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

The International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) database has been established at Argonne National Laboratory to provide easily accessible data and information necessary to perform nuclear safety analyses and to promote international collaboration through the exchange of nuclear safety information. The INSC database, located on the World Wide Web at http:\\/\\/www.insc.anl.gov, contains critically assessed recommendations for reactor-material properties for normal operating

J. K. Fink; T. Sofu; H. Ley

1999-01-01

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Pharmacovigilance and communicating safety information.  

PubMed

Safe and effective prescribing can only happen when the prescriber has sufficient current knowledge of the potential harms and likely benefits of the drug. When a new drug is first marketed, knowledge about its adverse effects profile is limited to what has been learned from its use in a relatively small number of people (who may be unrepresentative of the general population) for a limited amount of time in preclinical and clinical trials.(1) Rare, but serious unwanted effects may emerge only after a drug is marketed, sometimes years later.(1) It is therefore crucial to continue monitoring the safety of drugs after marketing and that healthcare professionals have access to timely communication about any safety concerns. The activity of monitoring the safety of medicines in clinical use and taking appropriate action to minimise risk is known as pharmacovigilance, and is governed by a range of complex UK and European regulations.(2) Background information relating to drug safety issues and pharmacovigilance decisions are not always easy to find. Here we explain the pharmacovigilance process and how new information on adverse effects is communicated to healthcare professionals. PMID:23241564

2012-12-01

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Nuclear safety research collaborations between the U.S. and Russian Federation International Nuclear Safety Centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Russian Federation Ministry for Atomic Energy (MINATOM) and the US Department of Energy (USDOE) have formed International Nuclear Safety Centers to collaborate on nuclear safety research. USDOE established the US Center (ISINSC) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in October 1995. MINATOM established the Russian Center (RINSC) at the Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering (RDIPE) in Moscow in

D. J. Hill; J. C. Braun; A. E. Klickman; S. E. Bougaenko; L. P. Kabonov; A. G. Kraev

2000-01-01

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Asia Recovery Information Center (ARIC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Asia Recovery Information Center was first conceived at the Meeting on Development Cooperation: Responding to the Asia Crisis, in Sydney, Australia in March 1999. The ARIC Website has three objectives: to monitor the social and economic impacts, as well as the recovery process, of the Asian Crisis; to collect and disseminate information on the response of the international community to the Crisis; and to add to the dialogs about "policy reform in response to the crisis." Although it will be expanded to cover more countries, at present, ARIC covers the five main countries affected by the Crisis -- Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. ARIC's information is divided into seven sections. Recovery News is updated daily and contains news briefs and articles from around the world (both the source and the country of origin are noted). Hard data can be found in ARIC Indicators, which holds more than 40 social, economic, and financial indictors presented in both table and chart form. The Country Focus section allows users to search ARIC's information by topic and by country. The site also lists meetings and conferences, as well as offering an extensive collection of notable links. This resource is truly invaluable to users following the Asian Crisis.

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Joint nuclear safety research projects between the US and Russian Federation International Nuclear Safety Centers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Russian Federation Ministry for Atomic Energy (MINATOM) and the US Department of Energy (USDOE) formed international Nuclear Safety Centers in October 1995 and July 1996, respectively, to collaborate on nuclear safety research. Since January 1997, the...

S. E. Bougaenko A. E. Kraev D. L. Hill J. C. Braun A. E. Klickman

1998-01-01

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USDA: Animal Welfare Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The USDA's Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) was mandated by the Animal Welfare Act, and the website contains everything from current animal issues to workshops for those in industries that utilize animals to licensing forms. Specifically, the AWIC is designed "to regulate and improve care of animals in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition." The site includes the proposed government rules about animal welfare that are in their public comment period, and how and where to submit your comment. Visitors can click on "In The News" to see all the animal-related rules that are in their public comment period. If visitors want to learn about the origins of veterinary medicine, they can click on "Companion Animals" on the left side of the homepage to find a link to "Veterinary History Resources at the National Agricultural Library". Finally, AWIC provides very important information and resources on alternatives to animal testing, under "Alternatives," on the left side of the homepage. Here visitors will find links to websites that explain the principles of alternatives to animal testing, as well as several papers from conferences that address the issue.

2008-01-01

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Present status of information centers (libraries)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Documentation Kondan-Kai (gathering for discussing issues) has conducted the questionnaire which asks present status of information centers of companies. The purpose of this questionnaire was to obtain some tips which would be useful for companies to consider what their information centers should be in a highly informationalized society, and how they should be changing. The results were grouped into the following five sections and analyzed; (1) management system of information center, (2) use condition of information center, (3) management of books and journals, (4) external online information retrieval and (5) management of technical materials generated inside company.

Suzuki, Keigo; Adachi, Takashi; Kusumi, Yoshihisa; Nishiyama, Mieko; Hirata, Toshiichiro

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Transportation Safety Resource Center (TSRC) 2007. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Transportation Safety Resource Center (TSRC) is the vital link in a collaborative partnership created among federal and state transportation agencies, local stakeholders, academic institutions, and the private sector to provide resources and solutions...

A. Maher M. Jafari P. Szary S. Weissman

2009-01-01

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65. Modular bed storage unit, safety belt at left center, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

65. Modular bed storage unit, safety belt at left center, north side - Ellsworth Air Force Base, Delta Flight, Launch Control Facility, County Road CS23A, North of Exit 127, Interior, Jackson County, SD

51

Joint nuclear safety research projects between the US and Russian Federation International Nuclear Safety Centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Russian Federation Ministry for Atomic Energy (MINATOM) and the US Department of Energy (USDOE) formed international Nuclear Safety Centers in October 1995 and July 1996, respectively, to collaborate on nuclear safety research. Since January 1997, the two centers have initiated the following nine joint research projects: (1) INSC web servers and databases; (2) Material properties measurement and assessment; (3)

S. E. Bougaenko; A. E. Kraev; D. L. Hill; J. C. Braun; A. E. Klickman

1998-01-01

52

National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) serves as the only NIOSH funded agricultural center designated to focus on children (0 to 18 years). Formally established in 1997, the NCCRAHS has been a leader in: (1) ...

B. Lee

2009-01-01

53

Health information exchange and patient safety  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the most promising advantages for health information exchange (HIE) is improved patient safety. Up to 18% of the patient safety errors generally and as many as 70% of adverse drug events could be eliminated if the right information about the right patient is available at the right time. Health information exchange makes this possible.Here we present an overview

David C. Kaelber; David W. Bates

2007-01-01

54

The Defense Technical Information Center: Acquiring Information and Imparting Knowledge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This overview of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) discusses how DTIC fits into the Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Information Program; its history, organization, users, and operations; types of information handled; subject classification; cataloging standards; Information Analysis Centers (IACs); and research and…

Molholm, Kurt N.; And Others

1988-01-01

55

Sickle Cell Education, Sickle Cell Information Center.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Sickle Cell Information Center funded to Roy Littlejohn Associates, Inc. from the National SCD program of the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institutes of the Department of Health, Education & Welfare began its operation in July 1975. As an information ...

H. M. Swann

1976-01-01

56

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Nutrition is very important, and coming across high-quality websites on the subject is a real treat. The United States Department of Agriculture created the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) in 1971, and their work is designed to provide a broad range of resources of nutrition for health professionals, educators, government personnel, and consumers. As with many of the USDA's sites, visitors can perform a full search using the embedded search engine, or use the "I Want To..." area to look up calories or nutrients in a food or ask a question of their resource specialists. First-time visitors should also look at their "Spotlights" section, which includes a special food pyramid for pregnant and nursing moms, the "Healthy Meals" resource system for child nutrition professionals, and food safety information. For those who know more or less what they are looking for, they can take advantage of the subject headings on the left-hand side of the homepage. Here they will find resources on weight and obesity, dietary supplements, dietary guidance, and food labeling.

57

Educational Resource Center (Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, University of Washington). Final Performance Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this Center program is to provide trained professionals specializing in occupational health and safety fields for the Pacific Northwest (Region X), and to provide continuing education courses and outreach programs in the field to practicing...

1997-01-01

58

Birth centers Economy, safety, and empowerment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first three-quarters of this century saw births in the United States shift dramatically from the home toward hospital-based, physician-oriented care. More recently, the establishment and proliferation of modern birth centers and the increased numbers of certified nurse-midwives in this country have expanded birth alternatives for women but not without controversy. The objectives of this article are as follows: 1)

Matthew C. Spitzer

1995-01-01

59

Probabilistic Safety Assessment - Risk Informed approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past few years NPCIL has performed comprehensive Level-l Probabilistic Safety Assessment for all the Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors and Boiling Water Reactor. The results are extensively used for the Risk Informed approach whereby risk insights derived from these PSA's are considered together with information obtained from Deterministic safety analysis, for modifying the existsing operator training, testing and maintenance

R. K. Guptan; S. P. Dharne; S. G. Ghadge

2010-01-01

60

15 CFR 950.6 - Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-01-01 false Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC...INFORMATION § 950.6 Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC...should be addressed to: Environmental Science Information Center,...

2010-01-01

61

15 CFR 950.6 - Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2009-01-01 false Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC...INFORMATION § 950.6 Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC...should be addressed to: Environmental Science Information Center,...

2009-01-01

62

15 CFR 950.6 - Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-01-01 false Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC...INFORMATION § 950.6 Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC...should be addressed to: Environmental Science Information Center,...

2013-01-01

63

Defense Technical Information Center thesaurus  

SciTech Connect

This DTIC Thesaurus provides a basic multidisciplinary subject term vocabulary used by DTIC to index and retrieve scientific and technical information from its various data bases and to aid DTIC`s users in their information storage and retrieval operations. It includes an alphabetical posting term display, a hierarchy display, and a Keywork Out of Context (KWOC) display.

Dickert, J.H. [ed.] [comp.

1996-10-01

64

Information Business: A Profile of the Defense Technical Information Center.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) collects and distributes authoritative Department of Defense (DoD) scientific, research, and engineering information to the defense community. Through a major portion of the 1990s, DTIC was part of the Offic...

S. Schwalb

2005-01-01

65

Transportation Technical Environmental Information Center Index.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In an effort to determine the environmental intensities to which energy materials in transit may be exposed, a Data Center of technical environmental information has been established by Sandia National Laboratories, Division 5523, for the DOE Office of Tr...

C. A. Davidson J. T. Foley

1982-01-01

66

Deaf Education Information Center from the Clerc Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Gallaudet University is the preeminent school for the deaf in the United States, so it makes sense that the Laurent Clerc National Education Center is housed on their campus. The Clerc Center has also been given a mandate from Congress "to develop, evaluate, and disseminate innovative curricula, instructional techniques and strategies, and materials" specifically for deaf and hard of hearing children and youth. From their homepage, visitors seeking more information about the deaf and hard of hearing will want to glance over the topical areas here, which include those that provide basic information about deafness and the development of technologies designed to assist the deaf and hard of hearing. The section that most visitors will want to look over is the "Information on Deafness" area, which features fact sheets and links to external resources that deal with assistive hearing aids, sign language, the mental health of the deaf, and teachers who work with the deaf.

67

78 FR 14549 - National Contact Center; Information Collection; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation Survey  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Control No. 3090-0278; Docket 2012-0001; Sequence 19] National Contact Center; Information Collection; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation Survey AGENCY: Contact Center Services, Federal Citizen Information Center, Office of...

2013-03-06

68

Spatial Disorientation Analysis of AF Safety Center Mishap Data.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During the initial development of micro Analysis & Design's (MA&D's) Spatial Disorientation Analysis Toll (SDAT), we received seven mishap data sets from the Air Force Safety Center (AFSC). AFSC simply told us that five of the data sets were definitely SD...

J. Keller R. Small

2006-01-01

69

The Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval, located within the computer science department at the University of Massachusetts, is dedicated to "developing tools that provide effective and efficient access to large, heterogeneous, distributed, text and multimedia databases." To this end, the Center conducts a number of research activities, along with some rather compelling demonstration projects that visitors may want to examine. One of their demonstration projects located online is Acrophile, which allows users to search a database containing over 51,000 acronyms. Funded in part by the National Science Foundation, the Center has also been able to make a number of their working papers available online. The papers are divided into thematic areas, including information retrieval, with the series extending back to 1987. The site concludes with information about the Center's continuing research projects, personnel, and membership materials.

2003-01-01

70

Joint nuclear safety research projects between the US and Russian Federation International Nuclear Safety Centers  

SciTech Connect

The Russian Federation Ministry for Atomic Energy (MINATOM) and the US Department of Energy (USDOE) formed international Nuclear Safety Centers in October 1995 and July 1996, respectively, to collaborate on nuclear safety research. Since January 1997, the two centers have initiated the following nine joint research projects: (1) INSC web servers and databases; (2) Material properties measurement and assessment; (3) Coupled codes: Neutronic, thermal-hydraulic, mechanical and other; (4) Severe accident management for Soviet-designed reactors; (5) Transient management and advanced control; (6) Survey of relevant nuclear safety research facilities in the Russian Federation; (8) Advanced structural analysis; and (9) Development of a nuclear safety research and development plan for MINATOM. The joint projects were selected on the basis of recommendations from two groups of experts convened by NEA and from evaluations of safety impact, cost, and deployment potential. The paper summarizes the projects, including the long-term goals, the implementing strategy and some recent accomplishments for each project.

Bougaenko, S.E.; Kraev, A.E. [International Nuclear Safety Center of the Russian MINATOM, Moscow (Russian Federation); Hill, D.L.; Braun, J.C.; Klickman, A.E. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). International Nuclear Safety Center

1998-08-01

71

Safety Monitoring Information System of Urban Subway  

Microsoft Academic Search

The monitoring of safety in construction for urban subway is an important procedure of guaranteeing construction safety and engineering quality. Deformation of the buildings around the subway route, settlement of the road and pipelines, displacement of soil mass, convergence and vault sink of the tunnel etc. should be monitored during the subway construction. Prompt computation, analysis and information feedback to

Dongwei Qiu; Qinghuai Liang; Qiuping Li; Runze Wu

2009-01-01

72

Seventeenth water reactor safety information meeting: Proceedings  

Microsoft Academic Search

This three-volume report contains 84 papers out of the 111 that were presented at the Seventeenth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Rockville, Maryland, during the week of October 23--25, 1989. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety

1990-01-01

73

Eighteenth water reactor safety information meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

This three-volume report contains 100 papers out of the 128 that were presented at the Eighteenth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Rockville, Maryland, during the week of October 22--24, 1990. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety

1991-01-01

74

Eighteenth water reactor safety information meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

This three-volume report contains 100 papers out of the 128 that were presented at the Eighteenth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held in Rockville, Maryland, during the week of October 22--24, 1990. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety research conducted in this country

1991-01-01

75

USGS National Landslide Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are working to reduce long-term losses and casualties from landslide hazards through better understanding of the causes and mechanisms of ground failure both nationally and worldwide. The NLIC is responsible for distributing information about landslides to the lay public, researchers, planners, and local, state, and federal agencies. Current USGS landslide projects are discussed, including wildfire debris flow studies, and landslides caused by hurricanes. A search engine aids in discovery of USGS landslide-related documents.

76

49 CFR 211.61 - Informal safety inquiries.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...61 Informal safety inquiries. The Administrator may conduct informal safety inquiries to collect information on selected topics relating to railroad safety. A notice of each such inquiry will be published in the Federal Register outlining the...

2012-10-01

77

49 CFR 211.61 - Informal safety inquiries.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...61 Informal safety inquiries. The Administrator may conduct informal safety inquiries to collect information on selected topics relating to railroad safety. A notice of each such inquiry will be published in the Federal Register outlining the...

2011-10-01

78

Midwest Center for Information Technology (MCIT)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Midwest Center for Information Technology (MCIT) is a âÂÂconsortium of 10 community colleges throughout Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakotaâ focused on âÂÂstrengthening and expanding the regionâÂÂs information technology (IT) workforce.â On their site, visitors will find information on MCITâÂÂs initiatives and impact, as well as resources about MCITâÂÂs research and information technology recruitment and careers. This is a useful resource for helping community college students or recent graduates find information on information technology professional development.

2007-04-23

79

National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Training Videos.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) maintains a set of computerized files of documented criminal justice information reported by a network of over 60,000 participating national, regional, state, and local agencies. The files, dealing with wanted persons, missing persons, unidentified persons, and stolen…

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC. National Crime Information Center.

80

Safety Information Profile: Manual Handling of Containers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A safety information profile is presented for the manual handling of containers, excluding cylinder and primary glass container handling. Measures are reviewed for the control of hazards, such as biochemical stress, inguinal hernias, and intervertebral di...

E. M. Nichols

1979-01-01

81

34 CFR 300.31 - Parent training and information center.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Parent training and information center. 300.31...Definitions Used in This Part § 300.31 Parent training and information center. Parent training and information center means a...

2013-07-01

82

A Bibliography on Staffing Criteria for Libraries, Information Centers, and Information Analysis Centers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A literature search for information concerning standards for library and information center personnel resulted in this annotated bibliography. The twofold purpose of the study was: (1) to identify the staffing and organization problems of the library and ...

C. Stanley M. Benton

1970-01-01

83

Transportation Technical Environmental Information Center index  

SciTech Connect

In an effort to determine the environmental intensities to which energy materials in transit may be exposed, a Data Center of technical environmental information has been established by Sandia National Laboratories, Division 5523, for the DOE Office of Transportation Fuel Storage. This document is an index which can be used to request data of interest. Access to the information held is not limited to Sandia personnel. The purpose of the Transportation Technical Environmental Information Center is to collect, analyze, store, and make available descriptions of the environment of transportation expressed in engineering terms. The data stored in the Center are expected to be useful in a variety of transportation related analyses. Formulations of environmental criteria for shipment of cargo, risk assessments, and detailed structural analyses of shipping containers are examples where these data have been applied. For purposes of indexing and data retrieval, the data are catalogued under two major headings: Normal and Abnormal Environments.

Davidson, C. A.; Foley, J. T.

1980-10-01

84

Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What exactly is informal science education? Well, it isn't just a science class taught in jeans and a t-shirt. According to the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) website, informal science "supports people of all ages and walks of life in exploring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics." In the "About Informal Science Education" section of the website, visitors can read about the places in which informal science education occurs, such as in the media, science centers, museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, nature centers, and after-school programs. The "ISE Spotlights" section contains real life examples of informal science education occurring around the nation. Visitors interested in becoming involved in informal science education (ISE) should check out the "CAISE Programs" link on the left hand menu, then click on "CAISE Initiatives", for the seven initiatives of project year four and five. Some of the initiatives include "The ISE Evidence Wiki", "Informal Commons" and "Interactive ISE Timeline". It is a site that is worth returning to multiple times, and the materials here represent some of the ways that persons of all ages learn about science.

85

Organizing safety: conditions for successful information assurance programs.  

PubMed

Organizations must continuously seek safety. When considering computerized health information systems, "safety" includes protecting the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information assets such as patient information, key components of the technical information system, and critical personnel. "High Reliability Theory" (HRT) argues that organizations with strong leadership support, continuous training, redundant safety mechanisms, and "cultures of high reliability" can deploy and safely manage complex, risky technologies such as nuclear weapons systems or computerized health information systems. In preparation for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), the Offices of the Surgeons General of the United States Army, Navy and Air Force, and the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command sponsored organizational, doctrinal, and technical projects that individually and collectively promote conditions for a "culture of information assurance." These efforts include sponsoring the "P3 Working Group" (P3WG), an interdisciplinary, tri-service taskforce that reviewed all relevant Department of Defense (DoD), Miliary Health System (MHS), Army, Navy and Air Force policies for compliance with the HIPAA medical privacy and data security regulations; supporting development, training, and deployment of OCTAVE(sm), a self-directed information security risk assessment process; and sponsoring development of the Risk Information Management Resource (RIMR), a Web-enabled enterprise portal about health information assurance. PMID:15650526

Collmann, Jeff; Coleman, Johnathan; Sostrom, Kristen; Wright, Willie

2004-01-01

86

75 FR 39622 - Proposed Information Collection (Health Resource Center Medical Center Payment Form) Activity...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection (Health Resource Center Medical Center Payment...VA's OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235...0505).'' Title: Health Resource Center Medical Center...

2010-07-09

87

Transportation Technical Environmental Information Center index  

SciTech Connect

In an effort to determine the environmental intensities to which energy materials in transit may be exposed, a Data Center of technical environmental information has been established by Sandia National Laboratories, Division 5523, for the DOE Office of Transportation Fuel Storage. This document is an index which can be used to request data of interest. Access to the information held is not limited to Sandia personnel.

Davidson, C.A.; Foley, J.T.

1982-06-01

88

Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Center for Information and Communications Technologies, an Advanced Technology Education (ATE) resource center, aims to "contribute to scientific and technological innovation in telecommunications education" as well as to "provide appropriately skilled technicians and technologists" to information and communication technologies (ICT) businesses, industry, and users. In the "Publications" section of this site, visitors will find links to ICT textbooks and a helpful glossary of telecommunications terms. In the "Resources" section, there are a number of ICT workforce development presentations and Flash simulations on topics such as shift keying and Ethernet switching. Also in this section, there is a web tutorial on designing accessible web pages. This site has a great deal of information to assist students and technologists in telecommunications fields, as well as ready-to-use instructional materials for educators.

2007-08-20

89

Center for Environmental Information and Statistics (CEIS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1997 as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's national commitment to "improve public access" to EPA's information resources, the new Center for Environmental Information and Statistics (CEIS) Website "provides access to integrated information on environmental quality, status and trends." Available at the site are Environmental Profiles (for each US state, county, and territory), a substantial, searchable Digital Library of Environmental Quality, and the Environmental Atlas, offering "full-color, national and state maps ... covering a wide range of natural resources." This impressive Website will prove valuable to researchers and educators, alike.

1997-01-01

90

Federal Reserve System's National Information Center of Banking Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Information Center (NIC) web site contains extensive information about banks and other institutions regulated or supervised by the Federal Reserve. These include banks (including commercial and savings), savings and loan associations, credit unions and bank holding companies, among others. The information available includes balance sheets and income statements; details on the types of loans for the most recent five quarters for all institutions are available. The corporate structure and branch location of any institution can be found at the site.

1969-12-31

91

14 CFR 1206.401 - Location of NASA Information Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Location of NASA Information Centers. 1206.401 Section 1206...of Agency Records § 1206.401 Location of NASA Information Centers. (a) NASA will maintain the following Information...

2013-01-01

92

Geographical information system for flight safety  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a geographical information system for terrain and obstacle awareness and alerting that extracts information from high-resolution satellite images. On-board terrain elevation databases are being increasingly used in aircraft terrain awareness and warning systems (TAWS), offering a step change in capability from the radar altimeter-based ground proximity warning system. However, to enhance the safety of flight of small

Hiromichi Yamamoto; Kohzo Homma; Hiromi Gomi; Satoru Kitagata; Kazuhiro Kumasaka; Tetsuya Oikawa

2003-01-01

93

Sixteenth water reactor safety information meeting: Proceedings  

Microsoft Academic Search

This five-volume report contains 141 papers out of the 175 that were presented at the Sixteenth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the week of October 24--27, 1988. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in

1989-01-01

94

Natural Fibers Research and Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Bureau of Business Research of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin maintains this site, which is highlighted by two research databases, CotRes and NatStat. CotRes is a searchable database of ongoing cotton research in the US. It can be searched by any of five variables (including major subject category) and most records contain a brief description of the research. NatStat contains marketing and economic statistics for such fibers as cotton, oilseeds, wool, and mohair. While these statistics concentrate on Texas, selected state, national, and international statistics are also available. NatStat also provides links to selected government reports. The Research and Information Center site provides a compendium of news on natural fibers and information about the mission and research of the center.

95

Student Difficulties in Physics Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the homepage of the Student Difficulties in Physics Information Center. The site provides a list of documented student misconceptions and difficulties, along with questions that can be used in a classroom to discover if students have these misconceptions and/or difficulties. The web site links to research on each specific misconception. The material is divided into sections on position, velocity, acceleration, forces, graphs, and problem solving.

Brown, Tom

2007-05-22

96

Westar's Lawrence Energy Center wins for not blinking on safety  

SciTech Connect

It took Westar Energy eight years to upgrade the Lawrence Energy Center to burn Powder River Basin coal. Its zero lost-time accident record during the eight-year, million-man-hour project is a testament to Westar's commitment to workplace safety. The plant won the Powder River Basin Coal Users' Group plant of the year award for 2006. The article describes all the changes implemented at the plant, including replacing and upgrading controls for the belt conveyor, replacing the coal crushers, minimising dust and modifying coal bunkers, to cope with the increased volatility of Powder River Basin coal. Modifications were made to minimise slagging and fouling of boilers. 10 photos.

Peltier, R.

2007-07-15

97

Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Security is on the minds of many in higher education, and the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) is very interested in playing a major role in this area of training and scholarship. With funds from the National Science Foundation, CSSIA has been working on developing an associate's degree program in information technology security, and on providing professional development opportunities and curricular materials. Visitors to the site can learn about their many partner institutions, check in on their calendar of upcoming conferences, and also learn about job opportunities in this field. Finally, visitors can also read evaluation reports created by CSSIA's in-house team of experts.

98

Improving patient safety through information technology.  

PubMed

Health information technology (HIT) is generally accepted as the solution for the nation's medical error crisis. Although limited studies suggest the importance of using HIT in the process of medication management, research has failed to adequately describe how HIT actually works in capturing medication error data and improving patient safety within a healthcare system.1-3 The aim of our study is to identify essential elements in the adoption of technology within the broader context of system change and workflow modification. Using the adoption of an electronic reporting system to improve patient safety, we examine the role of this technology within process improvement, culture, and workflow. PMID:18066373

Brown, C Andrew; Bailey, Jessica H; Miller Davis, Margaret E; Garrett, Paula; Rudman, William J

2005-09-27

99

47 CFR 80.1135 - Transmission of maritime safety information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-10-01 2009-10-01 false Transmission of maritime safety information. 80.1135 Section 80...SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)...

2009-10-01

100

47 CFR 80.1135 - Transmission of maritime safety information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Transmission of maritime safety information. 80.1135 Section 80...SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)...

2010-10-01

101

47 CFR 80.1135 - Transmission of maritime safety information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Transmission of maritime safety information. 80.1135 Section 80...SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)...

2012-10-01

102

76 FR 81013 - Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Collection Activities AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...Control No. 2137-0584, ``Gas Pipeline Safety Program Certification and...information collection: Title: Gas Pipeline Safety Program Certification...

2011-12-27

103

Information spreading and development of cultural centers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The historical interplay between societies is governed by many factors, including in particular the spreading of languages, religion, and other symbolic traits. Cultural development, in turn, is coupled to the emergence and maintenance of information spreading. Strong centralized cultures exist due to attention from their members, whose faithfulness in turn relies on the supply of information. Here we discuss a culture evolution model on a planar geometry that takes into account aspects of the feedback between information spreading and its maintenance. Features of the model are highlighted by comparing it to cultural spreading in ancient and medieval Europe, where it suggests in particular that long-lived centers should be located in geographically remote regions.

Dybiec, Bart?omiej; Mitarai, Namiko; Sneppen, Kim

2012-05-01

104

RISK-INFORMED SAFETY MARGIN CHARACTERIZATION  

SciTech Connect

The concept of safety margins has served as a fundamental principle in the design and operation of commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs). Defined as the minimum distance between a system’s “loading” and its “capacity”, plant design and operation is predicated on ensuring an adequate safety margin for safety-significant parameters (e.g., fuel cladding temperature, containment pressure, etc.) is provided over the spectrum of anticipated plant operating, transient and accident conditions. To meet the anticipated challenges associated with extending the operational lifetimes of the current fleet of operating NPPs, the United States Department of Energy (USDOE), the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have developed a collaboration to conduct coordinated research to identify and address the technological challenges and opportunities that likely would affect the safe and economic operation of the existing NPP fleet over the postulated long-term time horizons. In this paper we describe a framework for developing and implementing a Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) approach to evaluate and manage changes in plant safety margins over long time horizons.

Nam Dinh; Ronaldo Szilard

2009-07-01

105

7 CFR 3430.1008 - Sun Grant Information Analysis Center.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 15 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Sun Grant Information Analysis Center. 3430.1008...PROGRAMS-GENERAL AWARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Sun Grant Program § 3430.1008 Sun Grant Information Analysis Center. The...

2013-01-01

106

Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This meta-site is highlighted by the database and information system directory, an exhaustively annotated section containing hundreds of items. Also included are a meetings calendar, over 30 topic-based links to directories of experts, a small annotated directory of pointers to other agricultural meta-sources, a pilot on-line reference service center, and a section of plant disease announcements. It also contains the AGRICOLA Subject Category Code Scope Notes. The U.S. National Agricultural Library maintains this site.

1998-01-01

107

Technical information resources for criticality safety  

SciTech Connect

This paper will discuss some basic technical information resources that would be helpful to the novice nuclear criticality safety specialist. These include bibliographic and benchmark compilations, handbooks, and online resources. The specialist should also be familiar with benchmark quality experimental data needed for code validation. This paper will also discuss the critical experiment data obtained in the 1950s and 1960s at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Heinrichs, D.P.; Koponen, B.L.

1997-06-25

108

47 CFR 80.1135 - Transmission of maritime safety information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-10-01 false Transmission of maritime safety information...Communications § 80.1135 Transmission of maritime safety information...Facilities. (b) The mode and format of the transmissions mentioned in this...

2011-10-01

109

The National Women's Health Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Designed to provide women with authoritative and timely knowledge of a host of womens health issues, the National Womens Health Information Center site (sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services) offers a reliable and thorough overview of hundreds of topics and current news briefs. Health topics on the site (which range from abstinence to yellow fever) are alphabetically listed or can also be located by entering keywords. Visitors to the site can also sign up here to receive weekly health tips via email. Along with featuring information on health topics, other issues affecting women are well-represented here, including domestic violence awareness and body image. Also helpful is the fact that the site is also available in Spanish, which will be useful to Spanish-speaking persons and health professionals working with Spanish speakers.

110

78 FR 6820 - Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From Ryder Trauma Center  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient...conduct activities to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery. HHS issued the...

2013-01-31

111

Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center Health and Safety Manual  

SciTech Connect

This manual is a tool to provide information to all responders and emergency planners and is suggested as a starting point for all organizations that provide personnel/assets for radiological emergency response. It defines the safety requirements for the protection of all emergency responders. The intent is to comply with appropriate regulations or provide an equal level of protection when the situation makes it necessary to deviate. In the event a situation arises which is not addressed in the manual, an appropriate management-level expert will define alternate requirements based on the specifics of the emergency situation. This manual is not intended to pertain to the general public.

FRMAC Health and Safety Working Group

2012-03-20

112

PACE Center: A Mobile Career Information and Exploration Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An innovative component of the Federally-sponsored Bingham County career education project is the Programed Activities for Career Exploration (PACE) Center, a mobile unit offering programed student activities to assist individual students in career planning. The mobile center visits each high school in the county; the sophomore year is selected as…

Bingham County Career Education, Blackfoot, ID.

113

Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. Drug Information & Safety Department Survey of Customer Needs and Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this survey was to evaluate customer satisfaction with the services provided by the Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. (Roche) Drug Information and Safety Department, and to identify the department's strengths and areas for improvement. Bilingual surveys (English or French) were sent to 100 hospital pharmacists, 100 community pharmacists, 100 physicians, and 30 drug information centers randomly selected from a

Patricia Rawn

1999-01-01

114

Hewlett-Packard's approach to customer requests for product and process environmental, health and safety information  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides an overview of how the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Company is pursuing a customer-centered approach to more effectively and consistently respond to the growing number and variety of customer requests it receives for product and process environmental, health and safety (EHS) information. First, it examines the challenges of defining the effectiveness of the company's existing customer EHS information processes

D. Elsie

1997-01-01

115

A Solar Information Center on the Web  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Solar Information Center (SIC), under development at Stanford University, provides a Web entry point to a range of services specific to the Solar Physics research community. A key design goal is to allow its databases to be filled and maintained by users with a minimum of central management. The SIC provides four basic information services: SolarData, SolarMail, SolarNews, and a Bulletin Board. SolarData, designated as the Solar Physics discipline node for the NASA Space Physics Data System, is a community-based active catalogue for solar data archives. Institutions and individuals are free to register any publicly accessible data holdings, and users are provided with a quick query service to locate data of interest from among the registered sets. SolarMail is a widely-used electronic mail forwarding service and personal information database for Solar Physics, and the SIC allows users to interactively open and maintain accounts and to query the database. SolarNews is an electronic newsletter for the Solar community produced in cooperation with the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society. It is distributed through SolarMail and the SIC maintains an on-line archive. Non-archival announcements can be posted freely to a community Bulletin Board on the SIC.

Bogart, R. S.; Tian, K.

116

Information Scientists: Between Editors and Data Centers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since the emergence of electronic publications in the early 1990s, astronomy has played a pioneering role in the development and implementation of new capabilities and services. As a data center, the CDS contributed significantly to this evolution: a synergy between data centers and journal editors started in the 1990s with the publication of large tables and data sets in electronic form and contributed to an efficient linking of publications with existing databases like SIMBAD or NED. This collaborative work, carried out in practice by information scientists, illustrates a new role for us who now have to deal with both editor and database requirements. After a short description of the CDS, we present our peculiar responsibilities related to the publication process: ensuring, prior to publication, that the link from selected objects quoted by the authors in their papers to the SIMBAD database is correct and maintained in the long term, that the tables and their complete descriptions are accessible through VizieR, and that the data and bibliography are correctly entered in SIMBAD. The Dictionary of Nomenclature, which plays an important role in these procedures, is briefly presented. Finally, the skills we developed for these activities are shortly discussed.

Brouty, M.; Woelfel, F.; Bruneau, C.; Brunet, C.; Claude, H.; Dubois, P.; Eisele, A.; Genova, F.; Lesteven, S.; Neuville, M.; Ochsenbein, F.; Perret, E.; Vannier, P.; Vonflie, P.; Chassagnard, G.

2010-10-01

117

The National Women's Health Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is a service of the Office of Women's Health, which was originally established in 1991. Without a doubt, this fine site will be of great interest to health care professionals, educators, and a wide segment of society. Their homepage offers a wide array of helpful resources, divided into topics such as pregnancy and breastfeeding, funding opportunities, and a set of health tools. The health tools area is particularly useful as it offers such resources as ovulation calculator, a BMI calculator, and a heart disease risk test. Visitors to the homepage will also want to look through the day's health news, search their event calendar, and access the most recently updated sections. Finally, a number of these resources are available in Spanish.

118

Quality and safety implications of emergency department information systems.  

PubMed

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services "meaningful use" incentive programs, in tandem with the boundless additional requirements for detailed reporting of quality metrics, have galvanized hospital efforts to implement hospital-based electronic health records. As such, emergency department information systems (EDISs) are an important and unique component of most hospitals' electronic health records. System functionality varies greatly and affects physician decisionmaking, clinician workflow, communication, and, ultimately, the overall quality of care and patient safety. This article is a joint effort by members of the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Section and the Informatics Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians. The aim of this effort is to examine the benefits and potential threats to quality and patient safety that could result from the choice of a particular EDIS, its implementation and optimization, and the hospital's or physician group's approach to continuous improvement of the EDIS. Specifically, we explored the following areas of potential EDIS safety concerns: communication failure, wrong order-wrong patient errors, poor data display, and alert fatigue. Case studies are presented that illustrate the potential harm that could befall patients from an inferior EDIS product or suboptimal execution of such a product in the clinical environment. The authors have developed 7 recommendations to improve patient safety with respect to the deployment of EDISs. These include ensuring that emergency providers actively participate in selection of the EDIS product, in the design of processes related to EDIS implementation and optimization, and in the monitoring of the system's ongoing success or failure. Our recommendations apply to emergency departments using any type of EDIS: custom-developed systems, best-of-breed vendor systems, or enterprise systems. PMID:23796627

Farley, Heather L; Baumlin, Kevin M; Hamedani, Azita G; Cheung, Dickson S; Edwards, Michael R; Fuller, Drew C; Genes, Nicholas; Griffey, Richard T; Kelly, John J; McClay, James C; Nielson, Jeff; Phelan, Michael P; Shapiro, Jason S; Stone-Griffith, Suzanne; Pines, Jesse M

2013-06-21

119

Safety Information Profile: Warehousing Operations (Including Loading and Unloading).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A safety information profile is presented for the warehouse operations industry (Standard Industrial Classification 422). Loading and unloading operations and three types of warehouses are described. Safety and health hazards are discussed, including stra...

A. V. Simonson

1979-01-01

120

Safety Information Profile: Waste Disposal of Industrial Solvents.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A safety information profile is presented for industrial solvents waste disposal (Standard Industrial Classification 28). Different types of incineration methods are described together with landfill and evaporation processes. Potential health and safety h...

A. V. Simonson

1979-01-01

121

Safety Information Profile: Aircraft Ground Support - Equipment Operation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A safety information profile is presented for the servicing at the terminal gate of passenger and freight aircraft (Standard Industrial Classification 45). Ground support work processes and safety and health (chemical, physical, and biological) hazards ar...

G. J. Butler

1979-01-01

122

Safety Information Profile: Chainsaw Operations in the Logging Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A safety information profile is presented for chainsaw operations in the logging industry (Standard Industrial Classification 241). Felling and bucking procedures are described. Potential safety and health hazards are reviewed, including cuts from the cha...

D. B. Hunt

1979-01-01

123

Collaborative approaches to environmental health and safety programs at the Virginia Microelectronics Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Virginia Microelectronics Center (VMC) introduced microelectronic research and education to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and posed a unique set of health and safety challenges. In order to address these issues, a collaborative safety approach was developed among the VCU School of Engineering (SOE) faculty and staff, VCU's Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS), Facilities Management, and local industrial

T. Mukoda; B. Ogle; B. B. Cregger; R. Pearson; R. Morgan

1999-01-01

124

University of Kentucky Agricultural Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If you're just starting to learn about agriculture, biology, or human environmental sciences, it can be a bit daunting. There are hundreds of online resources dealing with such matters, and separating the wheat from the chaff can be taxing and time-consuming. Valerie Perry and Jo Staggs-Neel at the University of Kentucky Library's Agricultural Information Center have created these three excellent research guides to the aforementioned subjects. The guides contain seven or eight separate subsections, including "Electronic Resources", "Best Databases", and "Frequently Cited Journals". Each guide also contains a "New Resource" area which profiles a newly added resource that complements the existing set of resources. A number of the links lead to resources that require a password or subscription, but there are enough here with open access to pique the interest of persons new to the field. Overall, it's a good way to get a basic grounding in the important online and offline resources in these three scholarly subjects.

125

The National Air Pollution Technical Information Center— A Progress Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

This progress report describes the National Air Pollution Technical Information Center currently under development in the Division of Air Pollution, Public Health Service. It briefly reviews the report \\

Victor C. Searle; Robert Porter

1965-01-01

126

International Nuclear Safety Center database on thermophysical properties of reactor materials  

SciTech Connect

The International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) database has been established at Argonne National Laboratory to provide easily accessible data and information necessary to perform nuclear safety analyses and to promote international collaboration through the exchange of nuclear safety information. The INSC database, located on the World Wide Web at http://www.insc.anl.gov, contains critically assessed recommendations for reactor material properties for normal operating conditions, transients, and severe accidents. The initial focus of the database is on thermodynamic and transport properties of materials for water reactors. Materials that are being included in the database are fuel, absorbers, cladding, structural materials, coolant, and liquid mixtures of combinations of UO{sub 2}, ZrO{sub 2}, Zr, stainless steel, absorber materials, and concrete. For each property, the database includes: (1) a summary of recommended equations with uncertainties; (2) a detailed data assessment giving the basis for the recommendations, comparisons with experimental data and previous recommendations, and uncertainties; (3) graphs showing recommendations, uncertainties, and comparisons with data and other equations; and (4) property values tabulated as a function of temperature.

Fink, J.K.; Sofu, T.; Ley, H.

1997-08-01

127

22 CFR 40.5 - Limitations on the use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history information. 40.5 Section 40...Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history information. (a) Authorized access...Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history records are law enforcement...

2013-04-01

128

Grappling with Complexity: Finding Core Problems from Safety Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Theory of Constraints is an analytical method which can handle complex information about undesirable effects within a system, and show how to make improvements. In the context of aviation safety, we can take data from an accident investigation, or from safety oversight activities, and devise safety recommendations. The method is unique in that it is able to identify one

Dmitri Zotov; Lynn Hunt; Alan Wright

129

User-centered evaluation of information: a research challenge  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose - This paper sets out to present the concept of the value of information, review the descriptive, rational, social and behavioral approaches for assessing the value of information, and explain why user-centered rather than information-centered evaluations are the most relevant. Design\\/methodology\\/approach - The paper starts by highlighting the main facets and market characteristics which influence the value of information.

Daphne R. Raban

2007-01-01

130

The EH safety representative information system on the safety performance measurement system is where you will find... Word processing and helps with a V-PLUS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

What are some of the current environmental, safety, and health problems being found at different DOE facilities? What are some of latest software products available for HP-3000 on-line application? How can I meet my customer's ever-changing requirements? These and many other questions will be focused on within this review of the Environment, Safety, and Health (EH) Safety Representative Information System (SRIS) located on the Safety Performance Measurement System (SPMS). SPMS is a collection of automated environmental, safety, and health information modules for references by DOE and DOE contractors. SPMS is operated by the Management Information Systems (MIS) Unit of the System Safety Development Center at EG&G Idaho, Inc. In the following sections an overview of SRIS, an on-line system designed for the HP-3000, will be presented along with an analysis of design methods and software packages used to develop the system.

Loo, P. I.

131

Information and Communications Technologies Center (ICT) YouTube Channel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page presents the YouTube channel of the National Center for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT Center). There is a growing collection of videos - focusing on information and communication technologies - on topics such as Second Life, the oscilloscope, digital media production, games and gaming, as well as a number of interviews with others in the telecommunications technology field.

2008-09-08

132

Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Center Print Publications  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website from the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Center provides a list of print publications from the ICT Center Delmar Learning Series, created by Delmar Learning and the ICT Center. Titles include Introduction to Telecommunications Networks, Basic Telecommunications: The Physical Layer, Fiber Optic Communications and Network Security. The listings for each book include links to information and sample chapters on Delmar Learning's website, as well as links to order the titles on Amazon.com.

2012-10-29

133

78 FR 16764 - Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...PHMSA-2012-0302] Pipeline Safety: Information...Activities AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials...Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and...of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines'' is being forwarded...information collection requirements relative to the...

2013-03-18

134

Exploring the information literacy of professionals in safety management  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the rapid development of increasingly complex technology and large scale industrial projects, all kinds of safety problems become extremely intricate in daily safety management (SM). It is therefore indispensable to effectively collect, analyze, assess, and synthesize information that is relevant to accident risk. In this paper, the concept of the information literacy (IL) of professionals in SM is proposed,

Fuqiang Yang

135

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education  

MedlinePLUS

... and for young children about some common choking hazards. Read More Stepping Stones to Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition (SS3) The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education ( ...

136

Midwest Center for Occupational Safety and Health, University of Minnesota, Final Performance Report, 1993.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) was funded to serve education and training needs of occupational health and safety professionals in the midwestern part of the U.S. The MCOHS was located hierarchically in the Division of Envir...

I. A. Greaves

1993-01-01

137

Environment, safety and health compliance assessment, Feed Materials Production Center, Fernald, Ohio  

SciTech Connect

The Secretary of Energy established independent Tiger Teams to conduct environment, safety, and health (ES H) compliance assessments at US Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. This report presents the assessment of the Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC) at Fernald, Ohio. The purpose of the assessment at FMPC is to provide the Secretary with information regarding current ES H compliance status, specific ES H noncompliance items, evaluation of the adequacy of the ES H organizations and resources (DOE and contractor), and root causes for noncompliance items. Areas reviewed included performance under Federal, state, and local agreements and permits; compliance with Federal, state and DOE orders and requirements; adequacy of operations and other site activities, such as training, procedures, document control, quality assurance, and emergency preparedness; and management and staff, including resources, planning, and interactions with outside agencies.

Not Available

1989-09-01

138

Legal Issues for an Integrated Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The ability to collect, store, retrieve, and combine information in computerized databases has magnified the potential for misuse of information. Laws have begun to deal with these new threats by expanding rights of privacy, copyright, misrepresentation, products liability, and defamation. Laws regarding computerized databases are certain to…

Rees, Warren; And Others

1991-01-01

139

Managerial Cost Accounting for a Technical Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A two-fold solution to the cost information deficiency problem is proposed. A formal managerial cost accounting system is designed expressly for the two information services of retrospective search and selective dissemination. The system was employed during a trial period to test its effectiveness in a technical information center. Once…

Helmkamp, John G.

140

Abstracting and Indexing Manual: Procedures of the CEC Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The manual explains abstracting and indexing styles and procedures used at the Council for Exceptional Children Information Center in preparing information for publication and entrance into the information retrieval system. General abstracting guidelines cover types of abstracts, form of abstract, content of abstract, abstracting guidelines for…

Woodworth, Karen L.

141

State Data Centers: improving access to census information.  

PubMed

"The U.S. Bureau of the Census created the State Data Center program in 1978 to improve public access to census information. This article discusses the background, structure, and services of that program; the role of libraries in the program; and future directions in State Data Center/library relationships. The appendix lists contact person names, as well as addresses and telephone numbers for State Data Center lead agencies." PMID:12280593

Redmond, M

1986-01-01

142

29 CFR 1960.12 - Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information...Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2010-07-01

143

29 CFR 1960.12 - Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information...Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2009-07-01

144

The LIGO Science Education Center: Partnering Labs, Universities, Education Agencies and Informal Learning Centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A program is described for a seamless approach to informal and formal science teaching and learning built around a Science Education Center to be located at LIGO, Livingston, Louisiana. Under an NSF collaborative grant, four institutions are partnering to create an exemplary educational resource to promote science learning and understanding. The Science Education Center will feature approximately 40 interactive exhibits

John Thacker

2005-01-01

145

School Media Centers as Instructional Resources. The Informed Educator Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the most effective schools, the potential for positive impact of the school library media center and the library media specialist is recognized, and teachers and media specialists work together routinely to support teaching and learning. This "Informed Educator" examines both the elements of an effective school library media center and the…

Molineaux, Rebecca

2007-01-01

146

News Note: NCI Awards Cancer Information Service Contact Center  

Cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute announced yesterday the selection of a single organization for a multiple year contract award to operate its Cancer Information Service (CIS) Contact Center. The program will be located at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wash., and will serve the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S.-associated Pacific Territories.

147

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Updated information about ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... is in follow-up to the FDA Drug Safety Communication posted on 7 ... in patients receiving other psychiatric drugs with lesser degrees of serotonergic ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety

148

National Health Planning Information Center Subject Classification Schedule and Index.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The classification tools used by the National Health Planning Information Center (NHPIC) as aids in retrieving abstracts and other document surrogates from the computerized data base are presented. The subject classification schedule includes approximatel...

1976-01-01

149

49. COMMAND INFORMATION CENTER (CIC) AFT LOOKING FORWARD PORT ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

49. COMMAND INFORMATION CENTER (CIC) - AFT LOOKING FORWARD PORT TO STARBOARD SHOWING VARIOUS TYPES OF RADAR UNITS, PLOT TABLES AND PLOTTING BOARDS. - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

150

Network Information Center and Computer Augmented Team Interaction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The research reported is aimed at the development of online computer aids for augmenting the performance of individuals and teams engaged in intellectual work, and the development of the Network Information Center for the ARPA Computer Network. The report...

D. C. Engelbart

1971-01-01

151

Food Safety Grants: University of Mississippi National Center ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Part I Overview Information. Department of Health and Human Services. ... 1.I. Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/newsevents/foodsafetygrants

152

TRANSIS. Transportation Safety Information System. A Design Concept.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objectives of the study were to examine DOT safety information systems and assess requirements for a TRANSIS Network to provide DOT decision-makers with data for measurement of safety performance of U.S. transportation and data on priorities and resou...

T. R. Shaw

1973-01-01

153

Support from Afar: Using Chemical Safety Information on the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the major challenges facing people committed to Teaching Safety in High Schools, Colleges, and Universities is keeping up with both the wide range of relevant technical information about potential hazards (ranging from fire protection to chemical hazards to biological issues) and the ever-changing world of safety regulations and standards.…

Stuart, Ralph

154

The Research about City Safety Information System Based on GIS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Modern city is the main bearing body to learn, live, work, entertainment for people. City safety not only directly impacts on people's life quality and work efficiency, but also indirectly restricts to cities themselves harmonious and sustainable development. This paper primarily introduces the significance of GIS-based city safety information system development; posteriorly designs the framework structure, function modules and database

Liu Xiaosheng; Liu Yuxuan

2009-01-01

155

30 CFR 250.1910 - What safety and environmental information is required?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...safety and environmental information is required? 250...OPERATIONS IN THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF Safety and...safety and environmental information is required? ...for items such as temperature, pressure, flow and...mechanical design information including, as...

2013-07-01

156

Interactive Media Center: Digital Image Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Confused by how to get better photos with your digital camera? Intrigued by the thought of learning more about Photoshop? The fine folks at the Interactive Media Center at the State University of New York, University of Albany cover these topics (and many more) on this site. The materials here were originally created to assist students at the university, but they are now available for the general public as well. There are over two dozen mini-tutorials here, and they include "Photoshop CS4: Basic Tips & Tricks," "Create Text Filled with a Photograph in Photoshop," and "Ten Tips for Using Images on the Web." There are also a number of "See It In Action" interactive demonstrations that show interested parties how to use the Photoshop crop tool and how to reset photo resolutions on Photoshop for printing.

Lipera, Roger

157

Aquaculture Network Information Center (AquaNIC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Links to national and international level electronic resources for aquaculture information including: scientific institutions, agencies, industries, news, newsletters, job listings, discussion groups, courses, species, publications, and commercial products. Goals include: providing self-paced aquaculture instruction to the aquaculture industry, and obtaining user input in directing AquaNIC services. A version in Spanish is being prepared.

158

75 FR 30099 - Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Transportation (DOT). Mail: Office...ATTN: Desk Officer for DOT. E-mail: OIRA...ATTN: Desk Officer for DOT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...Request titled: ``Pipeline Safety: New Reporting Requirements for Hazardous...

2010-05-28

159

Economic Costs of Informing the Public on Seafood Safety Matters.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The memorandum provides managers of seafood safety programs with an understanding of the economic consequences of disseminating information to the public regarding health risks. The paper begins with some definitions and discussion of terms that relate to...

M. Raizin G. M. Meaburn

1989-01-01

160

Potential Signals of Serious Risks/New Safety Information ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... of Serious Risks/New Safety Information Identified by the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) between October - December 2012. ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/surveillance

161

Potential Signals of Serious Risks/New Safety Information ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... Potential Signals of Serious Risks/New Safety Information Identified by the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) between April – June ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/surveillance

162

Drug Safety Information – FDA's Communication to the Public  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... 8 8. What other Safety Information Does FDA Post on Its Web Site?....9 9. What Other Methods Are ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation

163

Transactions of the Twentieth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting  

SciTech Connect

This report contains summaries of papers on reactor safety research to be presented at the 20th Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland, October 21--23, 1992. The summaries briefly describe the programs and results of nuclear safety research sponsored by the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, USNRC. Summaries of invited papers concerning nuclear safety issues from US government laboratories, the electric utilities, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the nuclear industry, and from foreign governments and industry are also included.

Weiss, A.J. (comp.)

1992-10-01

164

Building an Information Resource Center for Competitive Intelligence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Outlines considerations in the design of a Competitive Intelligence Information Resource Center (CIIRC), which is needed by business organizations for effective strategic decision making. Discussed are user needs, user participation, information sources, technology and interface design, operational characteristics, and planning for…

Martin, J. Sperling

1992-01-01

165

Building an Information Resource Center for Competitive Intelligence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines considerations in the design of a Competitive Intelligence Information Resource Center (CIIRC), which is needed by business organizations for effective strategic decision making. Discussed are user needs, user participation, information sources, technology and interface design, operational characteristics, and planning for implementation.…

Martin, J. Sperling

1992-01-01

166

Global Observing Systems Information Center (GOSIC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This extensive site was established at the College of Marine Studies of the University of Delaware, to provide a single entry point for users of data and information produced by three global observing systems. The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) focuses on satellite and in situ observations for climate in the atmospheric, oceanic, and terrestrial domain. Ocean Observing Systems for climate are planned jointly with the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). Terrestrial climate observing systems are planned jointly with the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS). The site features data, maps, diagrams, data matrices, and data flow diagrams.

Gosic

167

Guidance Drug Safety Information - FDA's Communication to ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... Information about marketed drugs available on the Index to Drug-Specific Information Web page may include approved drugs used for labeled or ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation

168

Undergoing Transformation to the Patient Centered Medical Home in Safety Net Health Centers: Perspectives from the Front Lines  

PubMed Central

Objectives Safety Net Health Centers (SNHCs), which include Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) provide primary care for underserved, minority and low income patients. SNHCs across the country are in the process of adopting the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, based on promising early implementation data from demonstration projects. However, previous demonstration projects have not focused on the safety net and we know little about PCMH transformation in SNHCs. Design This qualitative study characterizes early PCMH adoption experiences at SNHCs. Setting and Participants We interviewed 98 staff,(administrators, providers, and clinical staff) at 20 of 65 SNHCs, from five states, who were participating in the first of a five-year PCMH collaborative, the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative. Main Measures We conducted 30-45 minute, semi-structured telephone interviews. Interview questions addressed benefits anticipated, obstacles encountered, and lessons learned in transition to PCMH. Results Anticipated benefits for participating in the PCMH included improved staff satisfaction and patient care and outcomes. Obstacles included staff resistance and lack of financial support for PCMH functions. Lessons learned included involving a range of staff, anticipating resistance, and using data as frequent feedback. Conclusions SNHCs encounter unique challenges to PCMH implementation, including staff turnover and providing care for patients with complex needs. Staff resistance and turnover may be ameliorated through improved healthcare delivery strategies associated with the PCMH. Creating predictable and continuous funding streams may be more fundamental challenges to PCMH transformation.

Quinn, Michael T.; Gunter, Kathryn E.; Nocon, Robert S.; Lewis, Sarah E.; Vable, Anusha M.; Tang, Hui; Park, Seo-Young; Casalino, Lawrence P.; Huang, Elbert S.; Birnberg, Jonathan; Burnet, Deborah L.; Summerfelt, W. Thomas; Chin, Marshall H.

2013-01-01

169

Implementing a medication safety and poison prevention program at a senior center.  

PubMed

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices encourages pharmacists to assist in preventing medication misuse. The purpose of this article is to discuss a medication-safety education session conducted by a pharmacy professor, the faculty advisor to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists university student chapter and students in a pharmacovigilance rotation, which was conducted at a local senior center. The author attended a train-the-trainer Webinar and then educated the pharmacy students. Participants at the senior center were taught about poison prevention, drug interactions, and appropriate drug disposal through an interactive format. We plan to continue the medication safety program at the senior center as a longitudinal project to promote patient safety. Pharmacists should be encouraged to play an active role in community outreach programs. PMID:24129222

Gershman, Jennifer A

2013-10-01

170

Center for International Health Information (CIHI)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The CIHI Website provides data on current status and trends in population, nutrition, and health for developing countries that receive USAID assistance. Country, regional, and time series data are available in tables in either text or .pdf format for sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Near East, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Indicators include infant and maternal mortality, nutritional status, vaccination coverage, contraceptive use, and population and fertility rates. Users can download Global Health Data Viewer (GHDV) software containing over 60 indicators from 200 countries from the site. GHDV allows users to display a selected single point in time or time series data in spreadsheet or graphic form for manipulation or export to other programs. Other sections of the site contain reports of USAID projects and links to international population and health information sources.

171

Do Consumer Responses to Media Food Safety Information Last?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using experimental methods with adult subjects from the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, this research examines both the short- and longer-term impacts of media information on consumer purchasing behavior. Subjects in the treatment group were given food safety information about poultry from a popular consumer magazine. Willingness to pay (WTP) estimates were then elicited for two types of chicken

Robin Dillaway; Kent D. Messer; John C. Bernard; Harry M. Kaiser

2011-01-01

172

Dietary Supplement Safety Information in Magazines Popular among Older Readers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dietary supplements are extensively used in the United States, especially by people age 50 and over. Surveys have shown that magazines and other news media are an important source of information about nutrition and dietary supplements for the American public. It is uncertain, however, whether magazines provide their readers with adequate information about the safety aspects of supplement use. This

Ruth Kava; Kathleen A. Meister; Elizabeth M. Whelan; Alicia M. Lukachko; Christina Mirabile

2002-01-01

173

Actions Needed to Ensure Scientific and Technical Information is Adequately Reviewed at Goddard Space Flight Center, Johnson Space Center, Langley Research Center, and Marshall Space Flight Center.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This audit was initiated in response to a hotline complaint regarding the review, approval, and release of scientific and technical information (STI) at Johnson Space Center. The complainant alleged that Johnson personnel conducting export control reviews...

2008-01-01

174

Transactions of the nineteenth water reactor safety information meeting  

SciTech Connect

This report contains summaries of papers on reactor safety research to be presented at the 19th Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland, October 28--30, 1991. The summaries briefly describe the programs and results of nuclear safety research sponsored by the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, USNRC. Summaries of invited papers concerning nuclear safety issues from US government laboratories, the electric utilities, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the nuclear industry, and from the governments and industry in Europe and Japan are also included. The summaries have been compiled in one report to provide a basis for meaningful discussion and information exchange during the course of the meeting, and are given in the order of their presentation in each session. The individual summaries have been cataloged separately.

Weiss, A.J. (comp.)

1991-10-01

175

Osh.Net: Gateway for Safety & Health Information Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created and maintained on a for-profit basis by WorkCare, this metasite offers over 1,300 links to occupational safety and health information and resources. The heart of the site is the Health & Safety Index, which lists sites by topic in fourteen categories. Some, but not all, of these links are briefly annotated, and banner ads are interspersed. Other content includes feature articles, a FAQ, an internal search engine, a bulletin board, employment postings, and a free newsletter.

176

Research on long term safety of nuclear waste disposal at the research center Karlsruhe, Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Germany the safe disposal of radioactive waste is in the responsibility of the federal government. The R and D performed in the Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE) at the Research Center Karlsruhe contributes to the German provident research in the field of long-term safety for final disposal of high level heat producing nuclear wastes. INE's research is focused

Klaus Gompper; Dirk Bosbach; Melissa A. Denecke; Horst Geckeis; Bernhard Kienzler; Reinhardt Klenze

2007-01-01

177

CEC and the Development of a Professional Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviewed is the historical background of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and described are the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system and CEC's literature collection entitled "Exceptional Child Education Resources" (ECER). Plans for the Council's future, including the development of its own computer system for…

Geer, William C.

178

Information and Communications Technologies Center: Gender Equality Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Information and Communications Technologies Center (ICT) presents this collection of links to a number of online resources related to gender equality in math, science and technology. The links include professional associations, private companies, institutes and publications. These resources would be useful for community and technical college recruitment as well as educators and counselors looking to encourage girls and women in technical fields.

2012-10-25

179

The Academic Library as a Full-Service Information Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Information Center (IC) evolved to take control of technology, to integrate the library's growing collection of networked resources with its service mission, to build a team of personnel committed to the success of the IC, and to integrate assessment into the cycle of change at the Mansfield Library.|

Samson, Sue; Oelz, Erling

2005-01-01

180

Focus on Parents: The Parenting Materials Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To bridge the gap between producers of parenting materials and potential users, the National Institute of Education funded the Southwest Educational Laboratory to design, develop, and research the effectiveness of a model Parenting Materials Information Center. During the last 2 years this model has been developed to include more than 1400…

Espinoza, Renato

181

Informal occupational safety information exchange among Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers.  

PubMed

Latino farmworkers in North Carolina are a hard-to-reach population that faces diverse occupational health risks, including pesticide exposure. Health and safety education efforts often employ lay health advisor or promotor(a) de salud models in which farmworker community members are trained to provide health education. As a frequently tight-knit and isolated group, farmworkers may be well suited to serve as resident lay health advisors. This paper presents data collected from a nonrandom sample of Latino farmworkers living in North Carolina regarding the natural level of occupational safety information exchange among Latino farmworkers, specifically pesticide safety information. The data affirm that farmworkers informally exchange occupational safety information with one another, with the level of exchange increasing during the agricultural season. Consequently, if trained, the data suggest that farmworkers might be situated to provide in situ occupational health and safety education to their peers. This remains to be systematically tested and evaluated. PMID:22994643

Spears, Chaya R; Summers, Phillip Y; Spencer, Kevin M; Arcury, Thomas A

2012-01-01

182

Vibrotactile Display for Driving Safety Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vehicle driving support systems such as navigation systems and dead-angle warning systems make us safer and more comfortable. These kinds of systems provide only visual and auditory information. However, visual driving support systems are restricted in driver's field-of-view and auditory warning signals can lose in radio music, engine noise, or conversation noise. Tactile displays using vibration motors can provide useful

Hyunho Kim; Changhoon Seo; Junhun Lee; Jeha Ryu; Sibok Yu; Sooyoung Lee

2006-01-01

183

The Status of Federal Libraries and Information Centers in the United States: Results from the 1994 Federal Libraries and Information Centers Survey. Statistical Analysis Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The data collected through the 1994 Federal Libraries and Information Centers Survey present a picture of federal libraries and information centers that provide a wide variety of services to their respective agencies as well as to the general public. Federal libraries and information centers reported holding over 51 million volumes or volume…

Hawkins, Evelyn F.; Rossi, Robert J.

184

NASA -- CODI: Center for Ozone Data and Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Ozone Data and Information was developed by NASA to provide support services for the ozone research community. Users can find materials, data, and links on many satellite, shuttle, ground-based, and other atmospheric-related missions. Researchers can learn about many data analysis tools and other software. The website provides downloads of important publications as well as information about upcoming conferences and meetings. Students and educators can find many links to information about the ozone and air quality. This well-organized site offers a great overview of the atmospheric research taking place by NASA and affiliated organizations.

185

Thirteenth Water Reactor Safety Research Information Meeting: proceedings. Volume 5  

Microsoft Academic Search

This six-volume report contains 151 papers out of the 178 that were presented at the Thirteenth Water Reactor Safety Research Information Meeting held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the week of October 22-25, 1985. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear

1986-01-01

186

Thirteenth water reactor safety research information meeting: proceedings. Volume 4  

Microsoft Academic Search

This six-volume report contains 151 papers out of the 178 that were presented at the Thirteenth Water Reactor Safety Research Information Meeting held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the week of October 22-25, 1985. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear

1986-01-01

187

Thirteenth water reactor safety research information meerting: proceedings. Volume 6  

Microsoft Academic Search

This six-volume report contains 151 papers out of the 178 that were presented at the Thirteenth Water Reactor Safety Research Information Meeting held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the week of October 22-25, 1985. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear

1986-01-01

188

Thirteenth water reactor safety research information meeting: proceedings Volume 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

This six-volume report contains 151 papers out of the 178 that were presented at the Thirteenth Water Reactor Safety Research Information Meeting held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the week of October 22-25, 1985. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear

1986-01-01

189

Thirteenth Water Reactor Safety Research Information Meeting. Volume 3  

Microsoft Academic Search

This six-volume report contains 151 papers out of the 178 that were presented at the Thirteenth Water Reactor Safety Research Information Meeting held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the week of October 22-25, 1985. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear

1986-01-01

190

Thirteenth Water Reactor Safety Research Information Meeting. Volume 2  

Microsoft Academic Search

This six-volume report contains 151 papers out of the 178 that were presented at the Thirteenth Water Reactor Safety Research Information Meeting held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the week of October 22-25, 1985. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear

1986-01-01

191

Educators benefit from energy information centers at nuclear plant sites  

SciTech Connect

While issues like dry storage, low-level waste storage, radiation, and license extension are projects with a technical perspective that need to be planned and executed at nuclear power plants, more difficult is the political perspective-gaining public acceptance to allow these projects to proceed. And public perception is predicated on the way plant neighbors and community members understand, accept, and trust the plants. Community educators are a key audience. Annually, U.S. information centers host about one million visitors; roughly half of them are school children who will soon join the ranks of voters, taxpayers, utility customers, and employees. Programs for educators and their classes vary from tours of centers that include computer games and video programs on energy-related topics to audio-visual presentations by center personnel. Some facilities have environmental activities such as hatcheries or nature trails, while others offer plant tours to specific age groups.

Krcma-Olson, L. [Wisconsin Electric, Two Rivers, WI (United States)

1994-12-31

192

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

In addition to maintaining the GenBank(R) nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides data analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through NCBI's website. NCBI resources include Entrez, PubMed, PubMed Central, LocusLink, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene,

David L. Wheeler; Tanya Barrett; Dennis A. Benson; Stephen H. Bryant; Kathi Canese; Deanna M. Church; Michael Dicuccio; Ron Edgar; Scott Federhen; Wolfgang Helmberg; David L. Kenton; Oleg Khovayko; David J. Lipman; Thomas L. Madden; Donna R. Maglott; James Ostell; Joan U. Pontius; Kim D. Pruitt; Gregory D. Schuler; Lynn M. Schriml; Edwin Sequeira; Steven T. Sherry; Karl Sirotkin; Grigory Starchenko; Tugba O. Suzek; Roman L. Tatusov; Tatiana A. Tatusova; Lukas Wagner; Eugene Yaschenko

2005-01-01

193

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotech- nology Information (NCBI) provides data analysis and retrieval and resources that operate on the data in GenBank and a variety of other biological data made available through NCBI's Web site. NCBI data retrieval resources include Entrez, PubMed, LocusLink and the Taxonomy Browser. Data analysis resources

David L. Wheeler; Colombe Chappey; Alex E. Lash; Detlef D. Leipe; Thomas L. Madden; Gregory D. Schuler; Tatiana A. Tatusova; Barbara A. Rapp

2000-01-01

194

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotech- nology Information (NCBI) provides data analysis and retrieval resources that operate on the data in GenBank and a variety of other biological data made available through NCBI's Web site. NCBI data retrieval resources include Entrez, PubMed, LocusLink and the Taxonomy Browser. Data analysis resources include

David L. Wheeler; Deanna M. Church; Alex E. Lash; Detlef D. Leipe; Thomas L. Madden; Joan U. Pontius; Gregory D. Schuler; Lynn M. Schriml; Tatiana A. Tatusova; Lukas Wagner; Barbara A. Rapp

2001-01-01

195

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

In addition to maintaining the GenBanknucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through NCBI's Web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, My NCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link(BLink), Electronic PCR,

David L. Wheeler; Tanya Barrett; Dennis A. Benson; Stephen H. Bryant; Kathi Canese; Vyacheslav Chetvernin; Deanna M. Church; Michael Dicuccio; Ron Edgar; Scott Federhen; Lewis Y. Geer; Yuri Kapustin; Oleg Khovayko; David Landsman; David J. Lipman; Thomas L. Madden; Donna R. Maglott; James Ostell; Vadim Miller; Kim D. Pruitt; Gregory D. Schuler; Edwin Sequeira; Steven T. Sherry; Karl Sirotkin; Alexandre Souvorov; Grigory Starchenko; Roman L. Tatusov; Tatiana A. Tatusova; Lukas Wagner; Eugene Yaschenko

2007-01-01

196

Graphical Facility Information Center (GraFIC{trademark})  

SciTech Connect

The Graphical Facility Information Center (GraFIC{trademark}) is an information system that provides an inexpensive and flexible method of remotely verifying complete {open_quotes}up-to-the-minute{close_quotes} inventory status of stored items and facility assets. In addition, GraFIC{trademark} provides features needed for day to day management of storage and other facilities. GraFIC{trademark} combines an easy to use graphical user interface with extensive online help so that users need little training. GraFIC{trademark} can be configured to work with most sensor systems used to monitor facility assets.

Dunigan, J.J.; Gaby, J.E.; Hickerson, T.W.; Miller, M.A. [and others

1997-07-01

197

Environmental Quality Information Analysis Center multi-year plan  

SciTech Connect

An information analysis center (IAC) is a federal resource that provides technical information for a specific technology field. An IAC links an expert technical staff with an experienced information specialist group, supported by in-house or external data bases to provide technical information and maintain a corporate knowledge in a technical area. An IAC promotes the rapid transfer of technology among its users and provides assistance in adopting new technology and predicting and assessing emerging technology. This document outlines the concept, requirements, and proposed development of an Environmental Quality IAC (EQIAC). An EQIAC network is composed of several nodes, each of which has specific technology capabilities. This document outlines strategic and operational objectives for the phased development of one such node of an EQIAC network.

Rivera, R.G. (RDG, Inc. (United States)); Das, S. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Walsh, T.E. (Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States))

1992-09-01

198

National Center for Biotechnology Information: PubChem Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), "PubChem contains the chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities. It is intended to support the Molecular Libraries and Imaging component of the NIH Roadmap Initiative." PubChem users can search the chemical structure database by chemical properties, structural similarity, and descriptive terms. PubChem utilizes three connected databases--PubChem Compound, PubChem Substance, and PubChem BioAssay--all of which operate inside the Entrez/PubMed information retrieval system. In addition, the site offers the PubChem Structure Search tool for quick similarity searches. The site also links to contact information for the Structure Group research staff, and selected online publications.

199

77 FR 22602 - Information Collection Activities: Well Control and Production Safety Training, Submitted for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection Activities: Well Control and Production Safety Training...regulations under Subpart O, ``Well Control and Production Safety Training...30 CFR Part 250, Subpart O, Well Control and Production Safety...

2012-04-16

200

77 FR 58567 - Information Collection Activities: Well Control and Production Safety Training, Submitted for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection Activities: Well Control and Production Safety Training...regulations under Subpart O, ``Well Control and Production Safety Training...Title: 30 CFR 250, Subpart O, Well Control and Production Safety...

2012-09-21

201

29 CFR 1960.12 - Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information. 1960...Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...ELEMENTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

2013-07-01

202

21 CFR Appendix A to Part 101 - Monier-Williams Procedure (With Modifications) for Sulfites in Food, Center for Food Safety and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Monier-Williams Procedure (With Modifications) for Sulfites in Food, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration...Modifications) for Sulfites in Food, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug...

2009-04-01

203

21 CFR Appendix A to Part 101 - Monier-Williams Procedure (With Modifications) for Sulfites in Food, Center for Food Safety and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Monier-Williams Procedure (With Modifications) for Sulfites in Food, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration...Modifications) for Sulfites in Food, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug...

2010-04-01

204

Federal Libraries and Information Centers in the United States: 1994. E.D. Tabs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is based on information from the Federal Libraries and Information Centers Survey, FY 1994. Data in this report came from federal libraries and information centers that meet certain criteria, which includes having at least one paid part-time or full-time principal staff person. Nationwide, 94.1% of the libraries and information centers

Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Governments Div.

205

Institutional Profile: Jayne Haines Center for Pharmacogenomics and Drug Safety: educating future generations of healthcare professionals.  

PubMed

The Jayne Haines Center for Pharmacogenomics and Drug Safety operates in the Temple University School of Pharmacy and serves as an educational and research facility for professional pharmacy students, graduate students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and faculties. The Center is involved in educational and investigational projects in a setting that includes an inner city research/teaching hospital and the Temple University Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry and Health Professions. The mission of the Haines Center is to facilitate the basic science approach to the problems of pharmacotherapy, and to provide education for future healthcare professionals in the genetics of drug response. With the expanding role of genetic analysis in preventing adverse effects of pharmacotherapy, we are working towards truly personalized pharmacotherapy that fully exploits the advances of modern biomedical science. PMID:23556444

Krynetskiy, Evgeny

2013-04-01

206

Evaluation of the Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) Program for the Aerospace Materials Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Aerospace Materials Information Center (AMIC) Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) program was evaluated by an interview technique after one year of operation. The data base for the SDI consists of the periodic document index records input to the AMIC system. The users are 63 engineers, scientists, and technical administrators at the…

Scheffler, F. L.; March, J. F.

207

Information Bulletins from the Calculator Information Center. Bulletins 1-7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presented are seven Information Bulletins from the Calculator Information Center. Each addresses concerns that have arisen as teachers consider the use of calculators or begin to use calculators. Bulletin No. 1, prepared by Higgins, discusses "Types of Calculators." The second bulletin, compiled by Channell, presents some suggested activities for…

Suydam, Marilyn N., Ed.

208

Developing a Global Precipitation Data and Information Services Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Precipitation is among a number of atmospheric variables that are difficult to measure and predict. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) is a joint U.S.-Japan satellite mission to monitor tropical and subtropical (40° S - 40° N) precipitation and to estimate its associated latent heating. The TRMM satellite provides the first detailed and comprehensive dataset on the four dimensional distribution of rainfall and latent heating over vastly undersampled tropical and subtropical oceans and continents. The TRMM satellite was launched on November 27, 1997. TRMM data products are archived at and distributed by the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Data and Information Services Center (DISC) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC). To facilitate data and information access and support precipitation research and applications, we are developing a Precipitation Data and Information Services Center (PDISC). The PDISC will primarily provide precipitation data and address uncertainty relate to three conditions (past, current and future). The past condition will allow users to access precipitation data archives consisting of both remote sensing and in-situ observations. Users could use the data to conduct a wide variety of activities, including case studies, model evaluation, uncertainty investigation, etc. To support Earth science applications, the current condition will provide users with near-real-time precipitation products online over the Internet. Inter-comparison of different near-real-time precipitation products will also be provided so bias and uncertainty issues can be assessed. Precipitation forecast can be important in many decision making activities. The PIDISC will provide this information in the future condition section. Data analysis, display and delivery will be achieved by extending and enhancing capabilities in the existing user friendly TRMM Online Visualization and Analysis System (TOVAS, URL: http://disc2.nascom.nasa.gov/Giovanni/tovas/). The PDISC system diagram and examples of data and services will be presented.

Liu, Z.; Teng, W.; Chiu, L.; Rui, H.

2006-05-01

209

75 FR 27734 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Safety Standard...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Comment Request; Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety...information from manufacturers and importers of bicycle helmets. DATES: Submit written or electronic...Proposed Collection of Information--Bicycle Helmets'' and e-mailed to the...

2010-05-18

210

An Investigation of Factors Affecting Aircraft Passenger Attention to Safety Information Presentations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Many commercial aircraft passengers do not appear to attend to the safety information presentation given prior to takeoff. This presentation, in the form of the oral briefing given by the flight attendant and the safety information cards, supplies informa...

D. A. Johnson

1979-01-01

211

Information Extraction from Unstructured Text for the Biodefense Knowledge Center  

SciTech Connect

The Bio-Encyclopedia at the Biodefense Knowledge Center (BKC) is being constructed to allow an early detection of emerging biological threats to homeland security. It requires highly structured information extracted from variety of data sources. However, the quantity of new and vital information available from every day sources cannot be assimilated by hand, and therefore reliable high-throughput information extraction techniques are much anticipated. In support of the BKC, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, together with the University of Utah, are developing an information extraction system built around the bioterrorism domain. This paper reports two important pieces of our effort integrated in the system: key phrase extraction and semantic tagging. Whereas two key phrase extraction technologies developed during the course of project help identify relevant texts, our state-of-the-art semantic tagging system can pinpoint phrases related to emerging biological threats. Also we are enhancing and tailoring the Bio-Encyclopedia by augmenting semantic dictionaries and extracting details of important events, such as suspected disease outbreaks. Some of these technologies have already been applied to large corpora of free text sources vital to the BKC mission, including ProMED-mail, PubMed abstracts, and the DHS's Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) news clippings. In order to address the challenges involved in incorporating such large amounts of unstructured text, the overall system is focused on precise extraction of the most relevant information for inclusion in the BKC.

Samatova, N F; Park, B; Krishnamurthy, R; Munavalli, R; Symons, C; Buttler, D J; Cottom, T; Critchlow, T J; Slezak, T

2005-04-29

212

Pollution control. Information on chemical industry safety equipment expenditures  

SciTech Connect

Recent expenditures by the chemical and allied products industry on safety-related equipment and associated operating and maintenance costs are reported. Information on capital and operating expenditures for pollution control equipment by wastes category for the chemical and allied products industry are given. The Department of Commerce complies data on pollution abatement costs and expenditures on an annual basis. Information for 1977-83 for the chemicals and allied products industry is summarized. Summary data are provided for the United States and several states, including California, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, and West Virginia.

Not Available

1985-12-01

213

Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Illinois Center for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health exists to improve, promote, and maintain the health of workers and communities by applying innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to: (1) prepare professionals to be leaders in ...

L. M. Conroy

2008-01-01

214

Healthcare Inspection: Mental Health Safety Issues and Credentialing and Privileging Irregularities Alexandria VA Medical Center, Pineville, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This review evaluated allegations regarding mental health (MH) safety issues and credentialing and privileging (C&P) irregularities at the Alexandria VA Medical Center in Pineville, LA. We substantiated that MH inpatients were put at risk because staff di...

2010-01-01

215

Providing Personalized Traffic Safety Information to the Public: Using Web-Based Geographical Information System Technologies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The main objective of this study was to explore and test the capability of existing web-based geographical information system (Web-GIS) technologies to personalize and disseminate traffic safety information to the public in a cost-effective manner. The We...

S. P. Miaou R. Tandon J. J. Song

2005-01-01

216

32 CFR 637.14 - Use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...National Defense 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC). 637.14 Section...INVESTIGATION Investigations § 637.14 Use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Provost...

2010-07-01

217

77 FR 56710 - Proposed Information Collection (Call Center Satisfaction Survey): Comment Request  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2900-0744] Proposed Information Collection (Call Center Satisfaction Survey): Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration...forms of information technology. Title: VBA Call Center Satisfaction Survey. OMB Control Number: 2900-0744. Type of...

2012-09-13

218

77 FR 70211 - Agency Information Collection Activities (Call Center Satisfaction Survey) Under OMB Review  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Agency Information Collection Activities (Call Center Satisfaction Survey) Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: VBA Call Center Satisfaction Survey. OMB Control Number: 2900-0744. Type of...

2012-11-23

219

Extracting Information from Narratives: An Application to Aviation Safety Reports  

SciTech Connect

Aviation safety reports are the best available source of information about why a flight incident happened. However, stream of consciousness permeates the narratives making difficult the automation of the information extraction task. We propose an approach and infrastructure based on a common pattern specification language to capture relevant information via normalized template expression matching in context. Template expression matching handles variants of multi-word expressions. Normalization improves the likelihood of correct hits by standardizing and cleaning the vocabulary used in narratives. Checking for the presence of negative modifiers in the proximity of a potential hit reduces the chance of false hits. We present the above approach in the context of a specific application, which is the extraction of human performance factors from NASA ASRS reports. While knowledge infusion from experts plays a critical role during the learning phase, early results show that in a production mode, the automated process provides information that is consistent with analyses by human subjects.

Posse, Christian; Matzke, Brett D.; Anderson, Catherine M.; Brothers, Alan J.; Matzke, Melissa M.; Ferryman, Thomas A.

2005-05-12

220

University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice. Inclusive Dates: 9/01-8/07.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The projects of the Center were unified by the theme of translating best safety practices from aviation to healthcare. The five projects and two cores had four goals: (1) to translate and apply aviation safety culture and error measurement methodology to ...

E. Thomas R. Helmreich

2009-01-01

221

Environmental Quality Information Analysis Center (EQIAC) operating procedures handbook  

SciTech Connect

The Operating Procedures Handbook of the Environmental Quality Information Analysis Center (EQIAC) is intended to be kept current as EQIAC develops and evolves. Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive guide to the mission, infrastructure, functions, and operational procedures of EQIAC. The handbook is a training tool for new personnel and a reference manual for existing personnel. The handbook will be distributed throughout EQIAC and maintained in binders containing current dated editions of the individual sections. The handbook will be revised at least annually to reflect the current structure and operational procedures of EQIAC. The EQIAC provides information on environmental issues such as compliance, restoration, and environmental monitoring do the Air Force and DOD contractors.

Walsh, T.E. (Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States)); Das, S. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1992-08-01

222

48 CFR 1852.235-70 - Center for AeroSpace Information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-10-01 false Center for AeroSpace Information. 1852.235-70 Section...Clauses 1852.235-70 Center for AeroSpace Information. As prescribed in 1835...insert the following clause: Center for Aerospace Information (DEC 2006) (a)...

2011-10-01

223

48 CFR 1852.235-70 - Center for AeroSpace Information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2009-10-01 false Center for AeroSpace Information. 1852.235-70 Section...Clauses 1852.235-70 Center for AeroSpace Information. As prescribed in 1835...insert the following clause: Center for Aerospace Information (DEC 2006) (a)...

2009-10-01

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48 CFR 1852.235-70 - Center for AeroSpace Information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-10-01 true Center for AeroSpace Information. 1852.235-70 Section...Clauses 1852.235-70 Center for AeroSpace Information. As prescribed in 1835...insert the following clause: Center for Aerospace Information (DEC 2006) (a)...

2010-10-01

225

48 CFR 1852.235-70 - Center for AeroSpace Information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-10-01 false Center for AeroSpace Information. 1852.235-70 Section...Clauses 1852.235-70 Center for AeroSpace Information. As prescribed in 1835...insert the following clause: Center for Aerospace Information (DEC 2006) (a)...

2012-10-01

226

The Role of the Specialized Information Analysis Center in Materials Selection  

Microsoft Academic Search

Critical information needed for the proper selection of ,materials to meet specific design, economic, and service conditions is becoming increasingly difficult to extract from the tremendous amount of published literature. The purpose of this paper is to inform engineers of the services of specialized information analysis centers, organized to combat this materials information explosion. The concept of information analysis centers

J. Milek; S. Welles

1968-01-01

227

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center: FY 1991 activities  

SciTech Connect

During the course of a fiscal year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) distributes thousands of specially publications-numeric data packages (NDPs), computer model packages (CMPs), technical reports, public communication publications, newsletters, article reprints, and reference books-in response to requests for information related to global environmental issues, primarily those pertaining to climate change. CDIAC's staff also provides technical responses to specific inquiries related to carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), other trace gases, and climate. Hundreds of referrals to other researchers, policy analysts, information specialists, or organizations are also facilitated by CDIAC's staff. This report provides an account of the activities accomplished by CDIAC during the period October 1, 1990 to September 30, 1991. An organizational overview of CDIAC and its staff is supplemented by a detailed description of inquiries received and CDIAC's response to those inquiries. An analysis and description of the preparation and distribution of numeric data packages, computer model packages, technical reports, newsletters, factsheets, specially publications, and reprints is provided. Comments and descriptions of CDIAC's information management systems, professional networking, and special bilateral agreements are also described.

Cushman, R.M.; Stoss, F.W.

1992-06-01

228

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center: FY 1991 activities  

SciTech Connect

During the course of a fiscal year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory`s Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) distributes thousands of specially publications-numeric data packages (NDPs), computer model packages (CMPs), technical reports, public communication publications, newsletters, article reprints, and reference books-in response to requests for information related to global environmental issues, primarily those pertaining to climate change. CDIAC`s staff also provides technical responses to specific inquiries related to carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), other trace gases, and climate. Hundreds of referrals to other researchers, policy analysts, information specialists, or organizations are also facilitated by CDIAC`s staff. This report provides an account of the activities accomplished by CDIAC during the period October 1, 1990 to September 30, 1991. An organizational overview of CDIAC and its staff is supplemented by a detailed description of inquiries received and CDIAC`s response to those inquiries. An analysis and description of the preparation and distribution of numeric data packages, computer model packages, technical reports, newsletters, factsheets, specially publications, and reprints is provided. Comments and descriptions of CDIAC`s information management systems, professional networking, and special bilateral agreements are also described.

Cushman, R.M.; Stoss, F.W.

1992-06-01

229

Nuclear Information Data Bases and Communication Systems of the NUCLEAR INFORMATION CENTER  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article describes experiences in developing computerized systems at the Nuclear Information Center in Central Res. Inst. of Electric Power Ind. regarding nuclear plant information. Chapter 1 and 2 touch upon the motivation and the objectives, respectively, for the development of the systems. Basic design concept, systems integration and systems function are explained in Chapter 3. Some examples of the displays on the terminal are shown in Chapter 4. Finally, problems encountered while developing and also future aspects are summarized in Chapter 5.

Ohno, Tadayuki; Nishijima, Yoshimasa

230

Development of Cost Benefit Methodology for Scientific and Technical Information Communication and Application to Information Analysis Centers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the project was to improve the economic information available for formulating policies and making decisions related to Information Analysis Centers (IAC's) and IAC services. The project used a systems model of IAC information activities to ...

R. M. Mason

1977-01-01

231

Distinct Representations of Olfactory Information in Different Cortical Centers  

PubMed Central

Sensory information is transmitted to the brain where it must be processed to translate stimulus features into appropriate behavioral output. In the olfactory system, distributed neural activity in the nose is converted into a segregated map in the olfactory bulb. In this study we ask how this ordered representation is transformed in higher olfactory centers. We have developed a tracing strategy to define the neural circuits that convey information from individual glomeruli in the olfactory bulb to the piriform cortex and the cortical amygdala. The spatial order in the bulb is discarded in piriform cortex; axons from individual glomeruli project diffusely to the piriform without apparent spatial preference. In the cortical amygdala, we observe broad patches of projections that are spatially stereotyped for individual glomeruli. These projections to the amygdala are overlapping and afford the opportunity for spatially localized integration of information from multiple glomeruli. The identification of a distributive pattern of projections to the piriform and stereotyped projections to the amygdala provides an anatomic context for the generation of learned and innate behaviors.

Sosulski, Dara L.; Lissitsyna, Maria V.; Cutforth, Tyler; Axel, Richard; Datta, Sandeep Robert

2012-01-01

232

Validity of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators at an academic medical center.  

PubMed

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality developed Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) to screen for in-hospital complications and patient safety events through International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification coding. The purpose of this study was to validate 10 common surgically related PSIs at our academic medical center and investigate the causes for inaccuracies. We reviewed patient records between October 2011 and September 2012 at our urban academic medical center for 10 common surgically related PSIs. The records were reviewed for incorrectly identified PSIs and a subset was further reviewed for the contributing factors. There were 93,169 charts analyzed for PSIs and 358 PSIs were identified (3.84 per 1000 cases). The overall positive predictive value (PPV) was 83 per cent (95% confidence interval 79 to -86%). The lowest PPVs were associated with catheter-related bloodstream infections (67%), postoperative respiratory failure (71%), and pressure ulcers (79%). The most common contributing factors for incorrect PSIs were coding errors (30%), documentation errors (19%), and insufficient criteria for PSI in the chart (16%). We conclude that the validity of PSIs is low and could be improved by increased education for clinicians and coders. In their current form, PSIs remain suboptimal for widespread use in public reporting and pay-for-performance evaluation. PMID:23711266

Ramanathan, Rajesh; Leavell, Patricia; Stockslager, Gregory; Mays, Catherine; Harvey, Dale; Duane, Therese M

2013-06-01

233

Magazine information on safety belt use for pregnant women and young children  

Microsoft Academic Search

To assess the information on safety belt use for pregnant women and infants in maternity and baby magazines, we reviewed 2003 issues of the three top-selling monthly baby and maternity magazines. Articles on safety belt use during pregnancy and child safety seat (CSS) use for infants, and advertisements of the CSS, automobiles, or CSS-related products were examined for their informational

S. Nakahara; M. Ichikawa; S. Wakai

2007-01-01

234

Maritime safety information in the year 2000: Listen up, Navy, the times they are a changin'  

Microsoft Academic Search

Maritime safety information is that special category of navigational safety data that warns mariners at sea of hazards to navigation which might encountered while underway. It does the most good when received before the hazard is encountered. The U.S. Navy pioneered the use of radio to transmit maritime safety information to ships at sea beginning in 1908. Over the years,

Steven C. Hall

1990-01-01

235

75 FR 71133 - Guidance for Industry: The Safety of Imported Traditional Pottery Intended for Use With Food and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...single copies of the guidance to the Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-317), Food and...INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael E. Kashtock, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-317), Food...

2010-11-22

236

Contributions to nuclear safety and radiation technologies in Ukraine by the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) activities devoted to furthering nuclear and radiation safety, which is a prioritized STCU area. The STCU, an intergovernmental organization with the principle objective of non-proliferation, administers financial support from the USA, Canada, and the EU to Ukrainian projects in various scientific and technological areas; coordinates projects; and promotes the integration of Ukrainian scientists into the international scientific community, including involving western collaborators. The paper focuses on STCU's largest project to date ``Program Supporting Y2K Readiness at Ukrainian NPPs'' initiated in April 1999 and designed to address possible Y2K readiness problems at 14 Ukrainian nuclear reactors. Other presented projects demonstrate a wide diversity of supported directions in the fields of nuclear and radiation safety, including reactor material improvement (``Improved Zirconium-Based Elements for Nuclear Reactors''), information technologies for nuclear industries (``Ukrainian Nuclear Data Bank in Slavutich''), and radiation health science (``Diagnostics and Treatment of Radiation-Induced Injuries of Human Biopolymers'').

Taranenko, L.; Janouch, F.; Owsiacki, L.

2001-06-01

237

"SDI--Where are We? The Challenge of the Future." The Information Dissemination Center View.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The historical and current status of information dissemination centers and the problem of user interface are reviewed. During the past decade, the problems of technical data processing have been conquered; information dissemination has evolved from a loosely knit group of experimental centers to an organization of established centers, many…

Carmon, James L.

238

Safety Information Profile: Overview of Building Construction, Including the Use of Insulating Materials.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A safety information profile for the building construction industry, including the use of insulation materials, (Standard Industrial Classifications 15 and 17) is presented. Major areas of construction within each SIC code are described. Potential safety,...

D. B. Hunt

1979-01-01

239

76 FR 67201 - Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems; Submitted for Office of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems; Submitted...regulations under Subpart H, ``Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems.'' This...Potential respondents comprise Federal oil, gas, or sulphur lessees,...

2011-10-31

240

Environment, Safety and Health Progress Assessment of the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC)  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the result of the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Progress Assessment of the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) in Morgantown, West Virginia. METC is currently a research and development facility, managed by DOE`s Office of Fossil Energy. Its goal is to focus energy research and development to develop engineered fossil fuel systems, that are economically viable and environmentally sound, for commercial application. There is clear evidence that, since the 1991 Tiger Team Assessment, substantial progress has been made by both FE and METC in most aspects of their ES&H program. The array of new and restructured organizations, systems, and programs at FE and METC; increased assignments of staff to support these initiatives; extensive training activities; and the maturing planning processes, all reflect a discernable, continuous improvement in the quality of the ES&H performance.

Not Available

1993-08-01

241

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center and World Data Center-A for atmospheric trace gases: Fiscal year 1995 annual report  

SciTech Connect

Fiscal year 1995 was both a very productive year for the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center and a year of significant change. This document presents information about the most notable accomplishments made during the year. Topics include: high-lights; statistics; future plans; publications, presentations, and awards; and change in organization and staff.

Burtis, M.D. [comp.; Cushman, R.M.; Boden, T.A.; Jones, S.B.; Nelson, T.; Stoss, F.W.

1996-01-01

242

Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster: Reconstruction of the Fires in the World Trade Center Towers. NIST NCSTAR 1-5.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The collapses of the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, resulted from a combination of aircraft impact damage and the ensuing fires. This report documents: The information obtained on the factors that affected the nature, duration and locati...

A. Hamins G. W. Mulholland H. E. Nelson K. B. McGrattan R. G. Gann

2005-01-01

243

MedWatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program  

MedlinePLUS

... Event Reporting Contact Information MedWatch Partners - MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program Search ... DD. Updated 10/21/2013 More What's New - - FDA Approved Safety Information DailyMed (National Library of Medicine) ...

244

Research on long term safety of nuclear waste disposal at the research center Karlsruhe, Germany  

SciTech Connect

In Germany the safe disposal of radioactive waste is in the responsibility of the federal government. The R and D performed in the Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE) at the Research Center Karlsruhe contributes to the German provident research in the field of long-term safety for final disposal of high level heat producing nuclear wastes. INE's research is focused on the actinide elements and long lived fission products since these dominate the radiotoxicity over a long time. The research strategy synergistically combines fundamental science of aquatic radionuclide chemistry with applied investigations of real systems (waste form, host rock, aquifer), studied on laboratory scale and in underground laboratories. Because Germany has not yet selected a site for a high-level waste repository, all host rock formations under discussion in the international community (salt, hard rock, clay/tone) are investigated. Emphasis in long-term safety R and D at INE is on the development of actinide speciation methods and techniques in the trace concentration range. (authors)

Gompper, Klaus; Bosbach, Dirk; Denecke, Melissa A.; Geckeis, Horst; Kienzler, Bernhard; Klenze, Reinhardt [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut fuer Nukleare Entsorgung, P.O. Box 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe (Germany)

2007-07-01

245

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

In addition to maintaining the GenBank(R) nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data available through NCBI's web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, My NCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link, Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genome, Genome Project and related tools, the Trace, Assembly, and Short Read Archives, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Clusters of Orthologous Groups, Influenza Viral Resources, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus, Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Database of Genotype and Phenotype, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, the Molecular Modeling Database, the Conserved Domain Database, the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting the web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. These resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

Wheeler, David L.; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A.; Bryant, Stephen H.; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M.; DiCuccio, Michael; Edgar, Ron; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Geer, Lewis Y.; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Khovayko, Oleg; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J.; Madden, Thomas L.; Maglott, Donna R.; Miller, Vadim; Ostell, James; Pruitt, Kim D.; Schuler, Gregory D.; Shumway, Martin; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Steven T.; Sirotkin, Karl; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusov, Roman L.; Tatusova, Tatiana A.; Wagner, Lukas; Yaschenko, Eugene

2008-01-01

246

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  

PubMed

In addition to maintaining the GenBank nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, Reference Sequence, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genomes and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus, Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, the Molecular Modeling Database, the Conserved Domain Database, the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool, Biosystems, Peptidome, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:19910364

Sayers, Eric W; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A; Bolton, Evan; Bryant, Stephen H; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M; Dicuccio, Michael; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Geer, Lewis Y; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J; Lu, Zhiyong; Madden, Thomas L; Madej, Tom; Maglott, Donna R; Marchler-Bauer, Aron; Miller, Vadim; Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Panchenko, Anna; Pruitt, Kim D; Schuler, Gregory D; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Slotta, Douglas; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A; Wagner, Lukas; Wang, Yanli; John Wilbur, W; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2009-11-12

247

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, Reference Sequence, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genomes and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus, Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, the Molecular Modeling Database, the Conserved Domain Database, the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool, Biosystems, Peptidome, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

Sayers, Eric W.; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A.; Bolton, Evan; Bryant, Stephen H.; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M.; DiCuccio, Michael; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Geer, Lewis Y.; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J.; Lu, Zhiyong; Madden, Thomas L.; Madej, Tom; Maglott, Donna R.; Marchler-Bauer, Aron; Miller, Vadim; Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Panchenko, Anna; Pruitt, Kim D.; Schuler, Gregory D.; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T.; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Slotta, Douglas; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A.; Wagner, Lukas; Wang, Yanli; John Wilbur, W.; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2010-01-01

248

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  

PubMed

In addition to maintaining the GenBank(R) nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data available through NCBI's web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, My NCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link, Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genome, Genome Project and related tools, the Trace, Assembly, and Short Read Archives, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Clusters of Orthologous Groups, Influenza Viral Resources, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus, Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Database of Genotype and Phenotype, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, the Molecular Modeling Database, the Conserved Domain Database, the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting the web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. These resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:18045790

Wheeler, David L; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A; Bryant, Stephen H; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M; Dicuccio, Michael; Edgar, Ron; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Geer, Lewis Y; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Khovayko, Oleg; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J; Madden, Thomas L; Maglott, Donna R; Miller, Vadim; Ostell, James; Pruitt, Kim D; Schuler, Gregory D; Shumway, Martin; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Steven T; Sirotkin, Karl; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusov, Roman L; Tatusova, Tatiana A; Wagner, Lukas; Yaschenko, Eugene

2007-11-27

249

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI Web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Primer-BLAST, COBALT, Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Splign, ProSplign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, dbVar, Epigenomics, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genomes and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART), IBIS, Biosystems, Peptidome, OMSSA, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

Sayers, Eric W.; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A.; Bolton, Evan; Bryant, Stephen H.; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M.; DiCuccio, Michael; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Fingerman, Ian M.; Geer, Lewis Y.; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J.; Lu, Zhiyong; Madden, Thomas L.; Madej, Tom; Maglott, Donna R.; Marchler-Bauer, Aron; Miller, Vadim; Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Panchenko, Anna; Phan, Lon; Pruitt, Kim D.; Schuler, Gregory D.; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T.; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Slotta, Douglas; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A.; Wagner, Lukas; Wang, Yanli; Wilbur, W. John; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2011-01-01

250

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

In addition to maintaining the GenBank(R) nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through NCBI's Web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genomes and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Clusters of Orthologous Groups, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1, Human Protein Interaction Database, SAGEmap, Gene Expression Omnibus, Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, the Molecular Modeling Database, the Conserved Domain Database, the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized datasets. All of the resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at: .

Wheeler, David L.; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A.; Bryant, Stephen H.; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M.; DiCuccio, Michael; Edgar, Ron; Federhen, Scott; Geer, Lewis Y.; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Kenton, David L.; Khovayko, Oleg; Lipman, David J.; Madden, Thomas L.; Maglott, Donna R.; Ostell, James; Pruitt, Kim D.; Schuler, Gregory D.; Schriml, Lynn M.; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T.; Sirotkin, Karl; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Suzek, Tugba O.; Tatusov, Roman; Tatusova, Tatiana A.; Wagner, Lukas; Yaschenko, Eugene

2006-01-01

251

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through NCBI's Web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, My NCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link(BLink), Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genome, Genome Project and related tools, the Trace and Assembly Archives, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Clusters of Orthologous Groups (COGs), Viral Genotyping Tools, Influenza Viral Resources, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART) and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. These resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at .

Wheeler, David L.; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A.; Bryant, Stephen H.; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M.; DiCuccio, Michael; Edgar, Ron; Federhen, Scott; Geer, Lewis Y.; Kapustin, Yuri; Khovayko, Oleg; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J.; Madden, Thomas L.; Maglott, Donna R.; Ostell, James; Miller, Vadim; Pruitt, Kim D.; Schuler, Gregory D.; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Steven T.; Sirotkin, Karl; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusov, Roman L.; Tatusova, Tatiana A.; Wagner, Lukas; Yaschenko, Eugene

2007-01-01

252

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  

PubMed

In addition to maintaining the GenBank nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genomes and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Clusters of Orthologous Groups (COGs), Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART) and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the web applications is custom implementation of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of the resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:18940862

Sayers, Eric W; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A; Bryant, Stephen H; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M; DiCuccio, Michael; Edgar, Ron; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Geer, Lewis Y; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J; Madden, Thomas L; Maglott, Donna R; Miller, Vadim; Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Pruitt, Kim D; Schuler, Gregory D; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A; Wagner, Lukas; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2008-10-21

253

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  

PubMed

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI Web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Primer-BLAST, COBALT, Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Splign, ProSplign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, dbVar, Epigenomics, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genomes and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART), IBIS, Biosystems, Peptidome, OMSSA, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:21097890

Sayers, Eric W; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A; Bolton, Evan; Bryant, Stephen H; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M; DiCuccio, Michael; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Fingerman, Ian M; Geer, Lewis Y; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J; Lu, Zhiyong; Madden, Thomas L; Madej, Tom; Maglott, Donna R; Marchler-Bauer, Aron; Miller, Vadim; Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Panchenko, Anna; Phan, Lon; Pruitt, Kim D; Schuler, Gregory D; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Slotta, Douglas; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A; Wagner, Lukas; Wang, Yanli; Wilbur, W John; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2010-11-21

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Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genomes and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Clusters of Orthologous Groups (COGs), Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART) and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the web applications is custom implementation of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of the resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

Sayers, Eric W.; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A.; Bryant, Stephen H.; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M.; DiCuccio, Michael; Edgar, Ron; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Geer, Lewis Y.; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J.; Madden, Thomas L.; Maglott, Donna R.; Miller, Vadim; Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Pruitt, Kim D.; Schuler, Gregory D.; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T.; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A.; Wagner, Lukas; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2009-01-01

255

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  

PubMed

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI Website. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Primer-BLAST, COBALT, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, dbVar, Epigenomics, Genome and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, BioProject, BioSample, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Probe, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART), Biosystems, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:22140104

Sayers, Eric W; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A; Bolton, Evan; Bryant, Stephen H; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M; Dicuccio, Michael; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Fingerman, Ian M; Geer, Lewis Y; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Krasnov, Sergey; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J; Lu, Zhiyong; Madden, Thomas L; Madej, Tom; Maglott, Donna R; Marchler-Bauer, Aron; Miller, Vadim; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Panchenko, Anna; Phan, Lon; Pruitt, Kim D; Schuler, Gregory D; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Slotta, Douglas; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A; Wagner, Lukas; Wang, Yanli; Wilbur, W John; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2011-12-02

256

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  

PubMed

In addition to maintaining the GenBank nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through NCBI's Web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genomes and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Clusters of Orthologous Groups, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1, Human Protein Interaction Database, SAGEmap, Gene Expression Omnibus, Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, the Molecular Modeling Database, the Conserved Domain Database, the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized datasets. All of the resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:16381840

Wheeler, David L; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A; Bryant, Stephen H; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M; DiCuccio, Michael; Edgar, Ron; Federhen, Scott; Geer, Lewis Y; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Kenton, David L; Khovayko, Oleg; Lipman, David J; Madden, Thomas L; Maglott, Donna R; Ostell, James; Pruitt, Kim D; Schuler, Gregory D; Schriml, Lynn M; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T; Sirotkin, Karl; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Suzek, Tugba O; Tatusov, Roman; Tatusova, Tatiana A; Wagner, Lukas; Yaschenko, Eugene

2006-01-01

257

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  

PubMed

In addition to maintaining the GenBank nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through NCBI's Web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, My NCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link(BLink), Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genome, Genome Project and related tools, the Trace and Assembly Archives, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Clusters of Orthologous Groups (COGs), Viral Genotyping Tools, Influenza Viral Resources, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART) and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. These resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:17170002

Wheeler, David L; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A; Bryant, Stephen H; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M; DiCuccio, Michael; Edgar, Ron; Federhen, Scott; Geer, Lewis Y; Kapustin, Yuri; Khovayko, Oleg; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J; Madden, Thomas L; Maglott, Donna R; Ostell, James; Miller, Vadim; Pruitt, Kim D; Schuler, Gregory D; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Steven T; Sirotkin, Karl; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusov, Roman L; Tatusova, Tatiana A; Wagner, Lukas; Yaschenko, Eugene

2006-12-14

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Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI Website. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Primer-BLAST, COBALT, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, dbVar, Epigenomics, Genome and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, BioProject, BioSample, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Probe, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART), Biosystems, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

Sayers, Eric W.; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A.; Bolton, Evan; Bryant, Stephen H.; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M.; DiCuccio, Michael; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Fingerman, Ian M.; Geer, Lewis Y.; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Krasnov, Sergey; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J.; Lu, Zhiyong; Madden, Thomas L.; Madej, Tom; Maglott, Donna R.; Marchler-Bauer, Aron; Miller, Vadim; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Panchenko, Anna; Phan, Lon; Pruitt, Kim D.; Schuler, Gregory D.; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T.; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Slotta, Douglas; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A.; Wagner, Lukas; Wang, Yanli; Wilbur, W. John; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2012-01-01

259

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  

PubMed

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Primer-BLAST, COBALT, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, dbVar, Epigenomics, the Genetic Testing Registry, Genome and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, BioProject, BioSample, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus, Probe, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, the Molecular Modeling Database, the Conserved Domain Database, the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool, Biosystems, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page. PMID:23193264

2012-11-27

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Mass casualties: an organizational model of a hospital information center in Tel Aviv.  

PubMed

The article describes an organizational model of an information center, developed by the social work department of Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. The information center is designed to provide information when mass casualties are brought to the hospital following terrorist attacks or other catastrophes. The information center is comprised of a number of interrelated units within the hospital and is in contact with a range of organizations in the community. The structure and activities of the various units is described. The article also discusses a number of aspects relevant to personnel organization in crisis intervention. PMID:9680656

Drory, M; Posen, J; Vilner, D; Ginzburg, K

1998-01-01

261

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center and World Data Center for Atmospheric Trace Gases, Fiscal Year 2002 Annual Report  

SciTech Connect

The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), which includes the World Data Center (WDC) for Atmospheric Trace Gases, is the primary global change data and information analysis center of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). More than just an archive of data sets and publications, CDIAC has, since its inception in 1982, enhanced the value of its holdings through intensive quality assurance, documentation, and integration. Whereas many traditional data centers are discipline-based (for example, meteorology or oceanography), CDIAC's scope includes potentially anything and everything that would be of value to users concerned with the greenhouse effect and global climate change, including atmospheric concentrations and atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and other radiatively active gases; the role of the terrestrial biosphere and the oceans in the biogeochemical cycles of greenhouse gases; long-term climate trends; the effects of elevated CO{sub 2} on vegetation; and the vulnerability of coastal areas to rising sea levels.

Cushman, R.M.

2003-08-28

262

[Chemical compound safety: typology of competency accreditation for assay centers and analytical laboratories].  

PubMed

The use of chemicals warrants many benefits on which modern society is entirely dependent. On the other hand, the lack of reliable information about the impact of the use of chemicals raises increasing concern. In order to guarantee the safety of chemicals it is mandatory to proceed to risk assessment, which in turn consists of hazard evaluation and exposure estimation. These activities are strictly dependent upon the availability of reliable data and information, produced by, e.g., test facilities, test laboratories and clinical laboratories, the specific competence of which has been properly recognised. All this applies in the pre-marketing phase as well as during the use of chemical substances. In this latter phase it is necessary to carry out an appropriate monitoring of environment, food and, in specific situations, human beings (biological monitoring). In the field of chemical safety, standards, legal instruments and operative instruments are nowadays available. These tools make it possible to assess both the quality of data and the competence of the entities involved in the production of the data themselves. PMID:12122899

Menditto, Antonio; Chiodo, Ferdinando

2002-01-01

263

Research and Application of GIS-Based Oil Field Environmental Safety Information Management System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rapid development of science technology brings unlimited economic growth to humanity and meanwhile it leads to serious environmental safety problems threatening seriously the existence of humanity. So, environmental safety problems have become the world's focuses and must be solved with the help of some certain scientific management systems for environmental information to ensure the realization of environmental safety. However,

Cheng Xu-dong; Guan You-hai; Hu Wen-jun

2009-01-01

264

Keeping Users at the Center: Developing a Multimedia Interface for Informed Consent  

Microsoft Academic Search

Viewing “informing” as a process to protect patients and support autonomy, we undertook a user-centered design process to develop online support for informed consent in pediatric Phase I research trials. Challenges included (a) delivering accurate information to people unfamiliar with medical terminology; (b) delivering this information humanely under time constraints and heightened emotions; (c) allowing users control over the information,

Loel Kim; Amanda J. Young; Robert A. Neimeyer; Justin N. Baker; Raymond C. Barfield

2008-01-01

265

75 FR 13807 - Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Safety: New Reporting Requirements for Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Operators: Hazardous Liquid Annual Report. PHMSA will request approval from...Safety: New Reporting Requirements for Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Operators: Hazardous Liquid...

2010-03-23

266

Weather Information Communication Technologies for Increased Safety and Mobility in the National Airspace System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the NASA Glenn Research Center Weather Information Communications (WINCOMM) project was to develop advanced communications and information technologies to enable the high-quality and timely dissemination of strategic weather information bet...

D. R. Hilderman

2006-01-01

267

This Is Challenger Center...Changing the Way Teachers Teach and Students Learn. [Information Packet].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Challenger Center for Space Science Education is a not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1986 following the Challenger 51-L space shuttle tragedy. This packet contains a variety of separate sheets and brochures providing information about the activities of the Challenger Center. Challenger Learning Centers provide hands-on,…

Challenger Center for Space Science Education, Alexandria, VA.

268

Addressing underutilization of consumer health information resource centers: a formative study*  

PubMed Central

Problem: Four consumer health information centers in Richmond, Virginia, provide one-on-one assistance in accessing health information. Because they may not be fully utilized at present, an exploratory marketing study of factors affecting usage of the centers was conducted. Method: Observers counted center passers-by and tracked their paths. Also, brief intercept interviews were conducted with people who had just used a center, people nearby who could have used one but did not, and people on the street. Finally, in-depth individual interviews were conducted with key informants. Results: There was a high degree of satisfaction with the centers among users. Nonusers universally endorsed the center concept. However, most passers-by did not even glance at the centers, and intercept interviewees suggested better signage and promoting the resource centers through various media channels. Key informants added suggestions about interpersonal strategies (e.g., physician referrals) for center usage promotion but cautioned that a large increase in traffic could not be accommodated without increasing staff size or shifting from a model of individualized service. Conclusions: Triangulating findings from multiple data collection methods can provide useful guidance for efforts to promote center utilization. At minimum, steps should be taken to make the largest centers more noticeable. Because center utilization is not only associated with consumer satisfaction with hospitals, but may also foster health literacy, both hospital-based and community-based usage promotion strategies may be warranted. All such promotional strategies should be audience-tested before they are adopted.

Kennedy, May G.; Kiken, Laura; Shipman, Jean P.

2008-01-01

269

Information and Library Programs at the Technology Application Center (TAC).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Technology Application Center (TAC) at the University of New Mexico is one of six National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) regional dissemination centers originally established to disseminate NASA technology to private industry on a regional basis. A fee is charged for TAC's services so it has been market oriented and has sought…

Burch, Eugene

270

Annual Report of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC), Fiscal Year 2005.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During Fiscal Year 2005, the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) continued its mission to 'foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation and to provide guidance and direction for FEDLINK...

2005-01-01

271

Annual Report of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC), Fiscal Year 2007.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During Fiscal Year 2007, the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) continued its mission to foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation and to provide guidance and direction for FEDLINK....

2007-01-01

272

Conceptual Strategic Plan for the GRI Environmental Technology Information Center. Topical Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report summarizes the results of a survey conducted to develop a strategic plan for the Gas Research Institute (GRI) environmental technology information center. The initial concept was that of a service to provide environmental technology information...

S. Millet J. Young

1993-01-01

273

Analysis of Proposed Alternatives to the Defense Technical Information Center's Announcement Products and Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Currently, the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) offers it users information about new reports entered into the DTIC database through: the Defense RDT&E Online System (DROLS), the Current Awareness Bibliography (CAB) service and the Technical Ab...

B. Lesser M. Hanna R. Evans

1985-01-01

274

Contributions to nuclear safety and radiation technologies in Ukraine by the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) activities devoted to furthering nuclear and radiation safety, which is a prioritized STCU area. The STCU, an intergovernmental organization with the principle objective of non-proliferation, administers financial support from the USA, Canada, and the EU to Ukrainian projects in various scientific and technological areas; coordinates projects; and promotes the integration

L. Taranenko; F. Janouch; L. Owsiacki

2001-01-01

275

Research and development in support of the Navy Technology Center for Safety and Survivability. Final report, Jul 86-Sep 90  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the results obtained for the tasks performed in support of the Navy Technology Center for Safety and Survivability. These tasks address existing Navy problems in the following fuel related areas: thermal stability, long term storage stability, combustion, and fuel handling. Also in areas of Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) defense technology.

Pande, S.; Black, B.; Matuszko, R.; Darrah, S.; Watkins, J.

1990-10-26

276

User-Centered Indexing for Adaptive Information Access  

Microsoft Academic Search

We are focusing on information access tasks characterized by large volume of hypermedia connected technical documents, a need for rapid and effective access to familiar information, and long-term interaction with evolving information. The problem for technical users is to build and maintain a personalized task-oriented model of the information to quickly access relevant information. We propose a solution which provides

NATHALIE MATI-IE; James R. Chen

1996-01-01

277

Improving aviation safety with information visualization: Airflow hazard display for helicopter pilots  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many aircraft accidents each year are caused by encounters with airflow hazards near the ground, such as vortices or other turbulence. While such hazards frequently pose problems to fixed-wing aircraft, they are especially dangerous to helicopters, whose pilots often have to operate into confined areas or under operationally stressful conditions. Pilots are often unaware of these invisible hazards while simultaneously attending to other aspects of aircraft operation close to the ground. Recent advances in aviation sensor technology offer the potential for aircraft-based sensors that can gather large amounts of airflow velocity data in real time. This development is likely to lead to the production of onboard detection systems that can convey detailed, specific information about imminent airflow hazards to pilots. A user interface is required that can present extensive amounts of data to the pilot in a useful manner in real time, yet not distract from the pilot's primary task of flying the aircraft. In this dissertation, we address the question of how best to present safety-critical visual information to a cognitively overloaded user in real time. We designed an airflow hazard visualization system according to user-centered design principles, implemented the system in a high fidelity, aerodynamically realistic rotorcraft flight simulator, and evaluated it via usability studies with experienced military and civilian helicopter pilots. We gathered both subjective data from the pilots' evaluations of the visualizations, and objective data from the pilots' performance during the landing simulations. Our study demonstrated that information visualization of airflow hazards, when presented to helicopter pilots in the simulator, dramatically improved their ability to land safely under turbulent conditions. Although we focused on one particular aviation application, the results may be relevant to user interfaces and information visualization in other safety-related applications where the user's primary task is something other than looking at the computer interface, such as emergency response, air traffic control, or operating a motor vehicle.

Aragon, Cecilia Rodriguez

278

76 FR 1137 - Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database: Notice of Public Web Conferences  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Database: Notice of Public Web Conferences AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety...or ``we'') is announcing two Web conferences to demonstrate to interested...information database (``Database''). The Web conferences will be webcast live from...

2011-01-07

279

Evaluation of the culture of safety: survey of clinicians and managers in an academic medical center  

PubMed Central

Background: Despite the emphasis on patient safety in health care, few organizations have evaluated the extent to which safety is a strategic priority or their culture supports patient safety. In response to the Institute of Medicine's report and to an organizational commitment to patient safety, we conducted a systematic assessment of safety at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) and, from this, developed a strategic plan to improve safety. The specific aims of this study were to evaluate the extent to which the culture supports patient safety at JHH and the extent to which safety is a strategic priority. Methods: During July and August 2001 we implemented two surveys in disparate populations to assess patient safety. The Safety Climate Scale (SCS) was administered to a sample of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other ICU staff. SCS assesses perceptions of a strong and proactive organizational commitment to patient safety. The second survey instrument, called Strategies for Leadership (SLS), evaluated the extent to which safety was a strategic priority for the organization. This survey was administered to clinical and administrative leaders. Results: We received 395 completed SCS surveys from 82% of the departments and 86% of the nursing units. Staff perceived that supervisors had a greater commitment to safety than senior leaders. Nurses had higher scores than physicians for perceptions of safety. Twenty three completed SLS surveys were received from 77% of the JHH Patient Safety Committee members and 50% of the JHH Management Committee members. Management Committee responses were more positive than Patient Safety Committee, indicating that management perceived safety efforts to be further developed. Strategic planning received the lowest scores from both committees. Conclusions: We believe this is one of the first large scale efforts to measure institutional culture of safety and then design improvements in health care. The survey results suggest that strategic planning of patient safety needs enhancement. Several efforts to improve our culture of safety were initiated based on these results, which should lead to measurable improvements in patient safety.

Pronovost, P; Weast, B; Holzmueller, C; Rosenstein, B; Kidwell, R; Haller, K; Feroli, E; Sexton, J; Rubin, H

2003-01-01

280

Patient-Centered Medical Home Characteristics and Staff Morale in Safety Net Clinics  

PubMed Central

Background We sought to determine whether perceived patient-centered medical home (PCMH) characteristics are associated with staff morale, job satisfaction, and burnout in safety net clinics. Methods Self-administered survey among 391 providers and 382 clinical staff across 65 safety net clinics in 5 states in 2010. The following 5 subscales measured respondents’ perceptions of PCMH characteristics on a scale of 0 to 100 (0 indicates worst and 100 indicates best): access to care and communication with patients, communication with other providers, tracking data, care management, and quality improvement. The PCMH sub-scale scores were averaged to create a total PCMH score. Results Six hundred three persons (78.0%) responded. In multivariate generalized estimating equation models, a 10% increase in the quality improvement subscale score was associated with higher morale (provider odds ratio [OR], 2.64; 95% CI, 1.47–4.75; staff OR, 3.62; 95% CI, 1.84–7.09), greater job satisfaction (provider OR, 2.45; 95% CI, 1.42–4.23; staff OR, 2.55; 95% CI 1.42–4.57), and freedom from burnout (staff OR, 2.32; 95% CI, 1.31–4.12). The total PCMH score was associated with higher staff morale (OR, 2.63; 95% CI, 1.47–4.71) and with lower provider freedom from burnout (OR, 0.48; 95% CI, 0.30–0.77). A separate work environment covariate correlated highly with the quality improvement subscale score and the total PCMH score, and PCMH characteristics had attenuated associations with morale and job satisfaction when included in models. Conclusions Providers and staff who perceived more PCMH characteristics in their clinics were more likely to have higher morale, but the providers had less freedom from burnout. Among the PCMH subscales, the quality improvement subscale score particularly correlated with higher morale, greater job satisfaction, and freedom from burnout.

Lewis, Sarah E.; Nocon, Robert S.; Tang, Hui; Park, Seo Young; Vable, Anusha M.; Casalino, Lawrence P.; Huang, Elbert S.; Quinn, Michael T.; Burnet, Deborah L.; Summerfelt, Wm Thomas; Birnberg, Jonathan M.; Chin, Marshall H.

2013-01-01

281

Information Chaos in Primary Care: Implications for Physician Performance and Patient Safety  

PubMed Central

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of information chaos as it applies to the issues of patient safety and physician workload in primary care and to propose a research agenda. Methods We use a human factors engineering perspective to discuss the concept of information chaos in primary care and explore implications for its impact on physician performance and patient safety. Results Information chaos is comprised of various combinations of information overload, information underload, information scatter, information conflict, and erroneous information. We provide a framework for understanding information chaos, its impact on physician mental workload and situation awareness, its consequences, discuss possible solutions and suggest a research agenda which may lead to methods to reduce the problem. Conclusions Information chaos is experienced routinely by primary care physicians. This is not just inconvenient, annoying and frustrating; it has implications for physician performance and patient safety. Additional research is needed to define methods to measure and eventually reduce information chaos.

Beasley, John W; Wetterneck, Tosha B.; Temte, Jon; Lapin, Jamie A; Smith, Paul; Rivera-Rodriguez, A. Joy; Karsh, Ben-Tzion

2012-01-01

282

Dog safety in rural China: children's sources of safety information and effect on knowledge, attitudes, and practices.  

PubMed

Dog bites are a significant pediatric public health challenge in rural China. This study evaluated the effect of various sources of dog-safety information on children's knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices with dogs. A total of 1925 children (grade 3-6) between 6 and 15 years old in four rural regions across China participated between May and September 2012. Results showed that teachers and especially parents were effective information sources for children to learn about dog safety. Learning from peers and children teaching themselves were ineffective education strategies. Multi-source learning (from both parents and teachers) did not differ from single-source learning (from parents but not teachers) but did exceed learning from teachers but not parents or no learning from adults. Older age was associated with greater safety knowledge but also riskier practices with dogs. Girls generally held more safety knowledge, less risky attitudes/beliefs and safer practices than boys. Neither age nor gender interacted with information sources on outcome measures. In conclusion, parents appear to play a major role in educating children in rural China on dog safety. Future dog safety interventions might focus on changing cognition and behavior as well as delivering basic knowledge to youth through teachers and especially parents. PMID:23792615

Shen, J; Li, S; Xiang, H; Pang, S; Xu, G; Yu, G; Schwebel, D C

2013-06-01

283

Communicating Environment, Health, and Safety Information to Internal and External Audiences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that today's corporation must keep informed a wide range of individuals who have a stake in environment, health, and safety issues. Describes four elements of an effective communications program for doing so: electronic media to communicate technical information, environmental and safety audits, public communications with company…

Davis, Thomas S.

1995-01-01

284

MODELING THE IMPACT OF FOOD SAFETY INFORMATION ON MEAT DEMAND IN SPAIN  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyses the impact of food safety information about the 'mad-cow' crisis on the demand for different types of fresh meat and fish in Spain. The theoretical model explicitly incorporates food safety information in the consumers' utility function, from which demand equations are obtained. Two alternative functional forms have been considered, the standard AIDS and the Generalized Almost ideal

Amr Radwan; Jose Maria Gil; Monia Ben Kaabia; Teresa Serra

2008-01-01

285

Food Safety: At the Center of a One Health Approach for Combating Zoonoses.  

PubMed

Food Safety is at the center of One Health. Many, if not most, of all important zoonoses relate in some way to animals in the food production chain. Therefore, the food becomes an important vehicle for many, but not all, of these zoonotic pathogens. One of the major issues in food safety over the latest decennia has been the lack of cross-sectoral collaboration across the food production chain. Major food safety events have been significantly affected by the lack of collaboration between the animal health, the food control, and the human health sector. Examples range from BSE and E. coli outbreaks over dioxin crises to intentional melamine contamination. One Health formulates clearly both the need for and the benefit of cross-sectoral collaboration. In this chapter, we will focus on the human health risk related to zoonotic microorganisms present both in food animals and food from these animals, and typically transmitted to humans through food. We focus on these issues because they are very important in relation to the human disease burden, but also because this is the area where some experience of cross-sectoral collaboration already exist. Food related zoonoses can be separated in three major classes: parasites, bacteria, and viruses. While parasites often relate to very specific animal hosts and contribute significantly to the human disease burden, virus have often been related to major, well-published global outbreaks, e.g. SARS and avian- and swine-influenza. The bacterial zoonoses on the other hand often result in sporadic, but very wide-spread disease cases, resulting in a major disease burden in all countries, e.g. Salmonella and Campylobacter. Next to these traditional zoonotic problems, the use of antimicrobials in (food) animals has also caused the emergence of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) zoonotic bacteria. It is important to realize the difference in the nature of disease epidemiology, as well as, in society's reaction to these diseases in different socio-economic settings. Some diseases have global epidemic-or pandemic-potential, resulting in dramatic action from international organizations and national agricultural-and health authorities in most countries, for instance as was the case with avian influenza. Other diseases relate to the industrialized food production chain and have been-in some settings-dealt with efficiently through farm-to-fork preventive action in the animal sector, e.g. Salmonella. Finally, an important group of zoonotic diseases are 'neglected diseases' in poor settings, while they have been basically eradicated in affluent economies through vaccination and culling policies in the animal sector, e.g. Brucella. PMID:22763857

Wielinga, Peter R; Schlundt, Jřrgen

2012-07-01

286

The National Lending Library: Information Resource Center Extraordinaire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides a brief glimpse of the National Lending Library at Boston Spa in Yorkshire which is the primary bibliographic resource center for science and technology in Great Britain. (Author)

Peck, Theodore P.

1973-01-01

287

Nuclear information services at the National Nuclear Data Center  

SciTech Connect

The numeric and bibliographic nuclear data bases maintained by the National Nuclear Data Center and access to these data bases will be described. The U.S. Nuclear Data and Reaction Data Networks will also be briefly described.

Burrows, T.W.; Tuli, J.K.

1996-10-01

288

Packaging, Storage, and Containerization Center: Reports and Information.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In January 1978, a bibliography was published listing, by month, all projects completed by the Center from July 1974 through June 1977. Since then, supplements 1 through 15 have been published listing all projects completed from July 1977 through Septembe...

1993-01-01

289

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center and World Data Center-A for Atmospheric Trace Gases catalog of databases and reports  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data products and reports made available by the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Environmental Sciences Division, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER), and the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) provide coverage in a number of areas relevant to the greenhouse effect and global climate change. Such areas include records of the concentration of carbon dioxide and other radiatively

Burtis

1998-01-01

290

Cervical injuries during high G maneuvers: a review of Naval Safety Center data, 1980-1990.  

PubMed

As aircraft capable of sustaining high "G" maneuvers enter the U.S. Navy Fleet, the reported incidence of cervical injury to aircrew seems to have increased. To determine the extent of the problem, personal injury reports submitted to the Naval Safety Center were reviewed for the 10-year period from 1980 to 1990. In addition, confidential questionnaires were sent to flight surgeons supporting fighter/or fighter-attack units. The data collected were statistically analyzed. The incidence of cervical injuries, defined as at least one day's absence from the flight schedule, was computed. Other subjective factors, such as the type helmet worn, the cockpit position flown and the type of mission profile completed, were examined. As might be expected, the most common offender was air combat maneuvering. The most common aircraft was the F/A18, but the radar intercept officer position in the F14B was also a significant contributor. The most common injury pattern reported was a simple muscle strain. Cervical pain after high "G" missions poses a potential threat to combat readiness. However, the use of the newer lightweight helmet seems to have reduced the severity. Muscle strengthening exercises appear to help in prevention. Treatment is successful in most cases with minimal or no residuals noted. As yet, there exist little official data to support the notion of a major problem. PMID:1616436

Yacavone, D W; Bason, R

1992-07-01

291

Recognizing nurse stakeholder dissonance as a critical determinant of patient safety in new healthcare information technologies.  

PubMed

Proper identification of all stakeholders and the comprehensive assessment of their evolving and often conflicting Needs, Wants, and Desires (NWDs) is a fundamental principle of human factors science and human-centered systems engineering; it is not yet a consistent element in development and deployment of new health information technologies (HIT). As the single largest group of healthcare professionals, nurses are critical stakeholders for these new technologies. Careful analysis can reveal nurse stakeholder dissonance (NSD) when integrating new technologies into the healthcare environment. Stakeholder dissonance is a term that describes the conflict between the NWDs of different stakeholders which, if left unresolved, can result in dissatisfaction, workarounds, errors, and threats to patient safety. Three case studies drawn from the authors' experience in a variety of acute-care settings where new HITs have been recently deployed are examined to illustrate the concept of NSD. Conflicting NWDs, other stakeholders, and possible root causes of the NSD are analyzed and mapped to threats to patient safety. Lessons learned, practical guidance for anticipating, identifying, and mitigating NSD, future research and implications for HFE and nursing practice are discussed. PMID:22316994

Samaras, Elizabeth A; Real, Sara D; Curtis, Amber M; Meunier, Tessa S

2012-01-01

292

Rocky Mountain Coordination Center: Fire Information (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This portal provides access to a variety of information on fire hazards and prediction for the Rocky Mountain area. Users can access information on current fires and fire restrictions for this area. Other materials include predictive services (intelligence, weather forecasts, fuels and fire danger ratings), logistics and dispatch information for aviation and fire crews, and administrative information for RMCC personnel (safety, training, employment opportunities). There are also links to other agencies with related information.

293

NCI Community Cancer Centers Program - Related Programs - Cancer Information Service  

Cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute�s (NCI) Cancer Information Service (CIS) educates the public about cancer prevention, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and research . CIS information specialists provide the latest, most accurate information about cancer by telephone, TTY, instant messaging, and e-mail and operates the NCI�s Smoking Quitline. Through its Partnership Program, the CIS works with established national, regional, and state organizations to reach those most in need of cancer information.

294

Health Information Technology Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Health IT Safety Plan has two fundamental objectives: first, to promote the health care industry's use of health IT to make care safer, and second, to continuously improve the safety of health IT itself. The first objective, to use health IT to make ...

2013-01-01

295

Improving Patient Safety—How Can Information Technology Help?  

Microsoft Academic Search

•REPORTS by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have brought patient safety concerns to the forefront in many health care facilities.•THE IOM AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS have said that increased use of technology has the potential to increase patient safety.•THIS ARTICLE looks at the reasons behind the increase in health care errors involving patients and considers how technology could help resolve some

Drew Cobb

2004-01-01

296

Focus groups with Latino communities to inform safety centre services  

Microsoft Academic Search

PurposeIn the US, unintentional injury is the third leading cause of death in the Latino population compared to fifth in the White population. The Children are safe (CARES) mobile safety centre is a 40-foot vehicle designed like an urban home to teach injury prevention messages and provide access to low cost safety products. Interested in reaching out to Latino communities

E M McDonald; K McGroarty; S Parsons; A C Gielen

2010-01-01

297

Annotated Bibliography; Freedom of Information Center Reports and Summary Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This bibliography lists and annotates almost 400 information reports, opinion papers, and summary papers dealing with freedom of information. Topics covered include the nature of press freedom and increased press efforts toward more open access to information; the press situation in many foreign countries, including France, Sweden, Communist…

Freedom of Information Center, Columbia, MO.

298

User's manual for the Gas Research Institute coal-gasification environmental, health, and safety information system  

Microsoft Academic Search

GRI has developed an information system to provide member companies and other participating researchers access to a carefully screened collection of technical information relevant to controlling potential environmental, health, and safety (EHandS) impacts of coal gasification. The information system does not contain data, but rather a short review of that data or other information, and a rating of its pertinent

G. E. Brown; N. P. Meserole; J. Esh-Sheikh

1985-01-01

299

NUCLEAR INFORMATION SERVICES AT THE NATIONAL NUCLEAR DATA CENTER.  

SciTech Connect

The National Nuclear Data Center has provided remote access to its databases and other resources since 1986. This year we have completed the modernization of our databases and Web site. Resources available from our Web site will be summarized and some of the major improvements described in more detail.

BURROWS,T.W.; DUNFORD,C.L.

2004-09-26

300

BIREME: Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Information Center.  

PubMed

In the twenty years of its existence, BIREME has grown and evolved to meet the increasing information needs of health professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean. Recent emphasis has been on the adoption of new methods based on information technologies (including microcomputers, CD-ROMs, and advanced telecommunications) to improve and enhance services. Services discussed are bibliographic control, bibliographic searches, document delivery, selective dissemination of information (SDI), training, and publications. PMID:2183902

Bonham, M D

1990-04-01

301

Potential Signals of Serious Risks/New Safety Information ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... the drug should stop taking the medication while an ... the drug was approved or, for drugs that have ... as an FDA Drug Safety Communication, is also ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/surveillance

302

FDA Safety Communication: Updated information on the risks ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... of these data, FDA is providing this updated Safety Communication related ... incidence of arterial and venous clot formation in patients receiving the ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/safetyavailability

303

Providing relevant health information to patient-centered healthcare  

Microsoft Academic Search

Patient-centric healthcare is an emerging healthcare model that optimizes the healthcare system to focus on patient experience and outcomes for better health and well-being. It requires that patients as well as physicians should have the ability to obtain and understand health information, and make appropriate health decisions. A problem is how such health information should be gathered from a variety

J. Puustjarvi; L. Puustjarvi

2010-01-01

304

The Use and Value of Defense Technical Information Center Products and Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study describes the use and value of the major information products and services provided by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). These products and services include technical report distribution on an on-demand basis and through the Automatic Document Distribution (ADD) program; secondary information dissemination through online…

Roderer, Nancy K.; And Others

305

Maritime safety information in the year 2000: Listen up, Navy, the times they are a changin'  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Maritime safety information is that special category of navigational safety data that warns mariners at sea of hazards to navigation which might encountered while underway. It does the most good when received before the hazard is encountered. The U.S. Navy pioneered the use of radio to transmit maritime safety information to ships at sea beginning in 1908. Over the years, they have relinquished this position as a leader and become a follower. Beginning in 1992, the commercial maritime world will step out ahead of the U.S. Navy using modern commercial communications technology. Unless Navy reconsiders its position on receiving maritime safety information using NAVTEX and SafetyNET, it will remain a follower and be seriously disadvantaged. The risk here is not in losing a race, but in losing a ship.

Hall, Steven C.

1990-04-01

306

Kennedy Center: Stronger Oversight of Fire Safety Issues, Construction Projects, and Financial Management Needed.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Since fiscal year 1995, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Kennedy Center) has received nearly $203 million in federal funds to complete capital projects and intends to request an additional $43 million in appropriations through fiscal ye...

2005-01-01

307

MEETING THE NEEDS OF TOURISTS: THE ROLE AND FUNCTION OF AUSTRALIAN VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Visitor information centers are primarily responsible for promoting local tourism products and services; and consequently, have direct impacts upon the economic, social, and recreational well?being of the region in which they are located. Research highlights the importance of tailoring center facilities and services to meet the needs and interests of the traveling public, yet there are few studies specifically designed

Roy Ballantyne; Karen Hughes; Brent W. Ritchie

2009-01-01

308

75 FR 49526 - Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Technical Information Center, Tempe, AZ; Freescale Semiconductor...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Inc., Technical Information Center, Woburn, MA; Amended Certification Regarding...related to technical customer support. The Woburn, Massachusetts employees, who provided...certification to include workers of the Woburn, Massachusetts location of...

2010-08-13

309

78 FR 65300 - Notice of Availability (NOA) for General Purpose Warehouse and Information Technology Center...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Environmental Assessment AGENCY: Defense Logistics Agency, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Availability...SUMMARY: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) announces the availability...Information Technology Center at Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin,...

2013-10-31

310

Guide for Preparing Technical Information Reports of the Engineer Research and Development Center.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Guide provides information necessary for authors to prepare and produce technical publications for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). This version of the Guide consolidates processes and procedures used at all ERDC sites. ...

2006-01-01

311

National Center for Advanced Information Components Manufacturing. Program summary report, Volume 1  

SciTech Connect

The National Center for Advanced Information Components Manufacturing focused on manufacturing research and development for flat panel displays, advanced lithography, microelectronics, and optoelectronics. This report provides an overview of the program, summaries of the technical projects, and key program accomplishments.

NONE

1996-10-01

312

Federated Search Tools in Fusion Centers: Bridging Databases in the Information Sharing Environment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research utilized a semi-structured survey instrument delivered to subject matter experts within the national network of fusion centers and employed a constant comparison method to analyze the survey results. This 'smart practice' exploration informe...

J. R. Wormet

2012-01-01

313

32 CFR 637.14 - Use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Provost marshals will make maximum use of NCIC terminals available to them...deserters. The USADIP will ensure replies to inquiries from provost marshals on subjects of MP investigations are transmitted by the...

2013-07-01

314

Towards a User-Centered Interface for Information Retrieval. The MERIT System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Multimedia Extensions of Retrieval Interaction Tools (MERIT) provides a user centered interface to a database covering research programs, projects, and consortia in the field of information technology. The system supports the user by offering a selection ...

U. Thiel M. Hemmje A. Kerner M. Kracker S. Sitter

1992-01-01

315

National Health Planning Information Center, Comprehensive Final Report, October 27, 1977-March 31, 1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document constitutes the final report on a 39-month (November 1977-March 1980) contract between the Health Resources Administration and the Franklin Research Center to provide support for the operations of the National Health Planning Information Cen...

1980-01-01

316

Processing and Display of Information in the National Military Command Center (NMCC).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The NMCC is the primary command center from which the command and control of United States military forces is excercised. Despite this responsibility the technology currently employed to support the information processing function within the NMCC is less ...

A. F. Albright

1975-01-01

317

Government acronyms and alphabetic organizational designations used in DTIC (Defense Technical Information Center)  

SciTech Connect

A guide to acronyms as assigned by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is given. The listing contains entries from the Department of Defense, Federal Government and foreign military organizations. The acronyms reflect reports processed into the DTIC collections.

Brown, L.M.

1984-05-01

318

DoD Information Technology Modernization: A Recommended Approach to Data Center Consolidation and Cloud Computing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

How should the Department of Defense (DoD) apply best business practices to Information Technology (IT) modernization, Data Center Consolidation (DCC), and the efficient, effective, and secure implementation of Cloud computing to support DoD business appr...

A. Vashistha B. Cohen D. Langstaff K. Walker P. Gross

2012-01-01

319

Databases Available in the Research Information Center of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Databases available online in the Research Information Center of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are listed by acronym and by full title. In addition, descriptions of the databases, dates covered, producers, hard copy counterpart...

D. Cunningham

1994-01-01

320

Data Bases Available in the Research Information Center of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Data Bases available online in the Research Information Center of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are listed by acronym and by full title. In addition, descriptions of the data bases, dates covered, producers, hard copy counterpa...

D. Cunningham

1990-01-01

321

Databases Available in the Research Information Center of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Databases available online in the Research Information Center of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are listed by acronym and by full title. In addition, descriptions of the databases, dates covered, producers, hard copy counterpart...

D. Cunningham

1993-01-01

322

Databases Available in the Research Information Center of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Databases available online in the Research Information Center of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are listed by acronym and by full title. In addition, descriptions of the databases, dates covered, producers, hard copy counterpart...

D. Cunningham

1992-01-01

323

Evaluating ontology mapping techniques: An experiment in public safety information sharing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The public safety community in the United States consists of thousands of local, state, and federal agencies, each with its own information system. In the past few years, there has been a thrust on the seamless interoperability of systems in these agencies. Ontology-based interoperability approaches in the public safety domain need to rely on mapping between ontologies as each agency

Siddharth Kaza; Hsinchun Chen

2008-01-01

324

Information technology as an infrastructure for patient safety: nursing research needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the process utilized to create research questions which promote technology as an infrastructure to enable safe nursing practice. Beginning with scenarios of safety problems related to nursing practice, the team identified information technology including hardware, software, and organizational and operational components to help improve the safety aspects addressed in the scenarios. Further discussed are characteristics of technology

Susan K. Newbold; Gilad J. Kuperman; Suzanne Bakken; Patricia Flatley Brennan; Eneida A. Mendonça; Hyeoun-ae Park; Aleksandar Radenovic

2004-01-01

325

Safety information profile: overview of building construction, including the use of insulating materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

A safety information profile for the building construction industry, including the use of insulation materials, (Standard Industrial Classifications 15 and 17) is presented. Major areas of construction within each SIC code are described. Potential safety, chemical, and physical hazards are reviewed, and existing controls are discussed. Available accident and illness statistics are presented. Industry growth trends are described. Current federal,

Hunt

1979-01-01

326

Maritime Safety Information in the Year 2000: Listen Up, Navy, the Times they are a Changin.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Maritime safety information is that special category of navigational safety data that warns mariners at sea of hazards to navigation which might encountered while underway. It does the most good when received before the hazard is encountered. The U.S. Nav...

S. C. Hall

1990-01-01

327

Proceedings of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission fifteenth water reactor safety information meeting: Volume 3  

Microsoft Academic Search

This six-volume report contains 140 papers out of the 164 that were presented at the Fifteenth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the week of October 26-29, 1987. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety

1988-01-01

328

Proceedings of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission fifteenth water reactor safety information meeting: Volume 2  

Microsoft Academic Search

This six-volume report contains 140 papers out of the 164 that were presented at the Fifteenth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the week of October 26-29, 1987. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety

1988-01-01

329

Proceedings of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission twentieth water reactor safety information meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

This three-volume report contains papers presented at the Twentieth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the Bethesda M--23, 1992. The papers describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety research conducted in this country and abroad. Foreign participation in the meeting included 10 different papers presented by researchers from CEC, China, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Spain and Taiwan.

1993-01-01

330

Maritime Safety Information in the Year 2000: Listen Up, Navy, The Times They Are a Changin'!  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Maritime safety information is that special category of navigational safety data that warns mariners at sea of hazards to navigation which might be encountered while underway. It does the most good when received before the hazard is encountered. The U.S. ...

S. C. Hall

1990-01-01

331

Leveraging an information warehouse to create translational research environment for wound care center.  

PubMed

In order to discover new biomarkers and therapeutic agents for personalized wound care, a vast amount of clinical information is collected and stored at The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) Comprehensive Wound Center (CWC). The Information Warehouse (IW) group at OSUMC has developed and implemented a comprehensive data collection network and analysis pipeline to support clinical, translational and outcomes research, and cost analyses that can be converted into clinical best practices for wound care. PMID:18694039

Dhaval, Rakesh; Buskirk, Jason; Backer, Jessica; Sen, Chandan K; Gordillo, Gayle; Kamal, Jyoti

2007-10-11

332

Developing a curriculum in geographic information systems: the national center for geographic information and analysis core curriculum project  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe a major effort by the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) to develop teaching materials in support of courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The project is motivated by the current high level of demand for GIS professionals and by the need to distinguish between software training on the one hand, and education in the intellectual

Karen K. Kemp; Michael F. Goodchild

1991-01-01

333

A final report on the Great Plains Gasification Project's environmental, health, and safety information data system  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report describes Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNLs) role in providing information to Department of Energy (DOE) on environmental data generated at the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project (GPCGP) in Beulah, North Dakota. An information system, the Fossil Energy (FE) Environmental, Health, and Safety Information System (EHSIS) was developed at ORNL to assist in tracking, analyzing, and making readily available

P. A. Noghrei-Nikbakht; L. M. Roseberry

1989-01-01

334

Retail Food Safety Program Information Manual on Date ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... INTERPRETATION: Hard and semisoft aged cheeses and pasteurized process cheese ... Robert L. Buchanan, Ph.D. Senior Science Advisor Center ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/retailfoodprotection

335

Informal Discussion of Literature Reviews of Safety and ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... California. Ron Finn, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. John Hoffman, MD, National Cancer Institute. ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/developmentapprovalprocess/manufacturing

336

78 FR 41829 - Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Revision to Annual Report for Hazardous...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Revision to Annual Report for Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems AGENCY: Pipeline and...The information collected from hazardous liquid operators' annual reports is an important...identifying safety trends in the hazardous liquid pipeline industry. Summary of Topic...

2013-07-11

337

77 FR 60683 - Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Safety Standard for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Standard for Walk-Behind Power Lawn Mowers AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety...importers of walk- behind power lawn mowers. This collection of information...Standard for Walk-Behind Power Lawn Mowers (16 CFR part 1205). The...

2012-10-04

338

77 FR 63800 - Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Safety Standard for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Standard for Walk-Behind Power Lawn Mowers AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety...importers of walk-behind power lawn mowers. This collection of information...Standard for Walk-Behind Power Lawn Mowers (16 CFR part 1205). This...

2012-10-17

339

77 FR 14401 - Draft Guidance on Drug Safety Information-FDA's Communication to the Public; Availability  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2005-D-0339] Draft Guidance on Drug Safety Information--FDA's Communication to the Public; Availability...SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a...

2012-03-09

340

75 FR 58014 - Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activity; Request for Comments  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...PHMSA-2010-0193] Pipeline Safety: Information...for Comments AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials...Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and...of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials...including its recordkeeping requirements, supports...

2010-09-23

341

Health and safety risk analyses: information for better decisions  

SciTech Connect

Knowing the nature and magnitude of health and safety risks is helpful in setting priorities as well as in making decisions about pursuing recreational activities, foods, jobs, and other aspects of everyday living. Risk-risk situations require a choice among risky alternatives. How safe situations involve a more general choice as to how much of other desired activities to sacrifice for increased safety. How safe situations are inherently more difficult to manage, because they are subject to fuzzy thinking and rhetoric. The large uncertainties of current estimates must be conveyed explicitly to arrive at sensible decisions.

Lave, L.B.

1987-04-17

342

Priority-based assessment of food additives database of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.  

PubMed Central

The priority-based assessment of food additives (PAFA) is a database maintained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. PAFA contains extensive administrative, chemical, and toxicological information on 1685 regulated direct food additives. The database also has limited administrative and chemical information on an additional 1236 direct additives. The total 2921 substances represent everything added to food in the United States. PAFA contains up to 150 different kinds of information about each chemical. Administrative and chemical information includes Chemical Abstracts Service Registry numbers, Code of Federal Regulations citations, the annual usage and estimated daily U.S. human consumption, the Joint Committee on Food Additives Allowable Daily Intakes, the FDA Redbook structure categories of the chemicals, and their technical effects. Toxicology information shows the type of studies done for each chemical, the species of animals tested, the toxicological effects observed and the sites where they were seen, the lowest doses that cause a toxicological effect in each study, a source citation, and other types of related information.

Benz, R D; Irausquin, H

1991-01-01

343

Video calls from lay bystanders to dispatch centers - risk assessment of information security  

PubMed Central

Background Video calls from mobile phones can improve communication during medical emergencies. Lay bystanders can be instructed and supervised by health professionals at Emergency Medical Communication Centers. Before implementation of video mobile calls in emergencies, issues of information security should be addressed. Methods Information security was assessed for risk, based on the information security standard ISO/IEC 27005:2008. A multi-professional team used structured brainstorming to find threats to the information security aspects confidentiality, quality, integrity, and availability. Results Twenty security threats of different risk levels were identified and analyzed. Solutions were proposed to reduce the risk level. Conclusions Given proper implementation, we found no risks to information security that would advocate against the use of video calls between lay bystanders and Emergency Medical Communication Centers. The identified threats should be used as input to formal requirements when planning and implementing video calls from mobile phones for these call centers.

2011-01-01

344

The National Sweetpotato Information Center at Tuskegee University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tuskegee University's involvement with the sweetpotato was initiated in the late 19th century by Dr. George Washington Carver. Carver's publications on the sweetpotato include information on the history and varieties of sweetpotatoes, their cultivation, insect and fungal problems, and their treatment, harvesting, storing, canning, and preparation for human consumption and animal feed. Carver developed more than 200 products from the

Annie King; Edna Williams; Sibyl Caldwell; Walter Hill

1995-01-01

345

WASH (Water and Sanitation for Health) Rainwater Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes project funded by U.S. Agency for International Development to provide short-term technical assistance (general, technology transfer, institutional development and training, information support) to rural and urban fringe water supply and sanitation projects. Initial steps, special collection, and future components of rainwater network…

Campbell, D.

1986-01-01

346

WASH (Water and Sanitation for Health) Rainwater Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes project funded by U.S. Agency for International Development to provide short-term technical assistance (general, technology transfer, institutional development and training, information support) to rural and urban fringe water supply and sanitation projects. Initial steps, special collection, and future components of rainwater network…

Campbell, D.

1986-01-01

347

Information flow and teamwork in Incident Control Centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports research in progress into a study of information flow and teamwork in Incident Management Teams (IMTs) in Australia. The research project, funded by the Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre. The overall research design includes interviews with experienced personnel, observations of real-time incidents and training simulations and a national questionnaire of incident management practices. Data reported in this conference

Christine Owen; Jan Douglas; Gregory Hickey

2008-01-01

348

Driver safety and information from afar: An experimental driving simulator study of wireless vs. in-car information services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cars have changed from pure transportation devices to fully interactive, voice-based systems. While voice interaction in the car has previously required on-board processing, the growing speed and ubiquity of wireless technologies now enable interaction with a distant source. Will the perceived source of the information influence driver safety, responses to the information, and attitudes toward the computer system and car?

Leila Takayama; Clifford Nass

2008-01-01

349

Database search for safety information on cosmetic ingredients  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ethical considerations with respect to experimental animal use and regulatory testing are worldwide under heavy discussion and are, in certain cases, taken up in legislative measures. The most explicit example is the European cosmetic legislation, establishing a testing ban on finished cosmetic products since 11 September 2004 and enforcing that the safety of a cosmetic product is assessed by taking

Marleen Pauwels; Vera Rogiers

2007-01-01

350

Treatment of Passive Component Reliability in Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization FY 2010 Report  

SciTech Connect

The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway is a set of activities defined under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program. The overarching objective of RISMC is to support plant life-extension decision-making by providing a state-of-knowledge characterization of safety margins in key systems, structures, and components (SSCs). A technical challenge at the core of this effort is to establish the conceptual and technical feasibility of analyzing safety margin in a risk-informed way, which, unlike conventionally defined deterministic margin analysis, is founded on probabilistic characterizations of SSC performance.

Robert W Youngblood

2010-09-01

351

Nuclear safety analyses and core design calculations to convert the Texas A & M University Nuclear Science Center reactor to low enrichment uranium fuel. Final report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This project involved performing the nuclear design and safety analyses needed to modify the license issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to allow operation of the Texas A& M University Nuclear Science Center Reactor (NSCR) with a core containing l...

T. A. Parish

1995-01-01

352

Safety Appraisal of the Program to Control and Monitor Worker Internal Radiation Exposure at the Feed Materials Production Center Fernald, Ohio (with Transmittal Memorandum).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this Appraisal was to determine the safety adequacy of the Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC) radiological protection program as it related to the control and monitoring of worker internal exposure to radioactive materials. The apprais...

1989-01-01

353

Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. TA 78-30, International Center of Environmental Safety, Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Animal health records, and those of current and former employees at the International Center of Environmental Safety (ICES) at Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico were reviewed in response to a request from OSHA Region VI concerning potential ...

W. J. Martone B. D. Politi

1979-01-01

354

Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster: Fire Suppression Systems. NIST NCSTAR 1-4B.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted a building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center (WTC) disasters. The work documented in this report was performed in support of the investigation of active fire protect...

E. Budnick J. Schoenrock M. Hopkins

2005-01-01

355

Environmental, Health, and Safety Considerations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Environmental, health, and safety considerations in the manufacturing, operation, and disposal of photovoltaic cells are briefly discussed, and the role of BNL as the field center for DOE information in this area is described. (WHK)

Stang

1980-01-01

356

The Information Commons: a model for (physical) digital resource centers.  

PubMed

Since its planning, construction, and opening in 1996, the Information Commons, located in The University of Iowa's Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, has served as a common ground for self-directed learning, information research, hands-on class sessions, and multimedia development. Initiatives launched from the Information Commons not only have helped increase the visibility of Hardin Library as an environment well equipped to support traditional research and education needs, but have promoted the library as a campus leader and viable partner in planning and delivering digital technologies effectively. Ongoing initiatives have focused on better integrating the library's services and resources with the curricula and research needs of the university's health sciences units. This paper describes the facility, its programmatic elements, and its impact on education, communication, and technology trends in an academic health sciences setting. Particular attention is paid to initiatives launched during the first two years of operation. This paper also discusses plans for expansion of the facility. PMID:9803303

Duncan, J M

1998-10-01

357

77 FR 74276 - Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...you may want to review DOT's complete Privacy...their timely receipt at DOT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...202-366-4566, or by mail at DOT, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey...Operators of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines.'' The following information...information collection requirements relative to the...

2012-12-13

358

Personal digital assistant-based drug information sources: potential to improve medication safety*  

PubMed Central

Objectives: This study compared the potential for personal digital assistant (PDA)–based drug information sources to minimize potential medication errors dependent on accurate and complete drug information at the point of care. Methods: A quality and safety framework for drug information resources was developed to evaluate 11 PDA-based drug information sources. Three drug information sources met the criteria of the framework: Eprocrates Rx Pro, Lexi-Drugs, and mobileMICROMEDEX. Medication error types related to drug information at the point of care were then determined. Forty-seven questions were developed to test the potential of the sources to prevent these error types. Pharmacists and physician experts from Creighton University created these questions based on the most common types of questions asked by primary care providers. Three physicians evaluated the drug information sources, rating the source for each question: 1 = no information available, 2 = some information available, or 3 = adequate amount of information available. Results: The mean ratings for the drug information sources were: 2.0 (Eprocrates Rx Pro), 2.5 (Lexi-Drugs), and 2.03 (mobileMICROMEDEX). Lexi-Drugs was significantly better (mobileMICROMEDEX t test; P = 0.05; Eprocrates Rx Pro t test; P = 0.01). Conclusion: Lexi-Drugs was found to be the most specific and complete PDA resource available to optimize medication safety by reducing potential errors associated with drug information. No resource was sufficient to address the patient safety information needs for all cases.

Galt, Kimberly A.; Rule, Ann M.; Houghton, Bruce; Young, Daniel O.; Remington, Gina

2005-01-01

359

Cartographic Encounters at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Geographic Information System Center of Calculation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The centering processes of geographic information system (GIS) development at the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) was an extension of past cartographic encounters with American Indians through the central control of geospatial technologies, uneven development of geographic information resources, and extension of technically dependent…

Palmer, Mark H.

2012-01-01

360

Annotated Bibliography and Index of the Freedom of Information Center Reports and Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Entries in this annotated bibliography and index include information on the following: 389 Freedom of Information Center Reports, 38 summary papers, 8 independent papers funded by a grant from the American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, and 15 position papers. The reports discuss a number of issues involved in mass communication…

Freedom of Information Center, Columbia, MO.

361

Cartographic Encounters at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Geographic Information System Center of Calculation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The centering processes of geographic information system (GIS) development at the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) was an extension of past cartographic encounters with American Indians through the central control of geospatial technologies, uneven development of geographic information resources, and extension of technically dependent…

Palmer, Mark H.

2012-01-01

362

Healthcare Inspection: Quality of Care and Patient Safety Issues, Martinsburg VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, West Virginia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The VA Office of Inspector General Office of Healthcare Inspections conducted an inspection to determine the validity of allegations received from a complainant. The allegations addressed perioperative patient safety and administrative oversight of proces...

2012-01-01

363

The Communication and Care Plan: a novel approach to patient-centered clinical information systems.  

PubMed

The US health care system and its information access models are organized around institutions and providers. Patient-centered functionality is rarely present in prevailing information systems and, if present, it typically does not ideally support shared decision making about important treatment events. We sought to better understand the functional needs of providers and patients around the process of care plan decision making, and used this information to develop a prototype decision support tool, using women with newly diagnosed breast cancer as our clinical scenario. This paper describes the user-centered design process we undertook and the resulting prototype system, the Communication and Care Plan (CCP). PMID:20937486

Hogarth, Michael; Hajopoulos, Kathy; Young, Meg; Cowles, Neil; Churin, John; Hornthal, Bethany; Esserman, Laura

2010-10-01

364

Factors shaping effective utilization of health information technology in urban safety-net clinics.  

PubMed

Urban safety-net clinics are considered prime targets for the adoption of health information technology innovations; however, little is known about their utilization in such safety-net settings. Current scholarship provides limited guidance on the implementation of health information technology into safety-net settings as it typically assumes that adopting institutions have sufficient basic resources. This study addresses this gap by exploring the unique challenges urban resource-poor safety-net clinics must consider when adopting and utilizing health information technology. In-depth interviews (N = 15) were used with key stakeholders (clinic chief executive officers, medical directors, nursing directors, chief financial officers, and information technology directors) from staff at four clinics to explore (a) nonhealth information technology-related clinic needs, (b) how health information technology may provide solutions, and (c) perceptions of and experiences with health information technology. Participants identified several challenges, some of which appear amenable to health information technology solutions. Also identified were requirements for effective utilization of health information technology including physical infrastructural improvements, funding for equipment/training, creation of user groups to share health information technology knowledge/experiences, and specially tailored electronic billing guidelines. We found that despite the potential benefit that can be derived from health information technologies, the unplanned and uninformed introduction of these tools into these settings might actually create more problems than are solved. From these data, we were able to identify a set of factors that should be considered when integrating health information technology into the existing workflows of low-resourced urban safety-net clinics in order to maximize their utilization and enhance the quality of health care in such settings. PMID:23981394

George, Sheba; Garth, Belinda; Fish, Allison; Baker, Richard

2013-09-01

365

Using FDA reports to inform a classification for health information technology safety problems  

PubMed Central

Objective To expand an emerging classification for problems with health information technology (HIT) using reports submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database. Design HIT events submitted to MAUDE were retrieved using a standardized search strategy. Using an emerging classification with 32 categories of HIT problems, a subset of relevant events were iteratively analyzed to identify new categories. Two coders then independently classified the remaining events into one or more categories. Free-text descriptions were analyzed to identify the consequences of events. Measurements Descriptive statistics by number of reported problems per category and by consequence; inter-rater reliability analysis using the ? statistic for the major categories and consequences. Results A search of 899?768 reports from January 2008 to July 2010 yielded 1100 reports about HIT. After removing duplicate and unrelated reports, 678 reports describing 436 events remained. The authors identified four new categories to describe problems with software functionality, system configuration, interface with devices, and network configuration; the authors' classification with 32 categories of HIT problems was expanded by the addition of these four categories. Examination of the 436 events revealed 712 problems, 96% were machine-related, and 4% were problems at the human–computer interface. Almost half (46%) of the events related to hazardous circumstances. Of the 46 events (11%) associated with patient harm, four deaths were linked to HIT problems (0.9% of 436 events). Conclusions Only 0.1% of the MAUDE reports searched were related to HIT. Nevertheless, Food and Drug Administration reports did prove to be a useful new source of information about the nature of software problems and their safety implications with potential to inform strategies for safe design and implementation.

Ong, Mei-Sing; Runciman, William; Coiera, Enrico

2011-01-01

366

Patent information management in Nagasaki Research & Development Center of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI).  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is expected for our company, dealing with heavy industry to survive informationized society, and the development of research results has become an important matter. Under these environments, guarding the research results and offering the patent informations timely are necessary. The patent service in our center was established in 1963 and had since used papers as medium to manage information. Nowadays we have begun to use on-line systems of PATOLIS and PATROLS instead of papers, and increased efficiency of information offer.

Fukae, Tatsuro; Kubo, Masaru

367

Learning Curves: Making Quality Online Health Information Available at a Fitness Center.  

PubMed

Meeting consumer health information needs can be a challenge. Research suggests that women seek health information from a variety of resources, including the Internet. In an effort to make women aware of reliable health information sources, the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport Medical Library engaged in a partnership with a franchise location of Curves International, Inc. This article will discuss the project, its goals and its challenges. PMID:22545020

Dobbins, Montie T; Tarver, Talicia; Adams, Mararia; Jones, Dixie A

2012-02-20

368

Fuel-cycle facilities: preliminary safety and environmental information document. Volume VII  

SciTech Connect

Information is presented concerning the mining and milling of uranium and thorium; uranium hexafluoride conversion; enrichment; fuel fabrication; reprocessing; storage options; waste disposal options; transportation; heavy-water-production facilities; and international fuel service centers.

Not Available

1980-01-01

369

Quality of pharmacotherapy consultations provided by drug information centers in the United States.  

PubMed

We evaluated the performance of 116 U.S. drug information centers in responding to specific questions about drugs. The primary measures were correctness of responses and extent of probing for patient data. Questions addressed the effect of ranitidine on blood alcohol concentrations, the potential interaction between didanosine and dapsone, prevention of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID)-induced peptic ulcers, and use of erythromycin for diabetic gastroparesis. The percentages of centers providing correct overall responses were 70% for the ranitidine question, 90% for the didanosine-dapsone question, 8% for the NSAID question, and 20% for the erythromycin question. For the three patient-specific questions, the percentages of centers eliciting vital patient data were 27% for the didanosine-dapsone question, 86% for the NSAID question, and 5% for the erythromycin question. In providing pharmacotherapy consultations, drug information centers generally failed to obtain pertinent patient data, thereby risking incorrect responses and inappropriate recommendations. PMID:10907973

Calis, K A; Anderson, D W; Auth, D A; Mays, D A; Turcasso, N M; Meyer, C C; Young, L R

2000-07-01

370

Producing optimized ensembles of nitrogen-vacancy color centers for quantum information applications  

SciTech Connect

Quantum information applications place stringent demands on the development of platforms that can host them. Color centers in diamond have been identified as important media for quantum information processing. Accordingly, the photoluminescence properties of nitrogen-vacancy (N-V) centers in diamond created by implantation and annealing are studied at cryogenic temperatures (below 10 K). We examine high pressure high temperature and chemical vapor deposition synthetic diamonds with varying nitrogen concentration and present an accurate method to estimate the concentration of the (N-V) centers created by ion implantation. The ion irradiation route produced up to 6 ppm of optically active (N-V) centers, while nitrogen implantation yielded up to 3 ppm of optically active (N-V) with 8% conversion efficiency. However, a broadening of the (N-V){sup -} zero phonon line was observed in all samples.

Aharonovich, Igor; Fairchild, Barbara A.; Orwa, Julius; Ganesan, Kumaravelu; Greentree, Andrew D.; Prawer, Steven [School of Physics, University Of Melbourne, Melbourne 3010 (Australia); Santori, Charles; Fu, Kai-Mei C.; Beausoleil, Raymond G. [Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, 1501 Page Mill Rd., Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States)

2009-12-15

371

Patient Safety-Related Information Technology Utilization in Urban and Rural Hospitals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ongoing research has linked certain information technology applications to reduction of medical errors and improved patient outcomes. The purpose of this study was to assess both the use of patient safety-related information technologies (PSIT) in urban and rural hospitals, as well as the organizational factors which may be linked to overall PSIT adoption. Florida’s 199 acute care hospitals (170 urban;

Robert G. Brooks; Nir Menachemi; Darrell Burke; Art Clawson

2005-01-01

372

User's guide to the Fossil Energy Environmental, Health, and Safety Information System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The User's Guide describes the Fossil Energy Environmental, Health, and Safety Information System. Step-by-step instructions for accessing the computer and the resident information are given, along with a complete description of each of the six modules, their subject scope, and their structure. Also discussed are the method of searching, its philosophy, features, and constraints. Two search examples are presented.

J. K. Huffstetler; L. M. Roseberry; W. J. Samples; A. P. Hotchkiss

1987-01-01

373

Australians travelling abroad without health and safety information: How many and who are they?  

Microsoft Academic Search

More than two and a half million Australians travel overseas on short?term visits every year. Despite the information available on prevention of health problems, there is little data on how many and which Australians travel abroad without health and safety information. The aim of the study was to determine how many and which Australians depart international airports without having received

Hedley G. Peach; Nicole E. Bath

1998-01-01

374

United States level I trauma centers are not created equal – a concern for patient safety?  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The American College of Surgeons delineates 108 requirements for level I trauma centers. Some of these requirements include: minimum of 1,200 trauma admissions per year; an average of 35 major trauma patients per surgeon; residency training programs; and 10 peer-reviewed journal submissions every three years. This study examines the variation in services provided among U.S. level I trauma centers.

Bruce H Ziran; Mary-Kate Barrette-Grischow; Barbara Hileman

2008-01-01

375

Transactions of the twenty-second water reactor safety information meeting  

SciTech Connect

This report contains summaries of papers on reactor safety research to be presented at the 22nd Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, October 24--26, 1994. The summaries briefly describe the programs and results of nuclear safety research sponsored by the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, US NRC. Summaries of invited papers concerning nuclear safety issues from US government laboratories, the electric utilities, the nuclear industry, and from foreign governments and industry are also included. The summaries have been compiled in one report to provide a basis for meaningful discussion and information exchange during the course of the meeting and are given in the order of their presentation in each session. Individual papers have been cataloged separately.

Not Available

1994-10-01

376

40 CFR 68.65 - Process safety information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...information before conducting any process hazard analysis required by the rule. The...to identify and understand the hazards posed by those processes involving...in conjunction with the process hazard analysis in sufficient detail to...

2013-07-01

377

75 FR 40863 - Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Incorporation by Reference of Industry Standard on Leak Detection.'' PHMSA is preparing to...Incorporation by Reference of Industry Standard on Leak Detection.'' This information collection...Incorporation by Reference of Industry Standard on Leak Detection. OMB Control Number:...

2010-07-14

378

Postmarket Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... AERS) Provides a description of AERS, AERS data files, AERS summary ... Note: If you need help accessing information in different file formats, see ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/postmarketdrugsafetyinformationforpatientsandproviders

379

Interconnected but underprotected? Parents' methods and motivations for information seeking on digital safety issues.  

PubMed

Parents need information and skills to meet the demands of mediating connected technology in their homes. Parents' methods and motivations for learning to protect children from digital risks were reported through a survey. This study explores relationships between information seeking, parents' concerns, risks children have experienced, and access to connected devices, in addition to the use and satisfaction of various digital safety resources. Three types of information-seeking behavior were identified: (a) protective information seeking, to protect children from being confronted with harmful content; (b) problem-solving information seeking, to help children who have been negatively affected by connected technology; and (c) attentive learning, by attending to media resources passively encountered on this topic. Friends and family are the dominant source of digital safety information, followed by presentations and the Internet. Parents' top concerns for their children using connected technology were accidental exposure to pornography, and sexual content in Internet-based entertainment. Higher numbers of risks experienced by children were positively associated with parents' problem-solving information seeking and level of attentive learning. Parents who were more concerned exhibited more problem-solving information seeking; but despite the high level of concern for children's safety online, 65 percent of parents seek information on this subject less than twice per year. Children have access to a mean of five connected devices at home; a higher number of devices was correlated with increased risks experienced by children, but was not associated with increased concern or information seeking from parents. PMID:23098226

Davis, Vauna

2012-10-25

380

Twenty-First Water Reaction Safety Information Meeting. Volume 2, Severe accident research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This three-volume report contains 90 papers out of the 102 that were presented at the Twenty-First Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, during the week of October 25--27, 1993. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety research

Monteleone

1994-01-01

381

Proceedings of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission twentieth water reactor safety information meeting  

SciTech Connect

This three-volume report contains papers presented at the Twentieth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, during the week of October 21--23, 1992. The papers describes progress and results of programs in nuclear safety research conducted in this country and abroad. Foreign participation in the meeting included 10 different papers presented by researchers from CEC, China, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Spain and Taiwan. This document, Volume 1, presents, papers on: Advanced Reactor Research; Advanced passive LWR's; advanced instrumentation and control hardware, advanced control system technology; human factors research; and EPRI's nuclear safety research and development. The individual papers have been cataloged separately.

Weiss, A.J. (comp.) (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States))

1993-03-01

382

Guidelines for nuclear power plant safety issue prioritization information development. Supplement 2  

SciTech Connect

This is the third in a series of reports to document the use of a methodology developed by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory to calculate, for prioritization purposes, the risk, dose and cost impacts of implementing resolutions to reactor safety issues (NUREG/CR-2800, Andrews et al. 1983). This report contains results of issue-specific analyses for 31 issues. Each issue was considered within the constraints of available information as of summer 1983, and two staff-weeks of labor. The results are referenced, as one consideration in setting priorities for reactor safety issues, in NUREG-0933, A Prioritization of Generic Safety Issues.

Andrews, W.B.; Gallucci, R.H.V.; Konzek, G.J.; Heaberlin, S.W.; Fecht, B.A.; Allen, C.H.; Allen, R.D.; Bickford, W.E., Carbaugh, E.H.; Lewis, J.R.

1983-12-01

383

Georgia's Health Safety Net: A Model of Excellence: The Good Samaritan Health Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

The state of Georgia continues to struggle with the large amount of people who lack the ability to obtain healthcare when needed. Over a million Georgians have no health insurance, and face a variety of barriers to receiving healthcare. There are many layers to Georgia’s safety net, where each clinic provides primary care in certain areas to a specific population

Erin Hiers

2009-01-01

384

Prototyping an institutional IAIMS/UMLS information environment for an academic medical center.  

PubMed

The paper describes a prototype information environment designed to link network-based information resources in an integrated fashion and thus enhance the information capabilities of an academic medical center. The prototype was implemented on a single Macintosh computer to permit exploration of the overall "information architecture" and to demonstrate the various desired capabilities prior to full-scale network-based implementation. At the heart of the prototype are two components: a diverse set of information resources available over an institutional computer network and an information sources map designed to assist users in finding and accessing information resources relevant to their needs. The paper describes these and other components of the prototype and presents a scenario illustrating its use. The prototype illustrates the link between the goals of two National Library of Medicine initiatives, the Integrated Academic Information Management System (IAIMS) and the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS). PMID:1326371

Miller, P L; Paton, J A; Clyman, J I; Powsner, S M

1992-07-01

385

[Relations between health information systems and patient safety].  

PubMed

Health information systems have the potential to reduce medical errors, and indeed many studies have shown a significant reduction. However, if the systems are not designed and implemented properly, there is evidence that suggest that new types of errors will arise--i.e., technology-induced errors. Health information systems will need to undergo a more rigorous evaluation. Usability evaluation and simulation test with humans in the loop can help to detect and prevent technology-induced errors before they are deployed in real health-care settings. PMID:23137382

Nřhr, Christian

2012-11-01

386

Safety-Information-Driven Human Mobility Patterns with Metapopulation Epidemic Dynamics  

PubMed Central

With the help of mass media, people receive information concerning the status of an infectious disease to guide their mobility. Herein, we develop a theoretical framework to investigate the safety-information-driven human mobility with metapopulation epidemic dynamics. Individuals respond to the safety information of a city by taking safe moves (passing cities with a more number of healthy individuals) or unsafe moves (passing cities with a less number of healthy individuals). Our findings show that the critical threshold depends on mobility in such a way that personal execution of safe moves unexpectedly promotes the global spread of a disease, while unsafe moves counterintuitively cause a locally, relatively small outbreak size. Our analysis underlines the role of safety consideration in the spatial spread of an infectious disease with clear implications for the model of mobility driven by individuals' benefit.

Wang, Bing; Cao, Lang; Suzuki, Hideyuki; Aihara, Kazuyuki

2012-01-01

387

Safety-Information-Driven Human Mobility Patterns with Metapopulation Epidemic Dynamics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the help of mass media, people receive information concerning the status of an infectious disease to guide their mobility. Herein, we develop a theoretical framework to investigate the safety-information-driven human mobility with metapopulation epidemic dynamics. Individuals respond to the safety information of a city by taking safe moves (passing cities with a more number of healthy individuals) or unsafe moves (passing cities with a less number of healthy individuals). Our findings show that the critical threshold depends on mobility in such a way that personal execution of safe moves unexpectedly promotes the global spread of a disease, while unsafe moves counterintuitively cause a locally, relatively small outbreak size. Our analysis underlines the role of safety consideration in the spatial spread of an infectious disease with clear implications for the model of mobility driven by individuals' benefit.

Wang, Bing; Cao, Lang; Suzuki, Hideyuki; Aihara, Kazuyuki

2012-11-01

388

Participatory approaches to improving safety, health and working conditions in informal economy workplaces - Experiences of Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam  

Microsoft Academic Search

(WISE), 1 and Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND) 2 are increasingly applied in Asia for supporting grassroots initiatives in informal economy workplaces to improve safety, health and working conditions. These participatory programmes are easy to apply and action-oriented, and focus on immediate improvement needs of informal economy workplaces. Workers in informal economy workplaces have identified and implemented practical safety

Tsuyoshi Kawakami

2007-01-01

389

Conceptual strategic plan for the GRI Environmental Technology Information Center. Topical report  

SciTech Connect

The report summarizes the results of a survey conducted to develop a strategic plan for the Gas Research Institute (GRI) environmental technology information center. The initial concept was that of a service to provide environmental technology information to GRI members. For the survey, an investigation of nine information services was conducted, through on-site visits and interviews. Information products and services and their combinations generally offered are discussed. Best industry practices are highlighted, and sample markets are outlined. Details on the survey are presented in appendixes.

Millet, S.; Young, J.

1993-12-01

390

Assuring Safety in Bus Transportation--Update on Federal Legislation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the growing use of vans for transportation by child care centers and increasing concerns about van safety. Presents information on relevant federal legislation related to motor vehicle safety and the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Recommends that child care programs replace retiring vans with…

Craft, Nick

2003-01-01

391

Fiscal Year 1998 Annual Report, Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, World Data Center -- A for Atmospheric Trace Gases  

SciTech Connect

Once again, the most recent fiscal year was a productive one for the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), as well as a year for change. The FY 1998 in Review section in this report summarizes quite a few new and updated data and information products, and the ''What's Coming in FY 1999'' section describes our plans for this new fiscal year. During FY 1998, CDIAC began a data-management system for AmeriFlux, a long-term study of carbon fluxes between the terrestrial biosphere of the Western Hemisphere and the atmosphere. The specific objectives of AmeriFlux are to establish an infrastructure for guiding, collecting, synthesizing, and disseminating long-term measurements of CO{sub 2}, water, and energy exchange from a variety of ecosystems; collect critical new information to help define the current global CO{sub 2} budget; enable improved predictions of future concentrations of atmospheric CO{sub 2}; and enhance understanding of carbon fluxes. Net Ecosystem Production (NEP), and carbon sequestration in the terrestrial biosphere. The data-management system, available from CDIAC'S AmeriFlux home page (http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/programs/ameriflux/ ) is intended to provide consistent, quality-assured, and documented data across all AmeriFlux sites in the US, Canada, Costa Rica, and Brazil. It is being developed by Antoinette Brenkert and Tom Boden, with assistance from Susan Holladay (who joined CDIAC specifically to support the AmeriFlux data-management effort).

Cushman, R.M.; Boden, T.A.; Hook, L.A.; Jones, S.B.; Kaiser, D.P.; Nelson, T.R.

1999-03-01

392

Setting quality and safety priorities in a target-rich environment: an academic medical center's challenge.  

PubMed

Hospitals are continually challenged to provide safer and higher-quality patient care despite resource constraints. With an ever-increasing range of quality and safety targets at the national, state, and local levels, prioritization is crucial in effective institutional quality goal setting and resource allocation.Organizational goal-setting theory is a performance improvement methodology with strong results across many industries. The authors describe a structured goal-setting process they have established at Massachusetts General Hospital for setting annual institutional quality and safety goals. Begun in 2008, this process has been conducted on an annual basis. Quality and safety data are gathered from many sources, both internal and external to the hospital. These data are collated and classified, and multiple approaches are used to identify the most pressing quality issues facing the institution. The conclusions are subject to stringent internal review, and then the top quality goals of the institution are chosen. Specific tactical initiatives and executive owners are assigned to each goal, and metrics are selected to track performance. A reporting tool based on these tactics and metrics is used to deliver progress updates to senior hospital leadership.The hospital has experienced excellent results and strong organizational buy-in using this effective, low-cost, and replicable goal-setting process. It has led to improvements in structural, process, and outcomes aspects of quality. PMID:23807111

Mort, Elizabeth A; Demehin, Akinluwa A; Marple, Keith B; McCullough, Kathryn Y; Meyer, Gregg S

2013-08-01

393

An Information Management and Technology Laboratory in an Academic Health Center Library  

PubMed Central

The aims and goals in setting up an Information Management and Technology Laboratory in the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library at the University of Connecticut Health Center are outlined. Health professionals have a chance in the Laboratory to try software and machines and acquaint themselves with some of the new technology. The Laboratory can save individual departments time, the necessity for extensive research and money and will be used to give students and staff experience in information management techniques.

Peterson, Margaret G.E.; Brantz, Malcolm H.

1984-01-01

394

Quantum information processing with diamond nitrogen-vacancy centers coupled to microcavities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scalable quantum information processing using nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond will be difficult without the ability to couple the centers to optical microcavities and waveguides. Here we present our preliminary result of coupling a single NV center in a nanoparticle to a silica microdisk at cryogenic temperatures. The cavity-coupled NV photoluminescence is coupled out of the cavity through a tapered fiber. Although the current system is limited by the spectral properties of the NV center and the Q of the cavity, efficient particle-cavity and cavity-waveguide coupling should lead to the realization of a "one-dimensional atom" as needed for CQED, enable single-shot electron-spin readout, and increase the probability of success in entanglement schemes based on single-photon detection.

Fu, Kai-Mei C.; Santori, Charles; Spillane, Sean; Beausoleil, Raymond G.

2008-03-01

395

EM Safety Innovations Aim Toward Safer Technologies and Better Information for Users  

SciTech Connect

Beginning in 2000, the Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM), Office of Science and Technology (OST) has substantially re-examined and improved our approach to worker safety and health. Consistent with OST's responsibilities for safety, these initiatives can be categorized generally as: (1) Making our technologies inherently safer to use; and (2) Providing useful safety and health information about our technologies to the sites and technology operators. This evolved through a collaborative process by the EM Office of Safety, Health and Security, the EM Office of Science and Technology, EM Focus Areas and others. It was, initially, largely in response to a set of eight recommendations by the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB) and to lessons learned from a serious accident in August, 2000 involving an OST-funded new technology. The cornerstone of this effort is the Policy for Occupational Safety and Health in EM's Science and Technology Program, issued in January 2001. DOE Focus Areas are focusing more attention on worker safety and health in their solicitations and procurement documents for new technology research and development (R&D) projects. EM Headquarters is working with Focus Areas, site environmental contractors, technology developers, and their respective DOE field organizations to ensure that roles and responsibilities for worker safety and health are clearly defined when a new technology is demonstrated at an environmental management site. The peer review process administered by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) now requires technology developers to think through their approach to safety and health in a more detailed, focused way than previously. In Innovative Technology Summary Reports (ITSRs), developers are comparing their new technologies to baseline technologies on the basis of safety and health. Technology Safety Data Sheets (TSDSs) are being prepared for new technologies when they reach the appropriate stage of development.

Lankford, M.; Geiger, J.; Carpenter, C.

2002-02-26

396

Information support of low-altitude flight safety  

Microsoft Academic Search

Theoretical analysis of the capabilities of information support of a low-altitude flight using a mmrange radar station and\\u000a a laser location system with a radiation wavelength of 1.54 ?m is carried out. For simple meteorological conditions, the advantages\\u000a of the laser location system both from the point of view of minimization of the safe flight altitude and the probability of

V. N. Danovskii; V. Ya. Kim; V. M. Lisitsyn; K. V. Obrosov; S. V. Tikhonova

2007-01-01

397

Augmenting the driver's view with realtime safety-related information  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last couple of years, in-vehicle information systems have advanced in terms of design and technical sophistication. This trend manifests itself in the current evolution of navigation devices towards advanced 3D visualizations as well as real-time telematics services. We present important constituents for the design space of realistic visualizations in the car and introduce realization potentials in advanced vehicle-to-infrastructure

Peter Fröhlich; Raimund Schatz; Peter Leitner; Matthias Baldauf; Stephan Mantler

2010-01-01

398

When is ERIC Useful? A Background and Current Overview of the Education Resources Information Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) underwent substantial change during the 2004 contract cycle. Since it began in 1966, it has always been a highly respected and heavily used bibliographic resource, but some users are unaware of its current status due to the recent changes in its format and availability. This update highlights major developments and assesses the resulting ERIC

Kate Corby

2009-01-01

399

Research and Design of Educational Resource Information Center for Investors Based on J2EE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays, the education for investors is becoming more and more important throughout nations, and China also wants to put it forward into the national educational system. With the development of IT, the original ways of education has changed greatly. This article presents a loose coupling and easily integrated way to build educational resource information center for investors (ERICI) against the

Kai Cao; Xiaoyun Zhu

2008-01-01

400

The Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance: YouTube Channel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is the home of the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) on YouTube. The channel features a number of instructional videos on topics like wireless technologies, networks and security. The videos range from about one minute long to around fifteen minutes long.

2011-03-18

401

A Computerized Information Retrieval System for the Technical Assistance Center Clearinghouse: A Feasibility Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report first analyzes the need for a Technical Assistance Center (TAC) Clearinghouse, which would provide a range of services including question answering for state and local education agencies, workshop preparation assistance, and literature surveys. Addressing the question of feasibility of a computerized information retrieval system for…

Buckley, Joseph J.

402

Nothing At The Center?: Academic Legitimacy in the Information Systems Field12  

Microsoft Academic Search

Researchers in the information system (IS) field have recently called for the field to legitimate itself by erecting a strong theoretical core at its center. This paper examines this proposition, and concludes that it is logically invalid and does not recognize ample evidence to the contrary from the history of other disciplines. We construct a broader concept of academic legitimacy

Kalle Lyytinen; John Leslie King

2004-01-01

403

Measuring Malaysia School Resource Centers' Standards through iQ-PSS: An Online Management Information System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Ministry of Education has come up with an innovative way to monitor the progress of 9,843 School Resource Centers (SRCs) using an online management information system called iQ-PSS (Quality Index of SRC). This paper aims to describe the data collection method and analyze the current state of SRCs in Malaysia and explain how the results can be…

Zainudin, Fadzliaton; Ismail, Kamarulzaman

2010-01-01

404

ARTEMIS: learner-centered design of an information seeking environment for K-12 education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Learners use software for different reasons and with differentskills and motivations than other users. Using concepts of learner-centered design (LCD), we developed a user interface for supporting learners as they use digital information resources in inquiry-based science classrooms. Learner needs are categorized in five areas: content knowledge, technology knowledge, strategic and metacognitive lmowledge, and motivation Results of research on problems

Raven Wallace; Elliot Soloway; Joseph Krajcik; Nathan Bos; Joseph Hoffman; Heather Eccleston Hunter; Dan Kiskis; Elisabeth Klann; Greg Peters; David Richardson; Ofer Ronen

1998-01-01

405

National Center for Advanced Information Components Manufacturing. Program summary report, Volume II  

SciTech Connect

The National Center for Advanced Information Components Manufacturing focused on manufacturing research and development for flat panel displays, advanced lithography, microelectronics, and optoelectronics. This report provides an overview of the program, program history, summaries of the technical projects, and key program accomplishments.

NONE

1996-10-01

406

The Center for Electronic Imaging Systems: Imaging in the Information Age  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the dawning of the Information Age and the era of global competitiveness, new demands have been brought to universities to find ways of conducting basic research, of educating engineering students, and of interacting with government and industry. In this paper we describe an initiative that was created in Rochester, New York, an important center of imaging and image science

Nicholas George; Carol Neufeld George

407

Human factors review of electric power dispatch control centers. Volume 4. Operator information needs. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Human factors is a systems-oriented interdisciplinary specialty concerned with the design of systems, equipment, facilities and the operational environment. An important aspect leading to the design requirements is the determination of the information requirements for electric power dispatch control centers. There are significant differences between the system operator's actions during normal and degraded states of power system operation, and power

R. J. Miller; K. Najaf-Zadeh; H. T. Darlington; H. D. McNair; S. Seidenstein; A. R. Williams

1982-01-01

408

Information and media literacy education within the school library media centers of a Middle Tennessee county  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the current state of information and media literacy education taking place within the school library media centers of one suburban school district in Middle Tennessee given the absence of state standards as well as state or local leadership. ^ All of the school library media specialists (SLMS) employed by the county participated

Melissa F Blevins

2004-01-01

409

Coverage Evaluation of the 1994 Federal Libraries and Information Centers Survey. Technical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains the results of an evaluation of coverage issues regarding the 1994 Federal Libraries and Information Centers Survey. The objectives of this evaluation were to determine the accuracy and completeness of the final survey frame and to analyze the criteria used to classify federal library facilities as in-scope and out-of-scope.…

Curry, John; Kindel, Carrol

410

Federal Libraries and Information Centers Data, FY 1994: On Disk [Diskette].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This diskette contains the data file from the Federal Libraries and Information Centers Survey, Fiscal Year 1994. The survey gathered data on federal libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for fiscal year 1994. This data file contains descriptive data about each federal library's services and operations, including: organization…

National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

411

Informal science educators network project Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated. Final report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Funding from the Department of Energy and the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project have helped the Association of Science-technology Centers Incorporated (ASTC) to establish and sustain an on-line community of informal science educators nationwide. The ...

1997-01-01

412

User-Centered Perspective of Information Retrieval Research and Analysis Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews information retrieval (IR) studies since 1986 from the user's perspective. Identifies two main approaches that advocate user-centered design theory: (1) the cognitive approach; and (2) the holistic approach. Also explores other approaches--systems thinking/action research and usability techniques that may have potential for IR research…

Sugar, William

1995-01-01

413

The infection control information system of the Hospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  

Microsoft Academic Search

In December 1990 the Investigation and Prevention Branch, Hospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developed the Hospital Infections Program infection control information system (HIP ICIS) to respond more efficiently to more than 200 public inquiries (telephone or written) that HIP receives daily. The HIP ICIS allows anyone with a Touch-Tone telephone, fax machine, or computer to

Lilia P. Manangan

1996-01-01

414

Rural Medical Service Funding: Issues and Alternatives. Rural Information Center Publication Series, No. 7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By almost any definition, rural America has been medically underserved. This bibliography includes materials available from the National Agricultural Library's (NAL) Rural Information Center. The listed materials include approximately 36 books and monographs, 106 articles, and the names and addresses of 17 related associations. Certain local…

Kane, John D. H., III, Comp.; Leuci, Mary Simon, Comp.

415

The Industry Information Center within an Academic Library: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussion of cooperation between academic and corporate libraries focuses on a case study of the library at the Colorado School of Mines where an industry information center was established. Issues in planning an industry-academic partnership are explored, including feasibility, funding, staffing, terms of agreement, and authority structures.…

Dunn, Lisa G.; Grealy, Deborah S.

1996-01-01

416

The Intelligence Fusion Center (IFC): a COTS-based information retrieval, processing, and archiving system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Central Intelligence Agency's Intelligence Fusion Center (IFC) uses an integrated commercial-off-the-shelf information processing, archiving and retrieval system designed to support analysts, watch officers and managers in a multilevel secure environment. The system receives and processes documents from many electronic sources, including internal agency message traffic, external message traffic from multiple agencies and organizations and press feeds. Manual input of

M. Powers

1997-01-01

417

Lunar Data Information Center: A Shortcut to the Riddle of the Moon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Lunar Data Information Center is a reference and lending collection for researchers, educators, and students of lunar science, worldwide. Such methods as a classification scheme for mission-oriented documentation, sample photo browse files, lunar feature index, and color coding have resulted in a user-oriented collection. Search capability is…

Waranius, Frances B.; Heiken, Jody H.

1975-01-01

418

A User-Centered Cooperative Information System for Medical Imaging Diagnosis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents a cooperative information system for remote medical imaging diagnosis. General computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) problems addressed are definition of a procedure for the design of user-centered cooperative systems (conceptual level); and improvement of user feedback and optimization of the communication bandwidth in highly…

Gomez, Enrique J.; Quiles, Jose A.; Sanz, Marcos F.; del Pozo, Francisco

1998-01-01

419

NCHSR (National Center for Health Services Research) and HCTA (Health Care Technology Assessment) Program Note. Center Reports Available from National Technical Information Service.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The document is a listing of research reports, resulting from research projects supported by the National Center for Health Services Research (NCHSR), which are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). These reports were entered i...

1985-01-01

420

Defense Technical Information Center Executive Information Systems: Documentation and User's Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Technical documentation and a user's manual are presented. DTIC's Tactical Plan for Automated Management Information Systems, March 1987, defines the need for statistical decision-making information and trend reporting. A DTIC-EIS prototype was developed ...

J. C. Metzger J. E. Felch

1989-01-01

421

Information Management: What's in Store for the Professional and the Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussion of impact of technological change on the information profession highlights changing environment, cost performance increase, diversity of roles (information specialist, personnel manager, marketing specialist), client needs research and analysis, market management, service development and management, and role of information manager of…

Borbely, Jack

1984-01-01

422

Proceedings of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission fourteenth water reactor safety information meeting: Volume 5, Nuclear plant analyzer and code development, International Code Assessment Program, Industry safety research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This six-volume report contains 156 papers out of the 175 that were presented at the Fourteenth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the week of October 27-31, 1986. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety

1987-01-01

423

Quality Management Procedures Influence the Food Safety Practices at Childcare Centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Childcare in the United States (US) has become a necessary part of life for most working parents with the increased use of\\u000a center-based childcare over the past three decades. Approximately 13 million preschoolers attend some form of childcare. Literature\\u000a indicates the main predictors of quality childcare programs are adequate experience and specialized training of childcare\\u000a staff. A growing concern among researchers,

Allison A. Enke; Margaret E. Briley; Suzanne R. Curtis; Sue A. Greninger; Deanna M. Staskel

2007-01-01

424

Investigating different approaches to develop informative priors in hierarchical Bayesian safety performance functions.  

PubMed

The Bayesian inference method has been frequently adopted to develop safety performance functions. One advantage of the Bayesian inference is that prior information for the independent variables can be included in the inference procedures. However, there are few studies that discussed how to formulate informative priors for the independent variables and evaluated the effects of incorporating informative priors in developing safety performance functions. This paper addresses this deficiency by introducing four approaches of developing informative priors for the independent variables based on historical data and expert experience. Merits of these informative priors have been tested along with two types of Bayesian hierarchical models (Poisson-gamma and Poisson-lognormal models). Deviance information criterion (DIC), R-square values, and coefficients of variance for the estimations were utilized as evaluation measures to select the best model(s). Comparison across the models indicated that the Poisson-gamma model is superior with a better model fit and it is much more robust with the informative priors. Moreover, the two-stage Bayesian updating informative priors provided the best goodness-of-fit and coefficient estimation accuracies. Furthermore, informative priors for the inverse dispersion parameter have also been introduced and tested. Different types of informative priors' effects on the model estimations and goodness-of-fit have been compared and concluded. Finally, based on the results, recommendations for future research topics and study applications have been made. PMID:23612558

Yu, Rongjie; Abdel-Aty, Mohamed

2013-04-03

425

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Biosafety  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site, from the Office of Health and Safety of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offers resources for "promoting safer, healthful working practices and serves as a world leader in the field of biosafety." Here, visitors can find information on the Etiologic Agent Import Permit Program, Select Agent Program, Biosafety, Workplace Safety & Health, and links to materials on a variety of other resources on safety and safety education.

2009-07-14

426

Disseminating maternal health information to rural women: a user centered design framework.  

PubMed

The delivery of primary health information to rural women is a considerable challenge for government and private sectors in rural India. This paper illustrates how by applying the proposed user centered framework dissemination of maternal health information to rural women can be improved. First, the paper presents baseline study to obtain existing knowledge level of women and design requirements for a Primary Health Information System (PHIS). Second, the paper presents a brief description of the PHIS system which was deployed in a village for sixteen months in rural India. Third, the paper explains longitudinal study conducted post intervention of PHIS to measure the impact of PHIS on the knowledge level and health behaviour of rural women in comparison to the baseline study. The results indicate that by following the proposed user centered approach to design the PHIS, a significant improvement in knowledge level of rural women and positive changes in health practices are achieved. PMID:21347047

Parmar, Vikram

2010-11-13

427

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication: Fair Transmit Power Control for Safety-Critical Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

Direct radio-based vehicle-to-vehicle communication can help prevent accidents by providing accurate and up-to-date local status and hazard information to the driver. In this paper, we assume that two types of messages are used for traffic safety-related communication: 1) Periodic messages (ldquobeaconsrdquo) that are sent by all vehicles to inform their neighbors about their current status (i.e., position) and 2) event-driven

Marc Torrent-Moreno; Jens Mittag; Paolo Santi; Hannes Hartenstein

2009-01-01

428

Information Dissemination Control for Cooperative Active Safety Applications in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) play a critical role in enabling highway active safety applications such as collision warning and vehicle tracking. The most pressing challenge in enabling such applications is to maximize the amount of disseminated vehicle state information while avoiding network congestion. In this paper, we explore the structure of VANET tracking problem and propose an adaptive rate control

Ching-Ling Huang; Yaser P. Fallah; Raja Sengupta; Hariharan Krishnan

2009-01-01

429

Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Oversight and Status of Implementing a Risk-Informed Approach to Fire Safety.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

GAO was asked to examine (1) NRC's progress in resolving the long-standing fire safety issues raised in GAO's 2008 report at plants remaining under the deterministic approach and at those plants transitioning to the risk-informed approach; (2) the potenti...

2012-01-01

430

SightSafety: A hybrid information and communication technology system for reducing vehicle\\/pedestrian collisions  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, a number of advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions have been developed to assist in the management of business processes and working environments. Mobile computing and wireless communication are two such technologies which have been adapted for use in hybrid systems that can monitor and manage industrial health, safety and welfare activities. Within the construction sector,

Z. Riaz; D. J. Edwards; A. Thorpe

2006-01-01

431

Leveraging Information Technology Towards Enhancing Patient Care and a Culture of Safety  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Objectives: To heighten awareness about the critical issues currently affecting patient care and to propose solutions based on leveraging information technolo- gies to enhance patient care and influence a culture of patient safety. Methods: Presentation and discussion of the issues affecting health care today, such as medical and medi- cation-related errors and analysis of their root causes; proliferation of

M. J. Ball; D. E. Garets; T. J. Handler

432

Integrated Information Systems for Highway Safety Management: Conceptual Design for Interoperability  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Korea National Police Agency, Korea Highway Corporation, Korea Regional Construction Agencies and the Seoul Metropolitan Government have developed their own highway and traffic safety information management systems. The critical problem is that these systems are not interoperable and compatible, since each agency developed its own system using different platforms and without a standardized data format. There seem to be

Seongkwan Mark Lee; Sung-gheel Jang; Tschangho John Kim; Seunglim Kang

2007-01-01

433

Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Nutrition and Food Safety Information in School Science Textbooks of India  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: To assess quantity and quality of nutrition and food safety information in science textbooks prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), India for grades I through X. Design: Content analysis. Methods: A coding scheme was developed for quantitative and qualitative analyses. Two investigators independently coded the…

Subba Rao, G. M.; Vijayapushapm, T.; Venkaiah, K.; Pavarala, V.

2012-01-01

434

Central Coast consumers want more food-related information, from safety to ethics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information is lacking on what con- sumers want to know about food production, processing, transporta- tion and retailing. Focus groups and a random-sample mail survey of con- sumers in the Central Coast region in- dicate that food safety and nutrition generate the most interest. However, ethical concerns such as the humane treatment of animals, the environ- mental impacts of food

Philip H. Howard; Ginger Ogilvie

2006-01-01

435

Tornadoes: Nature's Most Violent Storms. A Preparedness Guide Including Safety Information for Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This preparedness guide explains and describes tornadoes, and includes safety information for schools. A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The guide explains the cause of tornadoes, provides diagrams of how they form, describes variations of tornadoes, and classifies tornadoes by…

American National Red Cross, Washington, DC.

436

75 FR 56558 - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Safety...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...13015, 56/57.13030, and 56/ 57.18002 (Pertains to Metal and Nonmetal (M/NM) Surface and Underground Mines) ACTION...collection of this information does not employ statistical methods. Type of Review: Extension Agency: Mine Safety and Health...

2010-09-16

437

University of California-Davis Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center: Publications Organized by Topic  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center is housed in the Pomology Department at the University of California-Davis. Postharvest Center research focuses on improving the quality of horticultural crops, reducing post-harvest losses, improving marketing efficiency, and solving produce handling problems. This Publications website contains a wealth of downloadable articles organized by a wide range of crops and related issues. The numerous publication categories include: Apples, Nectarines, Lettuce, Postharvest IPM, Health Benefits, Storage, and many more. Visitors can locate articles by browsing the site index or by using a keyword search engine.

438

Requirements Analysis for the Development of Digital Library for the DOD Information Operations Center for Excellence (IOCFE).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In a memo from Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense, 'The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is hereby designated the DoD Information Operations Center for Excellence. In that capacity, NPS shall facilitate development of Information Operations as a c...

T. Francis

2006-01-01

439

[Medical safety management in the blood collection center of clinical laboratory].  

PubMed

Safety management is essential for providing patients with medical services. Our hospital, opened at Kashiwa in 1987, has been building up systems and taking a number of steps to reduce the blood collection related problems, including venipuncture-related infection, nerve injury, and vasovagal reflex with syncope in accordance with guidelines for the standard method of venipuncture blood collection. We also have made efforts for improving medical services, including reductions in patient waiting time and prevention of patient misidentification, medical test malpractice, and patient privacy. However, ultimately, it is of obvious significance to educate and train communication skills for humanity and friendly kindness because most of medical accidents are basically attributed to communication errors between patients and medical staff. PMID:21560412

Yoshida, Hiroshi; Kisugi, Reiko; Koike, Masaru

2011-03-01

440

[Recommendations on the safety of patients for socio-health centers: Systematic review].  

PubMed

We did a systematic review to find recommendations on patient safety oriented toward improving the quality of care in nursing homes, residential facilities, housing for the elderly and long-term care facilities, among others. One hundred and thirty-four articles were selected in MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL up to October 2012. Of these, 17 met inclusion criteria and 5 studies were added in the secondary search for further detailed analysis. Few studies with high or very high level of scientific evidence on the scale SIGN were identified. Analyzed studies focused primarily on nursing staff. Most of the recommendations are oriented toward medication-related issues, staff training, pressure ulcers or falls, adherence to guidelines and protocols and topics referred to organizational culture. PMID:23597954

Reyes-Alcázar, Víctor; Cambil Martín, Jacobo; Herrera-Usagre, Manuel

2013-04-16

441

Patients Have a Lower Risk of Dying in Level I Trauma Centers  

MedlinePLUS

... Program (CUSP) Patient Safety Measure Tools & Resources Pharmacy Health Literacy Center Surveys on Patient Safety Culture Quality Measure Tools & Resources Search Professional Resources Search ahrq.gov Health IT Health Information Technology Portfolio Comparative Effectiveness Effective ...

442

The Oak Ridge Technical Information Center: A trailblazer in federal documentation  

SciTech Connect

This softbound book attempts to record the history of US AEC's Technical Information Center, from its conception (1947) to 1977. This organization centralizes and manages the issues related to control and dissemination of technical information, to fulfill the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946. TIC tried to search out and install efficient and economical systems for servicing the various technical information programs. It coordinated a direct organization-to-organization information exchange program, and it also participated in official bilateral exchange programs and in developing information systems for IAEA and Euratom. The work, planning, and strategies employed to achieve goals are chronicled in this book, whose 18 chapters are arranged into four sections according to different presidential administrations.

Vaden, W.M.

1992-01-01

443

The Oak Ridge Technical Information Center: A trailblazer in federal documentation  

SciTech Connect

This document attempts to record the history of US AEC`s Technical Information Center, from its conception (1947) to 1977. This organization centralizes and manages the issues related to control and dissemination of technical information, to fulfill the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946. TIC tried to search out and install efficient and economical systems for servicing the various technical information programs. It coordinated a direct organization-to-organization information exchange program, and it also participated in official bilateral exchange programs and in developing information systems for IAEA and Euratom. The work, planning, and strategies employed to achieve goals are chronicled in this document, with 18 chapters arranged into four sections according to different presidential administrations.

Vaden, W.M.

1992-01-01

444

Informal science educators network project Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Funding from the Department of Energy and the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project have helped the Association of Science-technology Centers Incorporated (ASTC) to establish and sustain an on-line community of informal science educators nationwide. The Project, called the Informal Science Educators Network Project (ISEN), is composed primarily of informal science educators and exhibit developers from science centers, museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, parks, and nature centers. Although museum-based professionals represent the majority of subscribers to ISEN, also involved are some classroom teachers and teacher educators from colleges and universities. Common to all ISEN participants is a commitment to school and science education reform. Specifically, funding from the Department of Energy helped to boot strap the effort, providing Barrier Reduction Vouchers to 123 educators that enabled them participate in ISEN. Among the major accomplishments of the Project are these: (1) assistance to 123 informal science educators to attend Internet training sessions held in connection with the Project and/or purchase hardware and software that linked them to the Internet; (2) Internet training for 153 informal science educators; (3) development of a listserv which currently has over 180 subscribers--an all-time high; (4) opportunity to participate in four web chats involving informal science educators with noted researchers; (5) development of two sites on the World Wide Web linking informal science educators to Internet resources; (6) creation of an on-line collection of over 40 articles related to inquiry-based teaching and science education reform. In order to continue the momentum of the Project, ASTC has requested from the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science project a no/cost extension through December 1997.

NONE

1997-05-09

445

Developing and Applying a User-Centered Model for the Design and Implementation of Information Visualization Tools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this paper is to show how approaches for user-centered information visualization design and development are being applied in the context of healthcare where users are not familiar with information visualization techniques. We base our design methods on user-centered frameworks in which 'prototyping' plays an important role in the process. We modify existing approaches to involve prototyping at

Lian Chee Koh; Aidan Slingsby; Jason Dykes; Tin Seong Kam

2011-01-01

446

Guidelines for nuclear-power-plant safety-issue prioritization information development  

SciTech Connect

This is the second in a series of reports to document the use of a methodology developed by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory to calculate, for prioritization purposes, the risk, dose and cost impacts of implementing resolutions to reactor safety issues. This report contains results of issue-specific analyses for 15 issues. Each issue was considered within the contraints of available information as of September 1982 and two staff-weeks of labor. The results will be referenced, as one consideration in setting priorities for reactor safety issues, in an NRC prioritization report to be published at a future date.

Andrews, W.B.; Gallucci, R.H.V.; Konzek, G.J.

1983-05-01

447

Evaluation of Usefulness of Computerized Information Systems to Small Information and Referral Centers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The feasibility and utility of providing online access to a comprehensive data base of area service agencies and to an interagency client tracking system by a small information and referral agency staff were evaluated through a demonstration project in Sa...

M. Payton M. Kotulak

1982-01-01

448

Implementation of a user-centered framework in the development of a web-based health information database and call center.  

PubMed

As healthcare consumers increasingly turn to the World Wide Web (WWW) to obtain health information, it is imperative that health-related websites are user-centered. Websites are often developed without consideration of intended users' characteristics, literacy levels, preferences, and information goals resulting in user dissatisfaction, abandonment of the website, and ultimately the need for costly redesign. This paper provides a methodological review of a user-centered framework that incorporates best practices in literacy, information quality, and human-computer interface design and evaluation to guide the design and redesign process of a consumer health website. Following the description of the methods, a case analysis is presented, demonstrating the successful application of the model in the redesign of a consumer health information website with call center. Comparisons between the iterative revisions of the website showed improvements in usability, readability, and user satisfaction. PMID:21396486

Taylor, Heather A; Sullivan, Dori; Mullen, Cydney; Johnson, Constance M

2011-03-17

449

MSIAC and its Contributions to Munitions Safety.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper and it's accompanying presentation provides an overview and discussion of the NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC); it's roles and responsibilities, it's foundation and history, it's staff and services, and how it helps mem...

2010-01-01

450

Geographical Information Systems for Mapping Maternal Ground Transport to Level III Care Neonatal Centers.  

PubMed

Objective The objective of this investigation was to determine maternal ground transport times from community hospitals to the nearest hospital offering comprehensive (level III) neonatal care within the contiguous United States.Study Design This observational study combined data from the 2010 U.S. Census tract and 2010 American Hospital Association Annual Survey. Level III (full complement of care) neonatal centers were plotted using 2010 geographical information systems (GIS) mapping software (ESRI, Redland, California, United States). Locations of level I (uncomplicated care) and level II (limited complicated care) centers and residences of reproductive-aged women (18 to 39 years old) were mapped to identify maternal ground transport times to level III centers.Results Most of the 584 level III neonatal centers were located in metropolitan areas (83.5%). The proportions of level I and level II hospitals within a 30-minute drive of a level III neonatal center were 19.8 and 47.3%, and 52.2 and 69.8% were within a 60-minute drive time. Ground transport times were shortest in the Northeast and metropolitan areas, and longest in the rural Great Plains and noncoastal West.Conclusion GIS mapping enables health providers and health policy makers to better understand maternal ground transport times to current and future regional hospitals offering level III neonatal services. PMID:23765706

Brown, Steffen A; Richards, Michael E; Elwell, Erika C; Rayburn, William F

2013-06-13

451

The educational resources information center (ERIC): A system faces its future  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 1987 study of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) proposed several key improvements to ERIC's acquisition,\\u000a synthesis, and dissemination activities, including a recommendation that ERIC products and services should be more widely\\u000a available to diverse audiences. Achieving significant improvements in ERIC hinges on three factors: receiving additional resources,\\u000a applying new technologies, and adapting systemwide management policies. Future system improvement

Robert M. Stonehill

1990-01-01

452

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information: 2002 update  

Microsoft Academic Search

In addition to maintaining the GenBank nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotech- nology Information (NCBI) provides data analysis and retrieval resources that operate on the data in GenBank and a variety of other biological data made available through NCBI's web site. NCBI data retrieval resources include Entrez, PubMed, LocusLink and the Taxonomy Browser. Data analysis resources include

David L. Wheeler; Deanna M. Church; Alex E. Lash; Detlef D. Leipe; Thomas L. Madden; Joan U. Pontius; Gregory D. Schuler; Lynn M. Schriml; Tatiana A. Tatusova; Lukas Wagner; Barbara A. Rapp

2002-01-01

453

Catalog of Databases and Reports from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This report catalogues the titles, authors, years, and brief descriptions for databases and reports from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The reports, many of which are available online, focus on the greenhouse effect and global climate change. The catalog is divided into US Department of Energy (DOE) reports, CDIAC reports, CDIAC numeric data and computer model products, and databases. Author and title indexes are available.

454

An investigation of capacity and safety in near-terminal airspace for guiding information technology adoption  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The nation's air traffic infrastructure, operating under current rules, regulations, practices, and technologies, is approaching its capacity. At some future date, it will be unable to accommodate an increase in air traffic. Travellers, airline operators, industry, and government all desire to see capacity increased in order to avoid delays, increased costs, inconveniences, and negative impacts on the economy. Various information technology (IT) based solutions have been proposed and/or fielded as a means to extend or augment human capabilities in an effort to increase capacity. Although there is promise in the ability of IT to increase capacity, there is very little scholarly literature and no verifiable proof that capacity is related to safety. My effort examined the relationship between capacity and safety and illustrates its interactive nature. Understanding this relationship is a major consideration when determining whether to adopt information-based technologies, the employment of which should be aimed at increasing safety and capacity, not as individual entities or quantitative values, but as inextricably related and vital components of the air traffic infrastructure. My thesis was that the differences between increasing or decreasing demand on available capacity influence the levels of safety. Further, information technology solutions will have a direct effect on whether increased demand can be accommodated safely while remaining within the constraints imposed by current operational practices and rules. The primary research effort involved collection and analysis of landing time intervals observed between arrival aircraft at selected locations. This effort assumes that a snapshot of current operating practices and procedures is obtainable by observing and recording how aircraft separation standards are actually employed at various airports. The primary data collection also assumed that audio and visual monitoring of aircraft and tower operations provided insights in establishing a relationship between safety and capacity, because difficulties encountered by aircraft pilots or air traffic controllers at high-demand times can be observed and understood. Historical evidence to support the hypothesis that safety and capacity have a relationship was shown in two ways. The first historical correlation establishes a relationship between historical demands with safety incidents filed at the four airports under study. The second historical correlation relied on near mid-air collision reports filed at the thirty-one busiest airports in the United States and also correlated these reports with the recorded demand on the facility at the time. A potential information technology process was developed and employed to demonstrate that a safety-capacity relationship exists and that selecting the appropriate information technologies for aircrews, aircraft, and controllers is the only viable means of achieving an increase in both safety and capacity. The primary landing time interval data obtained at LaGuardia was used to demonstrate the current state and the benefits of potential improvements. This effort is the only known experimental or empirical effort to establish that a relationship between capacity and safety exists. All the evidence and findings support my thesis and the three additional sub-hypotheses, which hypothesize that there is a relationship between capacity and safety. My research also shows that current rules, technologies, and methods of operation in near-terminal airspace appear to artificially limit the ability of the existing air traffic control system to safely handle the projected growth in aircraft operations. A paradigm shift in the way aircraft are controlled is required if the National Airspace System is to safely accommodate increases in operational demand.

Haynie, Rudolph Clinton

455

Information Strategy of Nuclear Training Center Ljubljana in the Area of Radioactive Waste Management  

SciTech Connect

Slovenia has plans to build a repository for low- and medium-radioactive waste by 2013, the location in the very neighborhood of nuclear power plant is almost chosen, but the final approval hasn't been granted yet. The main obstacle is public opinion. Public information activities are therefore vitally important. One of the most important players in this area in Slovenia is Nuclear Training Center in Ljubljana. Though its main task is training of nuclear professionals, it has a significant role in dissemination of knowledge about radioactivity and nuclear technology also among general public. Public information is focused on youngsters. Almost one half of every generation of schoolchildren in Slovenia visits the Information center yearly and in May 2007, we have celebrated the 100,000. visitor since its opening. Live lectures, exhibition, publications and laboratory demonstrations are offered. To measure the opinion of youngsters about nuclear power and get a feed-back for our activities about 1000 youngsters are polled every year since 1993 using the same basic set of questions. The paper describes the information strategy, types of lectures and information materials, permanent exhibition with the most important exhibits. Furthermore, the results of yearly polls of our visitors and comparison with relevant Euro-barometer polls are presented. (authors)

Jeneie, I. [Jozef Stefan Institute, Nuclear Training Center, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

2008-07-01

456

ImTK: an open source multi-center information management toolkit  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Information Management Toolkit (ImTK) Consortium is an open source initiative to develop robust, freely available tools related to the information management needs of basic, clinical, and translational research. An open source framework and agile programming methodology can enable distributed software development while an open architecture will encourage interoperability across different environments. The ISIS Center has conceptualized a prototype data sharing network that simulates a multi-center environment based on a federated data access model. This model includes the development of software tools to enable efficient exchange, sharing, management, and analysis of multimedia medical information such as clinical information, images, and bioinformatics data from multiple data sources. The envisioned ImTK data environment will include an open architecture and data model implementation that complies with existing standards such as Digital Imaging and Communications (DICOM), Health Level 7 (HL7), and the technical framework and workflow defined by the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Information Technology Infrastructure initiative, mainly the Cross Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) specifications.

Alaoui, Adil; Ingeholm, Mary Lou; Padh, Shilpa; Dorobantu, Mihai; Desai, Mihir; Cleary, Kevin; Mun, Seong K.

2008-04-01

457

Providing medical information to college health center personnel: a circuit Librarian Service at the University of Illinois.  

PubMed

College health center personnel are no different from other health practitioners in their need for medical information. To help meet this need, the McKinley Health Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, developed a partnership in 1997 with the Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana, a regional site library of the University of Illinois at Chicago campus. This partnership led to the adoption of circuit librarianship, a dynamic outreach model, to enhance access to health information for McKinley Health Center personnel. A circuit librarian consults with health center personnel during regularly scheduled on-site visits to the center and its satellite office. Upon returning to the resource library, the circuit librarian conducts research for clinical information on behalf of the center's personnel, then sees that articles, books, and relevant Web sites are identified and delivered to assist in answering questions regarding disease management, drug therapy, wellness, and health administration. PMID:14765763

Stumpff, Julia C

458

Information Activities in Selected Types of U.S. Scientific and Technical Libraries and Information Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This overview of the development of scientific and technical libraries in the United States highlights changes since World War II and present-day characteristics, role of the information manager, planning process, fiscal management, collection management, services, impact of technology, networking, marketing library services, and implications for…

Cveljo, K.

1985-01-01

459

Safety Information  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... Etanercept (Enbrel), Immunex Corp., Post-marketing reports of adverse events of rare cases of nervous system disorders including demyelinating ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/developmentapprovalprocess/howdrugsaredevelopedandapproved

460

Integration of informal and formal development of object-oriented safety-critical software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract. The KeY system allows integrated informal and formal development of object-oriented JAVA software. In this paper we report on a major industrial case study involving safety-critical software for the computation,of a particular kind of railway time table used by train drivers. Our case study includes formal specification of requirements both on the analysis and the implementation,level. Particular emphasis in

Richard Bubel; Reiner Hähnle

2005-01-01

461

An integrated information technology assisted driving system to improve mine trucks-related safety  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the conceptual model and framework of a novel information technology assisted driving system (ADS) to help improve mine trucks-related safety. The main components of the system include a real-time Google Earth (GE) graphics, GPS, a wireless communication network, a truck driver’s fatigue detection system, and an enhanced visibility display to restore degraded images when operating under severe

Enji Sun; Antonio Nieto; Zhongxue Li; Vladislav Kecojevic

2010-01-01

462

Liquid-metal fast-breeder reactors: Preliminary safety and environmental information document. Volume VI  

SciTech Connect

Information is presented concerning LMFBR design characteristics; uranium-plutonium/uranium recycle homogeneous core; uranium-plutonium/uranium spiked recycle heterogeneous core; uranium-plutonium/uranium spiked recycle homogeneous core; uranium-plutonium/thorium spiked recycle heterogeneous core; uranium-plutonium/thorium spiked recycle homogeneous core; thorium-plutonium/thorium spiked recycle homogeneous core; denatured uranium-233/thorium cycle homogeneous core; safety consideration for the LMFBR; and environmental considerations.

Not Available

1980-01-01

463

Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster: Reference Structural Models and Baseline Performance Analysis of the World Trade Center Towers. NIST NCSTAR 1-2A.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report establishes the baseline performance of the North and South World Trade Center Towers (WTC 1 and WTC 2) under design gravity and wind loading conditions. Baseline performance results include basic information about the towers behavior under de...

R. B. Garlock W. J. Faschan

2005-01-01

464

Requirements relating to radon in the International Basic Safety Standards: information, measurement and national strategies.  

PubMed

The fifth edition of the International Basic Safety Standards (BSS) has recently been established as Part 3 of the General Safety Requirements of the IAEA Safety Standards Series. The BSS applies to all exposure situations and to all categories of exposure. As such, the BSS addresses both occupational exposure due to radon in workplaces and public exposure due to radon in dwellings. In workplaces, exposure due to radon is treated either as a planned exposure situation or as an existing exposure situation, depending on the circumstances. With regard to exposure due to radon in dwellings, the BSS requires that general information on radon, including information on health risks and the synergy with smoking, be made available to the public and other interested parties. Countries are also required to determine whether an action plan for controlling exposure due to radon indoors is necessary, and, if so, to establish and implement such an action plan. Guidance material, covering the establishment of reference levels, national and regional radon surveys, identification of radon prone areas, building codes for new buildings, corrective actions for existing buildings, information campaigns and programme evaluation and effectiveness is currently being developed. PMID:23295581

Colgan, P A; Boal, T; Czarwinski, R

2013-01-07

465

The Houston Academy of Medicine--Texas Medical Center Library management information system.  

PubMed Central

A management information system (MIS) provides a means for collecting, reporting, and analyzing data from all segments of an organization. Such systems are common in business but rare in libraries. The Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library developed an MIS that operates on a system of networked IBM PCs and Paradox, a commercial database software package. The data collected in the system include monthly reports, client profile information, and data collected at the time of service requests. The MIS assists with enforcement of library policies, ensures that correct information is recorded, and provides reports for library managers. It also can be used to help answer a variety of ad hoc questions. Future plans call for the development of an MIS that could be adapted to other libraries' needs, and a decision-support interface that would facilitate access to the data contained in the MIS databases.

Camille, D; Chadha, S; Lyders, R A

1993-01-01

466

The Houston Academy of Medicine--Texas Medical Center Library management information system.  

PubMed

A management information system (MIS) provides a means for collecting, reporting, and analyzing data from all segments of an organization. Such systems are common in business but rare in libraries. The Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library developed an MIS that operates on a system of networked IBM PCs and Paradox, a commercial database software package. The data collected in the system include monthly reports, client profile information, and data collected at the time of service requests. The MIS assists with enforcement of library policies, ensures that correct information is recorded, and provides reports for library managers. It also can be used to help answer a variety of ad hoc questions. Future plans call for the development of an MIS that could be adapted to other libraries' needs, and a decision-support interface that would facilitate access to the data contained in the MIS databases. PMID:8251972

Camille, D; Chadha, S; Lyders, R A

1993-10-01

467

Marketing information goods and services in medical libraries and information centers  

PubMed Central

Marketing is one of the essential parts of any business corporation in the modern management. One can see the difference between corporations in gaining their goals, considering their marketing methods. Gaining more advantage or acquiring more funds can be of reasons for marketing, but these are not all the reasons. Perhaps the most important reason for marketing is increasing the customer satisfaction. This, in turn, leads to more willingness in payment and using services. Nowadays, due to rapid growth in ICT, changes in budgets, rapid growth in development and use of knowledge, variety of users and their needs, marketing has become an important factor in any library activities. Libraries are now more responsible in this regard, because marketing is now an important tool in improving users’ satisfaction in using library services. Hence, marketing is now very important for libraries to survive in the increasing pressures of competitive conditions of the information market. This article is tapping on issues such as information marketing, principles of marketing, marketing techniques, developing markets, and marketing skills. Some recommendations are also presented for marketing in libraries.

Ashrafi-rizi, Hasan; Kazempour, Zahra

2012-01-01

468

Going beyond exposure to local news media: an information-processing examination of public perceptions of food safety.  

PubMed

The relationship between local news media and public perceptions of food safety was examined in a statewide telephone survey (n = 524). The theoretical framework of the study was based on a review of the social and psychological factors that affect public concerns about food safety, the relationship between mass communication and risk perception, and the thesis of information-processing strategies and its impact on learning from the news. The results show that information-processing strategies substantially mediated the relationship between local news media and public perceptions of food safety, with elaborative processing being more influential than active reflection in people's learning from the news media. Attention to local television had an independent effect, after demographics, awareness of food safety problems, and perceived safety of local food supply were statistically controlled. Other important predictors included gender, education, ethnicity, and perceived safety of local food supply. PMID:17190783

Fleming, Kenneth; Thorson, Esther; Zhang, Yuyan

2006-12-01

469

Outcomes, Safety, and Resource Utilization in a Collaborative Care Birth Center Program Compared With Traditional Physician-Based Perinatal Care  

PubMed Central

Objective. We compared outcomes, safety, and resource utilization in a collaborative management birth center model of perinatal care versus traditional physician-based care. Methods. We studied 2957 low-risk, low-income women: 1808 receiving collaborative care and 1149 receiving traditional care. Results. Major antepartum (adjusted risk difference [RD] = ?0.5%; 95% confidence interval [CI] = ?2.5, 1.5), intrapartum (adjusted RD = 0.8%; 95% CI = ?2.4, 4.0), and neonatal (adjusted RD = ?1.8%; 95% CI = ?3.8, 0.1) complications were similar, as were neonatal intensive care unit admissions (adjusted RD = ?1.3%; 95% CI = ?3.8, 1.1). Collaborative care had a greater number of normal spontaneous vaginal deliveries (adjusted RD = 14.9%; 95% CI = 11.5, 18.3) and less use of epidural anesthesia (adjusted RD = ?35.7%; 95% CI = ?39.5, ?31.8). Conclusions. For low-risk women, both scenarios result in safe outcomes for mothers and babies. However, fewer operative deliveries and medical resources were used in collaborative care.

Jackson, Debra J.; Lang, Janet M.; Swartz, William H.; Ganiats, Theodore G.; Fullerton, Judith; Ecker, Jeffrey; Nguyen, Uyensa

2003-01-01

470

Integration of footprints information systems in palliative care: the case of Medical Center of Central Georgia.  

PubMed

Healthcare in America continues to be of paramount importance, and one of the most highly debated public policy issues of our time. With annual expenditures already exceeding $2.4 trillion, and yielding less than optimal results, it stands to reason that we must turn to promising tools and solutions, such as information technology (IT), to improve service efficiency and quality of care. Presidential addresses in 2004 and 2008 laid out an agenda, framework, and timeline for national health information technology investment and development. A national initiative was long overdue. This report we show that advancements in both medical technologies and information systems can be capitalized upon, hence extending information systems usage beyond data collection to include administrative and decision support, care plan development, quality improvement, etc. In this paper we focus on healthcare services for palliative patients. We present the development and preliminary accounts of a successful initiative in the Medical Center of Central Georgia where footprints information technology was modified and integrated into the hospital's palliative care service and existing EMR systems. The project provides evidence that there are a plethora of areas in healthcare in which innovative application of information systems could significantly enhance the care delivered to loved ones, and improve operations at the same time.. PMID:21057887

Tsavatewa, Christopher; Musa, Philip F; Ramsingh, Isaac

2010-11-06

471

Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science research plan 2013-18  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS) was created in 2006 and since that time has provided research primarily in support of The National Map. The presentations and publications of the CEGIS researchers document the research accomplishments that include advances in electronic topographic map design, generalization, data integration, map projections, sea level rise modeling, geospatial semantics, ontology, user-centered design, volunteer geographic information, and parallel and grid computing for geospatial data from The National Map. A research plan spanning 2013–18 has been developed extending the accomplishments of the CEGIS researchers and documenting new research areas that are anticipated to support The National Map of the future. In addition to extending the 2006–12 research areas, the CEGIS research plan for 2013–18 includes new research areas in data models, geospatial semantics, high-performance computing, volunteered geographic information, crowdsourcing, social media, data integration, and multiscale representations to support the Three-Dimensional Elevation Program (3DEP) and The National Map of the future of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Usery, E. Lynn

2013-01-01

472

Determination of the Consistency of Relevance Judgments and the Reliability of Search Strategies Among Information Specialists for the Aerospace Materials Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The ability of various Aerospace Materials Information Center (AMIC) information specialists to prepare search strategies for document retrieval was studied by providing ten typical search request statements to seven information specialists. Each specialist prepared search strategies independently. Significant variations occurred among the…

Scheffler, F. L.; March, J. F.

473

Continuous safety monitoring for randomized controlled clinical trials with blinded treatment information. Part 4: One method.  

PubMed

Standard methods for testing safety data are needed to ensure the safe conduct of clinical trials. In particular, objective rules for reliably identifying unsafe treatments need to be put into place to help protect patients from unnecessary harm. DMCs are uniquely qualified to evaluate accumulating unblinded data and make recommendations about the continuing safe conduct of a trial. However, it is the trial leadership who must make the tough ethical decision about stopping a trial, and they could benefit from objective statistical rules that help them judge the strength of evidence contained in the blinded data. We design objective early stopping rules for harm that act as continuous safety screens for randomized controlled clinical trials using the accumulating data with blinded treatment information, which could be used by anyone, including trial investigators and trial leadership. A Bayesian framework, with emphasis on the likelihood function, is used to allow for continuous monitoring without adjusting for multiple comparisons. Close collaboration between the statistician and the clinical investigators will be needed in order to design safety screens with good operating characteristics. Though the math underlying this procedure may be computationally intensive, implementation of the statistical rules will be easy and the continuous screening provided will give suitabley early warning when real problems were to emerge. Trial investigators and trial leadership need these safety screens to help them to effectively monitor the ongoing safe conduct of clinical trials with blinded data. PMID:21651993

Ball, Greg

2011-06-01

474

Transactions of the Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting (21st). Held in Bethesda, Maryland on October 25-27, 1993.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains summaries of papers on reactor safety research to be presented at the 21st Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, October 25-27, 1993. The summaries briefly describe the programs an...

S. Monteleone

1993-01-01

475

Transactions of the Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting (22nd). Held in Bethesda, Maryland on October 24-26, 1994.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains summaries of papers on reactor safety research to be presented at the 22nd Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, October 24-26, 1994. The summaries briefly describe the programs an...

S. Monteleone

1994-01-01

476

Going Beyond Exposure to Local News Media: An Information-Processing Examination of Public Perceptions of Food Safety  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between local news media and public perceptions of food safety was examined in a statewide telephone survey (n = 524). The theoretical framework of the study was based on a review of the social and psychological factors that affect public concerns about food safety, the relationship between mass communication and risk perception, and the thesis of information-processing strategies and its

Kenneth Fleming; Esther Thorson; Yuyan Zhang

2006-01-01

477

Management Information System for Community Mental Health Centers. Volume IV: System Design for the NIMH Protype MIS for CMHCs. Processing Logic.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The NIMH Prototype Management Information System (MIS) for Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) was designed to satisfy CMHC needs as part of NIMH's program to assist Federally-funded centers in acquiring automated information processing systems. The s...

1980-01-01

478

Evidence-Informed Leadership in the Japanese Context: Middle Managers at a University Self-Access Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study reports on the steering of a self-access learning center in a Japanese university by its "middle management" committee over the first years of its operation. Middle management practice was informed by an ethnographic archive of various facets of center use, particularly concerning language policy and curriculum integration, issues…

Adamson, John; Brown, Howard

2012-01-01

479

CYCIS: A Child and Youth Centered Information System. Phase II: System Design. Volume V: Security and Privacy Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The establishment and implementation of the Child and Youth Centered Information System (CYCIS) is contingent upon acceptance of the principles and procedures equivalent to those set forth in the security and privacy manual. These principles and procedure...

1975-01-01

480

Management Information System for Community Mental Health Centers. Volume II: Suggested System Standard for the NIMH Prototype.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this document is to identify a Suggested System Standard which will operate on available hardware systems for implementation of a prototype NIMH Management Information System (MIS) for Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs). The hardware m...

1980-01-01

481

Databases Available in the Research Information Center of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (December 1995).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Databases available online in the Research Information Center of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are listed by acronym and by full title. In addition, descriptions of the databases, dates covered, producers, hard copy counterpart...

D. Cunningham

1995-01-01

482

User's manual for the Gas Research Institute coal-gasification environmental, health, and safety information system. Topical report  

Microsoft Academic Search

GRI has developed an information system to provide GRI managers, member companies, and other participating researchers access to a carefully screened collection of technical information relevant to controlling potential environmental, health, and safety (EHandS) impacts of coal gasification and related technologies, many of which are also used in natural gas production. The information system does not contain data, but rather

N. P. Meserole; E. W. Brown

1988-01-01

483

COMMUNICATING RISK INFORMATION TO STATE AND LOCAL AIR POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCIES VIA U.S. EPA'S AIR RISK INFORMATION SUPPORT CENTER (AIR RISC)  

EPA Science Inventory

The Air Risk Information Support Center (Air RISC) has been organized by U.S. EPA's offices of Air Quality Planning and Standards and Health and Environmental Assessment. The center has been developed in cooperation with the State and Territorial air Pollution Control Program Adm...

484

San Antonio Alcohol Safety Action Project. Analytic Study No. 7. Analysis of Public Information and Education (1975-1976).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Public information and education (PIE) efforts during the 2-year continuation period of the San Antonio Alcohol Safety Action Project encompassed both the use of previously developed methodologies and the implementation of new materials and approaches to ...

T. E. Hawkins C. B. Dreyer E. J. Cooper

1977-01-01

485

Highway Safety Information System Guidebook for the North Carolina State Data Files. Volume 1. SAS File Formats.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The North Carolina database which is incorporated into the Highway Safety Information System (HSIS) system is derived from the NC 'MERGE' system. North Carolina provides data to HSIS in four different files -- accident characteristics, vehicles in the acc...

F. M. Council E. G. Hamilton Y. Mohamedshah

1995-01-01

486

Views on chemical safety information and influences on chemical disposal behaviour in the UK.  

PubMed

This study examined how groups representing four tiers in the chemical supply chain (manufacturers, vendors, workers and consumers) understood safety information, and the factors that influenced disposal behaviour. Data from seven, semi-structured, focus groups was analysed both qualitatively (textual analysis) and quantitatively (network analysis). Such combined analytical methods enabled us to achieve both detailed insights into perceptions and behaviour and an objective understanding of the prevailing opinions that occurred within and between the focus group discussions. We found issues around awareness, trust, access and disposal behaviours differed between groups within the supply chain. Participants from the lower tiers perceived chemical safety information to be largely inaccessible. Labels were the main source of information on chemical risks for the middle and bottom tiers of the supply chain. Almost all of the participants were aware of the St Andrew's Cross and skull and crossbones symbols but few were familiar with the Volatile Organic Compound logo or the fish and tree symbol. Both the network and thematic analysis demonstrated that whilst frequent references to health risks associated with chemicals were made environmental risks were usually only articulated after prompting. It is clear that the issues surrounding public understanding of chemical safety labels are highly complex and this is compounded by inconsistencies in the cognitive profiles of chemical users. Substantially different cognitive profiles are likely to contribute towards communication difficulties between different tiers of the supply chain. Further research is needed to examine the most effective ways of communicating chemical hazards information to the public. The findings demonstrate a need to improve and simplify disposal guidance to members of the public, to raise public awareness of the graphic symbols in the CHIP 3.1, 2005 regulations and to improve access to disposal guidance. PMID:19036406

Hinks, J; Bush, J; Andras, P; Garratt, J; Pigott, G; Kennedy, A; Pless-Mulloli, T

2008-11-25

487

Impact of Electronic Health Record Systems on Information Integrity: Quality and Safety Implications  

PubMed Central

While the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems promises a number of substantial benefits, including better care and decreased healthcare costs, serious unintended consequences from the implementation of these systems have emerged. Poor EHR system design and improper use can cause EHR-related errors that jeopardize the integrity of the information in the EHR, leading to errors that endanger patient safety or decrease the quality of care. These unintended consequences also may increase fraud and abuse and can have serious legal implications. This literature review examines the impact of unintended consequences of the use of EHR systems on the quality of care and proposed solutions to address EHR-related errors. This analysis of the literature on EHR risks is intended to serve as an impetus for further research on the prevalence of these risks, their impact on quality and safety of patient care, and strategies for reducing them.

Bowman, Sue

2013-01-01

488

Health information technology and its effects on hospital costs, outcomes, and patient safety.  

PubMed

Underlying many reforms in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the use of electronic medical records (EMRs) to help contain costs. We use MarketScan claims data and American Hospital Association information technology (IT) data to examine whether EMRs can contain costs in the ACA's reforms to reduce patient safety events. We find EMRs do not reduce the rate of patient safety events. However, once an event occurs, EMRs reduce death by 34%, readmissions by 39%, and spending by $4,850 (16%), a cost offset of $1.75 per $1 spent on IT capital. Thus, EMRs contain costs by better coordinating care to rescue patients from medical errors once they occur. PMID:22397059

Encinosa, William E; Bae, Jaeyong

489

Twenty-First Water Reaction Safety Information Meeting. Volume 2, Severe accident research  

SciTech Connect

This three-volume report contains 90 papers out of the 102 that were presented at the Twenty-First Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, during the week of October 25--27, 1993. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety research conducted in this country and abroad. Foreign participation in the meeting included papers presented by researchers from France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. The titles of the papers and the names of the authors have been updated and may differ from those that appeared in the final program of the meeting. Individual papers have been cataloged separately. This document, Volume 2, presents papers on severe accident research.

Monteleone, S. [comp.] [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1994-04-01

490

Proceedings of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission nineteenth water reactor safety information meeting  

SciTech Connect

This three-volume report contains 83 papers out of the 108 that were presented at the Nineteenth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, during the week of October 28--30, 1991. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety research conducted in this country and abroad. Foreign participation in the meeting included 14 different papers presented by researchers from Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan, and USSR. This document, Volume 2, presents papers on: Severe accident research; Severe accident and policy implementation; and Accident management. The individual papers have been cataloged separately.

Weiss, A.J. (comp.) (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States))

1992-04-01

491

Proceedings of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission nineteenth water reactor safety information meeting  

SciTech Connect

This three-volume report contains 83 papers out of the 108 that were presented at the Nineteenth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, during the week of October 28--30, 1991. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety research conducted in this country and abroad. Foreign participation in the meeting included 14 different papers presented by researchers from Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan, and USSR. This document, Volume 1, presents papers on: pressure vessel and piping integrity, metallurgy and nondestructive examination; aging and components; and probabilistic risk assessment. The individual papers have been cataloged separately.

Weiss, A.J. (comp.) (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States))

1992-04-01

492

Proceedings of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission nineteenth water reactor safety information meeting  

SciTech Connect

This three-volume report contains 83 papers out of the 108 that were presented at the Nineteenth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, during the week of October 28--30, 1991. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety research conducted in this country and abroad. Foreign participation in the meeting included 14 different papers presented by researchers from Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan, and USSR. This document, Volume 3, presents papers on: Structural engineering; Advanced reactor research; Advanced passive reactors; Human factors research; Human factors issues related to advanced passive light water researchers; Thermal Hydraulics; and Earth sciences. The individual papers have been cataloged separately.

Weiss, A.J. (comp.) (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States))

1992-04-01

493

Delivering health information services and technologies to urban community health centers: the Chicago AIDS Outreach Project.  

PubMed Central

Health professionals cannot address public health issues effectively unless they have immediate access to current biomedical information. This paper reports on one mode of access, the Chicago AIDS Outreach Project, which was supported by the National Library of Medicine through outreach awards in 1995 and 1996. The three-year project is an effort to link the programs and services of the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences and the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center with the clinic services of community-based organizations in Chicago. The project was designed to provide electronic access to AIDS-related information for AIDS patients, the affected community, and their care givers. The project also provided Internet access and training and continued access to library resources. The successful initiative suggests a working model for outreach to health professionals in an urban setting.

Martin, E R; McDaniels, C; Crespo, J; Lanier, D

1997-01-01

494

Delivering health information services and technologies to urban community health centers: the Chicago AIDS Outreach Project.  

PubMed

Health professionals cannot address public health issues effectively unless they have immediate access to current biomedical information. This paper reports on one mode of access, the Chicago AIDS Outreach Project, which was supported by the National Library of Medicine through outreach awards in 1995 and 1996. The three-year project is an effort to link the programs and services of the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences and the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center with the clinic services of community-based organizations in Chicago. The project was designed to provide electronic access to AIDS-related information for AIDS patients, the affected community, and their care givers. The project also provided Internet access and training and continued access to library resources. The successful initiative suggests a working model for outreach to health professionals in an urban setting. PMID:9431424

Martin, E R; McDaniels, C; Crespo, J; Lanier, D

1997-10-01

495

Trust in Food-Safety Information Sources: Examining Differences in Respondents’ Opinions from a Three-State Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes data from a telephone survey of 1,000 home-meal preparers from Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee. We evaluate the level of trust assigned by survey respondents to twelve sources used in gathering food safety information and provide guidance on effective ways of communicating food-safety information. Data collected were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

Enefiok P. Ekanem; Mary Mafuyai-Ekanem; Fisseha Tegegne; Surendra P. Singh

2008-01-01

496

Lessons learned obtaining informed consent in research with vulnerable populations in community health center settings  

PubMed Central

Background To improve equity in access to medical research, successful strategies are needed to recruit diverse populations. Here, we examine experiences of community health center (CHC) staff who guided an informed consent process to overcome recruitment barriers in a medical record review study. Methods We conducted ten semi-structured interviews with CHC staff members. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, and structurally and thematically coded. We used NVivo, an ethnographic data management software program, to analyze themes related to recruitment challenges. Results CHC interviewees reported that a key challenge to recruitment included the difficult balance between institutional review board (IRB) requirements for informed consent, and conveying an appropriate level of risk to patients. CHC staff perceived that the requirements of IRB certification itself posed a barrier to allowing diverse staff to participate in recruitment efforts. A key barrier to recruitment also included the lack of updated contact information on CHC patients. CHC interviewees reported that the successes they experienced reflected an alignment between study aims and CHC goals, and trusted relationships between CHCs and staff and the patients they recruited. Conclusions Making IRB training more accessible to CHC-based staff, improving consent form clarity for participants, and developing processes for routinely updating patient information would greatly lower recruitment barriers for diverse populations in health services research.

2012-01-01

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Drug safety in pregnancy: utopia or achievable prospect? Risk information, risk research and advocacy in Teratology Information Services.  

PubMed

Even though from preclinical testing to drug risk labeling, the situation with drugs in pregnancy has improved substantially since the thalidomide scandal, there is still an increasing need to provide healthcare professionals and patients with updated individualized risk information for clinical decision making. For the majority of drugs, clinical experience is still insufficient with respect to their safety in pregnancy. There is often uncertainty in how to interpret the available scientific data. Based on 20 years of experience with Teratology Information Services (TIS) cooperating in the European Network of Teratology Information Services (ENTIS) methods of risk interpretation, follow-up of exposed pregnancies through the consultation process and their evaluation is discussed. Vitamin K antagonists, isotretinoin and angiotensin (AT) II-receptor-antagonists are presented as examples of misinterpretation of drug risks and subjects of research based on observational clinical data recorded in TIS. As many TIS are poorly funded, advocacy is necessary by establishing contacts with decision makers in health politics and administration, informing them of the high return in terms of health outcomes and cost savings provided by TIS as reference institutions in clinical teratology. PMID:21158950

Schaefer, Christof

2011-03-01

498

Safety assessment methodology and analysis of production during plutonium recycling at the State Science Center of the Russian Federation—Scientific-Research Institute of Nuclear Reactors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The methodology and criteria for safety assessment of nuclear fuel cycle technological processes are proposed, substantiated,\\u000a and checked in large-scale recycling of plutonium (500 kg). The results of comprehensive investigations of the radiation-ecological\\u000a conditions during the experimental production of mixed uranium-plutonium fuel and fuel assemblies at the State Science Center\\u000a of the Russian Federation— Scientific-Research Institute of Nuclear Reactors are

A. P. Kirillovich

1999-01-01

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78 FR 29371 - Informational Meeting Concerning Compliance With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Import Permit...AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department...SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department...regulations for infectious biological agents, standards, and...

2013-05-20

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76 FR 17149 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for North American Reporting Center for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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