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The Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) supports and promotes the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a vital part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation's premier medical research agency.

The Friends organization was formed in 1986 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to promote, publicize, and support the Library. FNLM is a coalition of individuals, medical associations and societies, hospitals, health science libraries, corporations, and foundations, dedicated to increasing public awareness and use of the NLM, as well as to support its many programs in research, education, and public service.

The Library, founded in 1836 and now located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest repository of biomedical and health sciences information. It has over eight million items including books, journals, videos, historical artifacts, and receives over one billion hits per year over the World Wide Web.

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Best Practices of Biomedical Research: Improving Reproducibility and Transparency of Preclinical Research Conference
June 9-10, 2016; Bethesda Marriott

Some Feature Speakers Included:

  • Robert Califf, MD
  • John Ioannidis, MD
  • Christopher Austin, MD
  • Atul Butte, MD, PhD
  • Glen P. Campbell
  • Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD
  • Ulrich Dirnagl, MD
  • Ferric C. Fang, MD
  • Lee Ellis, MD​
  • Leonard P. Freedman, PhD
  • Betsy L. Humphreys, MLS

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