Gretchen Whitney gwhitney at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Mon Jul 26 18:46:47 EDT 1999

E-Biomed is a proposal to restructure the way biomedical research
information is stored, communicated, and retrieved.  It is being put
forward by Harold Varmus, who is Director of the US National Institutes of

I bring this to your attention because Sigmetricians may wish to evaluate
the proposal from the metrics standpoint: it is not entirely clear, for
example, how a country's contribution to the field might be assessed, or
how IP might migrate to this environment.

The proposal and its addendum are at

Comment by the American Physiological Society

Comment by the American Society for Investigative Pathology

Nature article

This is not a comprehensive list of links, merely a few I found useful and
interesting. Other contributions are welcome if the topic is of interest.

Gretchen Whitney, PhD                                     tel 423.974.7919
School of Information Sciences                            fax 423.974.4967
University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996 USA           gwhitney at

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