NIH Press Release
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Office of the Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 6, 1999

Anne Thomas
(301) 496-4461

NIH Posts E-biomed Proposal

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that its Director, Harold Varmus, M.D., has posted on the NIH website a proposal he calls E-biomed, for electronic publications in the biomedical sciences. The proposal includes discussion of prospective benefits, methods to guarantee equity, and plans to launch E-biomed.

The URL is: http://www.nih.gov/welcome/director/ebiomed/ebiomed.htm.

Dr. Varmus invites e-mail comments about E-biomed, and the NIH will post the responses for others to read.

Some journals have printed news stories about E-biomed, including Nature (Vol. 398, 29 April 1999, p.725), and Science (Vol 284, #5415, 30 April 1999, p.718).