Sarah C. Michalak, university librarian, associate provost for university libraries at UNC and SILS faculty member, has been appointed to the PubMed Central National Advisory Committee of the National Institutes of Health.
PubMed Central is a free digital archive of journal articles in the biomedical and life sciences. Launched by NIH in February 2000, the archive provides unrestricted access to the full text of critical, peer-reviewed scientific publications.
The archive is an important tool for scientists, clinicians and the public, Michalak said. More than 300 journals participate, and every recipient of an NIH research grant is asked to share published results with PubMed Central.
The advisory committee provides independent advice on the content and operation of the site. Michalak’s appointment is through Jan. 31, 2011.