Summary: H.R.1389 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1389. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/12/1991)

Information Dissemination and Research Accountability Act - Establishes in the National Library of Medicine a National Center for Research Accountability to assist in eliminating duplication of effort in Federal research proposals involving live animals.

Prohibits Federal agencies from carrying out or funding any research proposal involving live animals unless the proposal is submitted to the Center following agency approval. Prohibits Federal funding of any proposal the Center determines would duplicate other research completed or in process.

Authorizes the Center to contract with private entities to assist in conducting comprehensive full-text literature searches.

Directs the Center to report annually to the President and the Congress.

Provides for modernization of biomedical information storage and dissemination by the National Library of Medicine.

Authorizes the Library to award contracts to the private-sector data recording industry to improve: (1) the development of technologies for storage and dissemination of full-text biomedical information; and (2) dissemination of such information to medical libraries for research use.

Requires the Library to report annually to the Congress on its progress.

Authorizes appropriations.