Reportable Conditions & Disease Craziness (RCDC)

As noted here previously, the NIH is developing a new electronic reporting tool called Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC). NIAID has a nice summary, as usual. The basic idea is to consistently categorize NIH-funded work according to “nearly” 360 predetermined research areas, conditions, and diseases. Except, that is, projects in such minor areas as women’s health, minority health, AIDS, biodefense, climate change, nanotechnology, and “Networking IT Research and Development.” Hmmm.

To prepare for the February 2009 launch, NIH is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 11 at 2 p.m. to introduce the RCDC system. Get the popcorn ready …

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