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Federal Resources Affected by Government Shutdown

Due to the government shutdown, a number of frequently used online resources are being affected and may not be up to date. The following information has been collected from important sites such as PubMed and Grants.gov. We will continue to add updates to this post as more information becomes available.

Added: Information for the NIH Extramural Grantee Community During the Lapse of Federal Government Funding
This NIH guidance addresses active grant awards, progress reports, notices of awards, eRA Commons, and other issues. The eRA Commons will not be accessible during the funding lapse.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
“Due to the temporary shutdown of federal government services, this web site will not be updated or maintained until government operations are authorized to resume.” [ahrq.gov]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
“Due to the lapse in government funding, only web sites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded. As a result, the information on this website may not be up to date, the transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.” [cdc.gov]
Note: it is not yet clear which are “excepted functions.”

The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report also carries a notice that “Because of the current lapse in government funding, MMWR is able to publish and distribute only reports on immediate health threats.” [cdc.gov/mmwr]

ClinicalTrials.gov
“Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this website may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.” [clinicaltrials.gov]

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
“Due to a lapse of appropriations and the partial shutdown of the Federal Government, the systems that host eric.ed.gov have been shut down. Services will be restored as soon as a continuing resolution to provide funding has been enacted.” [eric.ed.gov]

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
“Due to the Government shutdown, information on this website may not be up to date.” [fda.gov]

Grants.gov
“The Department of Health and Human Services anticipates that the Grants.gov system will remain in an operational status, but with reduced federal support staff presence, should a lapse in appropriations occur. In addition, we anticipate that the Grants.gov Contact Center will remain available, and provide assistance to callers. HHS, as Managing Partner, in collaboration with OMB and the Grants.gov Program Management Office, will keep the federal grantor community updated as to the status of the Grants.gov system as plans evolve in the event of a government shutdown.” [grants.gov]

NCBI – including databases such as Gene, SNP, and BLAST
“Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this web site may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.” [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Ovid MEDLINE
“Ovid MEDLINE is currently not receiving any record or data updates until further notice. The latest update to Ovid MEDLINE was October 2, 2013 and users will receive the AutoAlert scheduled for October 9, 2013.”

PubMed.gov
“PubMed has been designated to be maintained with minimal staff during the lapse in government funding. The information on this website will be kept as up to date as possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries during this period.” [pubmed.gov]
Note: We are unsure at this time about the parameters of “as up to date as possible.” It’s possible that new or certain sets of citations will not be added to PubMed or indexed; we are attempting to learn more. As of 10/2, PubMed says it will be “updated to the extent possible.”

PubMed Central
“Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this web site may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.” [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
“Due to the temporary shutdown of federal government services, this web site will not be updated or maintained until government operations are authorized to resume.” [uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org]

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