Posts by Category: Research Resources

RCMI Translational Research Network

May 22, 2017

RCMI Translational Research Network
http://www.rtrn.net/

A groundbreaking consortium of biomedical, behavioral and clinical researchers working with healthcare providers and the community to address health disparities through collaboration. Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Translational Research Network (RTRN) fosters and supports inter-institutional collaboration to maximally leverage outcomes, resources and expertise across member RCMI institutions, enhancing research capacity and accelerating the understanding and treatment of diseases, with a focus on those that disproportionately affect underserved communities. The Strategic Goals of RTRN are to: a) Enhance infrastructure to facilitate multi-site, cross-disciplinary translational research, especially research focused on addressing health disparities. b) Enhance processes to increase the efficiency of conducting multi-site clinical trials and translational research; and c) Enhance web-based research, training, and educational resources for investigators, health care providers, research participants, and the general public. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Eva – Enterprise Voice Assistant

May 11, 2017

Eva – Enterprise Voice Assistant
https://www.workfit.com/

Workfit is the creator of Eva, an Enterprise Voice Assistant. Eva is an intelligent meeting facilitator that helps people have more productive meetings by making meetings searchable, taking note of decisions, and encouraging follow-up on action-items. Leveraging a blend of artificial intelligence and speech recognition, Eva is built to propel professionals to be more efficient, effective and creative. Headquartered in Menlo Park, Ca., Workfit is led by veterans from Oracle, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Artificial Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Canva – Easily Create Beautiful Designs and Documents

May 11, 2017

Canva – Easily Create Beautiful Designs and Documents
https://canva.com/

Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics. Design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of beautiful layouts. Features include: a) Millions of Images – Design with millions of stock photographs, vectors and illustrations. You can even upload your own; b) Photo Filters – Edit your photos using preset filters or get advanced with photo editing tools, you’ll never be stuck for choice; c) Free Icons & Shapes – Use icons, shapes and elements with ease. Choose from thousands of elements for your designs, or upload your own; and d) Hundreds of Fonts – Access a great selection of fonts perfect for every design. All ready to go and accessible within Canva. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Open Educational Resources (OER)

May 09, 2017

Open Educational Resources (OER)
https://www.oercommons.org/

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. In some cases, that means you can download a resource and share it with colleagues and students. In other cases, you may be able to download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. How do you know your options? OER often have a Creative Commons license or other permission to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared. From a single point of access in OER Commons, you can search, browse, and evaluate resources in OER Commons’ growing collection of over 50,000 high-quality OER. Here are some curated collections to start exploring: a) Full university courses; b) Interactive mini-lessons and simulations; c) Adaptations of existing open work; d) Open Textbooks; and e) K-12 Lesson Plans, worksheets, and activities. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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World Digital Library (WDL)

May 06, 2017

World Digital Library (WDL)
https://www.wdl.org/

The World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world. The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: a) Promote international and intercultural understanding; b) Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet; c) Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences; and d) Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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DataHero – Self Service Cloud Business Intelligence

May 05, 2017

DataHero – Self Service Cloud Business Intelligence
https://datahero.com/

DataHero is self-service cloud BI that allows any user to quickly connect to cloud services without the help of an IT team. This is data analysis reimagined from the ground up, focusing on intuitive design and experience to enable non-analysts and analysts alike. Suggested charts and drag-and-drop chart creation make it easy to uncover insights within your data and communicate them with dashboards. Features include: a) Import Data From Any Cloud Service – Connect directly to your cloud services for automatically updated insights. Keep all your cloud data in one centralized location for easy accessibility and uniformity across your organization; b) Drag-and-Drop Chart Creation – Get suggested charts based on your specific data within DataHero or create your own customized charts. Segmenting, filtering, cohort analysis and more are as simple as a few clicks of the mouse; c) Combine Your Data – Combine datasets from different services to determine how each aspect of your business affects your bottom line; and d) Insights With Dashboards – Share your most current data with automatically updated dashboards. Ensure everyone is tracking the same KPIs and speaking the same language. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Gephi – The Open Graph Viz Platform

May 05, 2017

Gephi – The Open Graph Viz Platform
https://gephi.org/

Gephi is the leading visualization and exploration software for all kinds of graphs and networks. Gephi is open-source and free. Runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Gephi is a tool for data analysts and scientists keen to explore and understand graphs. Like Photoshop™ but for graph data, the user interacts with the representation, manipulate the structures, shapes and colors to reveal hidden patterns. The goal is to help data analysts to make hypothesis, intuitively discover patterns, isolate structure singularities or faults during data sourcing. It is a complementary tool to traditional statistics, as visual thinking with interactive interfaces is now recognized to facilitate reasoning. This is a software for Exploratory Data Analysis, a paradigm appeared in the Visual Analytics field of research. Applications include: a) Exploratory Data Analysis: intuition-oriented analysis by networks manipulations in real time; b) Link Analysis: revealing the underlying structures of associations between objects; c) Social Network Analysis: easy creation of social data connectors to map community organizations and small-world networks; d) Biological Network analysis: representing patterns of biological data; and e) Poster creation: scientific work promotion with hi-quality printable maps. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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mL(at)H

May 04, 2017

mL(at)H
https://metalabharvard.github.io

metaLAB, or mL(at)H, is “an idea foundry, knowledge-design lab, and production studio” that is dedicated to pioneering new ways for libraries to serve communities. Based out of Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center, the metaLAB explores “the digital arts and humanities through research, experimentation, tool building, teaching, through publications in print and online, and via exhibition, performance, and social practice.” Within this broad mission, the future of libraries is a special focus. metaLAB is headed by Matthew Battles, who authored the 2003 book Library: An Unquiet History. One of metaLAB’s ongoing projects, Library Test Kitchen, is a series of workshops that encourage participants to rethink how libraries could function. Recent ideas that have come out of these workshops include a “Neo-Carell Sleeping Chair” (a portable carell that simultaneously serves as a chair, laptop stand, and napping spot) and a WiFi “Cold Spot” to help users disconnect. meanwhile, other metaLAB projects and publications center on the changing nature of preserving and presenting data and objects. For example, Yanni Alexander Loukissas’s Life and Death of Data, offers an interactive history of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum Archives. Visitors may scroll through a timeline to see when the Arboretum acquired certain archival materials. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Deep Learning Tutorials

May 04, 2017

Deep Learning Tutorials
http://deeplearning.net/tutorial/

Deep Learning is a new area of Machine Learning research, which has been introduced with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to one of its original goals: Artificial Intelligence. See these course notes for a brief introduction to Machine Learning for AI and an introduction to Deep Learning algorithms. Deep Learning is about learning multiple levels of representation and abstraction that help to make sense of data such as images, sound, and text. For more about deep learning algorithms. The tutorials presented here will introduce you to some of the most important deep learning algorithms and will also show you how to run them using Theano. Theano is a python library that makes writing deep learning models easy, and gives the option of training them on a GPU. This will be added to Artificial Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Tutorial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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UnPayWall – Read PayWalled Research Papers for Free

May 03, 2017

UnPayWall – Read PayWalled Research Papers for Free
http://unpaywall.org/

Click the green tab and skip the paywall. It’s fast, free, and legal, powered by our database of millions of author-uploaded PDFs. They are Impactstory, a nonprofit working to make science more open and reusable online. We’re supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. They loathe paywalls. Now more than ever, humanity needs to access our collective knowledge, not hoard it. Lots of scholars feel the same; that’s why they upload their papers to free, legal servers online. They realized that the missing link is in getting these free resources to the people who want them, at the right time. By using a browser extension, they can do that, leveraging the toll-access distribution system to bring open access to the masses. They find fulltext for 84% of articles in a sample of 2016 research papers that were highly discussed in the media and online. This percentage will vary, depending on the kinds of articles you are looking at. But they generally get fulltext more than half the time. This is improving quickly as they tweak their algorithm and discovery techniques. And over the longer term, they will keep get even better as mandatory open access requirements begin to take effect in the US, UK, Europe, and elsewhere. Soon Unpaywall users will essentially have a free subscription to all new research. They think that’s a game-changer for open access, and for scholarship as a whole. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources white paper. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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