Monthly Archives: April 2008

Go3R – Knowledge Based Semantic Search Engine To Avoid Animal Experiments

April 28, 2008

Go3R – Knowledge Based Semantic Search Engine To Avoid Animal Experiments
http://www.go3r.org/

The knowledge-based semantic search engine www.Go3R.org is now available online. It enables information transparency for the prevention of animal testing. In only four months development time, Transinsight from Dresden, Germany, succeeded in making available online Go3R, the worldwide first knowledge-based search engine for alternative methods to animal experiments. Via www.Go3R.org, scientists from all over the world can take advantage of the benefits of semantic searches for the area of alternative methods in accordance with the 3Rs principle. The Search engine can from now on used as Beta version. The so-called 3Rs principle developed by Russell and Burch in 1959 stands for Replacement, Reduction and Refinement. It describes scientific methods that can either replace animal experiments, or reduce animal numbers or refine the suffering of the animals during the procedures. In the European Union, compliance with the 3Rs principle is legally required. In accordance with the EU Laboratory Animal Directive, just as with the German Animal Welfare Act, animal experiments may only be performed if the scientific goal pursued cannot be achieved by any other means, i.e. in totally non-animal procedures, or in methods using fewer animals or entailing less animal suffering. In practice, however, this legal requirement oftentimes is not met, because the scientists and the responsible authorities are unaware of 3Rs alternatives that would exist to the respective foreseen animal experiment. Queries for alternative methods are time consuming and cumbersome, and this situation has possibly even become worse in the era of the internet. Additionally, at the end of a search, it remains unclear whether all relevant information sought for was indeed retrieved. This is where the search engine Go3R sets in. “With Go3R, search retrievals for alternatives to animal experiments become transparent and they are available without delay. Time savings of 90 percent and more are already possible with the first prototype of the search engine“, explains Dr. Michael R. Alvers, CEO and Co-Founder of Transinsight. “With our information technology Go3R, we are pleased to be able to present scientists with a tool that enables them to determine the indispensability of animal experiments more reliably. Go3R promotes the 3Rs principle. In the medium term, this will lead to a significant reduction of animal experiments. Achieving a world with less and less animal experiments is the worthwhile goal that Transinsight is happy to make a contribution to with all its might”, says Alvers. Go3R was developed in cooperation with scientists from the Technical University Dresden and the National German Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET) at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment in Berlin. With its expertise in the area of alternative methods, ZEBET has provided the specialist know how for the search machine. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the semantic research section of Deep Web Research Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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eNotes – Comprehensive Online Educational Resources

April 28, 2008

eNotes – Comprehensive Online Educational Resources
http://www.enotes.com/

eNotes.com is a comprehensive online educational resource. Used daily by thousands of students, teachers, professors, and researchers, eNotes combines the highest-quality educational content with innovative services in order to provide an online learning environment unlike any other. Their content is all fact-checked, edited, and written by professionals who are experts in their field. It comes from our in-house publishing unit or from Academic Publishers, including content which is not available online anywhere else. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Internet Experts Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Directory Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Oceanus

April 28, 2008

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Oceanus
http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/index.do

Oceanus explores the oceans in depth, highlighting the research and researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in news, features, and interviews written by magazine staff, with full-color photographs and illustrations. Each issue covers a wide spectrum of oceanography, spanning coastal research, marine life, deep-ocean exploration, and the ocean’s role in climate, as well as ocean technology and policy. Oceanus was first published in 1952 as a 16-page typewritten document to provide “a worthwhile reference to modern oceanographic exploration … that is neither too technical nor too popular.” That concise philosophy still remains, even though the mission of the magazine has evolved over the years. Today, the Internet offers more timely access to information, and our scope has broadened to convey the adventure of ocean exploration, the global and collaborative nature of ocean research, and the importance of understanding the key feature that makes our planet unique and habitable. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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International Journal of Workplace Health Management

April 28, 2008

International Journal of Workplace Health Management
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/ijwhm/ijwhm.jsp

The International Journal of Workplace Health Management publishes current research and debate on all aspects of health in the workplace, from both the wider public health perspective and the perspective of the individual organisation. The International Journal of Workplace Health Management publishes:

* Peer-reviewed research articles on all aspects of workplace health, enabling the reader to identify risks and challenges and learn from best practice
* Practical advice via in-depth case studies, presenting simple practical solutions to workplace problems
* Real-life implications for the individual, the employer, and public health systems in general.

Coverage includes, not is not restricted to:

* Best practice examples of successful workplace health solutions
* Promoting compliance with workplace health legislation
* Primary care and primary prevention
* Promoting health in the workplace
* The business case for workplace health promotion
* Workplace health issues and concerns, such as mental health, disability management, violence and the workplace, stress, workplace hazards, risk factor modification and work-life balance
* Workplace Culture
* Workplace policies supporting healthy workplace
* Inducing organisational change
* Occupational health & safety issues
* Educating the employer and employee
* Promoting health outside of the workplace

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Go3R – Knowledge Based Semantic Search Engine To Avoid Animal Experiments

April 28, 2008

Go3R – Knowledge Based Semantic Search Engine To Avoid Animal Experiments
http://www.go3r.org/

The knowledge-based semantic search engine www.Go3R.org is now available online. It enables information transparency for the prevention of animal testing. In only four months development time, Transinsight from Dresden, Germany, succeeded in making available online Go3R, the worldwide first knowledge-based search engine for alternative methods to animal experiments. Via www.Go3R.org, scientists from all over the world can take advantage of the benefits of semantic searches for the area of alternative methods in accordance with the 3Rs principle. The Search engine can from now on used as Beta version. The so-called 3Rs principle developed by Russell and Burch in 1959 stands for Replacement, Reduction and Refinement. It describes scientific methods that can either replace animal experiments, or reduce animal numbers or refine the suffering of the animals during the procedures. In the European Union, compliance with the 3Rs principle is legally required. In accordance with the EU Laboratory Animal Directive, just as with the German Animal Welfare Act, animal experiments may only be performed if the scientific goal pursued cannot be achieved by any other means, i.e. in totally non-animal procedures, or in methods using fewer animals or entailing less animal suffering. In practice, however, this legal requirement oftentimes is not met, because the scientists and the responsible authorities are unaware of 3Rs alternatives that would exist to the respective foreseen animal experiment. Queries for alternative methods are time consuming and cumbersome, and this situation has possibly even become worse in the era of the internet. Additionally, at the end of a search, it remains unclear whether all relevant information sought for was indeed retrieved. This is where the search engine Go3R sets in. “With Go3R, search retrievals for alternatives to animal experiments become transparent and they are available without delay. Time savings of 90 percent and more are already possible with the first prototype of the search engine“, explains Dr. Michael R. Alvers, CEO and Co-Founder of Transinsight. “With our information technology Go3R, we are pleased to be able to present scientists with a tool that enables them to determine the indispensability of animal experiments more reliably. Go3R promotes the 3Rs principle. In the medium term, this will lead to a significant reduction of animal experiments. Achieving a world with less and less animal experiments is the worthwhile goal that Transinsight is happy to make a contribution to with all its might”, says Alvers. Go3R was developed in cooperation with scientists from the Technical University Dresden and the National German Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET) at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment in Berlin. With its expertise in the area of alternative methods, ZEBET has provided the specialist know how for the search machine. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the semantic research section of Deep Web Research Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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eNotes – Comprehensive Online Educational Resources

April 28, 2008

eNotes – Comprehensive Online Educational Resources
http://www.enotes.com/

eNotes.com is a comprehensive online educational resource. Used daily by thousands of students, teachers, professors, and researchers, eNotes combines the highest-quality educational content with innovative services in order to provide an online learning environment unlike any other. Their content is all fact-checked, edited, and written by professionals who are experts in their field. It comes from our in-house publishing unit or from Academic Publishers, including content which is not available online anywhere else. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Internet Experts Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Directory Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Awareness Watch™ Newsletter V6N5 May 2008

April 26, 2008

Awareness Watch™ Newsletter V6N5 May 2008
http://AwarenessWatch.VirtualPrivateLibrary.net/V6N5.pdf
Awareness Watch™ Newsletter Blog and Archives
http://www.AwarenessWatch.com/

The May 2008 V6N5 Awareness Watch™ Newsletter is a freely available record breaking 80 page .pdf document (1.98MB) from the above URL. The Awareness Watch Featured Report this month features Privacy and Security Resources and Sites. The security resources and sites were taken from my Security Resources Internet MiniGuide. The resources are listed in the following categories: 1) Privacy Resources, 2) Security Resources, 3) Personal Computer Security and Analysis, 4) Personal Computer Harddrive Cleaning, 5) Personal Computer Firewalls, 6) Secure Havens, and 7) Secure Document and eMail Transmission. These resources and sites bring you the latest information and happenings in the area of privacy and security that are currently available on the Internet. The Awareness Watch Spotters cover many excellent and newly released annotated current awareness research sources and tools as well as the latest identified Internet happenings and resources including a number of neat and must-have tools! The Awareness Watch Article Review covers Beyond Google: How do students conduct academic research? by Alison J. Head.

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Awareness Watch Talk Show for Sunday April 27, 2008 at 2:00pm EST

April 26, 2008

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Sunday April 27, 2008 at 2:00pm EST
http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/AwarenessWatch/

Collaboration is a buzz word on the Internet now and many of the Oldies (Listervs(r), News Groups, Message Boards, Forums) have offered us collaboration for years and are still perfoming an excellent job … even better than some of the Web 2.0 MashUps!! We will also be discussing the latest happenings and sources from he previous week on zillman.us . I will also be highlighting my just released and record breaking monthly Awareness Watch Newsletter May 2008 V6N5 (80 pages) featuring Privacy and Security Resources as well as my May 2008 Zillman Column titled Searching the Internet. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EST on Sunday April 27, 2008 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy!!

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World Economic Outlook (WEO)

April 26, 2008

World Economic Outlook (WEO)
http://www.imf.org/external/ns/cs.aspx?id=28

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) database is created during the biannual WEO exercise, which begins in January and June of each year and results in the April and September WEO publication. Selected series from the publication are available in a database format. This has been added to Financial Sources Subject Tracr™ Information Blog. This has been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Environmental Semeiotics

April 26, 2008

Environmental Semeiotics
http://diarnet.metapress.com/home/main.mpx

Environmental Semeiotics is the result of a significant editorial effort aimed at the realisation of a journal on studies and research on environment safety. Suitable papers from within the following scientific fields are welcome:

* Geophysics
* Seismology
* Geotechnical Engineering
* Earthquake Engineering
* Information Technology
* Geology
* Environment and Climate
* Economics, Social sciences and Law

The journal hopes therefore to provide a meeting point for researchers from different scientific sectors, and to stimulate a critical analysis on environmental and territorial topics, mainly through the examination of specific indicators within an interdisciplinary characterisation of damage and risk scenarios. It will represent, for the experts in each discipline, a particularly suitable place for comparison of innovative survey and evaluation techniques.

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