Monthly Archives: January 2018

February 2018 Zillman Column – 2018 Tools for Current Awareness

January 20, 2018

February 2018 Zillman Column – 2018 Tools for Current Awareness
http://columns.virtualprivatelibrary.net/Current_Awareness_Tools_2018_Feb18_Column.pdf
http://www.zillmancolumns.com/

The February 2018 Zillman Column features 2018 Tools for Current Awareness by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Executive Director of the Virtual Private Library. This is a comprehensive listing of icurrent awareness tools including search engines, directories, subject guides and index resources and sites available on the Internet. The below list of sources is taken from my Subject Tracer™ White Paper titled Current Awareness Tools 2018 and is constantly updated with Subject Tracer™ bots at the following URLs: http://www.CurrentAwarenessTools.com/. These resources and sources will help you to discover the many pathways available through the Internet to find the latest current awareness tools. As this site is constantly updated it would be to your benefit to bookmark and return to the above URL frequently to download the latest freely available current awareness resources. Download this excellent freely available 17 page 150KB pdf column today. This is another MUST have column to discover the latest current awareness resources to give you the information you need in today’s ever changing and fast paced 2018 New Economy business and academic world!!

This research is powered by Subject Tracer Bots™ available from the Virtual Private Library™.

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Pivot – Connecting Funding and Research Expertise

January 20, 2018

Pivot – Connecting Funding and Research Expertise
https://pivot.cos.com/

Locating and securing research funding is becoming increasingly competitive, as funding opportunities are limited and the number of researchers vying for those dollars continues to grow. Pivot™ answers the growing demands on research developers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate with their colleagues. With Pivot, ProQuest continues their commitment to empower researchers around the world with tools that they need at various stages of their research lifecycle. Pivot is intuitive and easy to use. It is designed for a researcher – anyone from corporate to academia (faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students) can benefit from using it. Pivot is an unmatched tool that: a) Provides access to the most comprehensive source of funding opportunities globally; b) Identifies researcher expertise from within or outside of your organization; c) Users can search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching faculty from inside or outside their institution. Conversely, a search for a scholar will link to matching funding opportunities; d) Allows the focus to be on winning the necessary awards and grants; e) Enables you to add internal deadlines to critical funding opportunities and sends weekly updates on saved searches; f) Users can receive alerts whenever new matching opportunities are posted that match their saved searches; g) Create groups for sharing funding opportunities on an ongoing basis; and h) Enhances communication, monitoring, and tracking amongst individual faculty, teams, or researchers and the Research Development office. This will be added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer. This will be added to Grant Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. 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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Grant Forward – Start Moving Your Research Forward

January 20, 2018

Grant Forward – Start Moving Your Research Forward
https://www.grantforward.com/

GrantForward provides you with: a) GrantForward’s specialized search algorithm and team of specialists allows us to constantly add new and accurate funding opportunities; b) GrantForward’s adaptive search filters make it quick and easy to find the perfect grant opportunities to start moving your research forward; and c) GrantForward incorporates a dynamic search engine with a personalized funding recommendation service to simplify the grant search process. Features include: 1) Extensive Database with over 9,000 Sponsors and growing – GrantForward uses specialized data-crawling technology to constantly update our extensive database of sponsors and funding opportunities, allowing thousands of grant opportunities to be gathered from over 9,000 US Sponsors. Every grant opportunity is thoroughly analyzed and then verified by our team of specialists to ensure accuracy; 2) Dynamic Search Engine – Advanced, Fast, and Adaptive – GrantForward seamlessly combines ease-of-use with powerful search features to enable you to easily narrow down thousands of options to the opportunities that provide an exact fit for your research. Our search algorithm and adaptive search filters prevent you from wasting time sifting through grants that aren’t relevant to your research; 3) GrantForward Recommendations – Personalized to your research needs – GrantForward allows you to do more than just search for grants. With a researcher profile, you can receive grant recommendations related to your field and research interests. GrantForward uses your research interests, publications, and other profile information to recommend the best-fitting grant opportunities to you. With GrantForward’s recommendation service, your funding search will be simplified to be as easy as possible. This will be added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer. This will be added to Grant Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. 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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Scientific Protocols – Free and Easy Way To Share Scientific Protocols

January 19, 2018

Scientific Protocols – Free and Easy Way To Share Scientific Protocols
https://protocols.scienceexchange.com/

Features include: a) Built on GitHub – Scientific Protocols is built on the GitHub API. Find out how GitHub allows Scientific Protocols to provide easy and powerful ways to share your protocols and track changes; b) Reproducibility – The aim of the Reproducibility Initiative is to identify and reward high quality reproducible research via independent validation of key experimental results; and c) GitHub for Science – GitHub can be used for much more than just storing code. Find out more about how GitHub is being used to help scientists build the latest open source tools for science and achieve amazing things. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. 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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Protocol Online – Your Lab’s Reference Book

January 19, 2018

Protocol Online – Your Lab’s Reference Book
http://www.protocol-online.org/

Protocol Online, brought to you by POL Scientific, is a database of research protocols in a variety of life science fields. It contains protocols contributed by worldwide researchers as well as links to web protocols hosted by worldwide research labs, biotech companies, personal web sites. The data is stored in a MySql relational database. Protocol Online also hosts discipline specific discussion forums (BioForum), and provides a free PubMed search and alerting service (PubAlert). This site was created in June 1999 by Dr. Long-Cheng Li while he was a postdoc in UCSF and and is still maintained by him. Later, he became an Associate Professor in UCSF and a Professor in Peking Union Medical College Hospital. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. 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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ExploreProtocols.io – Share and Discover Life Science Methods

January 19, 2018

ExploreProtocols.io – Share and Discover Life Science Methods
https://www.protocols.io/

Discover free, up-to-date research protocols and useful content in your field of interest. Features include: a) Version, modify, and discuss existing protocols – You can “clone” protocols in order to be able to modify existing protocols from other scientists. You can also ask questions and comment on step-level or on the entire protocols; b) Create and “run” protocols – You can easily create personal protocols. You can keep them private, share with collaborators, or publish publicly on the platform. Each protocol is also “runnable” on the web or your mobile device so you can follow it step-by-step as you experiment at the bench; and c) Collaborate with groups – You can create a private or public group for collaboration. Groups can be individual labs or broader communities. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. 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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Protocol Exchange

January 18, 2018

Protocol Exchange
https://www.nature.com/protocolexchange

Welcome to Protocol Exchange from Nature Protocols. The Protocol Exchange is an open resource where the community of scientists pool their experimental know-how to help accelerate research. Discover the protocols, share a protocol, join a lab group, comment on protocols, organize your favorites and personalize your experience. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. 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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Transcriptic – Discovery Biology On Demand

January 18, 2018

Transcriptic – Discovery Biology On Demand
https://www.transcriptic.com/

At Transcriptic, our mission is to turn biology into an information technology, driven by data, computation, and high-throughput robotics with the goal of substantially advancing drug discovery. Our team brings together deep expertise in biology, automation, and software engineering to set new standards for the way research is done. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. 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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Resource Identification Initiative

January 18, 2018

Resource Identification Initiative
https://www.force11.org/group/resource-identification-initiative

The Resource Identification Initiative has been launched and moved beyond a pilot phase. We invite publishers, editors, authors, biocurators, librarians, resource provides, and vendors to participate. Authors can participate by adding RRIDs to their papers, go to scicrunch.org/resources. The Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) are in the published literature; publications currently reporting RRIDs can be found in Google Scholar PubMed Central or PubMed. The Resource Identification Initiative (#RRID) is designed to help researchers sufficiently cite the key resources used to produce the scientific findings reported in the biomedical literature. A diverse group of collaborators are leading the project, including the Neuroscience Information Framework and the Oregon Health & Science University Library, with the support of the National Institutes of Health and the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility. Resources (e.g. antibodies, model organisms, and software projects) reported in the biomedical literature often lack sufficient detail to enable reproducibility or reuse. For example, catalog numbers for antibody reagents are infrequently reported, and the version numbers for software programs used for data analysis are often omitted. This has been called out as a serious enough problem by the NIH to introduce new guidelines for Rigor and Transparency for almost all awards in starting in May of 2016. These guidelines argue for authentication of key research resources, and transparency of how they are reported. The Resource Identification Initiative aims to enable resource transparency within the biomedical literature through promoting the use of unique Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs). In addition to being unique, RRID’s meet three key criteria, they are: 1) Machine readable; 2) Free to generate and access; and 3) Consistent across publishers and journals. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. 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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Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday January 17, 2017 at 2:00pm EST – Agriculture Resources 2018

January 17, 2018

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday January 17, 2017 at 2:00pm EST – Agriculture Resources 2018
http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/AwarenessWatch/

This program will be featuring my recently updated white paper Agriculture Resources 2018. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest resources and sources covering agriculture resources, sources, search engines, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers….literally everything on the Internet covering AGRICULTURE RESOURCES!! We will also discussing my latest freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V16N1 January 2018 featuring Open Educational Resources (OER)Sources 2018 as well as my freely available January 2018 Zillman Columns highlighting Information Quality Determination 2018 – Resources and Tools. 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 Wednesday, January 17, 2017 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy….

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