Posts by Category: Biological Informatics

BIOZ – Best Way To Find Scientific Data

February 07, 2018

BIOZ – Best Way To Find Scientific Data
https://www.bioz.com/

Traditional life-sciences search tools focus on identifying research papers, but they don’t perform the difficult work of analyzing, aggregating and structuring data within and between papers. As a result, traditional tools are limited to providing a list of papers to read, and miss answering even the simplest research questions. Bioz goes further, much further, by combining the latest advances in computer science with in-house life-sciences expertise to help researchers plan experiments, write papers and apply for grants. Bioz’s unique engine mines hundreds of millions of pages of complex, dense and unstructured life-sciences papers, and then uses Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to clean, tag and structure the data. The newly structured data forms the core of the Bioz platform, and places unprecedented scientific data at your fingertips. Insights focus on experimentation and include never before available objective recommendations, ratings and insights for hundreds of millions of reagents, lab equipment, assays, protocols and researchers. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources white paper. 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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arXiv.org – Open Access e-Prints

January 27, 2018

arXiv.org – Open Access e-Prints
https://arxiv.org/

Open access to 1,330,210 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, and Economics. Started in August 1991, arXiv.org (formerly xxx.lanl.gov) is a highly-automated electronic archive and distribution server for research articles. Covered areas include physics, mathematics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. arXiv is maintained and operated by the Cornell University Library with guidance from the arXiv Scientific Advisory Board and the arXiv Member Advisory Board, and with the help of numerous subject moderators. Users can retrieve papers from arXiv via the web interface. Registered authors may use our web interface to submit their articles to arXiv. Authors can also update their submissions if they choose, though previous versions remain available.  Listings of newly submitted articles in areas of interest are available via the web interface, via RSS feeds, and by subscription to automatic email alerts. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Journalism 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™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™.

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The Winnower – Open Access Online Scholarly Publishing Platform

January 27, 2018

The Winnower – Open Access Online Scholarly Publishing Platform
https://thewinnower.com/

The Winnower is an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. You guessed it! They think transparency from start to finish is critical in scientific communication. Their aim is to revolutionize science by breaking down the barriers to scientific communication through cost-effective and transparent publishing for scholars. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Journalism 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™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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GigaScience Journal

January 25, 2018

GigaScience Journal
https://academic.oup.com/gigascience

GigaScience aims to revolutionize publishing by promoting reproducibility of analyses and data dissemination, organization, understanding, and use. As an open access and open-data journal, we publish ALL research objects (data, software tools and workflows) from ‘big data’ studies across the entire spectrum of life and biomedical sciences. These resources are managed using the FAIR Principles for scientific data management and stewardship that state that research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. To achieve our goals, the journal has a novel publication format: one that links standard manuscript publication with an extensive database that hosts all associated data and provides data analysis tools and cloud-computing resources. GigaDB provides a direct link between the published manuscript and the relevant supporting data. We have also built GigaGalaxy, a Galaxy-based data analysis platform to host computational methods and workflows, maximizing use of the data, tools and workflows in our papers in a more accessible and reproducible environment. Our scope covers not just ‘omic’ type data and the fields of high-throughput biology currently serviced by large public repositories, but also the growing range of more difficult-to-access data, such as imaging, neuroscience, ecology, cohort data, systems biology and other new types of large-scale sharable data. All articles and content (including blogs and peer reviews) published by GigaScience are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. All software is published under Open Source Initiative (OSI)-approved open source licences, and supporting data presented under a public domain CC0 waiver. Further information about our open access policies and our article processing charges to support these efforts can be found here. 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™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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eLIFE – Open-access Journal That Publishes Promising Research in the Life and Biomedical Sciences

January 25, 2018

eLIFE – Open-access Journal That Publishes Promising Research in the Life and Biomedical Sciences
https://elifesciences.org/

eLife is a non-profit organisation inspired by research funders and led by scientists. Our mission is to help scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises the most responsible behaviours in science. eLife publishes important research in all areas of the life and biomedical sciences. The research is selected and evaluated by working scientists and is made freely available to all readers without delay. eLife also invests in innovation through open-source tool development to accelerate research communication and discovery. Our work is guided by the communities we serve. eLife was founded in 2011 by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust, who provide financial support and strategic guidance. In 2017, eLife introduced publication fees to cover some of our core publishing costs. Annual reports and financial statements are openly available. 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™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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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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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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