Posts by Category: Biological Informatics

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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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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Antibody Registry

January 17, 2018

Antibody Registry
http://antibodyregistry.org/

The Antibody Registry gives researchers a way to universally identify antibodies used in their research. The Antibody Registry assigns unique and persistent identifiers to each antibody so that they can be referenced within publications. These identifiers only point to a single antibody, this allows the antibody used in your methods section to be identified by humans and search engines. The Antibody Registry includes commercial antibodies from hundreds of commercial vendors and thousands of individual labs. If the antibody that you are using does not appear in the list, please add your antibody by using the catalog number and the url of the vendor. Our curators can use the url to find information on the antibody and material data sheets. Home-grown antibodies may be added as well (additional information may be required). After submitting an antibody, a permanent identifier will be assigned. This identifier can be quickly traced back in The Antibody Registry. We never delete records, so even when an antibody disappears from a vendor’s catalog, or is sold to another vendor, we can trace the provenance of that antibody. 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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LIMSwiki – Laboratory, Health, and Science Informatics Encyclopedia

January 17, 2018

LIMSwiki – Laboratory, Health, and Science Informatics Encyclopedia
https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Main_Page

LIMSwiki is a collaborative wiki dedicated to the scientific community, featuring organized, documented, and up-to-date content regarding all aspects of laboratory informatics, bioinformatics, and health informatics. LIMSwiki also strives to maintain relevant knowledge about laboratory equipment as well as commercial and open-source software likely to be used in a laboratory setting. This also includes the vendors of such equipment and software. Like any community wiki, the value and success of LIMSwiki is dependent upon the scientific community contributing their vast knowledge through the creation of relevant articles and editing of existing articles where knowledge is absent. 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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