DIRECT2Experts – Distributed Interoperable Biomedical Research Experts Collaboration Tool
The DIRECT2Experts network, open to all biomedical institutions, is a pilot project facilitated by the Research Networking Working Group of the NIH-supported Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium. Their goal is to improve biomedical research and leverage our strengths as a community by creating a network that enables easy access to expertise and related resources across institutions regardless of local platforms and tools, and in collaboration with participating institutions to ensure access to approved and verified data. What makes DIRECT2Experts different? a) Rather than searching public databases or asking individual researchers to “sign-up”, DIRECT2Experts works directly with institutions to connect to their existing research networking tools.; b) DIRECT2Experts works across different software products and respects local privacy policies, enabling many institutions to participate; and c) The focus of DIRECT2Experts is to bring more institutions and investigators into the fold, allowing for an assessment of the value provided and challenges of searching a national network. This will be added to Internet Experts Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.