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HealthMap – Global Disease Alert Map

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Provider: Harvard Medical School, MIT, and others
Descriptions: HealthMap brings together disparate data sources for a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Integrates outbreak data of varying reliability, ranging from news sources (such as Google News) to curated personal accounts (such as ProMED) to validated official alerts (such as World Health Organization). Data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location for user-friendly access to the original alert. HealthMap provides real-time information on emerging infectious diseases. A site of particular interest to public health officials and international travelers.
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American Association of Poison Control Centers

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Provider: American Association of Poison Control Centers
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Descriptions: This body's primary mission is to educate, accredit and inform its membership- 56 poison control centers throughout the United States and two in Canada- to advance public health care in the regions of all the state poison control centers. For the consumer it provides alerts and general prevention information for parents, babysitters, children and health care providers. It contains information on how to request information from the National Poison Data System, a link to the organization's past annual reports, which are published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, press releases, and a map of poison control center locations.  You can reach your local poison center by calling 1-800-222-1222.
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U.S. Global Health Policy: an Online Gateway for the Latest Data and Information on the U.S. Role in Global Health

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Provider: Kaiser Family Foundation
Descriptions: This interactive site provides news, facts, and statistical data on significant health topics and indicators across the globe. Data may be retrieved and organized by health topic or country and a data sheet may also be created which compares up to five countries on an unlimited number of indicators.
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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Descriptions: The USGS researches, monitors trends, and provides impartial scientific information on geologic topics, from Earth's ecosystems and environment to natural hazards like volcano and earthquake activity, floods, storms and drought, to the impacts of climate and land-use change on natural resources, to the geomagnetic field and meteorite activity.
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FedStats

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Provider: FedStats
Descriptions: From health to forests, food consumption to criminal justice, this is an invaluable, user-friendly gateway to hundreds of government and agency sources for U.S. statistical data accessible by topic, geographic location, or federal agency. Links to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, also.
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WolframAlpha: Computational Knowledge Engine

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Provider: Wolfram Alpha, LLC
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Descriptions: WolframAlpha is a computational database/search engine that interprets natural language queries, returning dynamic answers. Although still in development, it currently "...contains 10+ trillion pieces of data, 50,000+ types of algorithms and models, and linguistic capabilities for 1000+ domains." Enter a food item, and the engine generates a page of its nutritional, caloric, vitamin, mineral and physical properties. Input any integer for information about its forms, qualities and expressions. Explore a surname or given name-- view, among other data, its trend in popularity from the 1890's to the present. Input a disease name, and generate a series of graphs illustrating prevalence, average age of onset, sex distribution, medical coverage and more. Use the disease name as a cause of death, and mortality statistics are presented. Apps are now available to download for use with iPhone, iPad and Android.
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DOI.org: DOI System

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Provider: International DOI Foundation
Descriptions: DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a standardized system for providing actionable, persistent and interoperable links to "objects," the scope of which was originally limited to online documents, but which term is now applied in this context to online datasets, videos and other formats and types of information containers. Every resource relevant to DOI's is either present in or linked to from this website, for instance: FAQ's, a detailed handbook, fact sheets and white papers; links to DOI registration agencies like DataCite and CrossRef; and links to browser tools being developed to facilitate and expand the usefulness and applicability of the Digital Object Identifier.
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DataCite

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Provider: DataCite
Descriptions: DataCite is an international organization established in December, 2009 to promote and facilitate the expansion of the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) system to include scientific datasets. Membership includes publishers, libraries and data centers. Researchers will benefit from access to scientific data supporting findings explicated in full-text articles, and will be able to link to that underlying data in the same way DOI enables links to text. DataCite provides standards and workflows for the publication of this data, and enables researchers to reliably locate and cite submitted data.
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Crossref.org

website Descriptions: Crossref is one of the organizations that administer and enhance the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) system. On its home page, a search box lets you test a DOI link, and a free DOI lookup page is provided-- enter a citation to receive the DOI (if one has been established.) An entertaining animated short explanation of the reason for the DOI system, also on the home page, is not to be missed. Crossref, in its mission to provide "the citation linking backbone for all scholarly information in electronic form" has services and resources on its website for publishers, librarians and you, the researcher.
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OpenThesis

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Provider: OpenThesis.org
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Descriptions: OpenThesis is primarily an international repository of free abstracts of theses, dissertations and other academic documents, enhanced by search, organization and collaboration tools. It also provides e-publishing and conventional publishing services for modest prices, including print-on-demand.
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CDC SNAPS: Snap Shots of State Population Data

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: SNAPS provides local-level community profile information nationwide. It can be browsed by county and state or searched by ZIP Code. It provides a "snapshot" of key variables for consideration in guiding and tailoring health education and communication efforts to ensure that diverse audiences receive critical public health messages that are accessible, understandable and timely.
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CalculateMe

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Provider: www.calculateme.com
Descriptions: This website provides quick weight, measure and currency conversions.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Provider: U.S. Department of Labor
Descriptions: This is the authoritative source of monthly and annual economic and employment/unemployment data, ranging from trade price indexes to workplace injury data, for the United States.
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Better Data, Better Health

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Provider: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Descriptions: This website contains data sets, reports and rankings that include information on the quality of care delivery, patient outcomes, and patient feedback on physicians, hospitals, and cost. A "data hub" provides interactive graphics of state populations broken out by ethnicity, educational attainment, and age group for a number of healthcare measures, such as rates of the uninsured, portion of state budgets spent on healthcare, healthcare quality, and more. The focus of this website is discussion and demonstration of how "big data" can serve to improve health care in the United States.
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NeuroMorpho.org

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Provider: George Mason University
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Descriptions: NeuroMorpho.Org is the largest collection to date of publicly-accessible 3-D neuronal reconstructions and associated metadata in a curated repository. It contains a Neuron Atlas (a spatial distribution visualization tool.) Neurons from more than 20 species are represented. Browse by species, brain region, cell type or source; search by keyword, metadata or morphometry. The What’s new page has information on newly-released data, including new species strains, brain regions, cell types, and experimental conditions. The Acknowledgements include details on contributing labs, and the About page provides an updated overview of the repository content. OntoSearch enables more powerful searches of species and strains with automated synonym translation, taxonomical relations, and keyword auto-completion. The literature coverage database includes publications through March 2014.
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

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Provider: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Descriptions: This area of the RWJF site is devoted to current healthcare issues. Of particular interest is its clear and timely information about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
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Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology

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Provider: Jean-Loup Huret, Universite' de Poitiers
Descriptions: A contributory website- part database, part journal, according to the editors- meant for the use of clinicians and researchers in cytogenetics, molecular biology, oncology, hematology and pathology. Includes a portal to relevant websites and databases, a listing of scientific meetings and societies, and a section of university-level educational resources. Use of the contributors' original content is governed by terms of a Creative Commons license.
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NITRC: The Source for Neuroimaging Tools and Resources

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Provider: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse
Descriptions: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) is sponsored by the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research. It offers the neuroscience community free databases and applications for imaging, a forum and a news feed. Researchers can look for applications based on their attributes and popularity, and can also compare similar utilities, check on software development stages, and submit their own databases and applications for sharing. Many links to related resources are also provided here.
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New England Complex Systems Institute

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Provider: New England Complex Systems Institute
Descriptions: The science of complex systems builds upon the traditional focus on individual systems or parts of systems, concentrating instead on integration of interdependency within and between systems that form networks of cause and effect. With humanity as its scale, complex systems research applies scientific method to further the understanding and predictability of behavior, social interaction, and the consequences of societal policies and decisions. The New England Complex Systems Institute develops and applies new mathematical approaches and multiscale analysis to diverse scientific and social systems like cell science, biodiversity, altruism, ethnic violence, economic crisis, climate change, and the healthcare system. Free full-text access to many papers on complex systems is available here.
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Neuroscience Information Framework 3.1

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Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) is a semantically-enhanced portal to a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIF enhances discovery and access to often unindexed but publicly available research data, datasets, software and tools in the deep web, as well as linking to PubMed records and open-access literature. The NIF Project provides the NIF Registry, Antibody Registry, Drug Related Gene Database, neuroscience ontology and a way to contribute to it (via the NeuroLex wiki) and semantic tagging services. NIF Navigator, a customizable, stand-alone search tool for incorporation into websites or wikis, draws query results from all the NIF's own components and from other sites and accessible databases. The valuable resources at NIF are too numerous to be described adequately here.
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NationMaster.com

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Provider: Luke Metcalfe and Rapid Intelligence Pty. Ltd.
Descriptions: This is a site that compiles statistical and demographic data on many topics for international comparison. The data are from authenticated, cited sources. "NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. ...you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease."
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American FactFinder

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Provider: U.S. Census Bureau
Descriptions: Contains population, economic, housing and geographic data based on the latest Decennial Census. Includes interactive maps, downloadable summaries, reports and useful links to related information.
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American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Facts

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Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: The AAMC posts online some of the useful data it gathers on US medical education-- enrollment, matriculation and residency applicants by school, specialty and gender. Links are provided for purchase of its other indispensable data compilations. "Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions."
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Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

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Provider: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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Descriptions: GHDx is a catalog of the world's health and demographic data. Use the GHDx to research population census data, surveys, registries, indicators and estimates, administrative health data, and financial data related to health. The provider, the IHME, is an educational and research public health organization, and provides fellowships at the bachelor's and graduate levels. IHME publishes the BioMed Central journal, Population Health Metrics, and various open-access reports. There are many interesting resources here. Users should visit the Data Visualizations page and see other items listed under the "Tools" tab.
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