Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: Dr. Stephanie Dellis, College of Charleston
Descriptions: This is a short molecular biology laboratory handbook for college undergraduate and graduate students, composed of a series of pdf documents and including web pages that illustrate methods for dealing with gels and loading DNA samples.
Keywords: biology, laboratory, tutorial
Provider: Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
Descriptions: "We promote humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education. We seek to effect change by working with scientists in industry, government, and academia to find new ways to replace animals with non-animal methods, reduce the numbers of animals necessary, or refine methods to make them less painful or stressful to the animals involved." The CAAT website also provides educational materials to download, links to related sites, most notably to its own ALTWEB, "the global clearinghouse for information on alternatives to animal testing."
Keywords: animal welfare, biomedical ethics, biomedical research, education, laboratory, research, toxicology
Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine
Contents: Abstracts, archive, directory, index, open-source, summaries
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: This is a portal with a sortable list of 45 NIH and outside entities' data repositories and data-sharing facilitation sites that offer open-source software. Links to submission and download policies and instructions are provided for each. Research areas include: genomics of the nematode, drosophila, zebrafish and rat; sequencing data; peptides and proteins; pathogens and vectors; the NCI cancer imaging repository; neuroscience, rare diseases, Parkinson's, autism, and more.
Keywords: bioinformatics, biomedical research, collaborative, data-sharing, genetics, genomics, laboratory, life sciences, open source, repositories
Provider: National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research/University of California San Diego
Contents: images, links, open-source, protocols, video, websites
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: NCMIR develops technologies to facilitate understanding of biological systems from the gross anatomical to the molecular scale and makes those technologies available to biomedical researchers. NCMIR provides expertise, infrastructure, technological development, and an environment in which new information about the 3D ultrastructure of tissues, cells, and macromolecular complexes can be easily obtained and analyzed.
Keywords: biomedical research, cell biology, data analysis, laboratory, life sciences, medical imaging, research tools, software
Provider: Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
Descriptions: Via publications and press releases, accreditation, education and networking activities funded through memberships, this organization promotes the ethical treatment of human and animal research subjects. Some of the white papers and general information are freely accessible, but much of the site is restricted to PRIM&R members.
Keywords: advocacy, animal welfare, biomedical ethics, biomedical research, clinical studies, clinical trials, education, ethics, healthcare policy, laboratory, law, policy, quality, research, safety
Provider: MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Descriptions: "OpenWetWare is an effort to promote the sharing of information, know-how, and wisdom among researchers and groups who are working in biology & biological engineering. OWW provides a place for labs, individuals, and groups to organize their own information and collaborate with others easily and efficiently. In the process, we hope that OWW will not only lead to greater collaboration between member groups, but also provide a useful information portal to our colleagues, and ultimately the rest of the world."
Keywords: bioengineering, biology, collaborative, laboratory, research, scientist
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/NIH
Descriptions: "The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy by Assured institutions and PHS funding components to ensure the humane care and use of animals in PHS-supported research, testing, and training..."
Keywords: animal, laboratory, standard of care
Provider: Researchers at University of California, San Diego
Contents: datasets, index, links
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: Created by four university colleagues, IntegromeDB brings together literally hundreds of resources to provide an integrated database of genomic, proteomic, transcriptive, genetic and functional data. Featured in the database are gene function, orthology, gene expression, pathways, protein interactions, mutations and SNPs, disease relationships, and related drugs and compounds. Those not yet familiar with IntegromeDB may want to read the group's open-access article, IntegromeDB: an integrated system and biological search engine.
Keywords: bioinformatics, biomedical research, cell biology, data analysis, drugs, genetics, genomics, laboratory, microbiology, mutations, ontologies, proteins
Provider: Nature.com and InnoCentive
Descriptions: "NPG [Nature Publishing Group] has partnered with InnoCentive to launch the nature.com open innovation pavilion. By giving readers the opportunity to participate in research and development challenges, the nature.com open innovation pavilion aims to facilitate greater scientific collaboration... Companies and not-for-profit organizations (known as Seekers) can post Challenges in life sciences, physical sciences and clinical medicine on the nature.com open innovation pavilion. As Solvers, users can apply their expertise to important problems, stretch their creative boundaries, and win cash awards."
Keywords: bioengineering, collaborative, laboratory, medicine, pharmacology, physics, products, science, scientist
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: "The Institute plans, conducts, fosters and supports an integrated and coordinated program of basic research, clinical investigations and trials, observational studies, and demonstration and education projects." There is a wealth of information here, through links and integral content, for patients, researchers and health care professionals. Includes information on new clinical trials and provides links to individual clinical trial websites. For consumers, there is a special Health Information Network one can sign up for, which will then feed only the information of particular interest to the individual user.
Keywords: biomedical research, blood, cardiology, clinical practice guidelines, clinical trials, consumer health, diet, disease, education, federal agencies, healthcare professional, heart, laboratory, links, NIH, patient education, physician, pulmonary, research, RSS feed, scientist, systems biology, U.S. Government
Provider: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Descriptions: NASA's fascinating website shares a wealth of information with the public, using multimedia formats, on NASA's past, current and future research and space missions.
Keywords: astronaut, astronomy, federal agencies, general reference, images, laboratory, news, podcasts, research, RSS feed, technology, U.S. Government, video
Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Descriptions: MEDSUN "...is an adverse event reporting program launched in 2002 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The primary goal for MedSun is to work collaboratively with the clinical community to identify, understand, and solve problems with the use of medical devices. Over 350 health care facilities, primarily hospitals, participate in the entire MedSun network." There are MEDSUN sub-networks for various conditions and clinical settings in which medical devices are commonly used: HeartNet, HomeNet, KidNet (neonates), LabNet, SightNet and TissueNet.
Keywords: cardiology, collaborative, consumer health, federal agencies, healthcare professional, heart, laboratory, medical devices, neonatal, ophthalmology, physician, products, radiation, regulations, safety
Provider: American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Descriptions: This website, designed primarily for consumers, was developed to aid the user in understanding the clinical laboratory tests one might undergo as a part of routine medical care or for diagnostic purposes. The site is a collaboration between several professional societies representative of the clinical laboratory community. It may be searched alphabetically by condition or disease name, or according to categories for appropriate routine health screenings. The user can elect to read the text here in English, Czech, German, Spanish, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, or Polish translation.
Keywords: chemistry, consumer health, laboratory, spanish, tests
Provider: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Descriptions: More than a hundred public health courses are listed here, with course materials: syllabi, lecture series, readings and assignments. Materials may be used and re-purposed, with the request that the user contact JHSPH to tell them how. Several courses deal with statistical methods in various sub-disciplines. The school also shares a wealth of images, mostly graphs and charts. Browse courses and materials by course, topic, collection or images.
Keywords: aging, bioterrorism, child, courseware, curriculum, disaster, disease, emergency preparedness, environmental, epidemiology, ethics, free, full text, graduate medical education, images, infectious disease, informatics, laboratory, Medicare/Medicaid, multidisciplinary, nutrition, obesity, open access, population, psychiatry, public health, statistical, toxicology
Provider: American Society for Cell Biology
Contents: archive, brief records, images, index, video
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: Supported by an award from National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and NIH, this is a peer-reviewed repository of thousands of often stunning microscopic images of cell types, processes and components. Most are free to use or under Creative Commons license by the authors, rather than restricted by publisher copyright. Free sign-in gives the user the ability to save images in a folder. Broader features like multiple public and private folders, sharing and annotation are in development. Many videos are also posted. Researchers are urged to contribute from their own work and experiments. For more information on the intent and the many current as well as future features of the database, read more at Leica Science Lab.
Keywords: biomedical research, cell biology, collaborative, Creative Commons, laboratory, life sciences, scientists
Provider: National Library of Medcine
Descriptions: The intent of this bibliography is to assist in identifying methods and procedures helpful in supporting the development, testing, application and validation of alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and toxicology testing.
Keywords: animal welfare, biomedical ethics, laboratory, NIH, NLM