Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: IHTSDO (International Health Terminology Standards Organisation)
Descriptions: IHTSDO is a not-for-profit association that develops and promotes use of SNOMED CT to support safe and effective health information exchange. SNOMED CT is a clinical terminology and is considered to be the most comprehensive multilingual healthcare terminology in the world... Each year, avoidable deaths and injuries occur because of poor communication between healthcare practitioners. The delivery of a standard clinical language for use across the world's health information systems can therefore be a significant step towards improving the quality and safety of healthcare.
Keywords: electronic health record, informatics, information management, international, multilingual, ontology, quality, software, standard of care, terminology
Provider: Kauffman Innovation Network, Inc.
Descriptions: "Linking ideas & innovation" is the motto of the iBridge organization. "While traditional search engines provide a means for looking for information, the iBridgeSM Network provides a public, centralized source for unbiased information about early stage technologies and inventions. Our objective is to drive transparency and access to university developed innovations that are available today as well as to field experts, ideas and information. Through the iBridgeSM Network, researchers and those seeking innovations can easily search for and obtain the resources they need." Non-members exploring this site can view the brief descriptions of inventions/innovations by subject or by organization, and see which of these organizations form special communities in iBridge. A free sign-up allows the user to e-mail for more information about the entries. Submissions include technologies that can be licensed, research opportunities, material transfer agreements, and laboratory and equipment availability. The provocative and informative blogs here are accessible to all who visit the site. iBridge is funded in large part by the Kauffman Foundation.
Keywords: Baylor, biology, biomedical research, biotechnology, business, collaborative, drugs, engineering, environmental, genetics, information technology, medicine, multidisciplinary, nanotechnology, open source, research, scientist, software, technology
Provider: MedTech Publishing Company LLC in partnership with HIMSS
Descriptions: This newsletter, published in partnership with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, keeps the reader up to date on new products, technologies and techniques in health care information management. A blog and RSS feed are included.
Keywords: blog, electronic health record, healthcare, information management, information science, medical devices, news, podcasts, products, software, technology, video
Provider: Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
Descriptions: Zotero is a free bibliographic citation manager available as a Firefox browser add-on. Hundreds of citation styles are available, and one can hover over the complete list to see examples of each. Zotero offers a number of handy features, including automatic recognition of bibliographic records within websites, collaborative file-sharing options, and much more. Documentation, FAQ's, tutorials and links to user forums are provided under the Support tab, and translations of these help pages in one or more of 14 other languages are posted with each- presumably this amenity is a work in progress. Zotero will not work with browsers other than Firefox.
Keywords: open source, research, software
Descriptions: Xtranormal (free registration required) offers an easy way to produce short animated videos for use online. "It's free to create an Xtranormal account, to publish movies, to store projects on Xtranormal, and to use any of Xtranormal’s sharing tools. In addition though, Xtranormal offers the ability to use “premium” assets on your account – things like actors or sets that are different from the default... You’ll need purchased Xtranormal Points (XP), our virtual currency, to get these." Prices for paid features range from $5.00 to $150.00. Xtranormal films can be posted on a Youtube account or otherwise published. Individual educators can submit requests for completely free access to all resources on the Text to Movie platform when making educational-use movies. Requests are handled on a case-by-case basis and granted to verified educators. Apply via the Customer Service link.
Keywords: animation, education, free, podcasts, software, video, Web tools
Provider: Mark S. Cohen, PhD, UCLA
Descriptions: From the website: "Dedicated to the communication of news, science, and information of interest to the brain mapping community, and to sharing and promoting the science of brain mapping."
Keywords: brain mapping, cognition, conference, grants, jobs, medical imaging, neurology, neuroscience, news, software
Provider: Whole Brain project - UC-San Diego
Descriptions: The Whole Brain Catalog is the flagship project of the Whole Brain Project at the University of California - San Diego. It is an open source, downloadable, multi-scale virtual catalog of the mouse brain and its cellular components, providing zoomable 3D views of structures and their surroundings deep inside the mouse brain. The data is also brought to life with simulation and animation. "In providing open source and collaborative tools, the Whole Brain Project allows neuroscience researchers to make new connections with collaborators and newly discovered data. Combining previously unconnected databases across a single network make possible new and exciting insights about the brain."
Keywords: animal, animation, biomedical research, brain, life sciences, mouse, neurology, neuroscience, open access, open source, research, software
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: National Center for Biotechnology Information/National Library of Medicine
Contents: charts/graphs, datasets, E-books, full text, government documents, images, index, multiple databases, open-source
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information. NCBI provides a large number of resources for scientific research, including software and many databases.
Keywords: bioinformatics, biomedical research, data analysis, data-sharing, datasets, genetics, genomics, microbiology, proteins, research tools, sequencing, software
Provider: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Descriptions: From the website: "The main research of the SPL is to develop post-processing methods for digital medical imaging data and to use these methods for answering real-life questions." Contains an image gallery, full-text access to publications, downloadable tutorials and software. Brigham & Women's Hospital is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Keywords: human anatomy, measurement, medical devices, medical imaging, neurology, radiology, software, surgery, tutorial
Provider: Sigma Theta Tau
Descriptions: Nursing Knowledge International is a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Its mission is "to help nurses help others... by providing products and services that serve the global community of nurses in its pursuit of health care knowledge, career advancement, research and continued development of the nursing profession." The website is a portal to resources, free and fee, including books, journals, individual articles, CD-ROM and video instruction, and news items. Free registration gives access to more resources, and allows the user to create a personal profile.
Keywords: continuing education, full text, nursing, software, workforce
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.
Keywords: anatomy, biomedical research, brain, brain mapping, data, data analysis, informatics, medical imaging, networking, neuroimaging, neuroscience, news, NIH, ontology, open access, open source, research, software, U.S. Government, Web tools
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.
Keywords: biomedical research, clinical trials, data, data-sharing, datasets, disease, drugs, federal agencies, full text, genes, genomics, grants, images, informatics, links, networking, neuroscience, NIH, portal, research, scientist, social networking, software
Provider: Netherlands BioInformatics Centre
Descriptions: NBIC is engaged in bioinformatics research and education. Its website includes free software downloads, information on databases and projects, a journal and newsletter, and secondary-level education materials.
Keywords: biomedical research, blog, conference, data analysis, DNA, genes, genome, genomics, informatics, journal, news, open source, partial open access, pharmacogenomics, research, scientist, sequencing, software
Provider: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Descriptions: The National Hurricane Center website provides interactive satellite and radar maps, frequently-updated land and marine advisories, and (in the presence of active storm systems)updated forecasts based on its aerial reconnaissance findings. Three- and 5-day outlooks, likely landfall ranges ("cones"), wind speed prediction maps and storm surge projections are featured. Many links to other authoritative and relevant emergency planning resources are provided from this site. There is a downloadable blank hurricane tracking map available, and RSS feed is provided.
Keywords: disaster, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, hurricane, images, maps, news, reports, RSS feed, software, weather
Descriptions: Jing is free software for capturing and annotating screen shots or creating screencasts, and the results can be integrated with documents, saved and shared. This easy-to-use application lends itself to collaboration projects and to creating tutorials or illustrating technical bugs in action. A Pro version is also available at a very low cost. Jing is available for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, or Mac OS X.
Keywords: free, mashups, software, video, Web tools
Contents: full text, links, websites
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: Altmetrics is interested in formulating a new kind of impact factor for developments in science, based in part on capturing and factoring in the scientific community's more rapidly available reactions to new papers and research as they are expressed in social media. At the organization's website, read its manifesto, follow links to investigate tools designed to gather data from online sources, and explore important papers that have sparked and furthered this movement. Provides links to websites and software like Crowdometer, PLOS Impact Explorer, ScienceCard, and ReaderMeter.
Keywords: impact factor, peer review, research, scientific community, social media, software
Provider: 1000 Genomes
Contents: Citations, datasets, links, open-source, search engine
Access Level: Free
Descriptions: 1000 Genomes: a deep catalog of human genetic variation "...is the first project to sequence the genomes of a large number of people, to provide a comprehensive resource on human genetic variation... The goal of the 1000 Genomes Project is to find most genetic variants that have frequencies of at least 1% in the populations studied." 1000 Genomes is an international endeavor, with participants from institutes, governments and universities world-wide. "DNA from the samples will be available for researchers to follow up with more detailed studies of variation in particular regions. The cell lines will allow researches to study cellular phenotypes such as gene expression, epigenetic patterns, and drug response. The extensive genotype data available on the samples, and the trio samples for some of the populations, will allow researchers to map regions of the genome computationally that affect the cellular phenotypes, and to study the heritability of these phenotypes."
Keywords: bioinformatics, biomedical research, cell biology, data analysis, data repositories, epigenetics, genetics, genome, genomics, genotype and phenotype, microbiology, mutations, proteins, sequencing, software