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Have your researchers or other patrons ever asked you how to create a “permanent,” persistent, or long-lasting link to a webpage, data set, article, file, dissertation, or even a physical object? While there are several online options, two tools/services used by the University of Washington Libraries are listed below. Perma.cc is a free, online tool… Read More »
Looking for a place for your researchers to collaborate on projects and publications? Open Science Framework’s free online tool provides open source project management support for researchers across the entire research lifecycle. Created by the Center for Open Science in Charlottesville, VA, OSF is a collaboration tool, workflow system, and flexible repository all in one…. Read More »
While privacy concerns, accuracy of data collected, and FDA approval are all concerns in wearable technology, interest in clinical use of the devices has already begun. Some devices in use include: Compact electrocardiogram monitor. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease and stroke are the two cause of death in American adults. Cardiovascular monitoring… Read More »
REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Originally created in 2004 by a small group of researchers at Vanderbilt University who needed a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant data collection tool, it has evolved into a free, consortium-based secure web application… Read More »
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine has just launched a new website: NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery! Originally known as the eScience Portal for Librarians and initiated by the NNLM New England Region at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2009, the portal transitioned to the NNLM’s national website this past May… Read More »