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There’s an App for That!

Posted by on December 6th, 2017 0 comments

Do you keep track of your daily steps? Do you calculate your carbohydrate intake? Do you keep track of how much (or how little) you sleep? Are you using an app to keep track of your health or are you still trying to figure out which ones to use? The next PNR Rendezvous webinar session… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Public Libraries, Technology, Training & Education



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Persistent Identifiers

Posted by on August 9th, 2017 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Data Science, Technology



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Open Science Framework (OSF)

Posted by on August 2nd, 2017 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Data Science, Technology



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Clinical Use of Wearable Technology

Posted by on July 26th, 2017 1 comment

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 »

Posted in: Data Science, Technology



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Posted by on June 22nd, 2017 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Data Science, Technology

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