Announcing two interesting resources for those working in biomedical and neuroscience research:
Provides an overview of resources and information for investigators interested in transitioning to research involving nonhuman primates.
Within the Portal you will find information for identifying animal models and finding funding opportunities, research labs and facilities, animal colonies and potential collaborators. The Portal also provides access to database searching, scientific literature, current events news and a calendar of meetings.
As of November 2010, the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) Library has discontinued updating PrimateLit . A couple of weeks ago, the WNPRC Library announced the release of Primate Portal, with funding by NIH:
a new website that provides information for biomedical researchers who work, or plan to work, with the nonhuman primate as a human disease model. Researchers interested in primate research are invited to visit the Primate Portal and create a user account at no cost.
Neuroscience Information Framework NIF 3.0.1
A dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources: data, materials, and tools accessible via any computer connected to the Internet. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, the Neuroscience Information Framework advances neuroscience research by enabling discovery and access to public research data and tools worldwide through an open source, networked environment.
While offering several resources, it is primarily a search portal for anyone looking for neuroscience information, tools, data or materials.
Sponsored by NIH and DHHS, collaborating institutions include University of California, San Diego, California Institute of Technology, George Mason University, Yale University Medical College, and Washington University.