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JANE and GTR : two interesting research tools

April 27th, 2012 by Mary Wood

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JANE : Journal/Author Name Estimator
Get Suggestions on Where to Publish
Netherlands Bioinformatics CentreBiosemantics Group

Need to know where to send that article draft you just completed?  JANE, the Journal/Author Name Estimator, uses Medline data to suggest journals for your publication. Simply cut and paste your
publication title and abstract into JANE’s Web form, and you will get a list of journals that have published similar articles, including a confidence score and a calculation of the journal’s influence.
JANE can also suggest authors who have published on similar topics, and find similar articles, in case you want to check for omissions in your bibliography.

Just enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on ‘Find journals’, ‘Find authors’ or ‘Find Articles’. Jane will then compare your document to documents in Medline to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.

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GTR : Genetic Testing Registry
Get Answers to Questions about Genetic Tests
National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine

The Genetic Testing Registry provides a central location for voluntary submission of genetic test information by providers. The scope includes the test’s purpose, methodology, validity, evidence of the test’s usefulness, and laboratory contacts and credentials. The overarching goal of the GTR is to advance the public health and research into the genetic basis of health and disease.

IMPORTANT NOTE: NIH does not independently verify information submitted to the GTR; it relies on submitters to provide information that is accurate and not misleading. NIH makes no endorsements of tests or laboratories listed in the GTR. GTR is not a substitute for medical advice. Patients and consumers with specific questions about a genetic test should contact a health care provider or a genetics professional.

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found at Explore , Duke Univ Med Ctr Library

NIH OLAW Seminars

April 26th, 2012 by Mary Wood

National Institutes of Health….Office of Extramural Research….Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

Recordings of OLAW webinars and supporting materials are posted on the Education Resources webpage.  Here you will find two new webinars.
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On April 19, OLAW presented “Performance Standards” as part of the Online Seminars series for IACUCs and IOs. View this webinar to learn about developing and applying performance standards as recommended in the 8th Edition of the Guide, including considerations for social housing and enrichment, plus cage/pen space.
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On April 18, OLAW presented “Research Involving Animals” at the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. This webinar provides guidance to grants administrators, researchers new to NIH funding, and graduate students on policies related to research activities involving animals.

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Performance Standards – April 19, 2012

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Research Involving Animals – NIH Regional Meeting: Program Funding & Grant Administration – April 18, 2012

  • Overview: Provides guidance to grants administrators, researchers new to NIH funding, and graduate students on policies related to research activities involving animals.
  • Speakers: Eileen Morgan, Division of Assurances and
    Axel Wolff, MS, DVM, Division of Compliance Oversight, OLAW, NIH
  • View “Research Involving Animals” (Windows Media Player – 1 hr 18 minutes)
  • Supporting materials:

Evaluation Metrics Manual

April 10th, 2012 by Mary Wood

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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – National Institutes of Health recently published a manual related to evaluation metrics titled: The Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) Evaluation Metrics Manual. The manual contains examples of tangible metrics related to PEPH research outcomes. This manual is an outstanding easy-to-read resource, and includes definitions, examples of metrics, tips/recommendations, and a review of evaluation principles.”

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Environmental Factor, February 2012

Measuring efforts to translate science into public health action

NIEHS took a step toward helping grantees measure the progress of outreach and translation goals at a workshop Jan. 10, with the formal launch of its new Evaluation Metrics Manual. The manual targets programs in the NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) program with guidance for researchers and program staff on ways to use logic models to define what constitutes success and how to measure it.

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Evaluation Metrics Manual

The PEPH Evaluation Metrics Manual provides examples of tangible metrics that PEPH grantees and program staff can use for both planning and evaluation. Example logic models are used as a means to develop evaluation metrics for cross-cutting PEPH themes such as Partnerships, Leveraging, Products and Dissemination, Education and Training and Capacity Building. PEPH grantees (including all project partners) are the primary target audience for this document.

Measuring Impact

April 10th, 2012 by Mary Wood

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Assessing productivity and impact…..Research impact….Assessing the impact of research…..Assessment of research impact…..Indicators for impact…..Impact assessment

A few useful resources and tools that may be of interest to those researchers considering the ominous question of how to measure impact.

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Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
Journal Citation Reports identifies the most frequently cited journals in a field, the highest impact journals in a field, and the largest journals in a field; provides an annual and 5-year Impact Factor, when available.

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Assessing productivity and impact using publication data
Overview of Metrics for Faculty from AAHSL
(from UTKnoxville – Viera)

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Assessing the impact of research
(from UTKnoxville – Fernandez)

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Research impact
Bernard Becker Medical Library
Washington University School of Medicine

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The Becker Model: Indicators for impact

Assessing the impact of Research  Becker Model
The Model for Assessment of Research Impact model is a framework for tracking diffusion of research outputs and activities to locate indicators that demonstrate evidence of biomedical research impact.


New Library Books in Veterinary & Human Medicine

April 3rd, 2012 by Mary Wood

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Carlson Health Sciences Library

List of new titles

Blaisdell Medical Library

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