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Reproducibility in Research with Animal Models

May 21st, 2014 by Mary Wood

The first workshop organized by the National Academies ILAR, Roundtable on Science and Welfare in Laboratory Animal Use will be held June 4-5, 2014 in Washington DC, and will discuss reproducibility issues in research with animals and animal models.

Reproducibility Issues in Research with Animals and Animal Models: A Workshop

June 4-5, 2014
Register here to join in person or by webcast

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Workshop Agenda
Restoring Faith in the Research Enterprise: A Call to Action
Malcolm Macleod, Univ of Edinburgh ;  Henry Bourne, Univ of California San Francisco

Citizens and Science: How Reproducibility Directly Impacts Public Perceptions
Robert Bazell, Yale Univ ; Jan Piotrowski, The Economist

Great Expectations – Critical Assessment of Published Research
C. Glenn Begley, TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals

Heard but Not Learned? Impact and Outcomes of Previous ILAR Efforts
Jeffrey Everitt, GlaxoSmithKline ;  Coenraad F. M. Hendriksen, Netherlands Vaccine Institute

All Hands on Deck – Actions Taken to Date
Gilly Griffin, Canadian Council for Animal Care ; Jonathan Kimmelman, McGill Univ

Russell and Burch Revisited: Reconciling “Reproducibility” with “Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement”
Michael Festing, Independent Consultant ; Stephen Latham, Yale Univ

Can Research Integrity be Incentivized?
Brian Martinson, HealthPartners Institute for Education & Research ; Elizabeth Marincola, PLoS

Reproducibility Challenges in the Future of Animal Models
Roger Reeves, Johns Hopkins Univ ; Jeffrey Rogers, Baylor College of Medicine ; Monte Westerfield, Univ of Oregon

Improving the Reliability of Published Results
Gaylen Edwards, American Physiological Society ; Elizabeth Marincola, PLoS ; Victoria Stodden, Columbia Univ

IOs, Vets, and IACUCs – Making Internal Regulators Partners in Reform
Kathryn Bayne, AAALAC International ; Stuart Zola, Emory Univ ; Jerry Collins, Yale Univ

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Billion of Cure: Proactive Planning in the Preclinical Research Arena
John P. A. Ioannidis, Stanford Prevention Research Center ; Paul Braunschweiger, CITI Program ; Ghislaine Poirier, GlaxoSmithKline

Summing Up: Lessons Learned, Major Themes and Potential Actions for Moving Forward
Kent Lloyd, Univ of California, Davis

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The second workshop, to be held September 3-4, 2014, will examine issues relating to transportation of laboratory animals.

Related blog post:  National Academies Launches New Roundtable on Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare

New Clinical Advisory Issued by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

May 15th, 2014 by Bruce Abbott

New Clinical Advisory Issued by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NLM Tech Bull. 2014 May-Jun;(398):b3.
2014 May 15 [posted]

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) issued a new Clinical Alert on May 15, 2014:

Randomized, Multi-Center, Phase III Study of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation Comparing Regimen Intensity in Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome or Acute Myeloid Leukemia (BMT CTN 0901)

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) NHLBI has suspended enrollment for the clinical study BMT CTN 0901 conducted by the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) after preliminary data appeared to show benefit for one approach to the intensity of conditioning for allogeneic stem cell transplantations in patients eligible for the study.

SCOPUS…database by Elsevier

May 12th, 2014 by Mary Wood
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UC Davis 2000-2013 documents by subject area

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The California Digital Library has purchased a one-year trial to Scopus : a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

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Scopus is an Elsevier product that helps to see which articles are citing which other articles, how they are being cited, how they are being used in other ways (online mentions, social media mentions), how they relate to the author’s body of work, how the journals in which they are published match up with the field as a whole, and more.

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Scopus also integrates with Embase:
Records in Embase with citing articles will have a link to open Scopus so one can view the citing articles.

Also, Scopus is considered an essential database to search when conducting systematic reviews

See the Facts and Figures flyer or Content Overview page for more information about Scopus.

EndNote Capture Plug-In

May 7th, 2014 by Amy Studer

Did you know there’s a button you can add to your web browser’s toolbar that will quickly open an EndNote library record form and pull citation information in from a webpage?

This is a great feature if you happen upon a citation, book, or webpage that doesn’t offer an Import to EndNote option.
To learn more and install the Capture plug-in:
1.  Sign in to EndNote Web
2.  Select the Options tab –> Download Installers
3. Follow the instructions for the “Capture Reference” button to install it on your toolbar:

 

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When you find a webpage that you would like to add to EndNote, click on the “Capture Reference” button and a new EndNote record will be populated.  You may need to manually enter some of the information (for example, in the following case author needs to be added.)  You then have the option of saving the record to EndNote Web or EndNote installed on your computer.

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For EndNote questions, contact a librarian at:  hslref@lib.ucdavis.edu or mclref@ucdavis.edu