The Researcher's Tool Kit

Resources for working smarter


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Bibliometric Tools available

Use these free tools from Harvard to enhance your research networking!  Bibliometrics analysis (identification of  important concepts and trends to discover connections between people and different areas of research) may be applied to publications, patents, grants, and websites.  The data behind these tools includes the entire Medline publication database, the NIH RePORTER grant database, and other information freely available on the internet.cropped-cropped-toolkit-24157707-copy.jpg

Tools may be used in combination. For example, search for the publications associated with a grant, and then generate a bibliometric summary report for those publications or obtain a formatted list of references.  SOURCE:  Harvard Profiles Research Networking


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Federal RePORTER…find info about research

Have you heard about Federal RePORTER?  It’s a new single web portal that allows you to search federal-funded science projects across multiple agencies.  The searchable database includes research projects funded by:

  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) operating divisions (NIH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Administration for Children and Families, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
  • Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs of the Department of Defense
  • United States Department of Agriculture  cropped-cropped-toolkit-24157707-copy.jpg

How is Federal RePORTER useful?

  1. It allows researchers as well as the public to see the impact of funding.
  2. You may find investigators working in similar areas to develop potential collaborative relationships, find reviewers, and see scientific advances in specific fields across agencies.
  3. You may do advanced text searches, search across all or only a few agencies of your choice, and choose fiscal years of interest.
  4. Researchers and research administrators may confirm project periods, awarded budget information, abstracts, publications associated with a project, and collaborators for active projects.  All of this information may be helpful for annual and interim progress reports as well as final closeout reporting.

The site is still in alpha testing and your feedback is welcomed.  Check it out!