Monday, 01 July 2013 16:19

New ASCB Navigator Launches Today, Puts Members at the Wheel in Science Searching

Written by  ASCB Post Staff
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Today, ASCB introduces for its members a perk that a cell biologist can really use! Through your ASCB membership, you now have exclusive access to the ASCB Science Navigator, a three-in-one, online science intelligence gatherer.

It will allow you to simultaneously query three Navigator applications and retrieve 1,000 relevant results at a time, to identify scientific expertise and networks of experts, trace the basic research behind clinical trials, or sort through the latest scientific news. You can watch a 10 minute tutorial video, which will guide you through the ASCB Science Navigator step by step.

All you need to access it is your ASCB membership login and password. Once you launch the Science Navigator, here's what you'll find:

  • The ASCB BioExpert Navigator integrates data from Medline (PubMed), grant databases at the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, U.S. and international clinical trials registries, and selected conference proceedings. You can apply your own definitions and priorities to find your ideal expert.

  • The ASCB ClinicalTrials Navigator scans over 220,000 clinical trial records from the registry and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP). The highly flexible user interface lets you quickly identify relationships between specific basic science insights and translational clinical trials.

  • The ASCB BioNews Navigator scans syndicated biopharmaceutical news sources every 15 minutes for fresh information on scientific discoveries, drug approvals, trial initiations and results, regulatory news, conferences, deals, and other breaking news about the biopharmaceutical and related industries.