Work Areas of Specialised Information Service

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Arbeitsbereich_Governance
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Arbeitsbereich_Research_Development
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  • Development and enhancement of the PubPharm search platform
    PubPharm is a search engine for pharmaceutical literature with more than 55 million searchable publications (01/2020), including 30 million from the database Medline. Furthermore, journal articles form adjacent scientific disciplines, books (e-books and dissertations), conference papers and information on clinical trials from the clinical study register ClinicalTrials.gov are included. PubPharm is a discovery system based on the open source software VuFind. The back end, i.e. the central search index, lies in the hands of the GBV Association (VZG). PubPharm undergoes a process of continuous development. Proposed advancements include the incorporation of subject-specific patents and the optimisation of a prototypical filter for systematic reviews. Extensive information about PubPharm can be found in the PubPharm Help.
  • Development of innovative services
    Innovative search tools are being developed in cooperation with the Institute for Information Systems. If a particular developed prototype proves itself useful, it gets eventually integrated into the PubPharm search platform. Currently, tested tools include the FID-Forum as a narrative interaction platform. Based on the concept of narrative intelligence, it was designed to facilitate the exploration of research topics under various aspects. Another research approach consists in the application of artificial neuronal networks to cluster active substances.
Arbeitsbereich_Dissemination_Outreach
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  • Collaboration with the pharmaceutical research community
    The Specialised Information Service Pharmacy develops its services in continuous exchange with the pharmaceutical research community.
  • Advisory board
    An advisory board consisting of scientists from pharmacy and computer science supports the ongoing development of the Specialised Information Service Pharmacy. Meetings are held annually.
  • Presentations at scientific conferences
    The services of the Specialised Information Service Pharmacy are presented at scientific conferences. These conferences provide the opportunity to inform scientists directly and learn about their needs and requirements in a personal conversation.
  • Webinars and roadshows
    Webinars and roadshows are used to inform scientists about the services of the Specialised Information Service Pharmacy.
  • PubPharm Blog
    News about the Specialised Information Service Pharmacy can be found in the PubPharm Blog.
  • Publications and press
    Publications by the Specialised Information Service Pharmacy as well as press reports can be found in the PubPharm Blog.
Arbeitsbereich_Content Management
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