We hope that these initiatives will further encourage others to contribute to an open and growing ESRNexus community of research professionals.
(PRWEB) August 3, 2007
Literature Search Engine Makes it Easier for SRS Users to Contribute
Coded Data and References to ESRNexus
Ottawa, ON TrialStat Corporation, a clinical data solutions on demand company, today added new ESRNexus features that enhance its capacity to re-use coded references submitted by the company's SRS user community. Launched in May and currently in beta testing, ESRNexus™ (http://www.esrnexus.com) enables users to search, share and re-use references, and manually extract data from peer-reviewed reference literature, such as academic journals. Using TrialStat's SRS 4.0™, a Web-based software for reviewing research literature, users electronically codify general information from journal articles, which they can then publish to ESRNexus through an easy-to-use wizard. In just over 12 weeks since its beta launch, the literature search engine has more than 250 reference contributions from leading academic institutions and nearly 650,000 searches.
ESRNexus' new features include:
- Customizable Search Box. Users can generate a custom search box to place on their own Web site to allow visitors to search specified subsets of reference data on ESRNexus. For example, an oncology research Website could create an ESRNexus search box that allows visitors to search a specified relevant subset of oncology articles.
- SRS Integration. Research professionals using ESRNexus can now import their search results directly into systematic reviews that are conducted in SRS. Traditionally, search results were downloaded to a user's local machine and then uploaded to their reviews. This new feature removes a number of steps from the process.
- User Profiles. ESRNexus users can now create personal accounts where they can save search results for download or future use. In the months ahead, ESRNexus will add more sophisticated user account capabilities, including the ability to save and publish custom searches.
"We've made tremendous strides in creating ESRNexus with Wiki-like features that will make it easier for outcomes and technology assessment research professionals to share, re-use and access free coded data from systematic reviews," said Peter O'Blenis, Vice President Systematic Reviews, TrialStat. "We hope that these initiatives will further encourage others to contribute to an open and growing ESRNexus community of research professionals."
Peter O'Blenis will provide more details on this announcement and will explore ESRNexus' future in a podcast that is available at http://www.trialstat.com.
With contributions from Stanford University, McMaster University and the University of Central Florida - among others - ESRNexus provides information that has been organized, reviewed and tagged by professional researchers. Two key goals of ESRNexus is to reduce the cost of ongoing research through data sharing and reuse and to provide health care consumers with an easy-to-use and free trusted source of peer-reviewed contributed reference material.
TrialStat Corporation provides innovative clinical data solutions on demand that optimize the collection and management of research to enable customers to accelerate the commercialization of new life science products. ClinicalAnalytics 4.0™ is a robust and scaleable Web-based EDC on demand platform used by leading biopharma organizations. SRS 4.0 automates systematic reviews using real-time collaboration and management tools, while ESRNexus (http://www.esrnexus.com) is the most comprehensive and free Web-based search engine for evidence-based reference literature. More information about TrialStat is available at http://www.trialstat.com.
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