UK PubMed Central

A (Very) Quick Overview

Paul Davey (paul.davey@bl.uk) Ernie Ong (ernest.ong@bl.uk) Thu 24 Sep 2009

UKPMC – Free archive of life sciences journals ukpmc.ac.uk

Overview of service and its benefits
Service for administrators, research support staff, funding organisations (and researchers/research teams) Building tools to bring greater transparency to management of research grants Tracking impact and reporting outcomes to funders Service and tools for biomedical / health researchers Access: a means to easily search and retrieve abstracts, full text, and PDF files from one place Gap filling: providing links to additional content, such as theses, reviews, clinical guidelines Real innovation: providing quality assured, relevant links to other sources of relevant information found in biological databases Usability and functionality: developing features that researchers are asking for
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Overview: more on grant management tools and the service

Facilitate management of UKPMC-related grants
First and only centralised database of all grants awarded by eight principal funders of biomedical and health research in the UK Significant number of PMC papers without grant information Aim to demonstrate value to researchers for data-entry effort

Provide benefits to researcher as end-user in “virtuous cycle”
Access to diverse range of journal and non-journal content PubMed citations, biological patents, clinical guidelines Access to biological databases by exploiting the scientific literature Entity identification and summary; link to EBI & NCBI databases

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Overview: more on grant management tools and the service

Grant Reporting System

Facilitate management of UKPMC-related grants
First and only centralised database of all grants awarded by eight principal funders of biomedical and health research in the UK Significant number of PMC papers without grant information Aim to demonstrate value to researchers for data-entry effort

Provide benefits to researcher as end-user in “virtuous cycle”
UKPMC Beta Service

Access to diverse range of journal and non-journal content PubMed citations, biological patents, clinical guidelines Access to biological databases by exploiting the scientific literature Entity identification and summary; link to EBI & NCBI databases
Supported by ongoing engagement with the research community, to interpret their needs to enhance and develop the service: focus groups, surveys, workshops
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Introducing the new UKPMC Beta service

User-centric methodology
Focus on end-user experience via mock ups and closed beta site Iterative development via continuous user engagement

Development timelines
Aug-Dec 2008 Mockups, focus group, page design Jan-Jul 2009 Closed Beta development, focus groups Jul 2009 Closed Beta service release Aug-Oct 2009 Open Beta development, Closed Beta Nov 2009 Open Beta service release Nov-Dec 2009 Public Beta development, Open Beta Jan 2010 Public Beta service release Thereafter, ongoing engagement to continue to enhance the service

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Call for collaboration to develop case studies
We need to demonstrate examples of best practice - Will use on UK PubMed Central website - Will use in promotional material targeted at HEIs – specifically those that administer/manage research grants, offer advice to researchers etc.

Contact: Paul Davey, UK PubMed Central Engagement Manager – paul.davey@bl.uk

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DEMO

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Backup slides – screenshots of prototype

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Search

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Abstract – main view

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Abstract – main view

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Abstract – related citations

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Abstract – related biological entities

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