Social networks have come to the biometric business. The interface combines both social aspects as well as the research end of things. This makes it easy to find projects, affiliations, and to see how else has publications through the "fight" screen. You can also add the widget to emails or to a web site to help others locate either yourself or your publications. Hubmed does a good job with RSS feeds, but this appears to mine and bring it all together with names and faces. BD
InterMedi is a set of tools aiming at connecting biomedical researchers together helping them to find information about their previous works, collaborators and affiliations. The remarkable fact is that no information is required! Our intelligent software knows how to combine information already available on the web, specially on the Pubmed database, to provide meaningful information.
- Single Search: Based on co-authoring of Pubmed publications, find someone's collaborators, publications, affiliations.
- Fight: Who's got more publications? Who's got more collaborators? When did this fight reach its climax?
- Get in touch: Who's between you and someone else?
Limitations of Pubmed: while being the most complete database of biomed publications, it has a major drawback: it is just publications-centered, not people centered. Even Hubmed, which is a re-engineering of Pubmed do not cover the people aspect. However the connection between people is an essential element for future collaboration, for knowing who works in the same area as who, etc.
Limitations of social networks: Every member of any social network knows it, the "friend" or "contact" status doesn’t always reflect a real-life situation. Maybe in your LinkedIn or Facebook profile, you have "friends" and "contacts" you never saw once in your life. A tool centered only on true relation between people is welcome.
Hat Tip: Science Roll Blog