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Medical Library Pilot Project: Clinical and Translational Activities Reporting Tool

The OHSU Library is aiming to build a research activity profiling tool that will synthesize and analyze data across a disparate set of internal and external data sources (e.g. IRB, grants and contracts, PubMed). Leveraging MeSH, other terminologies, and simple natural language processing (NLP) techniques, we will identify research activity topics and trends, and their classification as clinical or translational. OHSU?s Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute will use the tool to increase its ability to strategically contribute to research outcomes and human health. We will publish our methodology open access, so it can be utilized and built-??upon by other organizations. This tool exemplifies a novel and technically innovative application of library and librarian expertise, mainly the organization and classification of disparate information. It will reduce the significant amounts of hand data collection and analysis OCTRI and other OHSU organizations perform each year. We will establish a methodology that can be shared across the Clinical and Translational Science Award and other institutes to inform a standardized approach for analysis and comparison, increasing their ability to strategically contribute to research outcomes and human health. Additionally, it will provide the OHSU Library with smarter and more expedient data about our users? research activities, informing new and revised public, research, and liaison services

Oregon Health & Science University at Portland
Not Applicable
Organization Type:
Academic Institution
Funded Dates: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 to Thursday, April 30, 2015
Funding Amount: 
Librarians - Health Science
Health Professionals - All Types
Scientists - Biomed/Genetics/Biotech
Not Applicable