antibodies-online.com Supports the Resource Identification Initiative With Free Stuff for Beta Testers
SAN DIEGO, Atlanta and AACHEN, Germany, February 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –
Research resources reported in the biomedical literature often lack sufficient detail
to be uniquely identified, which can hinder scientific reproducibility. To address this
problem, an international collaboration between researchers, program officers, vendors,
curators, editors, computer scientists and publishers has started the Resource
Identification Initiative [http://www.force11.org/Resource_identification_initiative ].
The beta test preceding the pilot phase is recruiting researchers to test the system.
“antibodies-online.com [http://www.antibodies-online.com ] rewards every participant with
a free t-shirt or a coffee mug”, says Dr. Andreas Kessell, Co-founder of
antibodies-online.com. Participants should follow the instructions on
The Initiative aims to address the issue of resource identification within the
biomedical literature by promoting the use of unique identifiers for research materials.
The goal is to include unique identifiers alongside the mention of all key resources in
publications. The project is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health
[http://www.nih.gov ] and the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
[http://incf.org ], and being led by a diverse collaboration including the Neuroscience
Information Framework [http://neuinfo.org ] and the Oregon Health & Science University
Library [http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/departments/ontology ], working
with many others through FORCE11 [http://www.force11.org ].
The initiative is also designed to help resource providers to track usage of resources
and to measure impacts of funding. “The requirements are that resources are identified in
such a manner that they are identified uniquely and are machine readable, are available
outside the paywall and are uniform across publishers and journals”, says Dr. Maryann
Martone, NIF Project Lead and Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of
California, San Diego.
Patrik von Glasow
PR Manager, antibodies-online GmbH
With more than 1,000,000 products antibodies-online.com
[http://www.antibodies-online.com ] is the biggest distributor for proteomics research
NIF Project Lead
The Neuroscience Information Framework [http://www.neuinfo.org ] is a dynamic
inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources.
SOURCE antibodies-online GmbH