Newsletter Issue Q2, 2011
Greetings friends of Bio::Neos! I would like to begin by sharing a surprising statistic we discovered while attending the Plant and Animal Genome conference earlier this year. We asked our visitors if they have a web platform for collaborating with colleagues - and only one out of three researchers has access to such a resource. Astounding! Previously we have received requests for this type of service and have accommodated these individual requests; but today we are pleased to announce we have officially added this service to our services portfolio so we are better suited to meet the growing needs of you - our customers. Our "Collaboration Tools" service provides a web presence for your project that is completely managed on-line. The site can have full public access (which can replace your current website if you so choose) and private access limited to members with accounts. So allow me to present you with three reasons to use our new web-based collaboration tools.
First reason - it's effective. A single web-based access point to your research for all collaborators keeps you organized and connected. Setup a calendar of events or a forum with all relevant communication in one place. Manage email notifications to alert collaborators of progress changes and important events. By far the feature that our clients enjoy the most is the file sharing - you can share large files with your collaborators that are too large to send via e-mail - and it's secure.
Second reason - it's easy. Call us to get started and you will see how quick and easy it will be to get a system up and running for your project. We will work with your organization to install the system on your servers or let us host it for you. Once setup, you can easily modify content without needing any knowledge of HTML or programming. Several modules exist to setup contact forms, membership applications, and more. If you need help just give us a call.
And third - it's economical. We have several options and will work with you to find a solution that fits your budget. Beyond the initial setup, we can also design custom modules tailored to your needs to give you an even greater return from your suite of online tools.
For more information, I encourage you to visit http://bioneos.com/services/collaborative or contact us. We can share examples with you and discuss a solution to meet your specific needs. Our new collaboration tools are effective, easy, and economical so give us a call and we'd be happy to get started setting up your system today.
How do you collaborate with your research partners?
- We use a software solution to share and manage data: 0%
- We use a commercial offering such as Google Docs, Dropbox, or others: 0%
- We trade emails back and forth: 0%
- We meet face-to-face or setup conference calls: 0%
Recommended readings from the Bio::Neos team:
- Widespread RNA and DNA Sequence Differences in the Human Transcriptome. Li M., et al.Science. 2011 May 19. (PMID:21596952)
- MutaDATABASE: a centralized and standardized DNA variation database. Bale S, et al. Nat Biotechnol. 2011 Feb;29(2):117-8. (PMID:21301433)
- Field guide to next-generation DNA sequencers. Glenn TC. Mol Ecol Resour. 2011 May 19. (PMID:21592312)
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