Sample records for union research database

  1. Researching the European Union

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site is the European Union's official and comprehensive guide for scholars and researchers studying its institutions. Users will find information on document access, treaties and institutions, legislation, and EU publishing operations. The site also provides overviews of official and related institutions and the legislative process in the Union. Researchers will be especially interested in the sections on Legislative Documents and Print Research Tools, Using Annual Reports and Informational Documents, and Bibliographic and Other Guides. The synoptic tables of basic documents, quick visual guides to the documents described on the site and their availability, are additional valuable tools.

  2. Database of small research watersheds for the territory of former Soviet Union as a source of data for improving hydrological models and their parameterizations in different geographical conditions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lebedeva, Liudmila; Semenova, Olga

    2013-04-01

    One of widely claimed problems in modern modelling hydrology is lack of available information to investigate hydrological processes and improve their representation in the models. In spite of this, one hardly might confidently say that existing "traditional" data sources have been already fully analyzed and made use of. There existed the network of research watersheds in USSR called water-balance stations where comprehensive and extensive hydrometeorological measurements were conducted according to more or less single program during the last 40-60 years. The program (where not ceased) includes observations of discharges in several, often nested and homogeneous, small watersheds, meteorological elements, evaporation, soil temperature and moisture, snow depths, etc. The network covered different climatic and landscape zones and was established in the middle of the last century with the aim of investigation of the runoff formation in different conditions. Until recently the long-term observational data accompanied by descriptions and maps had existed only in hard copies. It partly explains why these datasets are not enough exploited yet and very rarely or even never were used for the purposes of hydrological modelling although they seem to be much more promising than implementation of the completely new measuring techniques not detracting from its importance. The goal of the presented work is development of a database of observational data and supportive materials from small research watersheds across the territory of the former Soviet Union. The first version of the database will include the following information for 12 water-balance stations across Russia, Ukraine, Kazahstan and Turkmenistan: daily values of discharges (one or several watersheds), air temperature, humidity, precipitation (one or several gauges), soil and snow state variables, soil and snow evaporation. The stations will cover desert and semi desert, steppe and forest steppe, forest, permafrost and mountainous zones. Supportive material will include maps of watershed boundaries and location of observational sites. Text descriptions of the data, measuring techniques and hydrometeorological conditions related to each of the water-balance station will accompany the datasets. The database is supposed to be expanded with time in number of the stations (by 20) and available data series for each of them. It will be uploaded to the internet with open access to everyone interested in. Such a database allows one to test hydrological models and separate modules for their adequacy and workability in different conditions and can serve as a base for models comparison and evaluation. Special profit of the database will gain models that don't rely on calibration but on the adequate process representation and use of the observable parameters. One of such models, process-based Hydrograph model, will be tested against the data from every watershed from the developed database. The aim of the Hydrograph model application to the as many as possible number of research data-rich watersheds in different climatic zones is both amending the algorithms and creation and adjustment of the model parameters that allow using the model across the geographic spectrum.

  3. International Union for Quaternary Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) discusses quaternary scientists' investigations "to interpret the changing world of the glacial ages and their impact on our planet's surface environments.". Researchers can find out about INQUA-funded projects, meetings, scientific commissions, and INQUA's two publicaions, Quaternary International, and Quaternary Perspectives.

  4. information & research skills programme European Union Resources

    E-print Network

    Hickman, Mark

    informED information & research skills programme European Union Resources © European Community and politics 4 The Budget - Financing the European Union 5 Economic and monetary policy 6 Single market. Culture 18 External Relations 19 Law EUROPA ­ Gateway to the European Union http

  5. Trade Union Participation in University Research Policies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Leydesdorff, Loet

    1984-01-01

    The recent development of Dutch research coordination agencies, the Science Shops, forms the context for a description of the relationship between university research and policy at Amsterdam University and the national trade union organization. Management tools such as project financing and other elements of this system are discussed. (MSE)

  6. Trade Unions and Social Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Forrester, Keith, Ed.; Thorne, Colin, Ed.

    These 15 papers originate from a conference that brought together researchers and trade unionists from a number of countries to examine the potential for a more democratic, active, and participative form of collaboration or "research as engagement." The first half contains chapters that explore, theoretically, the nature of research within a

  7. Public database aids drug researchers

    Cancer.gov

    Researchers at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT have released ChemBank 2.0, a major upgrade to ChemBank, a publicly available database poised to enhance scientists' capabilities in drug discovery.

  8. Attitudes towards union issues in Saskatchewan: A research brief

    E-print Network

    Saskatchewan, University of

    Attitudes towards union issues in Saskatchewan: A research brief February 2012 Saskatchewan Dr. Stephen White, University of Ottawa #12;2 | P a g e Introduction Unionization rates have been workforce was unionized in 1981 (Morisette et al. 2005, 8), by 2010 33.8% of Saskatchewan workers were

  9. Organizational Commitment of Professional Employees in Union and Nonunion Research Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hovekamp, Tina Maragou

    1994-01-01

    Examines organizational commitment in unionized and nonunionized research libraries based on a survey of 400 professional employees at 26 libraries. Organizational commitment was studied in relation to union presence, union membership status, and union commitment. (Contains 22 references.) (KRN)

  10. SUNCAT: The serials union catalogue for the UK research community

    E-print Network

    Mulligan, Zena

    SUNCAT is the national Serials Union CATalogue for the UK research community and is available at http://www.suncat.ac.uk SUNCAT is a freely available tool to help both researchers and librarians locate serials held in ...

  11. European Union research policy and funding for Alzheimer disease

    E-print Network

    Cai, Long

    European Union research policy and funding for Alzheimer disease Philippe Cupers, Jrgen Sautter & Alain Vanvossel Thesocietalandeconomicburdenof Alzheimer disease, the major contributor to dementia,industry,patients'associa- tionsandfundingagencies,arewellawareof the challenge ahead and of the necessity to support research on Alzheimer disease

  12. Research on computer virus database management system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Qi, Guoquan

    2011-12-01

    The growing proliferation of computer viruses becomes the lethal threat and research focus of the security of network information. While new virus is emerging, the number of viruses is growing, virus classification increasing complex. Virus naming because of agencies' capture time differences can not be unified. Although each agency has its own virus database, the communication between each other lacks, or virus information is incomplete, or a small number of sample information. This paper introduces the current construction status of the virus database at home and abroad, analyzes how to standardize and complete description of virus characteristics, and then gives the information integrity, storage security and manageable computer virus database design scheme.

  13. Public health research systems in the European union

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background Strengthening health research is an important objective for international health organisations, but there has been less attention to support for health research in Europe. We describe the public-health (population and organisational level) research systems in the 27 European Union countries. Methods We developed a typology for describing health research structures based on funding streams and strategies. We drew data from internet sources and asked country informants to review these for consistency and completeness. The structures were described as organograms and narratives in country profiles for each of the 27 EU member states. National public-health research structures included public and independent funding organisations, 'mixed' institutions (which receive funds, and both use and allocate them) and provider institutions. Results Most health research is funded through ministries of science or science councils (and sometimes foundations), while parliaments and regions may also contribute. National institutes of public health are usually funded by ministries of health. Many national research organisations both determine research programmes and undertake health research, but there is a move towards public-health sciences within the universities, and a transition from internal grants to competitive funding. Of 27 national research strategies, 17 referred to health and 11 to public health themes. Although all countries had strategies for public health itself, we found little coherence in public-health research programmes. The European Commission has country contact points for both EU research and health programmes, but they do not coordinate with national health-research programmes. Conclusions Public-health research is broadly distributed across programmes in EU countries. Better understanding of research structures, programmes and results would improve recognition for public health in Europe, and contribute to practice. EU ministries of health should give greater attention to national public-health research strategies and programmes, and the European Union and the World Health Organisation can provide coordination and support. PMID:21970897

  14. Databases and QSAR for Cancer Research

    PubMed Central

    Malik, Adeel; Singh, Hemajit; Andrabi, Munazah; Husain, Syed Akhtar; Ahmad, Shandar

    2006-01-01

    In this review, we take a survey of bioinformatics databases and quantitative structure-activity relationship studies reported in published literature. Databases from the most general to special cancer-related ones have been included. Most commonly used methods of structure-based analysis of molecules have been reviewed, along with some case studies where they have been used in cancer research. This article is expected to be of use for general bioinformatics researchers interested in cancer and will also provide an update to those who have been actively pursuing this field of research. PMID:19458762

  15. Database Research in Computer Games Alan Demers

    E-print Network

    Keinan, Alon

    Database Research in Computer Games Alan Demers Cornell University ademers@cs.cornell.edu Johannes@cs.cornell.edu ABSTRACT This tutorial presents an overview of the data management issues faced by computer games today to computer games. This tutorial is accessible to students and researchers who, while perhaps not hardcore

  16. Emerging multidisciplinary research across database management systems

    E-print Network

    Nica, Anisoara; Varde, Aparna

    2011-01-01

    The database community is exploring more and more multidisciplinary avenues: Data semantics overlaps with ontology management; reasoning tasks venture into the domain of artificial intelligence; and data stream management and information retrieval shake hands, e.g., when processing Web click-streams. These new research avenues become evident, for example, in the topics that doctoral students choose for their dissertations. This paper surveys the emerging multidisciplinary research by doctoral students in database systems and related areas. It is based on the PIKM 2010, which is the 3rd Ph.D. workshop at the International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). The topics addressed include ontology development, data streams, natural language processing, medical databases, green energy, cloud computing, and exploratory search. In addition to core ideas from the workshop, we list some open research questions in these multidisciplinary areas.

  17. Nonlinear dynamics research in the former Soviet Union

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abarbanel, H. D. I.; Abraham, N. B.; Fraser, A. M.; Moon, F. C.; Novikov, E. A.

    1992-08-01

    The report analyzes the capability in nonlinear dynamics research in the former Soviet Union. This is a broad area of research with implications in fields as diverse as cardiology, laser physics, oceanography, image processing, plasma dynamics, fluid physics, and population biology. Our focus was restricted to only a few topics in which the authors were able to bring together US experts in those fields. The areas of biological or medical applications, plasma physics, laboratory fluid dynamics, mathematical developments in integrable systems, and strength in mathematics are not treated in the report.

  18. Biomedical journals and databases in Russia and Russian language in the former Soviet Union and beyond

    PubMed Central

    Vlassov, Vasiliy V; Danishevskiy, Kirill D

    2008-01-01

    In the 20th century, Russian biomedical science experienced a decline from the blossom of the early years to a drastic state. Through the first decades of the USSR, it was transformed to suit the ideological requirements of a totalitarian state and biased directives of communist leaders. Later, depressing economic conditions and isolation from the international research community further impeded its development. Contemporary Russia has inherited a system of medical education quite different from the west as well as counterproductive regulations for the allocation of research funding. The methodology of medical and epidemiological research in Russia is largely outdated. Epidemiology continues to focus on infectious disease and results of the best studies tend to be published in international periodicals. MEDLINE continues to be the best database to search for Russian biomedical publications, despite only a small proportion being indexed. The database of the Moscow Central Medical Library is the largest national database of medical periodicals, but does not provide abstracts and full subject heading codes, and it does not cover even the entire collection of the Library. New databases and catalogs (e.g. Panteleimon) that have appeared recently are incomplete and do not enable effective searching. PMID:18826569

  19. Complex Carbohydrate Research Center Spectral Databases

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    York, William .

    Dr. William York of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center has created these two databases with scientific input from others at the University of Georgia. The Xyloglucan NMR Database consists of a searchable table of the ?H-NMR chemical shifts of xyloglucan oligoglycosyl alditols. Xyloglucans are highly branched polymers with a cellulosic backbone (i.e., consisting of b-(1,4)-linked D-glucosyl residues). The basis for the most commonly used nomenclature for xyloglucan structures comes from the linear array of glycosyl side chains that many of the backbone residues bear. The Partially Methylated Alditol Acetate (PMAA) Database shows the molecular structures of PMAAs derived from Hexopyranosyl, Pentopyranosyl, and Pentofuranosyl Residues. Users view the structures by gliding the mouse over a table. The PMAA Database also says that electron-impact mass spectra are available, but at the time of publication, these links weren't working. The Xyloglucan database comes with overviews, search guides, and nomenclature information. The PMAA database has a help page. Both require a free login.

  20. A Visual Database Environment for Scientific Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rex M. Jakobovits; Lara M. Lewis; James P. Ahrens; Linda G. Shapiro; Steven L. Tanimoto; James F. Brinkley

    1996-01-01

    This paper describes a visual database environment designed to be used for scientific research in the imaging sciences. It provides hierarchical relational structures that allow the user to model data as entities possessing properties, parts and relationships, and it supports multi-level queries on these structures. A schema constructor interface allows users to define for each structure, not only its components,

  1. NATIVE HEALTH DATABASES: NATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH DATABASE (NHRD)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Native Health Databases contain bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. The databases provide i...

  2. Object-Oriented Databases: Definition and Research Directions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Won Kim

    1990-01-01

    An object-oriented database is defined and justified on the basis of a small set of central object-oriented concepts. A number of common misconceptions about object-oriented databases are discussed. The results of relevant recent research in object-oriented databases are outlined. Directions for future research in object-oriented databases are provided.

  3. The Cardiac Safety Research Consortium ECG database.

    PubMed

    Kligfield, Paul; Green, Cynthia L

    2012-01-01

    The Cardiac Safety Research Consortium (CSRC) ECG database was initiated to foster research using anonymized, XML-formatted, digitized ECGs with corresponding descriptive variables from placebo- and positive-control arms of thorough QT studies submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by pharmaceutical sponsors. The database can be expanded to other data that are submitted directly to CSRC from other sources, and currently includes digitized ECGs from patients with genotyped varieties of congenital long-QT syndrome; this congenital long-QT database is also linked to ambulatory electrocardiograms stored in the Telemetric and Holter ECG Warehouse (THEW). Thorough QT data sets are available from CSRC for unblinded development of algorithms for analysis of repolarization and for blinded comparative testing of algorithms developed for the identification of moxifloxacin, as used as a positive control in thorough QT studies. Policies and procedures for access to these data sets are available from CSRC, which has developed tools for statistical analysis of blinded new algorithm performance. A recently approved CSRC project will create a data set for blinded analysis of automated ECG interval measurements, whose initial focus will include comparison of four of the major manufacturers of automated electrocardiographs in the United States. CSRC welcomes application for use of the ECG database for clinical investigation. PMID:22999491

  4. Features of TMR for a Successful Clinical and Research Database

    PubMed Central

    Pryor, David B.; Stead, William W.; Hammond, W. Edward; Califf, Robert M.; Rosati, Robert A.

    1982-01-01

    A database can be used for clinical practice and for research. The design of the database is important if both uses are to succeed. A clinical database must be efficient and flexible. A research database requires consistent observations recorded in a format which permits complete recall of the experience. In addition, the database should be designed to distinguish between missing data and negative responses, and to minimize transcription errors during the recording process.

  5. A Technical Infrastructure to Conduct Randomized Database Studies Facilitated by a General Practice Research Database

    PubMed Central

    Mosis, Georgio; Vlug, Albert E.; Mosseveld, Mees; Dieleman, Jeanne P.; Stricker, Bruno C.; van der Lei, Johan; Sturkenboom, Miriam C.J.M.

    2005-01-01

    General practice research databases are increasingly used to study intended and unintended effects of treatments. However, confounding by indication remains a major problem. The randomized database study methodology has been proposed as a method to combine the strengths of observational database (generalizability) and the strength of the randomized clinical trial (RCT) design (randomization). We developed an infrastructure that enables the execution of randomized database studies with treatment randomization facilitated by a general practice research database. The requirements posed by the methodology of randomized database studies were facilitated by software components. Our assessment showed that it is technically possible to conduct randomized trials in general practice according to the randomized database design. The infrastructure facilitated the conduct of randomized database studies in general practice but some practical difficulties and methodological issues remain. The technical infrastructure seems to be both promising and potentially feasible to facilitate future randomized database studies, although the methodology needs to be evaluated in more detail. PMID:16049228

  6. The 2012 Nucleic Acids Research Database Issue and the online Molecular Biology Database Collection.

    PubMed

    Galperin, Michael Y; Fernndez-Surez, Xos M

    2012-01-01

    The 19th annual Database Issue of Nucleic Acids Research features descriptions of 92 new online databases covering various areas of molecular biology and 100 papers describing recent updates to the databases previously described in NAR and other journals. The highlights of this issue include, among others, a description of neXtProt, a knowledgebase on human proteins; a detailed explanation of the principles behind the NCBI Taxonomy Database; NCBI and EBI papers on the recently launched BioSample databases that store sample information for a variety of database resources; descriptions of the recent developments in the Gene Ontology and UniProt Gene Ontology Annotation projects; updates on Pfam, SMART and InterPro domain databases; update papers on KEGG and TAIR, two universally acclaimed databases that face an uncertain future; and a separate section with 10 wiki-based databases, introduced in an accompanying editorial. The NAR online Molecular Biology Database Collection, available at http://www.oxfordjournals.org/nar/database/a/, has been updated and now lists 1380 databases. Brief machine-readable descriptions of the databases featured in this issue, according to the BioDBcore standards, will be provided at the http://biosharing.org/biodbcore web site. The full content of the Database Issue is freely available online on the Nucleic Acids Research web site (http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/). PMID:22144685

  7. The Online Database as an Empowering Research Tool.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sookrajh, Reshma; Kowlas, Lavine

    2001-01-01

    Presents an online multicultural database developed by the Centre for Educational Research and Educational Policy (CEREP), a part of the network of Education Policy Units in South Africa. Highlights include technology and education policy in South Africa, the history of CEREP, organizing principles of the database, and description of database

  8. The Cystic Fibrosis Database: Content and Research Opportunities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shaw, William M., Jr.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Describes the files contained in the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) database and discusses educational and research opportunities using this database. Topics discussed include queries, evaluating the relevance of items retrieved, and use of the database in an online searching course in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North

  9. The 2014 Nucleic Acids Research Database Issue and an updated NAR online Molecular Biology Database Collection

    PubMed Central

    Fernndez-Surez, Xos M.; Rigden, Daniel J.; Galperin, Michael Y.

    2014-01-01

    The 2014 Nucleic Acids Research Database Issue includes descriptions of 58 new molecular biology databases and recent updates to 123 databases previously featured in NAR or other journals. For convenience, the issue is now divided into eight sections that reflect major subject categories. Among the highlights of this issue are six databases of the transcription factor binding sites in various organisms and updates on such popular databases as CAZy, Database of Genomic Variants (DGV), dbGaP, DrugBank, KEGG, miRBase, Pfam, Reactome, SEED, TCDB and UniProt. There is a strong block of structural databases, which includes, among others, the new RNA Bricks database, updates on PDBe, PDBsum, ArchDB, Gene3D, ModBase, Nucleic Acid Database and the recently revived iPfam database. An update on the NCBIs MMDB describes VAST+, an improved tool for protein structure comparison. Two articles highlight the development of the Structural Classification of Proteins (SCOP) database: one describes SCOPe, which automates assignment of new structures to the existing SCOP hierarchy; the other one describes the first version of SCOP2, with its more flexible approach to classifying protein structures. This issue also includes a collection of articles on bacterial taxonomy and metagenomics, which includes updates on the List of Prokaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN), Ribosomal Database Project (RDP), the Silva/LTP project and several new metagenomics resources. The NAR online Molecular Biology Database Collection, http://www.oxfordjournals.org/nar/database/c/, has been expanded to 1552 databases. The entire Database Issue is freely available online on the Nucleic Acids Research website (http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/). PMID:24316579

  10. Databases and registers: useful tools for research, no studies.

    PubMed

    Curbelo, Rafael J; Loza, Estbaliz; de Ybenes, Maria Jess Garca; Carmona, Loreto

    2014-04-01

    There are many misunderstandings about databases. Database is a commonly misused term in reference to any set of data entered into a computer. However, true databases serve a main purpose, organising data. They do so by establishing several layers of relationships; databases are hierarchical. Databases commonly organise data over different levels and over time, where time can be measured as the time between visits, or between treatments, or adverse events, etc. In this sense, medical databases are closely related to longitudinal observational studies, as databases allow the introduction of data on the same patient over time. Basically, we could establish four types of databases in medicine, depending on their purpose: (1) administrative databases, (2) clinical databases, (3) registers, and (4) study-oriented databases. But a database is a useful tool for a large variety of studies, not a type of study itself. Different types of databases serve very different purposes, and a clear understanding of the different research designs mentioned in this paper would prevent many of the databases we launch from being just a lot of work and very little science. PMID:24509895

  11. Research Reveals Scale of College Union E-Commerce.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Conway, Guy Patrick; Henry, Wilma J.

    2000-01-01

    Reports results of a survey of member schools of the Association of College Unions International concerning extent of e-commerce being conducted on the Web. College Web sites were also evaluated for information on e-commerce activities. A list of institutions currently conducting interactive business and the type of business being conducted is

  12. Mass Properties of the Union of Millions of Polyhedra Page 1 file://localhost/wrf/web/research/union3/index.htmlThu 09 Oct 2003 02:01:29 PM EDT

    E-print Network

    Franklin, W. Randolph

    Mass Properties of the Union of Millions of Polyhedra Page 1 file://localhost/wrf/web/research/union3/index.htmlThu 09 Oct 2003 02:01:29 PM EDT Home Mass Properties of the Union of Millions polyhedra: compute area, volume, etc, of the union. Useful for swept volumes, interference detection, etc

  13. How Europe Shapes Academic Research: Insights from Participation in European Union Framework Programmes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Primeri, Emilia; Reale, Emanuela

    2012-01-01

    This article describes the effects of participating in European Union Framework Programmes (EUFPs) at the level of research units and researchers. We consider EUFPs as policy instruments that contribute to the Europeanisation of academic research and study the changes they produce with respect to: 1) the organisation and activities of Departments,

  14. The Development of Databases and Database Tools for Forest Canopy Researchers: A Model for Database Enhancement in the Ecological Sciences

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Judith Bayard Cushing; Nalini Nadkarni; Lois Delcambre; Keri Healy; Dave Maier; Erik Ordway

    2002-01-01

    Solving biosphere-level problems such as global warming, decreasing biodiversity, and depletion of natural resources requires changes in the ways ecological research is carried out. Historically, ecologists have collected and stored their data in individualist ways, making data sharing among collaborators and subsequent data mining difficult. Integrating the use of database technology into the research process makes data sharing across studies

  15. A neuroinformatics database system for disease-oriented neuroimaging research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen T. C. Wong; Kent Soo Hoo; Xinhua Cao; Donny Tjandra; J. C. Fu; William P. Dillon

    2004-01-01

    Clinical databases are continually growing and accruing more patient information. One of the challenges for managing this wealth of data is efficient retrieval and analysis of a broad range of image and non-image patient data from diverse data sources. This article describes the design and implementation of a new class of research data warehouse, neuroinformatics database system (NIDS), which will

  16. The Vocational Guidance Research Database: A Scientometric Approach

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Flores-Buils, Raquel; Gil-Beltran, Jose Manuel; Caballer-Miedes, Antonio; Martinez-Martinez, Miguel Angel

    2012-01-01

    The scientometric study of scientific output through publications in specialized journals cannot be undertaken exclusively with the databases available today. For this reason, the objective of this article is to introduce the "Base de Datos de Investigacion en Orientacion Vocacional" [Vocational Guidance Research Database], based on the use of

  17. DATA QUALITY IN GENOME DATABASES (Research Paper)

    E-print Network

    Weske, Mathias

    compare these error classes with ex- isting solutions for data cleansing and come to the conclusion that traditional and proven data cleansing techniques of other application domains do not suffice for the particular needs and problem types of genomic databases. Key Words: Data Cleansing, Molecular Biology, Data

  18. INTERNATIONAL UNION OF FORESTRY RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS (IUFRO) MANAGEMENT MEETS IN SOUTH AFRICA

    E-print Network

    INTERNATIONAL UNION OF FORESTRY RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS (IUFRO) MANAGEMENT MEETS IN SOUTH AFRICA of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO). IUFRO is one of the world's oldest scientific organizations, well forestry focus, FABI staff and students were delighted to be able to meet and entertain the leaders

  19. Public database aids drug researchers | Office of Cancer Genomics

    Cancer.gov

    Researchers at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT have released ChemBank 2.0, a major upgrade to ChemBank, a publicly available database poised to enhance scientists' capabilities in drug discovery.

  20. A strategy for converting clinical data into research databases.

    PubMed

    Jairath, N; Fain, J A

    1999-01-01

    The process of converting clinical information into a research database is complex. Following assemblage of a team including clinicians and researchers (supplemented by statisticians and informatics personnel as needed) a three-phase, eight-step process may be followed for clinical information conversion and database generation. The amount, type, and variety of data stored will greatly increase in the future. This increased availability of databases is useful in research and can expand the opportunities to conduct clinical nursing research. The case study presentation illustrates how individuals from various organizations collaborate to develop accountability systems that best serve the public interest. The purpose of this joint venture was the development and conversion of measures into a database to determine the quality of care for people with diabetes. In addition, opportunities exist for extracting data to examine outcome criteria for patient care. PMID:10571503

  1. Utility and limitations of genetic disease databases in clinical genetics research: a neurofibromatosis 1 database example.

    PubMed

    Birch, Patricia; Friedman, J M

    2004-02-15

    Databases that collect clinical information on patients with particular genetic diseases can be used to investigate the clinical history of a disorder, its genetics, and genotype-phenotype correlations. A database can also serve as a valuable source of patients for studies of disease pathogenesis, variability, or treatment. We review the strengths and limitations of genetic disease databases in the context of our experience with the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation International Database (NNFFID). Genetic disease databases have been developed by individual investigators, scientific consortia, patient support organizations, and commercial enterprises. Databases vary from simple lists of affected individuals to comprehensive collections of detailed clinical and genetic information. Data may be obtained from people who volunteer to be included, systematic assessments of patients seen at participating medical centers, or population-based registries. Access to information may be highly restricted or widely available. These variables all affect the possible uses and usefulness of the data for research. Technical aspects of data entry, organization, storage, and retrieval, as well as issues related to data quality, confidentiality, and security, help determine how well a system actually functions. We discuss examples of research that have been accomplished with genetic disease databases and make recommendations regarding the organization and operation of these resources. PMID:14755433

  2. Full-Text Database Support for Scholarly Research in Finance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Karen Chapman

    2002-01-01

    This study examines the extent to which full-text business databases support scholarly research in finance. A list of articles cited by finance researchers was compared to the title lists of three full-text business databases: ABI\\/INFORM (ProQuest Information and Learning), Business Source Premier (EBSCO Information Services), and General BusinessFile (Gale Group). The most comprehensive coverage was found to be offered by

  3. LLNL Middle East and North Africa research database

    SciTech Connect

    Dodge, D; Hauk, T; Moore, R M; O'Boyle, J; Ruppert, S

    1999-07-23

    The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Research and Development (CTBT R and D) program has made significant progress populating a comprehensive seismic research database (RDB) for seismic events and derived research products in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Our original ME/NA study region has enlarged and is now defined as an area including the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Southwest Asia, the Former Soviet Union and the Scandinavian/Arctic region. The LLNL RDB will facilitate calibration of all International Monitoring System (IMS) stations (primary and auxiliary) or their surrogates (if not yet installed) as well as a variety of gamma stations. The RDB provides not only a coherent framework in which to store and organize large volumes of collected seismic waveforms and associated event parameter information, but also provides an efficient data processing/research environment for deriving location and discrimination correction sur faces and capabilities. In order to accommodate large volumes of data from many sources with diverse formats the RDB is designed to be flexible and extensible in addition to maintaining detailed quality control information and associated metadata. Station parameters, instrument responses, phase pick information, and event bulletins were compiled and made available through the RDB. For seismic events in the MENA region occurring between 1976 and 1999, we have systematically assembled, quality checked and organized event waveforms; continuous seismic data from 1990 to present are archived for many stations. Currently, over 11,400 seismic events and 1.2 million waveforms are maintained in the RDB and made readily available to researchers. In addition to open sources of seismic data, we have established collaborative relationships with several ME/NA countries that have yielded additional ground truth and broadband waveform data essential for regional calibration and capability studies. Additional data and ground truth from other countries are also currently being sought. Research results, along with descriptive metadata are stored and organized within the LLNL RDB and prepared for delivery and integration into the Department of Energy (DOE) Knowledge Base (KB). Deliverables consist of primary data products (raw materials for calibration) and derived products (distilled from the organized raw seismological data). By combining travel-time observations, event characterization studies, and regional wave-propagation studies of the LLNL CTBT research team for ground truth events and regional events, we have assembled a library of ground truth information, event location correction surfaces, tomographic models and mine explosion histories required to support the ME/NA regionalization program. Corrections and parameters distilled from the LLNL RDB provide needed contributions to the KB for the MENA region and will enable the United States National Data Center (NDC) to effectively verify CTBT compliance. The LLNL portion of the DOE KB supports critical NDC pipeline functions in detection, location, feature extraction, discrimination, and analyst review in the Middle East and North Africa.

  4. Practitioner problems in need of database research

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    Gomer Thomas; K. Kawagoe; R. Krishnamurthy; T. Imielinski; D. Reiner; A. Wolski

    1991-01-01

    The bottlenecks between research and product development are well known. It typically takes a very long time for ideas coming out of research labs to make their way into products, and developers often face practical problems which do not seem to be addressed by currently available research results. The term technology transfer is often used to describe the process of

  5. An Australian roadmap for ICT research and development for ageing? lessons from a European Union initiative.

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    Cummings, Elizabeth; Nixon, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    The Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development (BRAID) project has developed a comprehensive Research and Technological Development (RTD) roadmap for active ageing in European Union countries. This paper provides an overview of the BRAID project, including its methodological approach and outcomes, and suggests that a similar approach could be undertaken to consolidate research and development in relation to ICT and ageing in Australia. PMID:22797014

  6. Climate research in the former Soviet Union. FASAC: Foreign Applied Sciences Assessment Center technical assessment report

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    Ellingson, R.G.; Baer, F.; Ellsaesser, H.W.; Harshvardhan; Hoffert, M.I.; Randall, D.A.

    1993-09-01

    This report assesses the state of the art in several areas of climate research in the former Soviet Union. This assessment was performed by a group of six internationally recognized US experts in related fields. The areas chosen for review are: large-scale circulation processes in the atmosphere and oceans; atmospheric radiative processes; cloud formation processes; climate effects of natural atmospheric disturbances; and the carbon cycle, paleoclimates, and general circulation model validation. The study found an active research community in each of the above areas. Overall, the quality of climate research in the former Soviet Union is mixed, although the best Soviet work is as good as the best corresponding work in the West. The best Soviet efforts have principally been in theoretical studies or data analysis. However, an apparent lack of access to modern computing facilities has severely hampered the Soviet research. Most of the issues considered in the Soviet literature are known, and have been discussed in the Western literature, although some extraordinary research in paleoclimatology was noted. Little unusual and exceptionally creative material was found in the other areas during the study period (1985 through 1992). Scientists in the former Soviet Union have closely followed the Western literature and technology. Given their strengths in theoretical and analytical methods, as well as their possession of simplified versions of detailed computer models being used in the West, researchers in the former Soviet Union have the potential to make significant contributions if supercomputers, workstations, and software become available. However, given the current state of the economy in the former Soviet Union, it is not clear that the computer gap will be bridged in the foreseeable future.

  7. Sharing Heterogeneous Data: The National Database for Autism Research

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    Hall, Dan; Huerta, Michael F.; McAuliffe, Matthew J.; Farber, Gregory K.

    2014-01-01

    The National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) is a secure research data repository designed to promote scientific data sharing and collaboration among autism spectrum disorder investigators. The goal of the project is to accelerate scientific discovery through data sharing, data harmonization, and the reporting of research results. Data from over 25,000 research participants are available to qualified investigators through the NDAR portal. Summary information about the available data is available to everyone through that portal. PMID:22622767

  8. Sharing heterogeneous data: the national database for autism research.

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    Hall, Dan; Huerta, Michael F; McAuliffe, Matthew J; Farber, Gregory K

    2012-10-01

    The National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) is a secure research data repository designed to promote scientific data sharing and collaboration among autism spectrum disorder investigators. The goal of the project is to accelerate scientific discovery through data sharing, data harmonization, and the reporting of research results. Data from over 25,000 research participants are available to qualified investigators through the NDAR portal. Summary information about the available data is available to everyone through that portal. PMID:22622767

  9. Creating a Database for Demographic Research: A Case Study.

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    Gates, William A.; Witt, Barbara

    The PUS801000 (Public Use Samples) database was created as a subsample of the Census Bureau's 1980 Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) for the purpose of meeting the needs of demographics research. PUMS needed to be reorganized along relational lines by identifying the variables most widely used by researchers and constructing proper relations

  10. Regulatory administrative databases in FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research: convergence toward a unified database.

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    Smith, Jeffrey K

    2013-04-01

    Regulatory administrative database systems within the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) are essential to supporting its core mission, as a regulatory agency. Such systems are used within FDA to manage information and processes surrounding the processing, review, and tracking of investigational and marketed product submissions. This is an area of increasing interest in the pharmaceutical industry and has been a topic at trade association conferences (Buckley 2012). Such databases in CBER are complex, not for the type or relevance of the data to any particular scientific discipline but because of the variety of regulatory submission types and processes the systems support using the data. Commonalities among different data domains of CBER's regulatory administrative databases are discussed. These commonalities have evolved enough to constitute real database convergence and provide a valuable asset for business process intelligence. Balancing review workload across staff, exploring areas of risk in review capacity, process improvement, and presenting a clear and comprehensive landscape of review obligations are just some of the opportunities of such intelligence. This convergence has been occurring in the presence of usual forces that tend to drive information technology (IT) systems development toward separate stovepipes and data silos. CBER has achieved a significant level of convergence through a gradual process, using a clear goal, agreed upon development practices, and transparency of database objects, rather than through a single, discrete project or IT vendor solution. This approach offers a path forward for FDA systems toward a unified database. PMID:23269527

  11. Linguistic Analysis of Grant Proposals: European Union Research Grants

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    Ulla Connor; Anna Mauranen

    1999-01-01

    Grant proposals are a genre that all academics will have to come to terms with at some point of their career, usually the sooner the better. Yet, there has been very little research on their characteristic features and they are not included in most courses of academic writing. We seek to remedy some of this problem in this paper, which

  12. Report of the International Seminar on Trade Union Documentation and Research Services. (Geneva, 23 October-4 November, 1967).

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    International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland). International Vocational Training Information and Research Centre.

    The purpose of this international seminar was to facilitate full analysis, especially in regard to developing nations, of the role assigned to the Trade Union Research Service; its work and methods, its organization, and patterns of cooperation with trade union officers and executives responsible for programs of labor education. On the basis of

  13. Heterogeneous Biomedical Database Integration Using a Hybrid Strategy: A p53 Cantcer Research Database

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    Bichutskiy, Vadim Y.; Colman, Richard; Brachmann, Rainer K.; Lathrop, Richard H.

    2006-01-01

    Complex problems in life science research give rise to multidisciplinary collaboration, and hence, to the need for heterogeneous database integration. The tumor suppressor p53 is mutated in close to 50% of human cancers, and a small drug-like molecule with the ability to restore native function to cancerous p53 mutants is a long-held medical goal of cancer treatment. The Cancer Research DataBase (CRDB) was designed in support of a project to find such small molecules. As a cancer informatics project, the CRDB involved small molecule data, computational docking results, functional assays, and protein structure data. As an example of the hybrid strategy for data integration, it combined the mediation and data warehousing approaches. This paper uses the CRDB to illustrate the hybrid strategy as a viable approach to heterogeneous data integration in biomedicine, and provides a design method for those considering similar systems. More efficient data sharing implies increased productivity, and, hopefully, improved chances of success in cancer research. (Code and database schemas are freely downloadable, http://www.igb.uci.edu/research/research.html.) PMID:19458771

  14. Norwegian words: A lexical database for clinicians and researchers.

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    Lind, Marianne; Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Hansen, Pernille; Holm, Elisabeth; Mevik, Bjrn-Helge

    2015-04-01

    All words have properties linked to form, meaning and usage patterns which influence how easily they are accessed from the mental lexicon in language production, perception and comprehension. Examples of such properties are imageability, phonological and morphological complexity, word class, argument structure, frequency of use and age of acquisition. Due to linguistic and cultural variation the properties and the values associated with them differ across languages. Hence, for research as well as clinical purposes, language specific information on lexical properties is needed. To meet this need, an electronically searchable lexical database with more than 1600 Norwegian words coded for more than 12 different properties has been established. This article presents the content and structure of the database as well as the search options available in the interface. Finally, it briefly describes some of the ways in which the database can be used in research, clinical practice and teaching. PMID:25588015

  15. Guidelines for good database selection and use in pharmacoepidemiology research.

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    Hall, Gillian C; Sauer, Brian; Bourke, Alison; Brown, Jeffrey S; Reynolds, Matthew W; LoCasale, Robert; Casale, Robert Lo

    2012-01-01

    The use of healthcare databases in research provides advantages such as increased speed, lower costs and limitation of some biases. However, database research has its own challenges as studies must be performed within the limitations of resources, which often are the product of complex healthcare systems. The primary purpose of this document is to assist in the selection and use of data resources in pharmacoepidemiology, highlighting potential limitations and recommending tested procedures. This guidance is presented as a detailed text with a checklist for quick reference and covers six areas: selection of a database, use of multiple data resources, extraction and analysis of the study population, privacy and security, quality and validation procedures and documentation. PMID:22069180

  16. Gas Hydrate Research Database and Web Dissemination Channel

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    Micheal Frenkel; Kenneth Kroenlein; V Diky; R.D. Chirico; A. Kazakow; C.D. Muzny; M. Frenkel

    2009-09-30

    To facilitate advances in application of technologies pertaining to gas hydrates, a United States database containing experimentally-derived information about those materials was developed. The Clathrate Hydrate Physical Property Database (NIST Standard Reference Database {number_sign} 156) was developed by the TRC Group at NIST in Boulder, Colorado paralleling a highly-successful database of thermodynamic properties of molecular pure compounds and their mixtures and in association with an international effort on the part of CODATA to aid in international data sharing. Development and population of this database relied on the development of three components of information-processing infrastructure: (1) guided data capture (GDC) software designed to convert data and metadata into a well-organized, electronic format, (2) a relational data storage facility to accommodate all types of numerical and metadata within the scope of the project, and (3) a gas hydrate markup language (GHML) developed to standardize data communications between 'data producers' and 'data users'. Having developed the appropriate data storage and communication technologies, a web-based interface for both the new Clathrate Hydrate Physical Property Database, as well as Scientific Results from the Mallik 2002 Gas Hydrate Production Research Well Program was developed and deployed at http://gashydrates.nist.gov.

  17. Key-linked on-line databases for clinical research.

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    Mller, Thomas H

    2012-01-01

    Separating patient identification data from clinical data and/or information about biomaterial samples is an effective data protection measure, especially in clinical research employing "on-line", i.e., web-based, data capture. In this paper, we show that this specialised technique can be generalised into a network architecture of interconnected on-line databases potentially serving a variety of purposes. The basic idea of this approach consists of maintaining logical links, i.e., common record keys, between corresponding data structures in pairs of databases while keeping the actual key values hidden from clients. For client systems, simultaneous access to corresponding records is mediated by temporary access tokens. At the relational level, these links are represented by arbitrary unique record keys common to both databases. This architecture allows for integration of related data in different databases without replicating or permanently sharing this data in one place. Each participating on-line database can determine the degree of integration by specifying linkage keys only for those data structures that may be logically connected to other data. Logical links can de designed for specific use cases. In addition, each database controls user access by enforcing its own authorisation scheme. Another advantage is that individual database owners retain considerable leeway in adapting to changing local requirements without compromising the integration into the network. Beyond protecting individual subject identification data, this architecture permits splitting a cooperatively used data pool to achieve many kinds of objectives. Application examples could be clinical registries needing subject contact information for follow-up, biomaterial banks with or without genetic information, and automatic or assisted integration of data from electronic medical records into research data. PMID:22874246

  18. Who we are: Database Research -Provenance, Integration, and

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    Heller, Barbara

    characteristics Cloud storage and Key-value stores Amazon S3, Google Big Table, . . . Big Data Analytics AI and Machine Learning Data Mining Operating and File Systems #12;My Research Topics Data are Databases important? What do DBs do? 1 Provide persistant storage 2 Efficient declarative access to data

  19. Systematically Retrieving Research: A Case Study Evaluating Seven Databases

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    Taylor, Brian; Wylie, Emma; Dempster, Martin; Donnelly, Michael

    2007-01-01

    Objective: Developing the scientific underpinnings of social welfare requires effective and efficient methods of retrieving relevant items from the increasing volume of research. Method: We compared seven databases by running the nearest equivalent search on each. The search topic was chosen for relevance to social work practice with older people.

  20. Middle East, North Africa and Western Eurasia Seismic Research Database

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    J L OBoyle; S D Ruppert; T F Hauk; D A Dodge; M D Ganzberger; F Ryall

    2003-01-01

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Ground-Based Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Research and Engineering (GNEM R&E) Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has made significant progress populating a comprehensive Seismic Research Database (SRDB) used for deriving seismic calibration parameters for the Middle East, North Africa and Western Eurasia (ME\\/NA\\/WE) regions. In addition to an overview of select individual information products,

  1. Concierge: Personal Database Software for Managing Digital Research Resources

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    Sakai, Hiroyuki; Aoyama, Toshihiro; Yamaji, Kazutsuna; Usui, Shiro

    2007-01-01

    This article introduces a desktop application, named Concierge, for managing personal digital research resources. Using simple operations, it enables storage of various types of files and indexes them based on content descriptions. A key feature of the software is a high level of extensibility. By installing optional plug-ins, users can customize and extend the usability of the software based on their needs. In this paper, we also introduce a few optional plug-ins: literature management, electronic laboratory notebook, and XooNlps client plug-ins. XooNIps is a content management system developed to share digital research resources among neuroscience communities. It has been adopted as the standard database system in Japanese neuroinformatics projects. Concierge, therefore, offers comprehensive support from management of personal digital research resources to their sharing in open-access neuroinformatics databases such as XooNIps. This interaction between personal and open-access neuroinformatics databases is expected to enhance the dissemination of digital research resources. Concierge is developed as an open source project; Mac OS X and Windows XP versions have been released at the official site (http://concierge.sourceforge.jp). PMID:18974800

  2. 77 FR 66622 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) Data...

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    2012-11-06

    ...Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) Data Access Request SUMMARY: Under the provisions...number. Proposed Collection: Title: National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) Data Access Request. Type of...

  3. U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) multimodal signatures database

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    Bennett, Kelly

    2008-04-01

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Multimodal Signatures Database (MMSDB) is a centralized collection of sensor data of various modalities that are co-located and co-registered. The signatures include ground and air vehicles, personnel, mortar, artillery, small arms gunfire from potential sniper weapons, explosives, and many other high value targets. This data is made available to Department of Defense (DoD) and DoD contractors, Intel agencies, other government agencies (OGA), and academia for use in developing target detection, tracking, and classification algorithms and systems to protect our Soldiers. A platform independent Web interface disseminates the signatures to researchers and engineers within the scientific community. Hierarchical Data Format 5 (HDF5) signature models provide an excellent solution for the sharing of complex multimodal signature data for algorithmic development and database requirements. Many open source tools for viewing and plotting HDF5 signatures are available over the Web. Seamless integration of HDF5 signatures is possible in both proprietary computational environments, such as MATLAB, and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) computational environments, such as Octave and Python, for performing signal processing, analysis, and algorithm development. Future developments include extending the Web interface into a portal system for accessing ARL algorithms and signatures, High Performance Computing (HPC) resources, and integrating existing database and signature architectures into sensor networking environments.

  4. Implications of the problem orientated medical record (POMR) for research using electronic GP databases: a comparison of the Doctors Independent Network Database (DIN) and the General Practice Research Database (GPRD)

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    Iain M Carey; Derek G Cook; Stephen De Wilde; Stephen A Bremner; Nicky Richards; Steve Caine; David P Strachan; Sean R Hilton

    2003-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The General Practice Research Database (GPRD) and Doctor's Independent Network Database (DIN), are large electronic primary care databases compiled in the UK during the 1990s. They provide a valuable resource for epidemiological and health services research. GPRD (based on VAMP) presents notes as a series of discrete episodes, whereas DIN is based on a system (MEDITEL) that used a

  5. KNApSAcK family databases: integrated metabolite-plant species databases for multifaceted plant research.

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    Afendi, Farit Mochamad; Okada, Taketo; Yamazaki, Mami; Hirai-Morita, Aki; Nakamura, Yukiko; Nakamura, Kensuke; Ikeda, Shun; Takahashi, Hiroki; Altaf-Ul-Amin, Md; Darusman, Latifah K; Saito, Kazuki; Kanaya, Shigehiko

    2012-02-01

    A database (DB) describing the relationships between species and their metabolites would be useful for metabolomics research, because it targets systematic analysis of enormous numbers of organic compounds with known or unknown structures in metabolomics. We constructed an extensive species-metabolite DB for plants, the KNApSAcK Core DB, which contains 101,500 species-metabolite relationships encompassing 20,741 species and 50,048 metabolites. We also developed a search engine within the KNApSAcK Core DB for use in metabolomics research, making it possible to search for metabolites based on an accurate mass, molecular formula, metabolite name or mass spectra in several ionization modes. We also have developed databases for retrieving metabolites related to plants used for a range of purposes. In our multifaceted plant usage DB, medicinal/edible plants are related to the geographic zones (GZs) where the plants are used, their biological activities, and formulae of Japanese and Indonesian traditional medicines (Kampo and Jamu, respectively). These data are connected to the species-metabolites relationship DB within the KNApSAcK Core DB, keyed via the species names. All databases can be accessed via the website http://kanaya.naist.jp/KNApSAcK_Family/. KNApSAcK WorldMap DB comprises 41,548 GZ-plant pair entries, including 222 GZs and 15,240 medicinal/edible plants. The KAMPO DB consists of 336 formulae encompassing 278 medicinal plants; the JAMU DB consists of 5,310 formulae encompassing 550 medicinal plants. The Biological Activity DB consists of 2,418 biological activities and 33,706 pairwise relationships between medicinal plants and their biological activities. Current statistics of the binary relationships between individual databases were characterized by the degree distribution analysis, leading to a prediction of at least 1,060,000 metabolites within all plants. In the future, the study of metabolomics will need to take this huge number of metabolites into consideration. PMID:22123792

  6. French health insurance databases: What interest for medical research?

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    Moulis, G; Lapeyre-Mestre, M; Palmaro, A; Pugnet, G; Montastruc, J-L; Sailler, L

    2015-06-01

    French health insurance databases are organized since 2003 into a huge digital data warehouse, the Systme national d'information inter-rgime de l'assurance maladie (SNIIR-AM). It covers the entire French population (65 million inhabitants). In order to facilitate studies on more frequent conditions, a random sample of 1/97th of national health system beneficiaries has been built since 2005, called the chantillon gnraliste des bnficiaires (EGB). The aim of this article is to describe the main characteristics of the SNIIR-AM and the EGB, to detail their accessibility according to French law, and to present their strengths and limits. It is illustrated with the most recent studies conducted in these databases. These databases include demographic, out-hospital reimbursement (including drug dispensing), medical (costly long-term diseases, occupational diseases, sick-leaves), and in-hospital data. All these data are prospectively recorded, individualized, made anonymous and linkable. Consequently, the SNIIR-AM is a very useful data source for epidemiological, pharmacoepidemiological and health economics studies, particularly for rare diseases. The EGB is appropriate for long-term research on more frequent diseases. PMID:25547954

  7. STEMdex: A Searchable Database of Education Research for Our Community

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    Brinkworth, Carolyn; Nichols-Yehling, M.; Bartolone, L.; Llamas, J.; Crane, M.; Martin, A.; Wenger, M.; Squires, G. K.; Hurt, R. L.

    2014-01-01

    STEMdex is a new resource for the astronomy Education and Outreach community, designed to improve our communitys knowledge of the published literature pertinent to our work. While we all understand that it is important to base our practice on sound research, there are currently 801 peer-reviewed education journals in existence, and members of our community are hard pressed to cover all the published literature. STEMdex consolidates the research relevant to EPO work into a single searchable database, with summaries written by astronomy educators and posted for the entire community to use. The database will ultimately include research across the spectrum of astronomy education, including formal and informal education, outreach, grades K-16, pedagogy, evaluation and many other topics. The site is currently under development, but we have had significant interest from the community, and have a team of 19 EPO professionals and community volunteers from 14 different institutions signed up to contribute to the project. The STEMdex site can be found at stemdex.ipac.caltech.edu.

  8. The FoodCast research image database (FRIDa).

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    Foroni, Francesco; Pergola, Giulio; Argiris, Georgette; Rumiati, Raffaella I

    2013-01-01

    In recent years we have witnessed an increasing interest in food processing and eating behaviors. This is probably due to several reasons. The biological relevance of food choices, the complexity of the food-rich environment in which we presently live (making food-intake regulation difficult), and the increasing health care cost due to illness associated with food (food hazards, food contamination, and aberrant food-intake). Despite the importance of the issues and the relevance of this research, comprehensive and validated databases of stimuli are rather limited, outdated, or not available for non-commercial purposes to independent researchers who aim at developing their own research program. The FoodCast Research Image Database (FRIDa) we present here includes 877 images belonging to eight different categories: natural-food (e.g., strawberry), transformed-food (e.g., french fries), rotten-food (e.g., moldy banana), natural-non-food items (e.g., pinecone), artificial food-related objects (e.g., teacup), artificial objects (e.g., guitar), animals (e.g., camel), and scenes (e.g., airport). FRIDa has been validated on a sample of healthy participants (N = 73) on standard variables (e.g., valence, familiarity, etc.) as well as on other variables specifically related to food items (e.g., perceived calorie content); it also includes data on the visual features of the stimuli (e.g., brightness, high frequency power, etc.). FRIDa is a well-controlled, flexible, validated, and freely available (http://foodcast.sissa.it/neuroscience/) tool for researchers in a wide range of academic fields and industry. PMID:23459781

  9. The FoodCast research image database (FRIDa)

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    Foroni, Francesco; Pergola, Giulio; Argiris, Georgette; Rumiati, Raffaella I.

    2013-01-01

    In recent years we have witnessed an increasing interest in food processing and eating behaviors. This is probably due to several reasons. The biological relevance of food choices, the complexity of the food-rich environment in which we presently live (making food-intake regulation difficult), and the increasing health care cost due to illness associated with food (food hazards, food contamination, and aberrant food-intake). Despite the importance of the issues and the relevance of this research, comprehensive and validated databases of stimuli are rather limited, outdated, or not available for non-commercial purposes to independent researchers who aim at developing their own research program. The FoodCast Research Image Database (FRIDa) we present here includes 877 images belonging to eight different categories: natural-food (e.g., strawberry), transformed-food (e.g., french fries), rotten-food (e.g., moldy banana), natural-non-food items (e.g., pinecone), artificial food-related objects (e.g., teacup), artificial objects (e.g., guitar), animals (e.g., camel), and scenes (e.g., airport). FRIDa has been validated on a sample of healthy participants (N = 73) on standard variables (e.g., valence, familiarity, etc.) as well as on other variables specifically related to food items (e.g., perceived calorie content); it also includes data on the visual features of the stimuli (e.g., brightness, high frequency power, etc.). FRIDa is a well-controlled, flexible, validated, and freely available (http://foodcast.sissa.it/neuroscience/) tool for researchers in a wide range of academic fields and industry. PMID:23459781

  10. Navajo Participation in Labor Unions. Lake Powell Research Project Bulletin Number 15, December 1975.

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    Robbins, Lynn A.

    Navajo participation in labor unions and Navajo labor relations have undergone rapid and fundamental changes since the development of industry around Lake Powell and on Black Mesa. Early attempts to unionize Navajo workers met with stiff resistance from employees and the Navajo Tribal Council. Union entry into the Navajo Reservation was viewed as

  11. European Union and Greek Lifelong Learning Policy within an Intercultural Context: Preliminary Insights from Research in the Sociology of Law

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    Koutidou, Evangelia

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents preliminary findings of an extensive socio-legal research project, currently in progress, concerning the implementation of the European Union and the Greek institutional framework on lifelong learning (LLL) and exploring the social effectiveness of LLL policy. The main outcomes, based on testing two research hypotheses through

  12. Accessing the public MIMIC-II intensive care relational database for clinical research

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    Scott, Daniel

    Background: The Multiparameter Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care II (MIMIC-II) database is a free, public resource for intensive care research. The database was officially released in 2006, and has attracted a growing ...

  13. Academic Impact of a Public Electronic Health Database: Bibliometric Analysis of Studies Using the General Practice Research Database

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    Chen, Yu-Chun; Wu, Jau-Ching; Haschler, Ingo; Majeed, Azeem; Chen, Tzeng-Ji; Wetter, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Background Studies that use electronic health databases as research material are getting popular but the influence of a single electronic health database had not been well investigated yet. The United Kingdom's General Practice Research Database (GPRD) is one of the few electronic health databases publicly available to academic researchers. This study analyzed studies that used GPRD to demonstrate the scientific production and academic impact by a single public health database. Methodology and Findings A total of 749 studies published between 1995 and 2009 with General Practice Research Database as their topics, defined as GPRD studies, were extracted from Web of Science. By the end of 2009, the GPRD had attracted 1251 authors from 22 countries and been used extensively in 749 studies published in 193 journals across 58 study fields. Each GPRD study was cited 2.7 times by successive studies. Moreover, the total number of GPRD studies increased rapidly, and it is expected to reach 1500 by 2015, twice the number accumulated till the end of 2009. Since 17 of the most prolific authors (1.4% of all authors) contributed nearly half (47.9%) of GPRD studies, success in conducting GPRD studies may accumulate. The GPRD was used mainly in, but not limited to, the three study fields of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, General and Internal Medicine, and Public, Environmental and Occupational Health. The UK and United States were the two most active regions of GPRD studies. One-third of GRPD studies were internationally co-authored. Conclusions A public electronic health database such as the GPRD will promote scientific production in many ways. Data owners of electronic health databases at a national level should consider how to reduce access barriers and to make data more available for research. PMID:21731733

  14. RESEARCH Open Access A national internet-linked based database for

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    , backed on this database. Results: Data was collected for 205 cases of ILD. The M/F sex ratio was 0RESEARCH Open Access A national internet-linked based database for pediatric interstitial lungRareW ), we created a national network and a web-linked database to collect data on pediatric ILD. Methods

  15. An algorithm to identify medical practices common to both the General Practice Research Database and The Health Improvement Network database.

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    Cai, Bing; Xu, Weifeng; Bortnichak, Edward; Watson, Douglas J

    2012-07-01

    PURPOSE: To identify practices common to both the General Practice Research Database and The Health Improvement Network database for purposes of combining the databases for analysis without duplicate records. METHODS: We developed two independent algorithms to identify practices common to the two databases. The first used the total number of patients in the therapy and clinical data sets and the total number of etoricoxib and celecoxib users each year during the study period. The second used the total number of patients stratified by gender and four different categories of birth year. Further checking of potential matched practice pairs identified by the two algorithms was performed by comparing the patient-level medical records by birth year, dates of clinical visits, and diagnosis codes. RESULTS: Three hundred twelve potential matched pairs of practices were found by both algorithms. Fifteen additional potential pairs were matched by only one algorithm: 13 by algorithm 1 (A1) only and 2 by algorithm 2 (A2) only. The examination of the patient-level visit dates and diagnosis codes for the matches revealed that all of the 327 potential pairs of duplicate practices were in fact the same practice in the two databases. CONCLUSIONS: The two algorithms successfully found the practices common to the two different databases without de-identifying the practices. The identification of the common practices allows for combining the two databases without duplicate records to create a larger data set for analysis, with 168 more practices than when using the General Practice Research Database alone, or with 268 more practices than when using The Health Improvement Network alone. Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:22544805

  16. Learning and Adapting for Organisational Change: Researching Union Education in Australia

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    Brown, Tony; Yasukawa, Keiko

    2010-01-01

    The last quarter century saw a restructuring of employment, production and trade and a dramatic decline in union membership and density levels. There are many explanations for this, including the hostile industrial relations framework imposed by many governments, but there have been other factors such as the growth of new non-unionized industries

  17. Obstacles and approaches to clinical database research: experience at the University of California, San Francisco.

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    Newman, T. B.; Brown, A.; Easterling, M. J.

    1994-01-01

    With increasing availability of clinical data in machine-readable form, and decreasing cost of storing and manipulating that data, retrospective research using clinical databases has become more feasible. Nonetheless, much of the potential for clinical research using these data remains unrealized. Obstacles to clinical database research include difficulty accessing data, difficulty using retrospective data to draw valid inferences about medical tests and treatments, and a shortage of investigators trained and interested in using a clinical database to answer their questions. At the University of California, San Francisco, we have developed a Clinical Database Research Program (CDRP) to try to overcome these obstacles. The CDRP maintains a relational database of patient data obtained from diverse sources and a small staff dedicated to providing such data to researchers. The CDRP staff also provides support for design and analysis of studies using the database--the development of methods for such studies is our primary research interest. Finally, to increase the number of investigators using the database for research, we are integrating training in clinical epidemiology and clinical research methods into residency and fellowship training, and offering an elective in clinical database research for trainees who wish to undertake a specific project. PMID:7949992

  18. Clinical information for research; the use of general practice databases

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    Ross Lawrenson; Tim Williams; Richard Farmer

    1999-01-01

    Summary General practice computers have been widely used in the United Kingdom for the last 10 years and there are over 30 different systems currently available. The commercially available databases are based on two of the most widely used systems - VAMP Medical and Meditel. These databases provide both longitudinal and cross-sectional data on between 1.8 and 4 million patients.

  19. Comprehensiveness of "Social Work Abstracts" as a Database for Researchers and Practitioners

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    Shek, Daniel T. L.

    2008-01-01

    Objective: The comprehensiveness of "Social Work Abstracts (SWA)" as a database was examined. Method: The coverage of articles of "Research on Social Work Practice" and "Social Work Research" in "SWA" from 1995 to 2005 was examined. "SWA" was compared with other databases on several dimensions. A case study based on the author's publications was

  20. Levels of Annotation for a Welsh Speech Database for Phonetic Research Briony Williams

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    Edinburgh, University of

    Levels of Annotation for a Welsh Speech Database for Phonetic Research Briony Williams CSTR A Welsh speech database intended for use in phonetic research requires careful annotation at several linguistic levels. The initial stage is that of labelling at the acoustic phonetic level, where the closure

  1. Dental Health Services Research Utilizing Comprehensive Clinical Databases and Information Technology.

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    Hayden, William J.

    1997-01-01

    Argues that dental schools are the logical location for development of valid, reliable, and acceptable health services research methods and databases, and describes development of an insurance claims database to demonstrate the types of research possible, as well as weaknesses and shortcomings of pure administrative data. Considers implications

  2. Rap System of Stress Stimulation Can Promote Bone Union after Lower Tibial Bone Fracture: A Clinical Research

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    YAO, Jian-fei; SHEN, Jia-zuo; LI, Da-kun; LIN, Da-sheng; Li, Lin; LI, Qiang; Qi, Peng; LIAN, Ke-jian; DING, Zhen-qi

    2012-01-01

    Background Lower tibial bone fracture may easily cause bone delayed union or nonunion because of lacking of dynamic mechanical load. Objective Research Group would design a new instrument as Rap System of Stress Stimulation (RSSS) to provide dynamic mechanical load which would promote lower tibial bone union postoperatively. Methods This clinical research was conducted from January 2008 to December 2010, 92 patients(male 61/female 31, age 16-70years, mean 36.3years) who suffered lower tibial bone closed fracture were given intramedullary nail fixation and randomly averagely separated into experimental group and control group(according to the successively order when patients went for the admission procedure). Then researchers analysed the clinical healing time, full weight bearing time, VAS (Visual Analogue Scales) score and callus growth score of Lane-Sandhu in 3,6,12 months postoperatively. The delayed union and nonunion rates were compared at 6 and 12 months separately. Results All the 92 patients had been followed up (mean 14 months). Clinical bone healing time in experimental group was 88.788.80 days but control group was 107.919.03days. Full weight bearing time in experimental group was 94.079.81 days but control group was 113.2413.37 days respectively (P<0.05). The delayed union rate in 6 months was 4.3% in experimental group but 10.9% in control group(P<0.05). The nonunion rate in 12 months was 6.5% in experimental group but 19.6% in control group(P<0.05). In 3, 6, 12 months postoperatively, VAS score and Lane-Sandhu score in experimental group had more significantly difference than them in control group. Conclusions RSSS can intermittently provide dynamic mechanical load and stimulate callus formation, promote lower tibial bone union, reduce bone delayed union or nonunion rate. It is an adjuvant therapy for promoting bone union after lower tibial bone fracture. PMID:22859907

  3. Pew Research Center Global Attitudes Project Question Database

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    Pew Research Center

    The Pew Global Attitudes Project Question Database includes survey questions from all Pew Global Attitudes polls since 2001. To search for a question, enter any keyword or combination of words and/or select a topic area of interest.

  4. Highlights From the Out-of-School Time Database. Research Update 3

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    Harris, Erin

    2008-01-01

    Harvard Family Research Project's Out-of-School Time (OST) Program Research and Evaluation Database and Bibliography provide accessible and timely information about research and evaluations involving OST programs and initiatives. This Research Update explores key themes emerging from 13 recent reports added to the OST Research and Evaluation

  5. Developing a large electronic primary care database (Doctors Independent Network) for research

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    Iain M. Carey; Derek G. Cook; Stephen De Wilde; Stephen A. Bremner; Nicky Richards; Steve Caine; David P. Strachan; Sean R. Hilton

    2004-01-01

    Background and objectives: Primary care databases form a unique source of population-based clinical information on the prevalence and management of diagnosed disorders. Historically such databases have lacked individual level socio-economic markers. We describe the development of the Doctors Independent Network (DIN) database for epidemiological and health services research. DIN includes a socio-economic marker (ACORN) based on postcode linkage at individual

  6. Chinese villages and their sustainable future: the European Union-China-Research Project "SUCCESS".

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    Dumreicher, Heidi

    2008-04-01

    China has 800,000 villages-one person out of seven on the globe is living in a Chinese rural settlement. Yet the global discussions about the situation in China is currently characterised by a disproportionate focus on the development of towns and until now circumstances have generally been neglected in the rural areas, where 70% of the Chinese population is still living. Within the 5 years of the SUCCESS project research, this set of actual problems has been considered and analysed under the principle of sustainability: "What to maintain?" "What to change?" were the overall research questions asked in the SUCCESS project; the researchers were looking for answers under a sustainability regime, respecting the need to raise the quality of life in the villages. Several interweaving processes were used to achieve results: the inter-disciplinary research process between many areas of expertise, the trans-disciplinary process between the researchers and the Chinese villagers, and a negotiation process that made the connection between these two processes. The introduction describes the basic sustainability definition that was orienting the whole study. The innovation lays mostly in the methodology: the inter-disciplinary research co-operation related to practice and to involving the affected communities is needed to manage the significant and growing imbalances between urban and rural areas regarding their sustainability. In the transdisciplinary work, the project developed "village future sentences" that describe the local outcome of the research as one step towards better theoretical understanding of the mechanisms that could lead to a sustainable future, and they also managed to start sustainability processes in the case study sites. The integrated approach of the project helped generating future scenarios for these villages covering all aspects of their development, including urban design issues. Out of these scenarios, the villages developed small projects that could be implemented during the research period. This work made an important impact on community thinking within these villages. However, it can also be seen as contributing to the dramatically changing development process in China, by finding a balance between traditional and contemporary approaches. In particular, the approach demonstrated a new, inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary negotiation processes whereby the local knowledge and the expert knowledge find common ground and outcomes. The article follows the hypothesis that only comprehensive concepts can contribute to an upgraded living standard, where living spaces and rural life should be recognised and esteemed in the future as a complement to urban lifestyles within the Chinese society. Innovative knowledge generation-such as the "systemic structure constellation" technique or the systems model approach-helped to bring out latent needs, hopes and potential of the villagers. Besides the practical usage of these implemented projects, the process leading there showed the stakeholders their own fields of action. One major impact of these projects is the visibility of the results, which is crucial for villagers' awareness, their self-confidence and their experience with a successful participation in decision-making processes. Another impact is the potential for replicating results of sustainability-oriented patterns throughout China, especially as three of the villages have been nominated official model villages. Scenarios of a sustainable future for Chinese villages were the objective of the SUCCESS project. The first condition for this future is the question whether they can persist into the future-and to picture the importance of the rural environment and living space as a relevant element of Chinese life that needs to get a better image and more attention from the authorities and from the public opinion. Therefore, the final sentence that the whole research consortium, composed of 17 scientific institutions from European Union and China, agreed upon as a common

  7. A comprehensive clinical research database based on CDISC ODM and i2b2.

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    Meineke, Frank A; Stubert, Sebastian; Lbe, Matthias; Winter, Alfred

    2014-01-01

    We present a working approach for a clinical research database as part of an archival information system. The CDISC ODM standard is target for clinical study and research relevant routine data, thus decoupling the data ingest process from the access layer. The presented research database is comprehensive as it covers annotating, mapping and curation of poorly annotated source data. Besides a conventional relational database the medical data warehouse i2b2 serves as main frontend for end-users. The system we developed is suitable to support patient recruitment, cohort identification and quality assurance in daily routine. PMID:25160362

  8. PIR Web-Based Tools and Databases for Genomic and Proteomic Research

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    PIR Web-Based Tools and Databases for Genomic and Proteomic Research Barker, W.C., Chen, Y., Hu, Z-based tools to facilitate data retrieval, sequence analysis and protein annotation. The PIR Web site connects these useful databases and tools with a user-friendly navigation system

  9. The Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center's Porcine Immunology and Nutrition Resource Database

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Several diverse genomics-based databases have developed to facilitate research with human and rodent models. Current porcine gene databases, however, lack the nutritional and immunological orientation and robust annotation to design effective molecular tools to study relevant pig models. To address ...

  10. Open-access metabolomics databases for natural product research: present capabilities and future potential.

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    Johnson, Sean R; Lange, Bernd Markus

    2015-01-01

    Various databases have been developed to aid in assigning structures to spectral peaks observed in metabolomics experiments. In this review article, we discuss the utility of currently available open-access spectral and chemical databases for natural products discovery. We also provide recommendations on how the research community can contribute to further improvements. PMID:25789275

  11. A review of temporal database research and its use in GIS applications

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    GAIL LANGRAN

    1989-01-01

    A great deal of recent work in computer science applies itself to temporal database design. Designers of geographical information systems (GIS) can build on this work to create a temporal GIS capability to trace geographical change and understand geographical processes. This paper reviews temporal research in information processing, contrasts various proposed temporal database designs and summarizes the problems of adapting

  12. An integrated database to support research on Escherichia coli

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    Baehr, A.; Dunham, G.; Matsuda, Hideo; Michaels, G.; Taylor, R.; Overbeek, R.; Rudd, K.E. (National Inst. of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD (United States)); Ginsburg, A.; Joerg, D.; Kazic, T. (Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO (United States). Dept. of Genetics); Hagstrom, R.; Zawada, D. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Smith, C.; Yoshida, Kaoru (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States))

    1992-01-01

    We have used logic programming to design and implement a prototype database of genomic information for the model bacterial organism Escherichia coli. This report presents the fundamental database primitives that can be used to access and manipulate data relating to the E. coli genome. The present system, combined with a tutorial manual, provides immediate access to the integrated knowledge base for E. coli chromosome data. It also serves as the foundation for development of more user-friendly interfaces that have the same retrieval power and high-level tools to analyze complex chromosome organization.

  13. Development and Validation of Army Selection and Classification Measures. Project A: Longitudinal Research Database Plan. Research Report 1356.

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    Wise, Lauress L.; And Others

    This report describes plans for the development of a major longitudinal research database designed to support the development and validation of new predictors of Army performance, and also new measures of Army performance against which the new predictors can be validated. The following aspects of the database are addressed: (1) the anticipated

  14. Clinical Research Databases and Clinical Decision Making in Chronic Diseases

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    Michael G. Kahn

    1999-01-01

    Chronic diseases are the major source of morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization. Large-scale longitudinal databases are rapidly proliferating in both single- and multi-institutional settings, providing clinical data on a broad range of patients who receive real world management. Although bias and changing medical management may limit the types of questions that can be addressed using the data contained in longitudinal

  15. Research and Application on Union Training Simulation of China Interconnected Power Grid

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    Yang Shengchun; Yao Jianguo; Li Feng; Gao Ming; Wang Ke

    It was proposed that the higher requirements to the analysis and simulation of giant power grid and the area joint anti-accident owing to the interconnected power grids in China, the necessity of the integrated simulation in giant power grid was analyzed in this paper, it was given that the requirement about the union training simulation based on the analysis on

  16. Publication of European Union Research on Infectious Diseases (19912001): A Bibliometric Evaluation

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    J. M. Ramos; F. Gutirrez; M. Masa; A. Martn-Hidalgo

    2004-01-01

    The study presented here analyzed the contents of 36 international infectious diseases journals from 1991 to 2001 to determine the number of reports prepared by authors in the European Union and to compare the per country scientific productivity. Articles included in the study were identified using the PubMed website. The number of publications in infectious disease journals produced by authors

  17. An Ethical Framework for Stem Cell Research in the European Union

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    John Harris; Lisa Bortolotti; Louise Irving

    2005-01-01

    The European Union is a nightmare from the perspective of the ethics and regulation of science. A hitherto insoluble problem has been the task of drafting ethical principles which do not founder on the radically different attitudes taken to the question of the moral status of the human embryo. Following the conclusions reached in an international project, EUROSTEM, we suggest

  18. European Union Students Studying in English Higher Education Institutions. DIUS Research Report 08-09

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    Morris, Marian; Rutt, Simon

    2008-01-01

    This study aimed to identify the pathways, intentions and relevant perceptions of (non-UK) European Union (EU) students entering English higher education. It sought to identify why students wished to obtain an English HE qualification, their attitudes towards the uptake and repayment of tuition fee loans and their future career plans. Drawing on

  19. Levels of Annotation for a Welsh Speech Database for Phonetic Research

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    Williams, Briony

    A Welsh speech database intended for use in phonetic research requires careful annotation at several linguistic levels. The initial stage is that of labelling at the acoustic phonetic level, where the closure, burst and ...

  20. The Two Faces of Unionism

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    Richard B. Freeman; James L. Medoff

    1979-01-01

    Our research demonstrates that the view of unions as organizations whose chief function is to raise wages is seriously misleading. For in addition to raising wages, unions have significant non-wage effects which influence diverse aspects of modern industrial life. By providing workers with a voice both at the workplace and in the political arena, unions can and do affect positively

  1. IOPI Database of Plant Databases

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    The International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI), a Commission of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), manages the Database of Plant Databases (DPD). The DPD is a global list of plant databases including Taxonomic databases ("with systematic information on families or genera, or for Flora projects"); Collection catalogs (usually of herbaria); and DELTA datasets (DELTA is "the Description Language for Taxonomy, a data format for character data, used for identification, key construction and the generation of descriptions."). The DPD may be searched using numerous specified fields, or it may be viewed in its entirety -- by Database Name, Host Name, or Host Country. Though bare bones in appearance, this extensive database contains a gold mine of information, with hundreds of hyperlinks to valuable plant databases.

  2. The Pitfalls of Cyberspace and Electronic Database Research--Who Sells What to Whom for Which Audience?

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    Willey, Susan

    2000-01-01

    Raises questions about the validity and reliability of doing research online via the proliferation of academic databases. Finds different versions of the Lexis-Nexis database have differing search capabilities. Argues that dependence on database research findings means dependence on decisions made by a few people who design search engines and

  3. THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA NON-UNION TECHNICIANS & RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

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    Aamodt, Tor

    Assistant/Tech 5 Research Assistant/Tech 6 Lab Asst Research Assistant/Tech 1 Research Assistant/Tech 2 Research Assistant/Tech 3 Eng Technician/ Research Asst 5 Eng Technician/ Research Asst 1 Eng Technician/ Research Asst 2 Eng Technician/ Research Asst 3 Eng Technician/ Research Asst 4 Prepared by Human Resources

  4. THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA NON-UNION TECHNICIANS & RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

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    Aamodt, Tor

    increase to Research Assistant/Tech 4 through 5 and Eng Tech/Research Asst 2 through 4 for total increase of 2.75% Eng Technician/ Research Asst 5 Eng Technician/ Research Asst 1 Eng Technician/ Research Asst 2 Eng Technician/ Research Asst 3 Eng Technician/ Research Asst 4 Research Assistant/Tech 4 Research

  5. Databases and coordinated research projects at the IAEA on atomic processes in plasmas

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    Braams, Bastiaan J.; Chung, Hyun-Kyung [Nuclear Data Section, NAPC Division, International Atomic Energy Agency P. O. Box 100, Vienna International Centre, AT-1400 Vienna (Austria)

    2012-05-25

    The Atomic and Molecular Data Unit at the IAEA works with a network of national data centres to encourage and coordinate production and dissemination of fundamental data for atomic, molecular and plasma-material interaction (A+M/PMI) processes that are relevant to the realization of fusion energy. The Unit maintains numerical and bibliographical databases and has started a Wiki-style knowledge base. The Unit also contributes to A+M database interface standards and provides a search engine that offers a common interface to multiple numerical A+M/PMI databases. Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs) bring together fusion energy researchers and atomic, molecular and surface physicists for joint work towards the development of new data and new methods. The databases and current CRPs on A+M/PMI processes are briefly described here.

  6. Impact of IPAD on CAD/CAM database university research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Leach, L. M.; Wozny, M. J.

    1984-01-01

    IPAD program has provided direction, focus and software products which impacted on CAD/CAM data base research and follow-on research. The relationship of IPAD to the research projects which involve the storage of geometric data in common data ase facilities such as data base machines, the exchange of data between heterogeneous data bases, the development of IGES processors, the migration of lrge CAD/CAM data base management systems to noncompatible hosts, and the value of RIM as a research tool is described.

  7. Web research and genres in online databases: When the glossy page disappears

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    Michelle Sidler

    2002-01-01

    This article details the impact of online databases, proquest in particular, on composition research. When distinguishing different online texts, students often encounter research and documentation difficulties, indicating a need for more instruction that addresses new literacies emerging from the current transitional age of electronic and print cultures. I present new evaluative methods for online documents that utilize knowledge of online

  8. The Digital Astronaut: An integrated modeling and database system for space biomedical research and operations

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    Ronald J. White; Jancy C. McPhee

    2007-01-01

    The Digital Astronaut is an integrated, modular modeling and database system that will support space biomedical research and operations in a variety of fundamental ways. This system will enable the identification and meaningful interpretation of the medical and physiological research required for human space exploration, a determination of the effectiveness of specific individual human countermeasures in reducing risk and meeting

  9. Building a thailand researcher network based on a bibliographic database

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    Choochart Haruechaiyasak; Alisa Kongthon; Santipong Thaiprayoon

    2009-01-01

    Among many practical and domain-specific tasks, expertise retrieval (ER) has recently gained increasing attention in the information retrieval and knowledge management communities. This paper describes our ongoing project to design and implement an expert retrieval system with the scope on researchers who work in Thailand. In our current system prototype, we assume that the areas of expertise among researchers can

  10. The Evolving Role of Union Learning Representatives

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    Moore, Sian; Ross, Cilla

    2008-01-01

    This article suggests that the union learning representative (ULR) is increasingly situated at the heart of trade union activity. The paper draws upon recent research based on interviews with national trade union officers and case studies of union learning activity to explore the competing demands being made upon ULRs and the implications for

  11. Graduate Employee Unionization as Symbol of and Challenge to the Corporatization of U.S. Research Universities

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    Rhoads, Robert A.; Rhoades, Gary

    2005-01-01

    This qualitative study of graduate employee unionization seeks to explore the critique graduate student organizers have of the contemporary academy. The number of unionized graduate employees has increased by 175% since 1990; close to 40,000 graduate employees are now unionized. Data were collected using a multisite case study approach, a method

  12. Union Songs

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    Forgotten the words to "Joe Hill," "Look for the Union Label," or "Do Re Mi?" Look no further than this site, created and maintained by Mark Gregory, a Web Development Project Officer at Macquarie University (Australia), which features the lyrics and many audio clips of approximately 100 classic and more recent union songs. Numerous lyrics pages also link to related sites. In addition, the site offers some book and CD reviews, a Union Discography, a bibliography, and song and union links. Joe Hill ain't never died.

  13. Patient-related risk factors for fracture-healing complications in the United Kingdom General Practice Research Database

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    2012-01-01

    Background and purpose A variety of risk factors have been hypothesized to contribute to the development of fracture-healing complications; however, population-based estimates of the strength of these risk factors are limited. In this case-control study, we evaluated patient-related risk factors for fracture-healing complications. Methods Using the United Kingdom General Practice Research Database, we identified patients with a fracture-healing complication (delayed union, nonunion, or malunion) between 1988 and 2008. 4 controls (i.e. patients with normal healing) were matched to each case on general practice, fracture site, fracture date, and length of history in the database. We used conditional logistic regression to estimate odds ratios (ORs) of various risk factors, including demographics, comorbidities, and medication use. Results Diabetes and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) within 12 months before the initial fracture were associated with a higher odds of a fracture-healing complication (type-I diabetes: adjusted OR = 2.3, 95% CI: 1.33.8; type-II diabetes: adjusted OR = 2.3, CI: 1.43.7; NSAIDs: adjusted OR = 2.6, CI: 2.13.2). Patients who had a motor vehicle accident recorded within 1 month before their initial fracture were also at increased odds of a fracture-healing complication (adjusted OR = 2.6, CI: 1.25.4). Interpretation Diabetes, NSAID use, and a recent motor vehicle accident were most consistently associated with an increased risk of a fracture-healing complication, regardless of fracture site or specific fracture-healing complication. This analysis suggests that certain patient-related characteristics influence the development of fracture-healing complications in general, even though specific healing complications may differ by their mechanism. PMID:23140093

  14. STANDARD SCHEDULES FOR HOUSEHOLD PROJECTIONS1 --- A Database (preliminary version) of U.S. Race-Sex-Age-Specific Occurrence\\/Exposure Rates of Marriage\\/Union Formation & Dissolution, Marital and Non-Marital Fertility, and Race-Sex-Age-Specific Net Rates of Leaving Parental Home in the 1990s

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    Zeng Yi; Zhenglian Wang; Danan Gu; Philip Morgan

    We have presented in the database (in Excel file format) as part of the ProFamy package the race-sex-age-specific o\\/e rates of marital\\/union status transitions and race- age-parity-marital status-specific fertility o\\/e rates in the 1990s, based on a large data set which pools several relevant variables (age, sex, race, events history information on dates of marital\\/union status changes and births) from

  15. Free Library Research Databases Available to U.Va. Alumni

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    Whittle, Mark

    research reports, company profiles and more. * Management Information Systems * Production and Operations Personal Growth n Productivity n Social Responsibility n Business Book Summaries Gain knowledge in minutes to premium information resources through EBSCOhost , offering the latest full-text information in many areas

  16. The database research group at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics

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    Gerhard Weikum

    2006-01-01

    The Max-Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI-INF) is one of 80 institutes of the Max-Planck Society, Germany's premier scientific organization for foundational research with numerous Nobel prizes in natural sciences and medicine. MPI-INF hosts about 150 researchers (including graduate students) and comprises 5 research groups on algorithms and complexity, programming logics, computational biology and applied algorithmics, computer graphics, and databases and

  17. American Geophysical Union

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    The American Geophysical Union (AGU), which was established in 1919 by the National Research Council and for more than 50 years operated as an unincorporated affiliate of the National Academy of Sciences, is now a nonprofit corporation chartered under the laws of the District of Columbia. The Union is dedicated to the furtherance of the geophysical sciences through the individual efforts of its members and in cooperation with other national and international scientific organizations.

  18. Union Agitators

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    Honawar, Vaishali

    2006-01-01

    A decade has passed since a few union leaders formed the network known as Teacher Union Reform Network (TURN) to search for innovative ways to enhance education. Selling their message has not always been easy. Created in 1995, TURN was the brain child of Adam Urbanski, the president of the Rochester (N.Y.) Teachers Association for the past 25

  19. Development of a pseudo/anonymised primary care research database: Proof-of-concept study.

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    MacRury, Sandra; Finlayson, Jim; Hussey-Wilson, Susan; Holden, Samantha

    2014-06-15

    General practice records present a comprehensive source of data that could form a variety of anonymised or pseudonymised research databases to aid identification of potential research participants regardless of location. A proof-of-concept study was undertaken to extract data from general practice systems in 15 practices across the region to form pseudo and anonymised research data sets. Two feasibility studies and a disease surveillance study compared numbers of potential study participants and accuracy of disease prevalence, respectively. There was a marked reduction in screening time and increase in numbers of potential study participants identified with the research repository compared with conventional methods. Accurate disease prevalence was established and enhanced with the addition of selective text mining. This study confirms the potential for development of national anonymised research database from general practice records in addition to improving data collection for local or national audits and epidemiological projects. PMID:24935212

  20. Towards a database for genotype-phenotype association research: mining data from encyclopaedia.

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    Paji?, Vesna S; Pavlovi-Lazeti?, Gordana M; Beljanski, Milos V; Brandt, Bernd W; Paji?, Milos B

    2013-01-01

    To associate phenotypic characteristics of an organism to molecules encoded by its genome, there is a need for well-structured genotype and phenotype data. We use a novel method for extracting data on phenotype and genotype characteristics of microorganisms from text. As a resource, we use an encyclopedia of microorganisms, which holds phenotypic and genotypic data and create a structured, flexible data resource, which can be exported to a range of database formats, containing genotype and phenotype data for 2412 species and 873 genera of microbes. This data source has great potential as a resource for future biological research on genotype-phenotype associations. In this paper, we focus on describing the structure and content of the resulting database and on evaluating the method used for extracting the data. We conclude that the resulting database can be used as a reliable complementary resource for research into genotype-phenotype association. PMID:23777176

  1. Large-scale spatial population databases in infectious disease research

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    2012-01-01

    Modelling studies on the spatial distribution and spread of infectious diseases are becoming increasingly detailed and sophisticated, with global risk mapping and epidemic modelling studies now popular. Yet, in deriving populations at risk of disease estimates, these spatial models must rely on existing global and regional datasets on population distribution, which are often based on outdated and coarse resolution data. Moreover, a variety of different methods have been used to model population distribution at large spatial scales. In this review we describe the main global gridded population datasets that are freely available for health researchers and compare their construction methods, and highlight the uncertainties inherent in these population datasets. We review their application in past studies on disease risk and dynamics, and discuss how the choice of dataset can affect results. Moreover, we highlight how the lack of contemporary, detailed and reliable data on human population distribution in low income countries is proving a barrier to obtaining accurate large-scale estimates of population at risk and constructing reliable models of disease spread, and suggest research directions required to further reduce these barriers. PMID:22433126

  2. YPED: An Integrated Bioinformatics Suite and Database for Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics Research

    PubMed Central

    Colangelo, Christopher M.; Shifman, Mark; Cheung, Kei-Hoi; Stone, Kathryn L.; Carriero, Nicholas J.; Gulcicek, Erol E.; Lam, TuKiet T.; Wu, Terence; Bjornson, Robert D.; Bruce, Can; Nairn, Angus C.; Rinehart, Jesse; Miller, Perry L.; Williams, Kenneth R.

    2015-01-01

    We report a significantly-enhanced bioinformatics suite and database for proteomics research called Yale Protein Expression Database (YPED) that is used by investigators at more than 300 institutions worldwide. YPED meets the data management, archival, and analysis needs of a high-throughput mass spectrometry-based proteomics research ranging from a single laboratory, group of laboratories within and beyond an institution, to the entire proteomics community. The current version is a significant improvement over the first version in that it contains new modules for liquid chromatographytandem mass spectrometry (LCMS/MS) database search results, label and label-free quantitative proteomic analysis, and several scoring outputs for phosphopeptide site localization. In addition, we have added both peptide and protein comparative analysis tools to enable pairwise analysis of distinct peptides/proteins in each sample and of overlapping peptides/proteins between all samples in multiple datasets. We have also implemented a targeted proteomics module for automated multiple reaction monitoring (MRM)/selective reaction monitoring (SRM) assay development. We have linked YPEDs database search results and both label-based and label-free fold-change analysis to the Skyline Panorama repository for online spectra visualization. In addition, we have built enhanced functionality to curate peptide identifications into an MS/MS peptide spectral library for all of our protein database search identification results. PMID:25712262

  3. Heavy Oil Database from the National Institute for Petroleum and Energy Research (NIPER)

    DOE Data Explorer

    The Heavy Oil Database resulted from work funded by DOE and performed at the National Institute for Petroleum and Energy Research (NIPER). It contains information on more than 500 resevoirs in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The information was collected in 1992 and updated periodically through 2003. Save the zipped file to your PC, then open to access the data.

  4. CUAVE: A new audio-visual database for multimodal human-computer interface research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. K. Patterson; S. Gurbuz; Z. Tufekci; J. N. Gowdy

    2002-01-01

    Multimodal signal processing has become an important topic of research for overcoming certain problems of audio-only speech processing. Audio-visual speech recognition is one area with great potential. Difficulties due to background noise and multiple speakers are significantly reduced by the additional information provided by extra visual features. Despite a few efforts to create databases in this area, none has emerged

  5. Analysis of Institutionally Specific Retention Research: A Comparison between Survey and Institutional Database Methods

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    Caison, Amy L.

    2007-01-01

    This study empirically explores the comparability of traditional survey-based retention research methodology with an alternative approach that relies on data commonly available in institutional student databases. Drawing on Tinto's [Tinto, V. (1993). "Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition" (2nd Ed.), The University

  6. Interacting with the National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) via the LONI Pipeline workflow environment.

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    Torgerson, Carinna M; Quinn, Catherine; Dinov, Ivo; Liu, Zhizhong; Petrosyan, Petros; Pelphrey, Kevin; Haselgrove, Christian; Kennedy, David N; Toga, Arthur W; Van Horn, John Darrell

    2015-03-01

    Under the umbrella of the National Database for Clinical Trials (NDCT) related to mental illnesses, the National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) seeks to gather, curate, and make openly available neuroimaging data from NIH-funded studies of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). NDAR has recently made its database accessible through the LONI Pipeline workflow design and execution environment to enable large-scale analyses of cortical architecture and function via local, cluster, or "cloud"-based computing resources. This presents a unique opportunity to overcome many of the customary limitations to fostering biomedical neuroimaging as a science of discovery. Providing open access to primary neuroimaging data, workflow methods, and high-performance computing will increase uniformity in data collection protocols, encourage greater reliability of published data, results replication, and broaden the range of researchers now able to perform larger studies than ever before. To illustrate the use of NDAR and LONI Pipeline for performing several commonly performed neuroimaging processing steps and analyses, this paper presents example workflows useful for ASD neuroimaging researchers seeking to begin using this valuable combination of online data and computational resources. We discuss the utility of such database and workflow processing interactivity as a motivation for the sharing of additional primary data in ASD research and elsewhere. PMID:25666423

  7. Accessing the public MIMIC-II intensive care relational database for clinical research

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background The Multiparameter Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care II (MIMIC-II) database is a free, public resource for intensive care research. The database was officially released in 2006, and has attracted a growing number of researchers in academia and industry. We present the two major software tools that facilitate accessing the relational database: the web-based QueryBuilder and a downloadable virtual machine (VM) image. Results QueryBuilder and the MIMIC-II VM have been developed successfully and are freely available to MIMIC-II users. Simple example SQL queries and the resulting data are presented. Clinical studies pertaining to acute kidney injury and prediction of fluid requirements in the intensive care unit are shown as typical examples of research performed with MIMIC-II. In addition, MIMIC-II has also provided data for annual PhysioNet/Computing in Cardiology Challenges, including the 2012 Challenge Predicting mortality of ICU Patients. Conclusions QueryBuilder is a web-based tool that provides easy access to MIMIC-II. For more computationally intensive queries, one can locally install a complete copy of MIMIC-II in a VM. Both publicly available tools provide the MIMIC-II research community with convenient querying interfaces and complement the value of the MIMIC-II relational database. PMID:23302652

  8. Research exemption/experimental use in the European Union: patents do not block the progress of science.

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    Jaenichen, Hans-Rainer; Pitz, Johann

    2015-02-01

    In the public debate about patents, specifically in the area of biotechnology, the position has been taken that patents block the progress of science. As we demonstrate in this review, this is not the case in the European Union (EU). The national patent acts of the EU member states define research and experimental use exemptions from patent infringement that allow sufficient room for research activities to promote innovation. This review provides a comparative overview of the legal requirements and the extent and limitations of experimental use exemptions, including the so-called Bolar provision, in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands. The legal framework in the respective countries is illustrated with reference to practical examples concerning tests on patent-protected genetic targets and antibodies. Specific questions concerning the use of patent-protected research tools, the outsourcing of research activities, and the use of preparatory and supplying acts for experimental purposes that are necessary for conducting experiments are covered. PMID:25377145

  9. Inter-Parliamentary Union = Union Interparlementaire

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1998-01-01

    The Inter-Parliamentary Union, a "world organization of parliaments of sovereign States" since 1889, provides this informational site, which is highlighted by two searchable databases, PARLINE and PARLIT. PARLINE contains information about parliaments in over 190 countries, including structure, leader, percentage of women, term, and other useful data which may include distribution by political group and sex, candidacy eligiblilty requirements, and background to the last election. A comparative search function allows qualitative and quantitative search variables and returns country parliaments that meet specifications. PARLIT contains bibliographic references to a subset of IPU's 37,000 item database. Items from 1992-present are currently available. Searches can be performed on seven variables, including country, parliamentary organization, periodical, and language. The IPU site also contains links to parliamentary web sites and other information about the organization.

  10. National Taxpayers Union & National Taxpayers Union Foundation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Established in 1969, both the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), along with its research arm, the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF), were designed to explore and research the various aspects of taxation, government spending, economics, and regulation. From their homepage, visitors can learn about their latest works and read about the organization's activities in the "About" section. For persons with policy interests, the "Research" section will be a place to spend some time in, as it contains commentaries, full research reports, and issue briefs. The site also has several special features, including their official blog and the NTU's own generated rankings of members of Congress. The site is rounded out by an area where visitors can sign up to receive news briefs and updates from the NTU.

  11. Creating a sampling frame for population-based veteran research: representativeness and overlap of VA and Department of Defense databases.

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    Washington, Donna L; Sun, Su; Canning, Mark

    2010-01-01

    Most veteran research is conducted in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare settings, although most veterans obtain healthcare outside the VA. Our objective was to determine the adequacy and relative contributions of Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), and Department of Defense (DOD) administrative databases for representing the U.S. veteran population, using as an example the creation of a sampling frame for the National Survey of Women Veterans. In 2008, we merged the VHA, VBA, and DOD databases. We identified the number of unique records both overall and from each database. The combined databases yielded 925,946 unique records, representing 51% of the 1,802,000 U.S. women veteran population. The DOD database included 30% of the population (with 8% overlap with other databases). The VHA enrollment database contributed an additional 20% unique women veterans (with 6% overlap with VBA databases). VBA databases contributed an additional 2% unique women veterans (beyond 10% overlap with other databases). Use of VBA and DOD databases substantially expands access to the population of veterans beyond those in VHA databases, regardless of VA use. Adoption of these additional databases would enhance the value and generalizability of a wide range of studies of both male and female veterans. PMID:21110250

  12. South Africa European Union Summit SIDE EVENT ON WATER RESEARCH FOR

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    BHAGWAN, Director Water Use and Waste Management, South African Water Research Commission Dr Phindile AND HEALTH Dr. Renias DUBE, Research Manager, Head: Water and the Environment, South African Water Research Integrated Project for Sustainable Urban Water Management (SWITCH). #12;4 12.30 am Institutional presentation

  13. Immediate Dissemination of Student Discoveries to a Model Organism Database Enhances Classroom-Based Research Experiences

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    Wiley, Emily A.; Stover, Nicholas A.

    2014-01-01

    Use of inquiry-based research modules in the classroom has soared over recent years, largely in response to national calls for teaching that provides experience with scientific processes and methodologies. To increase the visibility of in-class studies among interested researchers and to strengthen their impact on student learning, we have extended the typical model of inquiry-based labs to include a means for targeted dissemination of student-generated discoveries. This initiative required: 1) creating a set of research-based lab activities with the potential to yield results that a particular scientific community would find useful and 2) developing a means for immediate sharing of student-generated results. Working toward these goals, we designed guides for course-based research aimed to fulfill the need for functional annotation of the Tetrahymena thermophila genome, and developed an interactive Web database that links directly to the official Tetrahymena Genome Database for immediate, targeted dissemination of student discoveries. This combination of research via the course modules and the opportunity for students to immediately publish their novel results on a Web database actively used by outside scientists culminated in a motivational tool that enhanced students efforts to engage the scientific process and pursue additional research opportunities beyond the course. PMID:24591511

  14. Solubility Database

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    SRD 106 IUPAC-NIST Solubility Database (Web, free access) These solubilities are compiled from 18 volumes (Click here for List) of the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry(IUPAC)-NIST Solubility Data Series. The database includes liquid-liquid, solid-liquid, and gas-liquid systems. Typical solvents and solutes include water, seawater, heavy water, inorganic compounds, and a variety of organic compounds such as hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, alcohols, acids, esters and nitrogen compounds. There are over 67,500 solubility measurements and over 1800 references.

  15. UNION BOARD History of the Union Board

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    Selmic, Sandra

    _____________________________________________________________________________ UNION BOARD History of the Union Board The Louisiana Tech University Union Board was established in 1940 as the Student Union. Its, and to build campus spirit for a great Tech." Since then the Union Board has grown to be a respected

  16. Application of Interest Union Gallery Union Services

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    Ward, Karen

    Application of Interest Union Gallery Union Services The University of Texas at El Paso Application of Interest does not guarantee selection for the Union Gallery. Application must be completed in full including signature. Submit completed application to: Union Services | 307 Union Building East| El

  17. Genomics and Public Health Research: Can the State Allow Access to Genomic Databases?

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    Cousineau, J; Girard, N; Monardes, C; Leroux, T; Jean, M Stanton

    2012-01-01

    Because many diseases are multifactorial disorders, the scientific progress in genomics and genetics should be taken into consideration in public health research. In this context, genomic databases will constitute an important source of information. Consequently, it is important to identify and characterize the States role and authority on matters related to public health, in order to verify whether it has access to such databases while engaging in public health genomic research. We first consider the evolution of the concept of public health, as well as its core functions, using a comparative approach (e.g. WHO, PAHO, CDC and the Canadian province of Quebec). Following an analysis of relevant Quebec legislation, the precautionary principle is examined as a possible avenue to justify State access to and use of genomic databases for research purposes. Finally, we consider the Influenza pandemic plans developed by WHO, Canada, and Quebec, as examples of key tools framing public health decision-making process. We observed that State powers in public health, are not, in Quebec, well adapted to the expansion of genomics research. We propose that the scope of the concept of research in public health should be clear and include the following characteristics: a commitment to the health and well-being of the population and to their determinants; the inclusion of both applied research and basic research; and, an appropriate model of governance (authorization, follow-up, consent, etc.). We also suggest that the strategic approach version of the precautionary principle could guide collective choices in these matters. PMID:23113174

  18. An attempt to develop a database for epidemiological research in Semipalatinsk.

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    Katayama, Hiroaki; Apsalikov, Kazbek N; Gusev, Boris I; Galich, Boris; Madieva, Madina; Koshpessova, Gulsum; Abdikarimova, Asel; Hoshi, Masaharu

    2006-02-01

    The present paper reports progress and problems in our development of a database for comprehensive epidemiological research in Semipalatinsk whose ultimate aim is to examine the effects of low dose radiation exposure on the human body. The database was constructed and set up at the Scientific Research Institute of Radiation Medicine Ecology in 2003, and the number of data entries into the database reached 110,000 on 31 January 2005. However, we face some problems concerning size, accuracy and reliability of data which hinder full epidemiological analysis. Firstly we need fuller bias free data. The second task is to establish a committee for a discussion of the analysis, which should be composed of statisticians and epidemiologists, to conduct a research project from a long-term perspective, and carry out the collection of data effectively, along the lines of the project. Due to the insufficiency of data collected so far, our analysis is limited to showing the trends in mortality rates in the high and low dose areas. PMID:16571937

  19. A European Flood Database: facilitating comprehensive flood research beyond administrative boundaries

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    Hall, J.; Arheimer, B.; Aronica, G. T.; Bilibashi, A.; Boh?, M.; Bonacci, O.; Borga, M.; Burlando, P.; Castellarin, A.; Chirico, G. B.; Claps, P.; Fiala, K.; Gal, L.; Gorbachova, L.; Gl, A.; Hannaford, J.; Kiss, A.; Kjeldsen, T.; Kohnov, S.; Koskela, J. J.; Macdonald, N.; Mavrova-Guirguinova, M.; Ledvinka, O.; Mediero, L.; Merz, B.; Merz, R.; Molnar, P.; Montanari, A.; Osuch, M.; Parajka, J.; Perdigo, R. A. P.; Radevski, I.; Renard, B.; Rogger, M.; Salinas, J. L.; Sauquet, E.; raj, M.; Szolgay, J.; Viglione, A.; Volpi, E.; Wilson, D.; Zaimi, K.; Blschl, G.

    2015-06-01

    The current work addresses one of the key building blocks towards an improved understanding of flood processes and associated changes in flood characteristics and regimes in Europe: the development of a comprehensive, extensive European flood database. The presented work results from ongoing cross-border research collaborations initiated with data collection and joint interpretation in mind. A detailed account of the current state, characteristics and spatial and temporal coverage of the European Flood Database, is presented. At this stage, the hydrological data collection is still growing and consists at this time of annual maximum and daily mean discharge series, from over 7000 hydrometric stations of various data series lengths. Moreover, the database currently comprises data from over 50 different data sources. The time series have been obtained from different national and regional data sources in a collaborative effort of a joint European flood research agreement based on the exchange of data, models and expertise, and from existing international data collections and open source websites. These ongoing efforts are contributing to advancing the understanding of regional flood processes beyond individual country boundaries and to a more coherent flood research in Europe.

  20. MIMIC II: a massive temporal ICU patient database to support research in intelligent patient monitoring

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Saeed, M.; Lieu, C.; Raber, G.; Mark, R. G.

    2002-01-01

    Development and evaluation of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) decision-support systems would be greatly facilitated by the availability of a large-scale ICU patient database. Following our previous efforts with the MIMIC (Multi-parameter Intelligent Monitoring for Intensive Care) Database, we have leveraged advances in networking and storage technologies to develop a far more massive temporal database, MIMIC II. MIMIC II is an ongoing effort: data is continuously and prospectively archived from all ICU patients in our hospital. MIMIC II now consists of over 800 ICU patient records including over 120 gigabytes of data and is growing. A customized archiving system was used to store continuously up to four waveforms and 30 different parameters from ICU patient monitors. An integrated user-friendly relational database was developed for browsing of patients' clinical information (lab results, fluid balance, medications, nurses' progress notes). Based upon its unprecedented size and scope, MIMIC II will prove to be an important resource for intelligent patient monitoring research, and will support efforts in medical data mining and knowledge-discovery.

  1. World Database of Crystallographers

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The World Database of Crystallographers and of Other Scientists Employing Crystallographic Methods is offered by the International Union of Crystallography. The simple database can be searched by family name, title, interests, address, and various other criteria. Results include basic information such as full name, position, institution address, degrees held, key interests, and contact information. Those seeking such specific information will appreciate this unique resource.

  2. The European Union

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ali M. El-Agraa

    1990-01-01

    The European Union has established itself as a leading text that provides readers from all disciplines with a sound understanding of the economics and policies of the EU. Its wealth of information, detail and analysis has ensured that previous editions have been read by a generation of students, researchers and policy makers. It covers all major EU policy areas as

  3. HUNT: launch of a full-length cDNA database from the Helix Research Institute

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    Yudate, Henrik T.; Suwa, Makiko; Irie, Ryotaro; Matsui, Hiroshi; Nishikawa, Tetsuo; Nakamura, Yoshitaka; Yamaguchi, Daisuke; Peng, Zhang Zhi; Yamamoto, Tomoyuki; Nagai, Keiichi; Hayashi, Koji; Otsuki, Tetsuji; Sugiyama, Tomoyasu; Ota, Toshio; Suzuki, Yutaka; Sugano, Sumio; Isogai, Takao; Masuho, Yasuhiko

    2001-01-01

    The Helix Research Institute (HRI) in Japan is releasing 4356 HUman Novel Transcripts and related information in the newly established HUNT database. The institute is a joint research project principally funded by the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry, and the clones were sequenced in the governmental New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Human cDNA Sequencing Project. The HUNT database contains an extensive amount of annotation from advanced analysis and represents an essential bioinformatics contribution towards understanding of the gene function. The HRI human cDNA clones were obtained from full-length enriched cDNA libraries constructed with the oligo-capping method and have resulted in novel full-length cDNA sequences. A large fraction has little similarity to any proteins of known function and to obtain clues about possible function we have developed original analysis procedures. Any putative function deduced here can be validated or refuted by complementary analysis results. The user can also extract information from specific categories like PROSITE patterns, PFAM domains, PSORT localization, transmembrane helices and clones with GENIUS structure assignments. The HUNT database can be accessed at http://www.hri.co.jp/HUNT. PMID:11125086

  4. The First Attempts to Unionize the Faculty

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    Cain, Timothy Reese

    2010-01-01

    Background/Context: Faculty unionization is an important topic in modern higher education, but the history of the phenomenon has not yet been fully considered. This article brings together issues of professionalization and unionization and provides needed historical background to ongoing unionization efforts and debates. Purpose/Objective/Research

  5. Exploiting research information: comments about the different databases in health care (DIMDI, OVID CD-ROM).

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    Lappas, E

    2003-09-01

    The rapid growth of medical knowledge creates a demand for new ways of providing information. Health professionals are dealing with a variety of cases, and as they have no time to visit the library, they need filtered information instantly. Medical knowledge databases and data sets are increasingly available in electronic form, particularly on the World Wide Web. The premise of this medium is that it offers a "world of knowledge at your fingertips". The reality, however, is somewhat different, as information systems are not well integrated into clinical practice, they prove difficult to find specific information in, and contain content of varying quality. The continued evaluation of the medium in the future, should be beneficial as evidence-based resources available, and these resources are integrated into electronic medical record systems. The DIMDI and OVID CD-ROM databases are presented as vehicles of research in Bio-Medical Sciences. PMID:14514169

  6. Modeling the High Speed Research Cycle 2B Longitudinal Aerodynamic Database Using Multivariate Orthogonal Functions

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morelli, E. A.; Proffitt, M. S.

    1999-01-01

    The data for longitudinal non-dimensional, aerodynamic coefficients in the High Speed Research Cycle 2B aerodynamic database were modeled using polynomial expressions identified with an orthogonal function modeling technique. The discrepancy between the tabular aerodynamic data and the polynomial models was tested and shown to be less than 15 percent for drag, lift, and pitching moment coefficients over the entire flight envelope. Most of this discrepancy was traced to smoothing local measurement noise and to the omission of mass case 5 data in the modeling process. A simulation check case showed that the polynomial models provided a compact and accurate representation of the nonlinear aerodynamic dependencies contained in the HSR Cycle 2B tabular aerodynamic database.

  7. The Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems: a longitudinal database, research, collaboration and knowledge translation.

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    Hammond, F M; Malec, J F

    2010-12-01

    In 1988, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) launched the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) program, creating the longest and largest longitudinal database on individuals with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) available today. In addition to sustaining the longitudinal database, centers that successfully compete to be part of the TBIMS centers are also expected to complete local and collaborative research projects to further scientific knowledge about TBI. The research has focused on areas of the NIDRR Long Range Plan which emphasizes employment, health and function, technology for access and function, independent living and community integration, and other associated disability research areas. Centers compete for funded participation in the TBIMS on a 5-year cycle. Dissemination of scientific knowledge gained through the TBIMS is the responsibility of both individual centers and the TBIMS as a whole. This is accomplished through multiple venues that target a broad audience of those who need to receive the information and learn how to best apply it to practice. The sites produce many useful websites, manuals, publications and other materials to accomplish this translation of knowledge to practice. PMID:21224786

  8. The relationship between labor unions and safety in US airlines: Is there a "union effect?"

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zapf, Renee Catherine

    Every airline union claims to work for safety and presents anecdotes where greater airline safety has been achieved through union efforts. The effect unionization has on safety outcomes in U.S. commercial airlines, however, wasn't found to be previously tested. Studies have shown that in industries such as coal mining, retail, and construction, unionization does lead to an increase in safety. This study evaluated the safety rates of 15 major US commercial airlines to compare the difference between unionized and non-unionized airlines. These safety rates were compared based on if and how long each airline's pilots and flight attendants have been unionized, to determine if unionization had an effect on safety outcomes. The 15 airlines included in the study identified as operating most of the years between 1990 and 2013, with annual departures averaging over 130,000, available through the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Accident and Incident information was acquired through the National Transportation Safety Board database. The number of accident and incidents divided by the total departures at each airline was used as the safety rate. Union websites provided information on unionization at the airlines. Due to the complex nature of the aviation industry, a number of confounding factors could have affected the tests, including mergers, route structures, and legislation. To help control for these confounding factors, this study was limited to airlines with a stable presence in the industry over time, which limited the number of airlines included. No significant difference was found between unionized and non-unionized airlines in this study, though the mean safety rate of unionized airlines was found be better than non-unionized airlines. This study did not take into account safety improvements that were union-backed and eventually required at all airlines, regardless of unionization. Due to the large sample size of the small population the difference in safety rate means could be indicative of greater safety in unionized airlines.

  9. The Impact of Online Bibliographic Databases on Teaching and Research in Political Science.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reichel, Mary

    The availability of online bibliographic databases greatly facilitates literature searching in political science. The advantages to searching databases online include combination of concepts, comprehensiveness, multiple database searching, free-text searching, currency, current awareness services, document delivery service, and convenience.

  10. Massive Scale Cyber Traffic Analysis: A Driver for Graph Database Research

    SciTech Connect

    Joslyn, Cliff A.; Choudhury, S.; Haglin, David J.; Howe, Bill; Nickless, William K.; Olsen, Bryan K.

    2013-06-19

    We describe the significance and prominence of network traffic analysis (TA) as a graph- and network-theoretical domain for advancing research in graph database systems. TA involves observing and analyzing the connections between clients, servers, hosts, and actors within IP networks, both at particular times and as extended over times. Towards that end, NetFlow (or more generically, IPFLOW) data are available from routers and servers which summarize coherent groups of IP packets flowing through the network. IPFLOW databases are routinely interrogated statistically and visualized for suspicious patterns. But the ability to cast IPFLOW data as a massive graph and query it interactively, in order to e.g.\\ identify connectivity patterns, is less well advanced, due to a number of factors including scaling, and their hybrid nature combining graph connectivity and quantitative attributes. In this paper, we outline requirements and opportunities for graph-structured IPFLOW analytics based on our experience with real IPFLOW databases. Specifically, we describe real use cases from the security domain, cast them as graph patterns, show how to express them in two graph-oriented query languages SPARQL and Datalog, and use these examples to motivate a new class of "hybrid" graph-relational systems.

  11. FmMDb: A Versatile Database of Foxtail Millet Markers for Millets and Bioenergy Grasses Research

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    Misra, Gopal; Prasad, Manoj

    2013-01-01

    The prominent attributes of foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.) including its small genome size, short life cycle, inbreeding nature, and phylogenetic proximity to various biofuel crops have made this crop an excellent model system to investigate various aspects of architectural, evolutionary and physiological significances in Panicoid bioenergy grasses. After release of its whole genome sequence, large-scale genomic resources in terms of molecular markers were generated for the improvement of both foxtail millet and its related species. Hence it is now essential to congregate, curate and make available these genomic resources for the benefit of researchers and breeders working towards crop improvement. In view of this, we have constructed the Foxtail millet Marker Database (FmMDb; http://www.nipgr.res.in/foxtail.html), a comprehensive online database for information retrieval, visualization and management of large-scale marker datasets with unrestricted public access. FmMDb is the first database which provides complete marker information to the plant science community attempting to produce elite cultivars of millet and bioenergy grass species, thus addressing global food insecurity. PMID:23951158

  12. U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: long-term precipitation database

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A long-term precipitation database has been developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit (PSWMRU) to support intensive hydrologic and water quality research within WE-38, a 7.3 km**2 experimental watershed loca...

  13. The Government Finance Database: A Common Resource for Quantitative Research in Public Financial Analysis

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    Pierson, Kawika; Hand, Michael L.; Thompson, Fred

    2015-01-01

    Quantitative public financial management research focused on local governments is limited by the absence of a common database for empirical analysis. While the U.S. Census Bureau distributes government finance data that some scholars have utilized, the arduous process of collecting, interpreting, and organizing the data has led its adoption to be prohibitive and inconsistent. In this article we offer a single, coherent resource that contains all of the government financial data from 1967-2012, uses easy to understand natural-language variable names, and will be extended when new data is available. PMID:26107821

  14. Osteoporosis and venous thromboembolism: a retrospective cohort study in the UK General Practice Research Database

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    G. Breart; C. Cooper; O. Meyer; C. Speirs; N. Deltour; J. Y. Reginster

    2010-01-01

    SummaryIn a retrospective cohort study using the General Practice Research Database (GPRD), there was a greater association of venous\\u000a thromboembolism (VTE) in osteoporotic than in non-osteoporotic female patients. No greater association was shown in treated\\u000a patients with strontium ranelate or alendronate compared to untreated osteoporotic female patients.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a IntroductionWe explored the risk of VTE in usual practice in osteoporotic and non-osteoporotic

  15. Evaluation of a rule base for identifying contact allergens by using a regulatory database: Comparison of data on chemicals notified in the European Union with "structural alerts" used in the DEREK expert system.

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    Zinke, Stephan; Gerner, Ingrid; Schlede, Eva

    2002-01-01

    To assess the suitability of the use of structural alerts to identify the skin-sensitising properties of chemicals, the 40 originally published structural alerts for the prediction of skin-sensitisation properties used by the DEREK system (which now contains 59 structural alerts), have been evaluated against a database developed in the German Federal Institute for Health Protection of Consumers and Veterinary Medicine (BgVV), which contains data submitted under the procedure for notifying new chemicals within the European Union. The evaluation of the 40 structural alerts used in DEREK revealed that eight of the 40 structural alerts for the prediction of skin-sensitising potential could be used without any further refinement. Ten structural alerts may need further specifications or refinements in order avoid false-positive predictions - proposals for refinement are discussed. Not enough substances were found within the BgVV database (containing data for more than 1000 substances) to evaluate ten of the DEREK substructures; hence, for these structural alerts, a judgement on their suitability for prediction of skin-sensitisation properties in expert systems is not possible. For 12 structural alerts, no comparative result could be obtained, because these rules did not "fire" for any of the examined chemicals. As a general result of the evaluation process, the approach of using structural alerts for the prediction of skin-sensitising properties of chemicals proved to be reliable. Proposals are given for a refinement of the structural alerts for prediction of contact allergy used in the DEREK system. In addition, advice and several preconditions are given, that apply when trying to teach a computer system to use structural alerts to predict toxicological properties. PMID:12106006

  16. Assessing urology and nephrology research activity in Arab countries using ISI web of science bibliometric database

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    2014-01-01

    Background Bibliometric analysis is increasingly being used for research assessment. The main objective of this study was to assess research output in Urology and Nephrology subject from the Arab countries. Original scientific articles or reviews published from the 21 Arab countries in Urology and Nephrology subject were screened using the ISI Web of Science database. Research productivity was evaluated based on a methodology developed and used in other bibliometric studies by analyzing the annual productivity, names of journals, citations; top 10 active institution and authors as well as country contribution to Urology and Nephrology research. Results Three thousand and seventy six documents in urology and nephrology subject category were retrieved from 104 journals. This represents 1.4% of the global research output in urology and nephrology. Four hundred and two documents (12.66%) were published in Annales D Urologie Journal. The h-index of the retrieved documents was 57. The total number of citations, at the time of data analysis, was 30401 with an average citation of 9.57 per document. Egypt, with a total publication of 1284 (40.43%) ranked first among the Arab countries in urology and nephrology subject category. Mansoura University in Egypt was the most productive institution with a total of 561 (15.33%) documents. Arab researchers collaborated most with researchers from the United States of America (226; 7.12%) in urology and nephrology research. Conclusion The present data reveals a good contribution of some Arab countries to the field of urology and nephrology. More efforts are needed by some other Arab countries to bridge the gap in urology and nephrology research. Overall, the quality of urology/nephrology research is considered relatively high as measured by h-index. Cooperation in urology/nephrology research should be encouraged in the Arab world to bridge the gap with that from developed countries. PMID:24758477

  17. Overview of ESSL's severe convective storms research using the European Severe Weather Database ESWD

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    Dotzek, Nikolai; Groenemeijer, Pieter; Feuerstein, Bernold; Holzer, Alois M.

    Severe thunderstorms constitute a major weather hazard in Europe, with an estimated total damage of 5-8 billion euros each year nowadays. Even though there is an upward trend in damage due to increases in vulnerability and possibly also due to climate change impacts, a pan-European database of severe thunderstorm reports in a homogeneous data format did not exist until a few years ago. The development of this European Severe Weather Database (ESWD) provided the final impetus for the establishment of the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL) as a non-profit research organisation in 2006, after having started as an informal network in 2002. Our paper provides an overview of the first research results that have been achieved by ESSL. We start by outlining the reporting practice and quality-control procedure for the database, which has been enhanced by a major software upgrade in the fall of 2008. It becomes apparent that the state of reporting converges to a realistic description of the severe storms climatology, corroborating, for instance, earlier estimates of tornado occurrence in Europe. Nevertheless, a further rise in the number of reported events must be expected, even without the presence of any physical trends. The European tornado and damaging wind intensity distributions as a function of the Fujita scale are quantitatively similar to long-term distributions from the USA, except for a strong underreporting of weak events (F0) that still persists in Europe. In addition, the ESSL has recently proposed a new wind speed scale, the Energy- or " E-scale" which is linked to physical quantities and can be calibrated. Finally, we demonstrate the large potential of ESWD data use for forecast or nowcasting/warning verification purposes.

  18. Fact Sheets on the European Union

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    Presented by the European Parliament Directorate-General for Research, this site is a useful resource for courses on government or European studies. Fact sheets are divided into 6 categories: How the European Community works; Citizens Europe; The single market; Common policies; Economic and monetary union; and The Union's external relations. Each category contains several fact sheets on particular topics, and each fact sheet identifies the topic's legal basis, objectives, and achievements. Sample topics include: the institutions of economic and monetary union; common foreign and security policy; European Union institutions and bodies; and citizens of the Union and their rights. The site is available in both English and French.

  19. Image Databases.

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    Pettersson, Rune

    Different kinds of pictorial databases are described with respect to aims, user groups, search possibilities, storage, and distribution. Some specific examples are given for databases used for the following purposes: (1) labor markets for artists; (2) document management; (3) telling a story; (4) preservation (archives and museums); (5) research;

  20. The European internet-based patient and research database for primary immunodeficiencies: update 2011

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    Gathmann, B; Binder, N; Ehl, S; Kindle, G

    2012-01-01

    In order to build a common data pool and estimate the disease burden of primary immunodeficiencies (PID) in Europe, the European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID) has developed an internet-based database for clinical and research data on patients with PID. This database is a platform for epidemiological analyses as well as the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies and the identification of novel disease-associated genes. Since its start in 2004, 13 708 patients from 41 countries have been documented in the ESID database. Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) represents the most common entity with 2880 patients or 21% of all entries, followed by selective immunoglobulin A (sIgA) deficiency (1424 patients, 104%). The total documented prevalence of PID is highest in France, with five patients per 100 000 inhabitants. The highest documented prevalence for a single disease is 13 per 100 000 inhabitants for sIgA deficiency in Hungary. The highest reported incidence of PID per 100 000 live births was 162 for the period 19992002 in France. The highest reported incidence rate for a single disease was 67 for sIgA deficiency in Spain for the period 19992002. The genetic cause was known in 362% of all registered patients. Consanguinity was reported in 88%, and 185% of patients were reported to be familial cases; 279% of patients were diagnosed after the age of 16. We did not observe a significant decrease in the diagnostic delay for most diseases between 1987 and 2010. The most frequently reported long-term medication is immunoglobulin replacement. PMID:22288591

  1. Of Babies and BathwaterAn Extension of the Business & Society Research Forum on the Fortune Reputation Database

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    Eugene Szwajkowski; Raymond E. Figlewicz

    1997-01-01

    A research forum published in Business & Society in 1995 (Issue 2) analyzed whether Fortune magazine's annual Reputation Survey (FRS) is viable as a corporate social performance (CSP) research database. We examine plausible alternative interpretations for a number of assertions and conclusions by the forum authors, including the premise for Brown and Perry's proposed transformation: that the Fortune data are

  2. U.S. Department of Energy Human Subjects Research Database (HSRD) A model for internal oversight and external transparency

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    Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

    2012-12-12

    This poster introduces the Department of Energy (DOE) Human Subjects Research Database (HSRD), which contains information on all Department of Energy research projects involving human subjects that: are funded by DOE; are conducted in DOE facilities; are performed by DOE personnel; include current or former DOE or contract personnel.

  3. Turning Text into Research Networks: Information Retrieval and Computational Ontologies in the Creation of Scientific Databases

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    Ceci, Flvio; Pietrobon, Ricardo; Gonalves, Alexandre Leopoldo

    2012-01-01

    Background Web-based, free-text documents on science and technology have been increasing growing on the web. However, most of these documents are not immediately processable by computers slowing down the acquisition of useful information. Computational ontologies might represent a possible solution by enabling semantically machine readable data sets. But, the process of ontology creation, instantiation and maintenance is still based on manual methodologies and thus time and cost intensive. Method We focused on a large corpus containing information on researchers, research fields, and institutions. We based our strategy on traditional entity recognition, social computing and correlation. We devised a semi automatic approach for the recognition, correlation and extraction of named entities and relations from textual documents which are then used to create, instantiate, and maintain an ontology. Results We present a prototype demonstrating the applicability of the proposed strategy, along with a case study describing how direct and indirect relations can be extracted from academic and professional activities registered in a database of curriculum vitae in free-text format. We present evidence that this system can identify entities to assist in the process of knowledge extraction and representation to support ontology maintenance. We also demonstrate the extraction of relationships among ontology classes and their instances. Conclusion We have demonstrated that our system can be used for the conversion of research information in free text format into database with a semantic structure. Future studies should test this system using the growing number of free-text information available at the institutional and national levels. PMID:22235242

  4. Integrating databases for research on health and performance in small animals and horses in the Nordic countries.

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    Egenvall, Agneta; Ndtvedt, Ane; Roepstorff, Lars; Bonnett, Brenda

    2011-01-01

    In a world of limited resources, using existing databases in research is a potentially cost-effective way to increase knowledge, given that correct and meaningful results are gained.Nordic examples of the use of secondary small animal and equine databases include studies based on data from tumour registries, breeding registries, young horse quality contest results, competition data, insurance databases, clinic data, prescription data and hunting ability tests. In spite of this extensive use of secondary databases, integration between databases is less common. The aim of this presentation is to briefly review key papers that exemplify different ways of utilizing data from multiple sources, to highlight the benefits and limitations of the approaches, to discuss key issues/challenges that must be addressed when integrating data and to suggest future directions. Data from pedigree databases have been individually merged with competition data and young horse quality contest data, and true integration has also been done with canine insurance data and with equine clinical data. Data have also been merged on postal code level; i.e. insurance data were merged to a digitized map of Sweden and additional meteorological information added. In addition to all the data quality and validity issues inherent in the use of a single database, additional obstacles arise when combining information from several databases. Loss of individuals due to incorrect or mismatched identifying information can be considerable. If there are any possible biases affecting whether or not individuals can be properly linked, misinformation may result in a further reduction in power. Issues of confidentiality may be more difficult to address across multiple databases. For example, human identity information must be protected, but may be required to ensure valid merging of data. There is a great potential to better address complex issues of health and disease in companion animals and horses by integrating information across existing databases. The challenges outlined in this article should not preclude the ongoing pursuit of this approach. PMID:21999438

  5. CottonGen: a genomics, genetics and breeding database for cotton research

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    Yu, Jing; Jung, Sook; Cheng, Chun-Huai; Ficklin, Stephen P.; Lee, Taein; Zheng, Ping; Jones, Don; Percy, Richard G.; Main, Dorrie

    2014-01-01

    CottonGen (http://www.cottongen.org) is a curated and integrated web-based relational database providing access to publicly available genomic, genetic and breeding data for cotton. CottonGen supercedes CottonDB and the Cotton Marker Database, with enhanced tools for easier data sharing, mining, visualization and data retrieval of cotton research data. CottonGen contains annotated whole genome sequences, unigenes from expressed sequence tags (ESTs), markers, trait loci, genetic maps, genes, taxonomy, germplasm, publications and communication resources for the cotton community. Annotated whole genome sequences of Gossypium raimondii are available with aligned genetic markers and transcripts. These whole genome data can be accessed through genome pages, search tools and GBrowse, a popular genome browser. Most of the published cotton genetic maps can be viewed and compared using CMap, a comparative map viewer, and are searchable via map search tools. Search tools also exist for markers, quantitative trait loci (QTLs), germplasm, publications and trait evaluation data. CottonGen also provides online analysis tools such as NCBI BLAST and Batch BLAST. PMID:24203703

  6. LLNL's Regional Model Calibration and Body-Wave Discrimination Research in the Former Soviet Union using Peaceful Nuclear Explosions (PNEs)

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    J. Bhattacharyya; A. Rodgers; J. Swenson; C. Schultz; W. Walter; W. Mooney; G. Clitheroe

    2000-01-01

    Long-range seismic profiles from Peaceful Nuclear Explosions (PNE) in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) provide a unique data set to investigate several important issues in regional Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) monitoring. The recording station spacing (15 km) allows for extremely dense sampling of the propagation from the source to 3300 km. This allows us to analyze the waveforms at

  7. Making database systems usable

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    H. V. Jagadish; Adriane Chapman; Aaron Elkiss; Magesh Jayapandian; Yunyao Li; Arnab Nandi; Cong Yu

    2007-01-01

    Database researchers have striven to improve the capability of a database in terms of both performance and functional- ity. We assert that the usability of a database is as important as its capability. In this paper, we study why database sys- tems today are so difficult to use. We identify a set of five pain points and propose a research

  8. Unions, Vitamins, Exercise: Unionized Graduate Students

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    Dewberry, David R.

    2005-01-01

    After the turbulent labor history of America in the early to mid twentieth century, there has been a general decline of unions. Nevertheless, many graduate school teaching assistants are unionizing in attempts to gain better pay and benefits and remove themselves from an "Ivory Sweatshop." This article discusses a history of unions within graduate

  9. Oncoshare: lessons learned from building an integrated multi-institutional database for comparative effectiveness research.

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    Weber, Susan C; Seto, Tina; Olson, Cliff; Kenkare, Pragati; Kurian, Allison W; Das, Amar K

    2012-01-01

    Comparative effectiveness research (CER) using observational data requires informatics methods for the extraction, standardization, sharing, and integration of data derived from a variety of electronic sources. In the Oncoshare project, we have developed such methods as part of a collaborative multi-institutional CER study of patterns, predictors, and outcome of breast cancer care. In this paper, we present an evaluation of the approaches we undertook and the lessons we learned in building and validating the Oncoshare data resource. Specifically, we determined that 1) the state or regional cancer registry makes the most efficient starting point for determining inclusion of subjects; 2) the data dictionary should be based on existing registry standards, such as Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER), when applicable; 3) the Social Security Administration Death Master File (SSA DMF), rather than clinical resources, provides standardized ascertainment of mortality outcomes; and 4) CER database development efforts, despite the immediate availability of electronic data, may take as long as two years to produce validated, reliable data for research. Through our efforts using these methods, Oncoshare integrates complex, longitudinal data from multiple electronic medical records and registries and provides a rich, validated resource for research on oncology care. PMID:23304372

  10. Searching biosignal databases by content and context: Research Oriented Integration System for ECG Signals (ROISES).

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    Kokkinaki, Alexandra; Chouvarda, Ioanna; Maglaveras, Nicos

    2012-11-01

    Technological advances in textile, biosensor and electrocardiography domain induced the wide spread use of bio-signal acquisition devices leading to the generation of massive bio-signal datasets. Among the most popular bio-signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) possesses the longest tradition in bio-signal monitoring and recording, being a strong and relatively robust signal. As research resources are fostered, research community promotes the need to extract new knowledge from bio-signals towards the adoption of new medical procedures. However, integrated access, query and management of ECGs are impeded by the diversity and heterogeneity of bio-signal storage data formats. In this scope, the proposed work introduces a new methodology for the unified access to bio-signal databases and the accompanying metadata. It allows decoupling information retrieval from actual underlying datasource structures and enables transparent content and context based searching from multiple data resources. Our approach is based on the definition of an interactive global ontology which manipulates the similarities and the differences of the underlying sources to either establish similarity mappings or enrich its terminological structure. We also introduce ROISES (Research Oriented Integration System for ECG Signals), for the definition of complex content based queries against the diverse bio-signal data sources. PMID:21397354

  11. International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) database

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    Sofu, T.; Ley, H.; Turski, R.B.

    1997-08-01

    As an integral part of DOE`s International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) at Argonne National Laboratory, the INSC Database has been established to provide an interactively accessible information resource for the world`s nuclear facilities and to promote free and open exchange of nuclear safety information among nations. The INSC Database is a comprehensive resource database aimed at a scope and level of detail suitable for safety analysis and risk evaluation for the world`s nuclear power plants and facilities. It also provides an electronic forum for international collaborative safety research for the Department of Energy and its international partners. The database is intended to provide plant design information, material properties, computational tools, and results of safety analysis. Initial emphasis in data gathering is given to Soviet-designed reactors in Russia, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe. The implementation is performed under the Oracle database management system, and the World Wide Web is used to serve as the access path for remote users. An interface between the Oracle database and the Web server is established through a custom designed Web-Oracle gateway which is used mainly to perform queries on the stored data in the database tables.

  12. NOAA's Integrated Tsunami Database: Data for improved forecasts, warnings, research, and risk assessments

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    Stroker, Kelly; Dunbar, Paula; Mungov, George; Sweeney, Aaron; McCullough, Heather; Carignan, Kelly

    2015-04-01

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has primary responsibility in the United States for tsunami forecast, warning, research, and supports community resiliency. NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) and co-located World Data Service for Geophysics provide a unique collection of data enabling communities to ensure preparedness and resilience to tsunami hazards. Immediately following a damaging or fatal tsunami event there is a need for authoritative data and information. The NGDC Global Historical Tsunami Database (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/) includes all tsunami events, regardless of intensity, as well as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that caused fatalities, moderate damage, or generated a tsunami. The long-term data from these events, including photographs of damage, provide clues to what might happen in the future. NGDC catalogs the information on global historical tsunamis and uses these data to produce qualitative tsunami hazard assessments at regional levels. In addition to the socioeconomic effects of a tsunami, NGDC also obtains water level data from the coasts and the deep-ocean at stations operated by the NOAA/NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, the NOAA Tsunami Warning Centers, and the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) and produces research-quality data to isolate seismic waves (in the case of the deep-ocean sites) and the tsunami signal. These water-level data provide evidence of sea-level fluctuation and possible inundation events. NGDC is also building high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) to support real-time forecasts, implemented at 75 US coastal communities. After a damaging or fatal event NGDC begins to collect and integrate data and information from many organizations into the hazards databases. Sources of data include our NOAA partners, the U.S. Geological Survey, the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and International Tsunami Information Center, Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program, news organizations, etc. NGDC assesses the data and then works to promptly distribute the data and information. For example, when a major tsunami occurs, all of the related tsunami data are combined into one timely resource, posted in an online report, which includes: 1) event summary; 2) eyewitness and instrumental recordings from preliminary field surveys; 3) regional historical observations including similar past events and effects; 4) observed water heights and calculated tsunami travel times; and 5) near-field effects. This report is regularly updated to incorporate the most recent data and observations. Providing timely access to authoritative data and information ultimately benefits researchers, state officials, the media and the public. This paper will demonstrate the extensive collection of data and how it is used.

  13. The Virtual Skeleton Database: An Open Access Repository for Biomedical Research and Collaboration

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    Bonaretti, Serena; Pfahrer, Marcel; Niklaus, Roman; Bchler, Philippe

    2013-01-01

    Background Statistical shape models are widely used in biomedical research. They are routinely implemented for automatic image segmentation or object identification in medical images. In these fields, however, the acquisition of the large training datasets, required to develop these models, is usually a time-consuming process. Even after this effort, the collections of datasets are often lost or mishandled resulting in replication of work. Objective To solve these problems, the Virtual Skeleton Database (VSD) is proposed as a centralized storage system where the data necessary to build statistical shape models can be stored and shared. Methods The VSD provides an online repository system tailored to the needs of the medical research community. The processing of the most common image file types, a statistical shape model framework, and an ontology-based search provide the generic tools to store, exchange, and retrieve digital medical datasets. The hosted data are accessible to the community, and collaborative research catalyzes their productivity. Results To illustrate the need for an online repository for medical research, three exemplary projects of the VSD are presented: (1) an international collaboration to achieve improvement in cochlear surgery and implant optimization, (2) a population-based analysis of femoral fracture risk between genders, and (3) an online application developed for the evaluation and comparison of the segmentation of brain tumors. Conclusions The VSD is a novel system for scientific collaboration for the medical image community with a data-centric concept and semantically driven search option for anatomical structures. The repository has been proven to be a useful tool for collaborative model building, as a resource for biomechanical population studies, or to enhance segmentation algorithms. PMID:24220210

  14. Inconsistencies in the red blood cell membrane proteome analysis: generation of a database for research and diagnostic applications.

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    Heged?s, Tams; Chaubey, Pururawa Mayank; Vrady, Gyrgy; Szab, Edit; Sarank, Hajnalka; Hofstetter, Lia; Roschitzki, Bernd; Stieger, Bruno; Sarkadi, Balzs

    2015-01-01

    Based on recent results, the determination of the easily accessible red blood cell (RBC) membrane proteins may provide new diagnostic possibilities for assessing mutations, polymorphisms or regulatory alterations in diseases. However, the analysis of the current mass spectrometry-based proteomics datasets and other major databases indicates inconsistencies-the results show large scattering and only a limited overlap for the identified RBC membrane proteins. Here, we applied membrane-specific proteomics studies in human RBC, compared these results with the data in the literature, and generated a comprehensive and expandable database using all available data sources. The integrated web database now refers to proteomic, genetic and medical databases as well, and contains an unexpected large number of validated membrane proteins previously thought to be specific for other tissues and/or related to major human diseases. Since the determination of protein expression in RBC provides a method to indicate pathological alterations, our database should facilitate the development of RBC membrane biomarker platforms and provide a unique resource to aid related further research and diagnostics.Database URL: http://rbcc.hegelab.org. PMID:26078478

  15. Inconsistencies in the red blood cell membrane proteome analysis: generation of a database for research and diagnostic applications

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    Heged?s, Tams; Chaubey, Pururawa Mayank; Vrady, Gyrgy; Szab, Edit; Sarank, Hajnalka; Hofstetter, Lia; Roschitzki, Bernd; Sarkadi, Balzs

    2015-01-01

    Based on recent results, the determination of the easily accessible red blood cell (RBC) membrane proteins may provide new diagnostic possibilities for assessing mutations, polymorphisms or regulatory alterations in diseases. However, the analysis of the current mass spectrometry-based proteomics datasets and other major databases indicates inconsistenciesthe results show large scattering and only a limited overlap for the identified RBC membrane proteins. Here, we applied membrane-specific proteomics studies in human RBC, compared these results with the data in the literature, and generated a comprehensive and expandable database using all available data sources. The integrated web database now refers to proteomic, genetic and medical databases as well, and contains an unexpected large number of validated membrane proteins previously thought to be specific for other tissues and/or related to major human diseases. Since the determination of protein expression in RBC provides a method to indicate pathological alterations, our database should facilitate the development of RBC membrane biomarker platforms and provide a unique resource to aid related further research and diagnostics. Database URL: http://rbcc.hegelab.org PMID:26078478

  16. The Developmental Brain Disorders Database (DBDB): A Curated Neurogenetics Knowledge Base With Clinical and Research Applications

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    Mirzaa, Ghayda M.; Millen, Kathleen J.; Barkovich, A. James; Dobyns, William B.; Paciorkowski, Alex R.

    2014-01-01

    The number of single genes associated with neurodevelopmental disorders has increased dramatically over the past decade. The identification of causative genes for these disorders is important to clinical outcome as it allows for accurate assessment of prognosis, genetic counseling, delineation of natural history, inclusion in clinical trials, and in some cases determines therapy. Clinicians face the challenge of correctly identifying neurodevelopmental phenotypes, recognizing syndromes, and prioritizing the best candidate genes for testing. However, there is no central repository of definitions for many phenotypes, leading to errors of diagnosis. Additionally, there is no system of levels of evidence linking genes to phenotypes, making it difficult for clinicians to know which genes are most strongly associated with a given condition. We have developed the Developmental Brain Disorders Database (DBDB: https://www.dbdb.urmc.rochester.edu/home), a publicly available, online-curated repository of genes, phenotypes, and syndromes associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. DBDB contains the first referenced ontology of developmental brain phenotypes, and uses a novel system of levels of evidence for gene-phenotype associations. It is intended to assist clinicians in arriving at the correct diagnosis, select the most appropriate genetic test for that phenotype, and improve the care of patients with developmental brain disorders. For researchers interested in the discovery of novel genes for developmental brain disorders, DBDB provides a well-curated source of important genes against which research sequencing results can be compared. Finally, DBDB allows novel observations about the landscape of the neurogenetics knowledge base. PMID:24700709

  17. State of the Unions

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    Blair, Julie

    2004-01-01

    This article discusses the corrupt leadership of two big-city teachers' unions, the Washington Teachers Union (WTU) and its Miami cousin, United Teachers of Dade (UTD), that took both unions to the brink of despair and financial ruin. While the feds were rifling through union files to build extensive criminal investigations, congress called Sandra

  18. Research and application of ORACLE performance optimizing technologies for building airplane environment resource database

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    Zhang, Jianjun; Sun, Jianyong; Cheng, Conggao

    2013-03-01

    Many problems exist in processing experimental aircraft vibration (temperature, humidity) data and generating the intermediate calculations during the construction of airplane environment resource database, such as the need to deal with both structural and non-structural data, weak capacity of the client browser for data processing and massive network data transferring etc. To solve the above problems, some strategies on tuning and optimization performance of database are employed base on Oracle11g, which include data storage structure tuning, the memory configuration of the server, the disk I/O tuning and SQL statement tuning. The experimental results show that the performance of airplane environment resource database is enhanced about 80% compared with the database developed in the initial demonstration and validation phase. The application of new optimization strategies to the database construction can lay a sound foundation for finishing building airplane environment resource database.

  19. [Project evidncia [evidence]: research and education about accessing scientific databases in Azores].

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    Soares, Hlia; Pereira, Sandra M; Neves, Ajuda; Gomes, Amy; Teixeira, Bruno; Oliveira, Carolina; Sousa, Fbio; Tavares, Mrcio; Tavares, Patrcia; Dutra, Raquel; Pereira, Hlder Rocha

    2013-04-01

    Project Evidncia [Evidence] intends to promote the use of scientific databases among nurses. This study aims to design educational interventions that facilitate nurses' access to these databases, to determine nurses' habits regarding the use of scientific databases, and to determine the impact that educational interventions on scientific databases have on Azorean nurses who volunteered for this project. An intervention project was conducted, and a quantitative descriptive survey was designed to evaluate the impact two and five months after the educational intervention. This impact was investigated considering certain aspects, namely, the nurses' knowledge, habits and reasons for using scientific databases. A total of 192 nurses participated in this study, and the primary results indicate that the educational intervention had a positive impact based not only on the increased frequency of using platforms or databases of scientific information (DSIs) s but also on the competence and self-awareness regarding its use and consideration of the reasons for accessing this information. PMID:23743919

  20. The SweDat Project and Swedia Database for Phonetic and Acoustic Research

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    Jonas Lindh; Anders Eriksson

    2009-01-01

    The project described here may be seen as a continuation of an earlier project, SweDia 2000, aimed at transforming the database collected in that project to a full-fledged e-science database. The database consists of recordings of Swedish dialects from 107 locations in Sweden and Swedish speaking parts of Finland. The goal of the present project is to make the material

  1. Triage or Tapestry? Teacher Unions' Work toward Improving Teacher Quality in an Era of Systemic Reform. A Research Report. Document R-03-1

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    Bascia, Nina

    2003-01-01

    This report looks at and identifies emerging trends in the roles that teacher unions play in educational reform and improving the quality of teaching. A description of the efforts of six teacher unions to improve teacher quality within the context of the current systemic reform movement shows a range and depth of union initiatives beyond what is

  2. Regulation 3: Students' Union REGULATION 3: THE STUDENTS' UNION

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    Sussex, University of

    Regulation 3: Students' Union 15 REGULATION 3: THE STUDENTS' UNION 1. Pursuant to Article 9 of the Charter, there shall be a students' union of the University. The name of the union shall be 'THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX STUDENTS' UNION' (hereinafter called the 'Union'). 2. The aims of the Union shall

  3. Multimedia Databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Arcot Desai Narasimhalu

    1996-01-01

    .The rapidly growing interest in building multimedia tools and applications has created a need for the development of multimedia\\u000a database management systems (MMDBMSs) as a tool for efficient organization, storage and retrieval of multimedia objects. We\\u000a begin with a word about traditional database management systems (DBMSs). Then we present an overview of the MMDBMS research\\u000a issues, challenges, methods, models, and

  4. Equivalences Among Relational Expressions with the Union and Difference Operators

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    Yehoshua Sagiv; Mihalis Yannakakis

    1980-01-01

    Queries in relational databases can be formulated in terms of relational expressions using the relational operations select, project, join, union, and difference The equivalence problem for these queries is studied with query optimization m mind It ts shown that testmg eqmvalence of relational expressions with the operators select, project, join, and union is complete m the class FIt of the

  5. The Research Potential of the Electronic OED Database at the University of Waterloo: A Case Study.

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    Berg, Donna Lee

    1991-01-01

    Discusses the history and structure of the online database of the second edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and the software tools developed at the University of Waterloo to manipulate the unusually complex database. Four sample searches that indicate some types of problems that might be encountered are appended. (DB)

  6. ViPR: an open bioinformatics database and analysis resource for virology research

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    Pickett, Brett E.; Sadat, Eva L.; Zhang, Yun; Noronha, Jyothi M.; Squires, R. Burke; Hunt, Victoria; Liu, Mengya; Kumar, Sanjeev; Zaremba, Sam; Gu, Zhiping; Zhou, Liwei; Larson, Christopher N.; Dietrich, Jonathan; Klem, Edward B.; Scheuermann, Richard H.

    2012-01-01

    The Virus Pathogen Database and Analysis Resource (ViPR, www.ViPRbrc.org) is an integrated repository of data and analysis tools for multiple virus families, supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRC) program. ViPR contains information for human pathogenic viruses belonging to the Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Caliciviridae, Coronaviridae, Flaviviridae, Filoviridae, Hepeviridae, Herpesviridae, Paramyxoviridae, Picornaviridae, Poxviridae, Reoviridae, Rhabdoviridae and Togaviridae families, with plans to support additional virus families in the future. ViPR captures various types of information, including sequence records, gene and protein annotations, 3D protein structures, immune epitope locations, clinical and surveillance metadata and novel data derived from comparative genomics analysis. Analytical and visualization tools for metadata-driven statistical sequence analysis, multiple sequence alignment, phylogenetic tree construction, BLAST comparison and sequence variation determination are also provided. Data filtering and analysis workflows can be combined and the results saved in personal Workbenches for future use. ViPR tools and data are available without charge as a service to the virology research community to help facilitate the development of diagnostics, prophylactics and therapeutics for priority pathogens and other viruses. PMID:22006842

  7. Databases: Beyond the Basics.

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    Whittaker, Robert

    This presented paper offers an elementary description of database characteristics and then provides a survey of databases that may be useful to the teacher and researcher in Slavic and East European languages and literatures. The survey focuses on commercial databases that are available, usable, and needed. Individual databases discussed include:

  8. Juvenile Huntington's disease: a population-based study using the General Practice Research Database

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    Douglas, Ian; Evans, Stephen; Rawlins, Michael D; Smeeth, Liam; Tabrizi, Sarah J; Wexler, Nancy S

    2013-01-01

    Background The juvenile form of Huntington's disease (HD) is a rare disorder. There are no population-based estimates of either its incidence or prevalence in any population in the world. The present study was undertaken to estimate the frequency of juvenile HD in the UK and to examine the range of pharmacological treatments used in its management. Method The records of individuals under the age of 21 who had recorded diagnoses of HD were retrieved from the General Practice Research Database from 1990 through 2010. From these data estimates of incidence and prevalence were made as well as the specific treatments used in the treatment of its physical and psychological manifestations. Results 12 incident and 21 prevalent patients with juvenile HD were identified. The 21 prevalent cases included the 12 incident cases. The minimum population-based estimate of incidence is 0.70 (95% CI 0.36 to 1.22) per million patient-years. The minimum estimate of prevalence is 6.77/million (95% CI 5.60 to 8.12) per million patient-years. Patients were most frequently prescribed antidepressants, hypnotics, antipsychotics and treatments for motor abnormalities. Conclusions In the UK, juvenile HD is an extremely rare and complex disorder. The prescribing data demonstrate that the clinical management of juvenile HD is undertaken with no formal evidence base for the efficacy or safety of the treatments used. Research into the safety and efficacy of appropriate therapies is urgently required to offset the haphazard nature of prescribing. Multinational collaboration will be necessary to enrol sufficient numbers. Exploratory studies, though, should begin now. PMID:23558730

  9. The Economics of the Trade Union

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    Alison L. Booth

    1995-01-01

    This book analyses the crucial features of unionised labour markets. The models in the book refer to labour contracts between unions and management, but the method of analysis is also applicable to non-union labour markets where workers have some market power. In this book, Alison Booth, a researcher in the field, emphasises the connection between theoretical and empirical approaches to

  10. International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

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    The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) was established in 1922. The aims of the Union are to stimulate and promote international cooperation in physics; to promote international agreements on other use of symbols, units, nomenclature and standards; to foster free circulation of scientists; and to encourage research and education.

  11. ATGC: a database of orthologous genes from closely related prokaryotic genomes and a research platform for microevolution of prokaryotes

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    Novichkov, Pavel S.; Ratnere, Igor; Wolf, Yuri I.; Koonin, Eugene V.; Dubchak, Inna

    2009-07-23

    The database of Alignable Tight Genomic Clusters (ATGCs) consists of closely related genomes of archaea and bacteria, and is a resource for research into prokaryotic microevolution. Construction of a data set with appropriate characteristics is a major hurdle for this type of studies. With the current rate of genome sequencing, it is difficult to follow the progress of the field and to determine which of the available genome sets meet the requirements of a given research project, in particular, with respect to the minimum and maximum levels of similarity between the included genomes. Additionally, extraction of specific content, such as genomic alignments or families of orthologs, from a selected set of genomes is a complicated and time-consuming process. The database addresses these problems by providing an intuitive and efficient web interface to browse precomputed ATGCs, select appropriate ones and access ATGC-derived data such as multiple alignments of orthologous proteins, matrices of pairwise intergenomic distances based on genome-wide analysis of synonymous and nonsynonymous substitution rates and others. The ATGC database will be regularly updated following new releases of the NCBI RefSeq. The database is hosted by the Genomics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory and is publicly available at http://atgc.lbl.gov.

  12. Design and utilization of a Flight Test Engineering Database Management System at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility

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    Knighton, Donna L.

    1992-01-01

    A Flight Test Engineering Database Management System (FTE DBMS) was designed and implemented at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility. The X-29 Forward Swept Wing Advanced Technology Demonstrator flight research program was chosen for the initial system development and implementation. The FTE DBMS greatly assisted in planning and 'mass production' card preparation for an accelerated X-29 research program. Improved Test Plan tracking and maneuver management for a high flight-rate program were proven, and flight rates of up to three flights per day, two times per week were maintained.

  13. Workshop report: Identifying opportunities for global integration of toxicogenomics databases, 26-27 June 2013, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA.

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    Hendrickx, Diana M; Boyles, Rebecca R; Kleinjans, Jos C S; Dearry, Allen

    2014-12-01

    A joint US-EU workshop on enhancing data sharing and exchange in toxicogenomics was held at the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences. Currently, efficient reuse of data is hampered by problems related to public data availability, data quality, database interoperability (the ability to exchange information), standardization and sustainability. At the workshop, experts from universities and research institutes presented databases, studies, organizations and tools that attempt to deal with these problems. Furthermore, a case study showing that combining toxicogenomics data from multiple resources leads to more accurate predictions in risk assessment was presented. All participants agreed that there is a need for a web portal describing the diverse, heterogeneous data resources relevant for toxicogenomics research. Furthermore, there was agreement that linking more data resources would improve toxicogenomics data analysis. To outline a roadmap to enhance interoperability between data resources, the participants recommend collecting user stories from the toxicogenomics research community on barriers in data sharing and exchange currently hampering answering to certain research questions. These user stories may guide the prioritization of steps to be taken for enhancing integration of toxicogenomics databases. PMID:25326818

  14. DIP, the Database of Interacting Proteins: a research tool for studying cellular networks of protein interactions

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    Ioannis Xenarios; Lukasz Salwnski; Xiaoqun Joyce Duan; Patrick Higney; Sul-min Kim; David Eisenberg

    2002-01-01

    The Database of Interacting Proteins (DIP: http:\\/\\/ dip.doe-mbi.ucla.edu) is a database that documents experimentally determined protein-protein inter- actions. It provides the scientific community with an integrated set of tools for browsing and extracting information about protein interaction networks. As of September 2001, the DIP catalogs ?11 000 unique inter- actions among 5900 proteins from >80 organisms; the vast majority from

  15. Gout epidemiology: results from the UK General Practice Research Database, 19901999

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    Mikuls, T; Farrar, J; Bilker, W; Fernandes, S; Schumacher, H; Saag, K

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To examine the epidemiology of gout and gout treatment in the United Kingdom using a large national practice based population. Methods: Data from the UK General Practice Research Database from 1990 to 1999 were examined. Physician diagnoses and drug codes were used, and trends in gout incidence and treatment examined. Additionally, disease prevalence for the year 1999 was assessed. To examine the association of gout with comorbid disease, the prevalence of select health conditions and drug use was compared with the corresponding prevalences seen in osteoarthritis, adjusting for both age and sex. Results: From 1 January 1990 to 31 December 1999 overall gout incidence remained relatively stable, ranging from a low of 11.9 cases (95% confidence interval (CI) 11.5 to 12.3) in 1991 to a high of 18.0 cases (95% CI 17.6 to 18.4) per 10 000 patient-years in 1994. Gout prevalence in 1999 was 1.4% with rates approaching 7% in men over the age of 65. Drugs used for the treatment of gout remained constant in prevalent cases with the exception of a significant decline in non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use over the 10 year follow up. Compared with patients with osteoarthritis, patients with gout were significantly more likely to have cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and chronic renal failure, and were more likely to have used diuretics or ciclosporin, or both. Conclusion: Although gout is common in the UK, particularly among older men, the incidence of the disease seems to have remained stable during the 1990s. PMID:15647434

  16. Comprehensive research synopsis and systematic meta-analyses in Parkinson's disease genetics: The PDGene database.

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    Lill, Christina M; Roehr, Johannes T; McQueen, Matthew B; Kavvoura, Fotini K; Bagade, Sachin; Schjeide, Brit-Maren M; Schjeide, Leif M; Meissner, Esther; Zauft, Ute; Allen, Nicole C; Liu, Tian; Schilling, Marcel; Anderson, Kari J; Beecham, Gary; Berg, Daniela; Biernacka, Joanna M; Brice, Alexis; DeStefano, Anita L; Do, Chuong B; Eriksson, Nicholas; Factor, Stewart A; Farrer, Matthew J; Foroud, Tatiana; Gasser, Thomas; Hamza, Taye; Hardy, John A; Heutink, Peter; Hill-Burns, Erin M; Klein, Christine; Latourelle, Jeanne C; Maraganore, Demetrius M; Martin, Eden R; Martinez, Maria; Myers, Richard H; Nalls, Michael A; Pankratz, Nathan; Payami, Haydeh; Satake, Wataru; Scott, William K; Sharma, Manu; Singleton, Andrew B; Stefansson, Kari; Toda, Tatsushi; Tung, Joyce Y; Vance, Jeffery; Wood, Nick W; Zabetian, Cyrus P; Young, Peter; Tanzi, Rudolph E; Khoury, Muin J; Zipp, Frauke; Lehrach, Hans; Ioannidis, John P A; Bertram, Lars

    2012-01-01

    More than 800 published genetic association studies have implicated dozens of potential risk loci in Parkinson's disease (PD). To facilitate the interpretation of these findings, we have created a dedicated online resource, PDGene, that comprehensively collects and meta-analyzes all published studies in the field. A systematic literature screen of -27,000 articles yielded 828 eligible articles from which relevant data were extracted. In addition, individual-level data from three publicly available genome-wide association studies (GWAS) were obtained and subjected to genotype imputation and analysis. Overall, we performed meta-analyses on more than seven million polymorphisms originating either from GWAS datasets and/or from smaller scale PD association studies. Meta-analyses on 147 SNPs were supplemented by unpublished GWAS data from up to 16,452 PD cases and 48,810 controls. Eleven loci showed genome-wide significant (P < 5 10(-8)) association with disease risk: BST1, CCDC62/HIP1R, DGKQ/GAK, GBA, LRRK2, MAPT, MCCC1/LAMP3, PARK16, SNCA, STK39, and SYT11/RAB25. In addition, we identified novel evidence for genome-wide significant association with a polymorphism in ITGA8 (rs7077361, OR 0.88, P? =? 1.3 10(-8)). All meta-analysis results are freely available on a dedicated online database (www.pdgene.org), which is cross-linked with a customized track on the UCSC Genome Browser. Our study provides an exhaustive and up-to-date summary of the status of PD genetics research that can be readily scaled to include the results of future large-scale genetics projects, including next-generation sequencing studies. PMID:22438815

  17. Experiment Databases

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    Vanschoren, Joaquin; Blockeel, Hendrik

    Next to running machine learning algorithms based on inductive queries, much can be learned by immediately querying the combined results of many prior studies. Indeed, all around the globe, thousands of machine learning experiments are being executed on a daily basis, generating a constant stream of empirical information on machine learning techniques. While the information contained in these experiments might have many uses beyond their original intent, results are typically described very concisely in papers and discarded afterwards. If we properly store and organize these results in central databases, they can be immediately reused for further analysis, thus boosting future research. In this chapter, we propose the use of experiment databases: databases designed to collect all the necessary details of these experiments, and to intelligently organize them in online repositories to enable fast and thorough analysis of a myriad of collected results. They constitute an additional, queriable source of empirical meta-data based on principled descriptions of algorithm executions, without reimplementing the algorithms in an inductive database. As such, they engender a very dynamic, collaborative approach to experimentation, in which experiments can be freely shared, linked together, and immediately reused by researchers all over the world. They can be set up for personal use, to share results within a lab or to create open, community-wide repositories. Here, we provide a high-level overview of their design, and use an existing experiment database to answer various interesting research questions about machine learning algorithms and to verify a number of recent studies.

  18. Learning, Labour and Union Learning Representatives: Promoting Workplace Learning

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    Ball, Malcolm

    2011-01-01

    The initiative by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and affiliated trade unions in the UK to appoint trade union learning representatives (ULRs), to promote learning among their members, is a significant development in adult learning. Understandably, the initiative has attracted the attention of academic researchers, but primarily from the

  19. The Impact of Teacher Unions on Student Learning

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    Fenster, Mark J.

    2009-01-01

    The overall impact of unions and collective bargaining agreements on student achievement has produced a literature with decidedly mixed results. Unions are seen to have both positive and negative influences on a teachers' ability to perform the teaching act. This study researches the impact of unions on state level student achievement, controlling

  20. Unions of Slices are not Slices Andrea De Lucia

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    Singer, Jeremy

    Unions of Slices are not Slices Andrea De Lucia Research Centre on Software Technology, University' that the union of two static slices is a valid slice. It is known that static slices constructed using program. For example, it has been estab lished that the union of two dynamic slices is not necessar ily a valid

  1. Unions of Slices are not Slices Andrea De Lucia

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    Krinke, Jens

    Unions of Slices are not Slices Andrea De Lucia Research Centre on Software Technology, University' that the union of two static slices is a valid slice. It is known that static slices constructed using program. For example, it has been estab- lished that the union of two dynamic slices is not necessar- ily a valid

  2. Union Membership (Annual)

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    Thirteen percent of all American waged and salaried workers, or 16.5 million workers, were members of unions in 1999, reports the BLS. Government workers are four times as likely to be union members, and those employed by local governments, such as fire fighters and police officers, the most unionized, have 42.9 percent rate of membership.

  3. However, the European Union

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    However, the European Union presidency Monday pointed to a new willingness by Japan to compromise talks with the European Union, which has been supporting France's bid. As a result, the Yomiuri said, China and Russia backed France. However, the European Union presidency Monday pointed to a new

  4. Unions, Wages, and Skills.

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    Hirsch, Barry T.; Schumacher, Edward J.

    1998-01-01

    National Longitudinal Survey of Youth aptitude scores confirmed that differentials in union-nonunion wages are highest for workers with low measured skills and lowest for workers with high measured skills. Results suggest that unions are more successful where skills are homogenous and unionized employers are reluctant to hire both the most as well

  5. Do Strong Unions Shape District Policies? Collective Bargaining, Teacher Contract Restrictiveness, and the Political Power of Teachers' Unions

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    Strunk, Katharine O.; Grissom, Jason A.

    2010-01-01

    A substantial amount of school district policy is set in the collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) negotiated between teachers' unions and districts. Although previous studies have assumed that CBA provisions bargained by unions are a primary mechanism connecting union strength to outcomes for teachers and students, research has not yet

  6. Virus Pathogen Database and Analysis Resource (ViPR): A Comprehensive Bioinformatics Database and Analysis Resource for the Coronavirus Research Community

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    Pickett, Brett E.; Greer, Douglas S.; Zhang, Yun; Stewart, Lucy; Zhou, Liwei; Sun, Guangyu; Gu, Zhiping; Kumar, Sanjeev; Zaremba, Sam; Larsen, Christopher N.; Jen, Wei; Klem, Edward B.; Scheuermann, Richard H.

    2012-01-01

    Several viruses within the Coronaviridae family have been categorized as either emerging or re-emerging human pathogens, with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) being the most well known. The NIAID-sponsored Virus Pathogen Database and Analysis Resource (ViPR, www.viprbrc.org) supports bioinformatics workflows for a broad range of human virus pathogens and other related viruses, including the entire Coronaviridae family. ViPR provides access to sequence records, gene and protein annotations, immune epitopes, 3D structures, host factor data, and other data types through an intuitive web-based search interface. Records returned from these queries can then be subjected to web-based analyses including: multiple sequence alignment, phylogenetic inference, sequence variation determination, BLAST comparison, and metadata-driven comparative genomics statistical analysis. Additional tools exist to display multiple sequence alignments, view phylogenetic trees, visualize 3D protein structures, transfer existing reference genome annotations to new genomes, and store or share results from any search or analysis within personal private Workbench spaces for future access. All of the data and integrated analysis and visualization tools in ViPR are made available without charge as a service to the Coronaviridae research community to facilitate the research and development of diagnostics, prophylactics, vaccines and therapeutics against these human pathogens. PMID:23202522

  7. Predicting the oncogenicity of missense mutations reported in the International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) mutation database on p53.

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    Gorlov, Ivan P; Gorlova, Olga Y; Amos, Christopher I

    2005-11-01

    Many mutation databases, comprising thousands of reported mutations, are available. Often the clinical significance of the reported mutations is unknown. In this study we developed an algorithm that allows prediction of the clinical significance of missense mutations reported in a mutation database. Nonsense mutations are used as a referent group for this assessment. We used the International Association for Research on Cancer (IARC) mutation database on TP53 to implement the algorithm. First, on the basis of published data [Nachman MW, Crowell SL. 2000. Genetics 156:297-304], we ascribed mutation rates to every single nucleotide substitution (SNS) in the core domain of the TP53 gene. Second, for every possible SNS we computed the expected number of missense mutations, under the assumption that missense mutations are as oncogenic as nonsense ones. The natural logarithm of the ratio of the observed to the expected number of missense mutations (LR) was used as a quantitative measure of oncogenicity (i.e., the ability of a mutation to produce cancer). We estimated the relative oncogenicity of all missense mutations reported in the IARC p53 mutation database, and constructed a profile of oncogenicity of the missense mutations along the DNA-binding region of p53. PMID:16173033

  8. A Hypervelocity Experimental Research Database (HERD): Support for the Wright Laboratory Armament Directorate Code Validation Program (COVAL)

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    Mullin, Scott A.; Anderson, Charles E., Jr.; Hertel, Eugene S., Jr.; Hunt, Ronald D.

    The Hypervelocity Experimental Research Database (HERD) described in this paper was developed to aid researchers with code validation for impacts that occur at velocities faster than the testable regime. Codes of concern include both hydrocodes and fast-running analytical or semi-empirical models used to predict the impact phenomenology and damage that results to projectiles and targets. There are several well documented experimental programs that can serve as benchmarks for code validation; these are identified and described. Recommendations for further experimentation (a canonical problem) to provide validation data are also discussed.

  9. German federal and state governments, the European Union, the National Ministry of Education and Research, the National

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    Pfeifer, Holger

    an upper third rating among German Medical Faculties. Excellence training Scientific excellence depends on excellently trained young researchers. The training of such researchers is the role of The International of microorganisms as the cause of infectious diseases and penicillin as an effective weapon to combat them

  10. Databases and Geographical Information Systems at the research/teaching interface: palaeoclimate proxies, freshwater biodiversity and the OMEGA project

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    Horne, David

    2013-04-01

    The Mutual Ostracod Temperature Range (MOTR) method provides Quaternary palaeotemperature range estimates based on fossil ostracod assemblages calibrated using modern distributional databases and climate data. Over the past five years, aspects of the development and application of the MOTR method have been incorporated into undergraduate teaching in two second-year modules (Global Environmental Change and Digital Worlds: Cartography, Geographical Information Systems and Modelling) via lectures and practical exercises. Consequently, several students became sufficiently interested and enthused to undertake successful major projects aimed at developing, testing and applying aspects of the method, leading in turn to postgraduate work on the same topic in two cases and in a third case to co-authorship of a research publication. Thus both research and teaching have benefited from the integration of an innovative geoscience application with undergraduate coursework. The scope of MOTR applications is being expanded from European to global via the Ostracod Metadatabase of Environmental and Geographical Attributes (OMEGA) project; the current focus is on harmonising North American and European datasets, supported by the EU-funded (FP7) BioFresh project which is building a global information platform with access to all available databases of freshwater biodiversity. Undergraduate participation will be sought to underpin a Citizen Science initiative aimed at checking, correcting and validating the geographic referencing of species' records in the databases, using datasets exported as Keyhole Markup Language files for use in Google Earth.

  11. The Ovarian Kaleidoscope Database: An Online Resource for the Ovarian Research Community

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    CHANDRA P. LEO; URSULA A. VITT; AARON J. W. HSUEH

    2010-01-01

    The Ovarian Kaleidoscope database (OKdb) is a collaborative on- line resource for scientists investigating the ovary. It provides infor- mation regarding the biological function, expression pattern, and regulation of genes expressed in the ovary as well as for the pheno- types associated with their mutation. In addition, the records in the OKdb are linked to other sites offering online information

  12. Successful Keyword Searching: Initiating Research on Popular Topics Using Electronic Databases.

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    MacDonald, Randall M.; MacDonald, Susan Priest

    Students are using electronic resources more than ever before to locate information for assignments. Without the proper search terms, results are incomplete, and students are frustrated. Using the keywords, key people, organizations, and Web sites provided in this book and compiled from the most commonly used databases, students will be able to

  13. Exploring challenges and strategies when using medical databases in research: a review

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    Calanzani, Natalia; Vojt, Gaby; Campbell, Christine; Weller, David

    2014-08-26

    . This presentation will discuss the findings from a literature review (ongoing) which aims to investigate such challenges and strategies in order to inform a large study using linked patient databases. This review was also presented at the 43rd Annual Scientific...

  14. USDA-ARS Riesel Watersheds, Riesel, Texas, USA: Water quality research database

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The 75 year legacy database including discharge, sediment loss, land management, and meteorological data for the USDA-ARS Riesel Watersheds has been available on the web for more than a decade (www.ars.usda.gov/spa/hydro-data); however, only recently have additional water quality data been added. T...

  15. D Digital Model Database Applied to Conservation and Research of Wooden Construction in China

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    Zheng, Y.

    2013-07-01

    Protected by the Tai-Hang Mountains, Shanxi Province, located in north central China, is a highly prosperous, densely populated valley and considered to be one of the cradles of Chinese civilization. Its continuous habitation and rich culture have given rise to a large number of temple complexes and pavilions. Among these structures, 153 can be dated as early as from the Tang dynasty (618- 907C.E.) to the end of the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368C.E.) in Southern Shanxi area. The buildings are the best-preserved examples of wooden Chinese architecture in existence, exemplifying historic building technology and displaying highly intricate architectural decoration and detailing. They have survived war, earthquakes, and, in the last hundred years, neglect. In 2005, a decade-long conservation project was initiated by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage of China (SACH) to conserve and document these important buildings. The conservation process requires stabilization, conservation of important features, and, where necessary, partial dismantlement in order to replace unsound structural elements. Project team of CHCC have developed a practical recording system that created a record of all building components prior to and during the conservation process. After that we are trying to establish a comprehensive database which include all of the 153 earlier buildings, through which we can easily entering, browse, indexing information of the wooden construction, even deep into component details. The Database can help us to carry out comparative studies of these wooden structures, and, provide important support for the continued conservation of these heritage buildings. For some of the most important wooden structure, we have established three-dimensional models. Connected the Database with 3D Digital Model based on ArcGIS, we have developed 3D Digital Model Database for these cherish buildings. The 3D Digital Model Database helps us set up an integrate information inventory for wooden structure with their similar types in China, and; makes it much easier to carry out survey of these structures at any stage for the purpose of structure monitor. Large amounts of data in the wooden structure can be intuitively expressed graphically to show its spatial distribution; and we can make comprehensive assessment of the component group by observe the spatial pattern, or evaluate the whole building damage through the database. The most interesting is that, with the development of mobile terminal equipment, the 3D Digital Model Database of Wooden Structure can be displayed in virtual exhibition easily via the internet by them.

  16. LLNL's Regional Model Calibration and Body-Wave Discrimination Research in the Former Soviet Union using Peaceful Nuclear Explosions (PNEs)

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    Bhattacharyya, J.; Rodgers, A.; Swenson, J.; Schultz, C.; Walter, W.; Mooney, W.; Clitheroe, G.

    2000-07-14

    Long-range seismic profiles from Peaceful Nuclear Explosions (PNE) in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) provide a unique data set to investigate several important issues in regional Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) monitoring. The recording station spacing ({approx}15 km) allows for extremely dense sampling of the propagation from the source to {approx} 3300 km. This allows us to analyze the waveforms at local, near- and far-regional and teleseismic distances. These data are used to: (1) study the evolution of regional phases and phase amplitude ratios along the profile; (2) infer one-dimensional velocity structure along the profile; and (3) evaluate the spatial correlation of regional and teleseismic travel times and regional phase amplitude ratios. We analyzed waveform data from four PNE's (m{sub b} = 5.1-5.6) recorded along profile KRATON, which is an east-west trending profile located in northern Sibertil. Short-period regional discriminants, such as P/S amplitude ratios, will be essential for seismic monitoring of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) at small magnitudes (m{sub b} < 4.0). However, P/S amplitude ratios in the short-period band, 0.5-5.0 Hz, show some scatter. This scatter is primarily due to propagation and site effects, which arise from variability in the elastic and anelastic structure of the crustal waveguide. Preliminary results show that Pg and Lg propagate efficiently in north Siberia at regional distances. The amplitude ratios show some variability between adjacent stations that are modeled by simple distance trends. The effect of topography, sediment and crustal thickness, and upper mantle discontinuities on these ratios, after removal of the distance trends, will be investigated. The travel times of the body wave phases recorded on KEATON have been used to compute the one-dimensional structure of the crust and upper mantle in this region. The path-averaged one-dimensional velocity model was computed by minimizing the first arriving P-phase travel-time residuals for all distances ({Delta} = 300-2300 km). A grid search approach was used in the minimization. The most significant features of this model are the negative lid-gradient and a low-velocity zone in the upper mantle between the depths of 100-200 km; precise location of the LVZ is poorly constrained by the travel time data. We will extend our investigation to additional PNE lines to further investigate the amplitude and travel-time variations in eastern and central Eurasia. Finally, the dense station spacing of the PNE profiles allows us to model the spatial correlation of travel times and amplitude ratios through variogram modeling. The statistical analysis suggests that the correlation lengths of the travel-time and amplitude measurements are 12{sup o} and 10{sup o}, respectively.

  17. The American Ornithologists' Union

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    The American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) was established in 1883, making it "the oldest and largest organization in the New World devoted to the scientific study of birds." Although primarily "a professional organization, its membership of about 4,000 includes many amateurs dedicated to the advancement of ornithological science." The AOU website contains information about membership, upcoming meetings, awards, a variety of publications, and more. The site also offers access to a comprehensive checklist for birds of North America; a preliminary classification of the bird species of South America; and online copies of the Ornithological Societies of North America's _Ornithological Newsletter_. Notably, the AOU site links to an online job board featuring a range of ornithological opportunities including tenure-track faculty positions, research assistantships, and internships.

  18. Published online 13 November 2007 Nucleic Acids Research, 2008, Vol. 36, Database issue D419D425 doi:10.1093/nar/gkm993

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    Published online 13 November 2007 Nucleic Acids Research, 2008, Vol. 36, Database issue D419D425 of classification is a domain in the experimentally determined protein structure. Protein domains are grouped

  19. The MYCOGLOBE Project: A European Union Funded Successful Experiment in Enhancing Cooperation and Coordination Amongst Mycotoxin Researchers Worldwide

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    In 2004, the European Commission approved the specific support action Integration of Mycotoxin and Toxigenic Fungi Research for Food Safety in the Global System (MycoGlobe, contract FOOD-CT-2004-007174) within the Sixth Framework Programme, Food Quality and Safety. The aim of the MycoGlobe projec...

  20. Developing the agenda for European Union collaboration on non-communicable diseases research in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Mark McCarthy; Dermot Maher; Adama Ly; Agbor Ndip

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Health research is increasing in Africa, but most resources are currently chanelled towards infectious diseases and health system development. While infectious diseases remain a heavy burden for some African countries, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for more than half of all deaths globally and WHO predicts 27% increase in NCDs in Africa over the next decade. We present findings of

  1. Overview of ESSL's severe convective storms research using the European Severe Weather Database ESWD

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    Nikolai Dotzek; Pieter Groenemeijer; Bernold Feuerstein; Alois M. Holzer

    2009-01-01

    Severe thunderstorms constitute a major weather hazard in Europe, with an estimated total damage of 58billion euros each year nowadays. Even though there is an upward trend in damage due to increases in vulnerability and possibly also due to climate change impacts, a pan-European database of severe thunderstorm reports in a homogeneous data format did not exist until a few

  2. Nebraska Union Board Application 2013 Nebraska Union Board Application

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    Farritor, Shane

    Nebraska Union Board Application 2013 Nebraska Union Board Application 2013 - 14 Academic Year to the Student Involvement Office, 200, Nebraska Union. Deadline is 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2013 The Nebraska Union Board, composed of students, faculty and staff is a participant in Union policy

  3. INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICAL UNION I. Objective of the Union

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    Haase, Markus

    INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICAL UNION STATUTES 2006TPF FPT I. Objective of the Union 1. The objectives of the International Mathematical Union, hereinafter designated as the Union, are: (a) To promote international, pure, applied, or educational. 2. In the pursuit of its objectives the Union is explicitly

  4. Nebraska Union Board Application 2014 Nebraska Union Board Application

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    Farritor, Shane

    Nebraska Union Board Application 2014 Nebraska Union Board Application 2014 - 15 Academic Year and return to the Student Involvement Office, 200, Nebraska Union. Deadline is 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2014 The Nebraska Union Board, composed of students, faculty and staff is a participant in Union

  5. Credit Unions vs. Banks

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    Ng, Thiam Hee.

    1998-01-01

    This week's In the News looks at the debate between the banks and credit unions over the issues of membership. The nine resources discussed provide background information about the debate and the arguments from both sides of the issue. On February 25, 1998, the Supreme Court ruled that the National Credit Union Administration's policy of permitting federal credit unions to serve multiple unrelated groups was unlawful. As a result, the credit union lobby persuaded the House of Representatives to overwhelmingly pass HR 1151, the Credit Union Membership Access Act, by a vote of 411-8. HR 1151 will allow credit unions to form multiple common bonds with certain limitations. Similar legislation is now under consideration in the Senate.

  6. Bibliometric analysis of nutrition and dietetics research activity in Arab countries using ISI Web of Science database.

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    Sweileh, Waleed M; Al-Jabi, Samah W; Sawalha, Ansam F; Zyoud, Sa'ed H

    2014-01-01

    Reducing nutrition-related health problems in Arab countries requires an understanding of the performance of Arab countries in the field of nutrition and dietetics research. Assessment of research activity from a particular country or region could be achieved through bibliometric analysis. This study was carried out to investigate research activity in "nutrition and dietetics" in Arab countries. Original and review articles published from Arab countries in "nutrition and dietetics" Web of Science category up until 2012 were retrieved and analyzed using the ISI Web of Science database. The total number of documents published in "nutrition and dietetics" category from Arab countries was 2062. This constitutes 1% of worldwide research activity in the field. Annual research productivity showed a significant increase after 2005. Approximately 60% of published documents originated from three Arab countries, particularly Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia. However, Kuwait has the highest research productivity per million inhabitants. Main research areas of published documents were in "Food Science/Technology" and "Chemistry" which constituted 75% of published documents compared with 25% for worldwide documents in nutrition and dietetics. A total of 329 (15.96%) nutrition - related diabetes or obesity or cancer documents were published from Arab countries compared with 21% for worldwide published documents. Interest in nutrition and dietetics research is relatively recent in Arab countries. Focus of nutrition research is mainly toward food technology and chemistry with lesser activity toward nutrition-related health research. International cooperation in nutrition research will definitely help Arab researchers in implementing nutrition research that will lead to better national policies regarding nutrition. PMID:25674458

  7. YM500v2: a small RNA sequencing (smRNA-seq) database for human cancer miRNome research.

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    Cheng, Wei-Chung; Chung, I-Fang; Tsai, Cheng-Fong; Huang, Tse-Shun; Chen, Chen-Yang; Wang, Shao-Chuan; Chang, Ting-Yu; Sun, Hsing-Jen; Chao, Jeffrey Yung-Chuan; Cheng, Cheng-Chung; Wu, Cheng-Wen; Wang, Hsei-Wei

    2015-01-01

    We previously presented YM500, which is an integrated database for miRNA quantification, isomiR identification, arm switching discovery and novel miRNA prediction from 468 human smRNA-seq datasets. Here in this updated YM500v2 database (http://ngs.ym.edu.tw/ym500/), we focus on the cancer miRNome to make the database more disease-orientated. New miRNA-related algorithms developed after YM500 were included in YM500v2, and, more significantly, more than 8000 cancer-related smRNA-seq datasets (including those of primary tumors, paired normal tissues, PBMC, recurrent tumors, and metastatic tumors) were incorporated into YM500v2. Novel miRNAs (miRNAs not included in the miRBase R21) were not only predicted by three independent algorithms but also cleaned by a new in silico filtration strategy and validated by wetlab data such as Cross-Linked ImmunoPrecipitation sequencing (CLIP-seq) to reduce the false-positive rate. A new function 'Meta-analysis' is additionally provided for allowing users to identify real-time differentially expressed miRNAs and arm-switching events according to customer-defined sample groups and dozens of clinical criteria tidying up by proficient clinicians. Cancer miRNAs identified hold the potential for both basic research and biotech applications. PMID:25398902

  8. BioAssay Research Database (BARD): chemical biology and probe-development enabled by structured metadata and result types.

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    Howe, E A; de Souza, A; Lahr, D L; Chatwin, S; Montgomery, P; Alexander, B R; Nguyen, D-T; Cruz, Y; Stonich, D A; Walzer, G; Rose, J T; Picard, S C; Liu, Z; Rose, J N; Xiang, X; Asiedu, J; Durkin, D; Levine, J; Yang, J J; Schrer, S C; Braisted, J C; Southall, N; Southern, M R; Chung, T D Y; Brudz, S; Tanega, C; Schreiber, S L; Bittker, J A; Guha, R; Clemons, P A

    2015-01-01

    BARD, the BioAssay Research Database (https://bard.nih.gov/) is a public database and suite of tools developed to provide access to bioassay data produced by the NIH Molecular Libraries Program (MLP). Data from 631 MLP projects were migrated to a new structured vocabulary designed to capture bioassay data in a formalized manner, with particular emphasis placed on the description of assay protocols. New data can be submitted to BARD with a user-friendly set of tools that assist in the creation of appropriately formatted datasets and assay definitions. Data published through the BARD application program interface (API) can be accessed by researchers using web-based query tools or a desktop client. Third-party developers wishing to create new tools can use the API to produce stand-alone tools or new plug-ins that can be integrated into BARD. The entire BARD suite of tools therefore supports three classes of researcher: those who wish to publish data, those who wish to mine data for testable hypotheses, and those in the developer community who wish to build tools that leverage this carefully curated chemical biology resource. PMID:25477388

  9. U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: long-term stream discharge database

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A long-term streamflow discharge database has been developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit (PSWMRU) to support intensive hydrologic and water quality research within WE-38, a 7.3 km**2 experimental watersh...

  10. U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: long-term water quality database

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit (PSWMRU) has developed a long-term water quality database to support water quality research within the 7.3 km**2 WE-38 experimental watershed in east-central Pennsyl...

  11. Atypical Work and Trade Union Membership: Union Attitudes and Union Turnover among Traditional vs Atypically Employed Union Members

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    Sjoerd Goslinga; Magnus Sverke

    2003-01-01

    Using data from three European countries (Sweden, Italy and the Netherlands), this study compares full-time and part-time as well as permanent and temporary employed trade union members on several union attitudes (commitment, support, trust, instrumentality and satisfaction) and union turnover intention. It was hypothesized that union attitudes would be less positive, and union turnover intentions would be higher among atypically

  12. European Science Notes Information Bulletin: Reports on Current European/ Middle Eastern Science. Acoustics Research in Europe and the Soviet Union

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    Feit, David; Orendorf, Connie R.

    1990-12-01

    This issue of European Science Notes Information Bulletin presents the view of European acoustics research developed by Dr. David Feit while serving as Liaison Scientist at the Office of Naval Research European Office (ONREUR) for the past 2 years. Dr. Feit is an internationally recognized expert in the field of structural acoustics and mechanics, and the coauthor with Miguel Junger of Sound, Structures and their Interaction. While at ONREUR, Dr. Feit has followed developments in structural acoustics, underwater acoustics, and physical acoustics. Activity in these specialties in Europe ranges from architectural applications, to active noise cancellation in automobiles and aircraft, to the areas of traditional naval interest in underwater sound propagation and signal processing. Working with other members of the ONREUR professional staff, Dr. Feit here presents a current perspective on the field. As in all ONREUR reporting, there is no claim to global coverage of the field--rather it is the appraisal drawn from selected professional visits during the past 2 years.

  13. Construction of a rice glycoside hydrolase phylogenomic database and identification of targets for biofuel research

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    Sharma, Rita; Cao, Peijian; Jung, Ki-Hong; Sharma, Manoj K.; Ronald, Pamela C.

    2013-01-01

    Glycoside hydrolases (GH) catalyze the hydrolysis of glycosidic bonds in cell wall polymers and can have major effects on cell wall architecture. Taking advantage of the massive datasets available in public databases, we have constructed a rice phylogenomic database of GHs (http://ricephylogenomics.ucdavis.edu/cellwalls/gh/). This database integrates multiple data types including the structural features, orthologous relationships, mutant availability, and gene expression patterns for each GH family in a phylogenomic context. The rice genome encodes 437 GH genes classified into 34 families. Based on pairwise comparison with eight dicot and four monocot genomes, we identified 138 GH genes that are highly diverged between monocots and dicots, 57 of which have diverged further in rice as compared with four monocot genomes scanned in this study. Chromosomal localization and expression analysis suggest a role for both whole-genome and localized gene duplications in expansion and diversification of GH families in rice. We examined the meta-profiles of expression patterns of GH genes in twenty different anatomical tissues of rice. Transcripts of 51 genes exhibit tissue or developmental stage-preferential expression, whereas, seventeen other genes preferentially accumulate in actively growing tissues. When queried in RiceNet, a probabilistic functional gene network that facilitates functional gene predictions, nine out of seventeen genes form a regulatory network with the well-characterized genes involved in biosynthesis of cell wall polymers including cellulose synthase and cellulose synthase-like genes of rice. Two-thirds of the GH genes in rice are up regulated in response to biotic and abiotic stress treatments indicating a role in stress adaptation. Our analyses identify potential GH targets for cell wall modification. PMID:23986771

  14. Adaptive set intersections, unions, and differences

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    Erik D. Demaine; Alejandro Lpez-Ortiz; J. Ian Munro

    2000-01-01

    Motivated by boolean queries in text database systems,we consider the problems of finding the intersection,union, or difference of a collection of sorted sets. Whilethe worst-case complexity of these problems is straightforward,we consider a notion of complexity that dependson the particular instance. We develop the ideaof a proof that a given set is indeed the correct answer.Proofs, and in particular shortest

  15. The importance of total genome databases in research on Akoya pearl oyster.

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    Watabe, Shugo

    2013-10-01

    Pearl is the most valuable form of gem made by organisms and its beauty has been considered attractive and precious by people all over the world. Pearl oyster aquaculture system, in which a graft from the mantle pallium is transplanted with a nucleus into mother pearl oysters, is currently conducted at the industrial level. However, it is unclear what molecular mechanisms are involved in this system of pearl formation, which produces brilliant and beautiful nacreous layers. Since it takes long time to look for the proteins and genes possibly participating in the molluskan shell formation, another sophisticated strategy has been expected to screen candidate genes. One breakthrough in the latter area was the development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in place of the automated Sanger method, the first generation sequencing technique. Using NGS, expressed sequence tag (EST) libraries were constructed from pallial mantle and pearl sac, which form the nacreous layer, and from the mantle edge, which forms the prismatic layer in the Akoya pearl oyster Pinctada fucata. Subsequently, the total genome sequence of the Akoya pearl oyster was analyzed. This database, together with the EST database mentioned above, is useful for identifying genes responsible for superior phenotype characters for pearl oyster aquaculture such as fast growth, disease resistance, easy domestication, and ability to produce high quality pearls. Subsequent marker-assisted breeding of the Akoya pearl oyster should establish strains with superior genotypes, producing even higher quality Akoya pearls. PMID:24125641

  16. Influenza Virus Database (IVDB): an integrated information resource and analysis platform for influenza virus research.

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    Chang, Suhua; Zhang, Jiajie; Liao, Xiaoyun; Zhu, Xinxing; Wang, Dahai; Zhu, Jiang; Feng, Tao; Zhu, Baoli; Gao, George F; Wang, Jian; Yang, Huanming; Yu, Jun; Wang, Jing

    2007-01-01

    Frequent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza and the increasing data available for comparative analysis require a central database specialized in influenza viruses (IVs). We have established the Influenza Virus Database (IVDB) to integrate information and create an analysis platform for genetic, genomic, and phylogenetic studies of the virus. IVDB hosts complete genome sequences of influenza A virus generated by Beijing Institute of Genomics (BIG) and curates all other published IV sequences after expert annotation. Our Q-Filter system classifies and ranks all nucleotide sequences into seven categories according to sequence content and integrity. IVDB provides a series of tools and viewers for comparative analysis of the viral genomes, genes, genetic polymorphisms and phylogenetic relationships. A search system has been developed for users to retrieve a combination of different data types by setting search options. To facilitate analysis of global viral transmission and evolution, the IV Sequence Distribution Tool (IVDT) has been developed to display the worldwide geographic distribution of chosen viral genotypes and to couple genomic data with epidemiological data. The BLAST, multiple sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis tools were integrated for online data analysis. Furthermore, IVDB offers instant access to pre-computed alignments and polymorphisms of IV genes and proteins, and presents the results as SNP distribution plots and minor allele distributions. IVDB is publicly available at http://influenza.genomics.org.cn. PMID:17065465

  17. Sustainability in the Union

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    Brown, Patrick; Taylor, John

    2012-01-01

    Operating as the center of student life, college unions have a central role to teach citizenship, social responsibility, and leadership. Unions can serve as locations for education and conversations about sustainability, as well as for organizations operationally and programmatically engaged in sustainable practices. In this chapter, the authors

  18. Memorial Union Territorial Hall

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    Coffman Memorial Union Comstock Hall Territorial Hall Frontier Hall Pioneer Hall Johnston HallAve.S.E. PleasantSt.S.E. PleasantSt.S.E. ChurchSt.S.E.(nothroughtraffic) UnionSt.S.E. (OneWay) (OneWay) Oak

  19. Teacher Unions 101

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    Koppich, Julia E.

    2012-01-01

    Teacher unions are hard to miss in the news lately. Newspapers, blogs, social media posts, magazine articles, and political speeches abound with talk of them. Teacher unions are a hot topic and one that probably was not covered in college classes. The noisy back-and-forth among partisans can be both mind-numbing and confusing, often creating a

  20. Today's Associations, Tomorrow's Unions.

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    Ichniowski, Casey; Zax, Jeffrey S.

    1990-01-01

    Analysis of census data on local government departments investigated the effects of association-style unionism on union membership. Found that in all local government services, the presence of an association in 1977 was a strong predictor of the formation of a bargaining unit by 1982--holding constant other important determinants of public

  1. CONSTRUCTING AN ARCHITECTURE FOR AN INTERACTIVE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH DATABASE - ISSUES OF DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Derek Beaton; Stephen Hegedus

    Educational research involves multiple inter-related sets of data. These are often hard to document or archive. We present the design of a simple system that allows researchers and participants (in our case mathematics school teachers) of educational research projects the ability to create datasets that can be synchronously linked, accessed, annotated and easily searched, for analysis purposes. From our preliminary

  2. Collaborative research between academia and industry using a large clinical trial database: a case study in Alzheimer's disease

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background Large clinical trials databases, developed over the course of a comprehensive clinical trial programme, represent an invaluable resource for clinical researchers. Data mining projects sponsored by industry that use these databases, however, are often not viewed favourably in the academic medical community because of concerns that commercial, rather than scientific, goals are the primary purpose of such endeavours. Thus, there are few examples of sustained collaboration between leading academic clinical researchers and industry professionals in a large-scale data mining project. We present here a successful example of this type of collaboration in the field of dementia. Methods The Donepezil Data Repository comprised 18 randomised, controlled trials conducted between 1991 and 2005. The project team at Pfizer determined that the data mining process should be guided by a diverse group of leading Alzheimer's disease clinical researchers called the "Expert Working Group." After development of a list of potential faculty members, invitations were extended and a group of seven members was assembled. The Working Group met regularly with Eisai/Pfizer clinicians and statisticians to discuss the data, identify issues that were currently of interest in the academic and clinical communities that might lend themselves to investigation using these data, and note gaps in understanding or knowledge of Alzheimer's disease that these data could address. Leadership was provided by the Pfizer Clinical Development team leader; Working Group members rotated responsibility for being lead and co-lead for each investigation and resultant publication. Results Six manuscripts, each published in a leading subspecialty journal, resulted from the group's work. Another project resulted in poster presentations at international congresses and two were cancelled due to resource constraints. Conclusions The experience represents a particular approach to optimising the value of data mining of large clinical trial databases for the combined purpose of furthering clinical research and improving patient care. Fruitful collaboration between industry and academia was fostered while the donepezil data repository was used to advance clinical and scientific knowledge. The Expert Working Group approach warrants consideration as a blueprint for conducting similar research ventures in the future. PMID:22029822

  3. Research involving women and health in the Medline database, 19652005: co-term analysis and visualization of main lines of research

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    M. Angeles Zulueta; Gisela Cantos-Mateos; Benjamn Vargas-Quesada; Carmen Snchez

    This paper shows the main lines of research concerning health and women, as registered in the Medline database, broken down\\u000a into four 10-year periods: 19651974, 19751984, 19851994, and 19952005. The units of analysis used were the Medline MeSH\\u000a major terms, processed by means of co-term analysis. For graphic representation, the social network approach was used, with\\u000a pruning performed by Pathfinder

  4. The Evolution of Research and Information Services at the American Federation of Teachers.

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    Nelson, F. Howard; Bailey, Bernadette

    2002-01-01

    Provides a history of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union and its information services and research functions. Examines the research department and the influence of technology, shifting from collecting information to using information from the Internet and online databases that has made access easier. Analyzes information services with

  5. Immediate Dissemination of Student Discoveries to a Model Organism Database Enhances Classroom-Based Research Experiences

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    Wiley, Emily A.; Stover, Nicholas A.

    2014-01-01

    Use of inquiry-based research modules in the classroom has soared over recent years, largely in response to national calls for teaching that provides experience with scientific processes and methodologies. To increase the visibility of in-class studies among interested researchers and to strengthen their impact on student learning, we have

  6. Center for Addressing Health Disparities through Research and Education Mentor / Mentee and Project Database

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    Mock, Kenrick

    1 Center for Addressing Health Disparities through Research and Education Mentor / Mentee.......................................................................................................19 #12;3 Abstract The Center for Addressing Health Disparities through Research and Education (CAHDRE) works to disseminate information regarding health disparities. CAHDRE has created a mentor program

  7. Slim-prim: a biomedical informatics database to promote translational research.

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    Viangteeravat, Teeradache; Brooks, Ian M; Smith, Ebony J; Furlotte, Nicolas; Vuthipadadon, Somchan; Reynolds, Rebecca; McDonald, Chanchai Singhanayok

    2009-01-01

    With the current national emphasis on translational research, data-exchange systems that can bridge the basic and clinical sciences are vital. To meet this challenge, we have developed Slim-Prim, an integrated data system (IDS) for collecting, processing, archiving, and distributing basic and clinical research data. Slim-Prim is accessed via user-friendly Web-based applications, thus increasing data accessibility and eliminating the security risks inherent with office or laboratory servers. Slim-Prim serves as a laboratory management interface and archival data repository for institutional projects. Importantly, multiple levels of controlled access allow HIPAA-compliant sharing of de-identified information to facilitate data sharing and analysis across research domains; thus Slim-Prim encourages collaboration between researchers and clinicians, an essential factor in the development of translational research. Slim-Prim is an example of utilizing an IDS to improve organizational efficiency and to bridge the gap between laboratory discovery and practice. PMID:19471646

  8. Algaline Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Maintained by the Finnish Institute of Marine Research and several other institutions, the Algaline Database offers updated reports on the conditions of phytoplankton and related parameters in the Baltic Sea. The reports, which vary in length and detail (though most are brief), summarize measurements of Oxygen, Salinity, Temperature, Nutrients, Harmful substances, Plankton, Zooplankton, Benthic Animals, Flow, and Other measurements. In addition, the Maps and Figures section offers numerous color images (including satellite) of Baltic Sea conditions and marine organisms. To access reports by geographic subregion of the Baltic, head to the Reports section. Finally, the Latest News section keeps researchers abreast of changing conditions (e.g., algal blooms) and research cruises in the Baltic. For researchers or anyone else wanting in-depth information on a host of ecological parameters for the Baltic Sea, this is an excellent reference site.

  9. Biological Biochemical Image Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Institute on Aging -- one of the National Institutes of Health -- provides the Biological Biochemical Image Database, "a searchable database of images of putative biological pathways, macromolecular structures, gene families, and cellular relationships." The database is intended for researchers "working with large sets of genes or proteins using cDNA arrays, functional genomics, or proteomics." The database may be searched by gene name, pathway, cell or tissue type, disease name, biological level, etc. Database users are invited to submit additional diagrams, suggestions, and comments The Web site also includes convenient lists of gene names and keywords, as well as links to biological/ biochemical pathway Web resources.

  10. Unions Matter How the Ability of Labour Unions to

    E-print Network

    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Unions Matter How the Ability of Labour Unions to Reduce Income Inequality and Influence Public and internationally. www.labourrights.ca CFLR was established and is sponsored by the National Union of Public is significant- ly smaller. This paper adds to the literature by examining the relationship between labour unions

  11. Good Research Practices for Comparative Effectiveness Research: Defining, Reporting and Interpreting Nonrandomized Studies of Treatment Effects Using Secondary Data Sources: The ISPOR Good Research Practices for Retrospective Database Analysis Task Force ReportPart I

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marc L. Berger; Muhammad Mamdani; David Atkins; Michael L. Johnson

    2009-01-01

    ObjectivesHealth insurers, physicians, and patients worldwide need information on the comparative effectiveness and safety of prescription drugs in routine care. Nonrandomized studies of treatment effects using secondary databases may supplement the evidence based from randomized clinical trials and prospective observational studies. Recognizing the challenges to conducting valid retrospective epidemiologic and health services research studies, a Task Force was formed to

  12. Good Research Practices for Comparative Effectiveness Research: Defining, Reporting and Interpreting Nonrandomized Studies ofTreatment Effects Using Secondary Data Sources: The ISPOR Good Research Practices for Retrospective Database AnalysisTask Force ReportPart I

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marc L. Berger; Muhammad Mamdani; David Atkins; Michael L. Johnson; Michael E. DeBakey

    Objectives: Health insurers, physicians, and patients worldwide need information on the comparative effectiveness and safety of prescription drugs in routine care. Nonrandomized studies of treatment effects using secondary databases may supplement the evidence based from randomized clinical trials and prospective observational studies. Recognizing the chal- lenges to conducting valid retrospective epidemiologic and health services research studies, a Task Force was

  13. Open-access MIMIC-II database for intensive care research

    E-print Network

    Lee, Joon

    The critical state of intensive care unit (ICU) patients demands close monitoring, and as a result a large volume of multi-parameter data is collected continuously. This represents a unique opportunity for researchers ...

  14. A survey of manufacturing engineering databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nestor L. Osorio; Andrew W. Otieno

    2008-01-01

    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine current databases available for manufacturing engineering and summarizes their relevance. Design\\/methodology\\/approach To promote research in manufacturing engineering, comprehensive literature should be made accessible through relevant databases. Databases not only provide information on global research but aid in assessing the impacts of research and identify promising research directions. The databases

  15. Research on an expert system for database operation of simulation-emulation math models. Volume 1, Phase 1: Results

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    Kawamura, K.; Beale, G. O.; Schaffer, J. D.; Hsieh, B. J.; Padalkar, S.; Rodriguez-Moscoso, J. J.

    1985-01-01

    The results of the first phase of Research on an Expert System for Database Operation of Simulation/Emulation Math Models, is described. Techniques from artificial intelligence (AI) were to bear on task domains of interest to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. One such domain is simulation of spacecraft attitude control systems. Two related software systems were developed to and delivered to NASA. One was a generic simulation model for spacecraft attitude control, written in FORTRAN. The second was an expert system which understands the usage of a class of spacecraft attitude control simulation software and can assist the user in running the software. This NASA Expert Simulation System (NESS), written in LISP, contains general knowledge about digital simulation, specific knowledge about the simulation software, and self knowledge.

  16. Database Research at the National University of Stephane Bressan Chee Yong Chan Wynne Hsu Mong-Li Lee

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    Ooi, Beng Chin

    - ing platforms for large-scale services, and Big Data management and analytics using commodity hard, query processing and optimization) to more advanced database technol- ogy (e.g., cloud and big data management) to novel database utilities (e.g., database usability, visual- ization, security and privacy

  17. Baptist Student Union

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    Unknown

    2011-08-17

    of the Energy Systems manufacturing units and the units that support the operation of the Energy Systems manufacturing units of the former Union Carbide Chemicals and Plastics Division plants plus the component of the Corporation that has been identified...

  18. Students' Union services and representation

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    Sussex, University of

    Students' Union services and representation The Students' Union is an independent, student Students' Union officers ensure that there is student representation throughout the University community so that your opinions are heard. Membership of the Union is free and all students are automatically members

  19. University of Pittsburgh Union Studies

    E-print Network

    Sibille, Etienne

    University of Pittsburgh European Union Studies GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE ON THE EUROPEAN UNION.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/grads_finaid.html for more information. Graduate Certificate Program European Union Center of Excellence European Studies Union Studies Graduate Certificate Program 4200-4400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall 230 South Bouquet Street

  20. Currency Unions and International Integration

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrew K. Rose; Charles Engel

    2000-01-01

    This paper characterizes the integration patterns of international currency unions (such as the CFA Franc zone and the East Caribbean Currency Area). We empirically explore different features of currency unions, and compare them both to countries with sovereign monies, and to regions within nations. We ask: are countries within international currency unions as integrated as regions within political unions? We

  1. Trade Union Users of Video.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sparks, Colin

    A number of important consequences have resulted from the generally increased sensitivity of trade unions to questions of communication and representation, particularly the trade union's uses of videos. Primarily developed by union leadership as a response to general political problems they have faced in the last decade, trade union videos

  2. Research Directions in Database Architectures for the Internet of Things: A Communication of the First International Workshop on Database Architectures for the Internet of Things (DAIT 2009)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Anne E. James; Joshua Cooper; Keith G. Jeffery; Gunter Saake

    2009-01-01

    This paper is a record of the First International Workshop on Database Architectures for the Internet of Things. The Internet\\u000a of Things refers to the future internet which will contain trillions of nodes representing various objects from small ubiquitous\\u000a sensor devices and handhelds to large web servers and supercomputer clusters. The workshop investigated a number of areas\\u000a appertaining to data

  3. Trends in animal behaviour research (19682002): ethoinformatics and the mining of library databases

    E-print Network

    Ord, Terry

    . All rights reserved. The study of animal behaviour has a long and illustrious history (Durant 1986Trends in animal behaviour research (19682002): ethoinformatics and the mining of library of Biology and Centre for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Indiana University yComputer Science

  4. MIPSPlantsDB - plant database resource for integrative and comparative plant genome research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Manuel Spannagl; Octave Noubibou; Dirk Haase; Li Yang; Heidrun Gundlach; Tobias Hindemitt; Kathrin Klee; Georg Haberer; Heiko Schoof; Klaus F. X. Mayer

    2007-01-01

    Genome-oriented plant research delivers rapidly increasing amount of plant genome data. Compre- hensive and structured information resources are required to structure and communicate genome and associated analytical data for model organisms as well as for crops. The increase in available plant genomic data enables powerful comparative anal- ysis and integrative approaches. PlantsDB aims to provide data and information resources for

  5. "How Obvious": Personal Reflections on the Database of Educational Psychology and Effective Teaching Research

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    Yates, Gregory C. R.

    2005-01-01

    From a personal perspective, the author reflects upon the notion that many research findings appear falsely to possess the quality of being "obvious". Specific attention is given to the topic of teacher effectiveness. The feeling that findings are obvious can be related to the following: the false consensus effect, selfserving cognition, hindsight

  6. How Obvious: Personal reflections on the database of educational psychology and effective teaching research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gregory C. R. Yates

    2005-01-01

    From a personal perspective, the author reflects upon the notion that many research findings appear falsely to possess the quality of being obvious. Specific attention is given to the topic of teacher effectiveness. The feeling that findings are obvious can be related to the following: the false consensus effect, self?serving cognition, hindsight bias, base?rate neglect, illusory correlations, and the fundamental

  7. U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: Long-term water quality database

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Clinton D. Church; Tamie L. Veith; Gordon J. Folmar; Anthony R. Buda; Gary W. Feyereisen; Ray B. Bryant; John P. Schmidt; Curtis J. Dell; Peter J. A. Kleinman

    2011-01-01

    A long-term water quality database has been developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit to support water quality research within WE-38, a 7.3 km2 experimental subwatershed of Mahantango Creek Watershed located in east central Pennsylvania and draining to the Susquehanna River. Water quality data were collected at the

  8. The Burke Library Archives, Columbia University Libraries, Union Theological Seminary, New York

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    Salzman, Daniel

    The Burke Library Archives, Columbia University Libraries, Union Theological Seminary, New York Missionary Research Library Archives: Section 6 Finding Aid for Catholic University Art Department, Peiping 1, The Burke Library Archives, Columbia University Libraries, at Union Theological Seminary, New

  9. The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) Union Theological Seminary, New York

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    Salzman, Daniel

    The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) Union Theological Seminary, New York Missionary Research Library Archives: Section 12 Finding Aid for Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Missions 8, The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) at Union Theological Seminary, New

  10. The Burke Library Archives, Columbia University Libraries, Union Theological Seminary, New York

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    Salzman, Daniel

    The Burke Library Archives, Columbia University Libraries, Union Theological Seminary, New York Missionary Research Library Archives: Section 6 Finding Aid for Phonetic Promotion Committee Records, 1919 1930 Image Credit: Burke Library Archives, Columbia University Libraries, at Union Theological Seminary

  11. The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) Union Theological Seminary, New York

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    Salzman, Daniel

    The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) Union Theological Seminary, New York Missionary Research Library Archives: Section 6 Finding Aid for Edwin Carlyle Lobenstine Album, 1935 Image Credit: MRL6: Lobenstine Album, Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) Union Theological

  12. Women in Politics: Bibliographic Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This bibliographic database currently holds 650 titles of recent works concerned with women in politics. A new addition to the Inter-Parliamentary Union's "Democracy through Partnership between Men and Women in Politics" site, "it provides bibliographic references to books, reports and journal articles on all aspects of women's participation in political life worldwide." The search mechanism allows users to specify type of document, geographic region, publishing organization, subject matter, author, title of periodical, and year of publication. Alternatively, there is also a subject keyword search. For more information about the Inter-Parliamentary Union Website, see the December 12, 1997 Scout Report.

  13. Creative Use of Mountain Biodiversity Databases: The Kazbegi Research Agenda of GMBA-DIVERSITAS

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    Kö rner, Christian; Donoghue, Michael; Fabbro, Thomas; Hä use, Christoph; Nogué s-Bravo, David; Arroyo, Mary T. Kalin; Soberó n, Jorge; Speers, Larry; Spehn, Eva M.; Sun, Hang; Tribsch, Andreas; Tykarski, Piotr; Zbinden, Niklaus

    2007-08-01

    Arzberger P, Schroeder P, Beaulieu A, Bowker G, Casey K, Laaksonen L, Moorman D, Uhlir P, Wouters P. 2004a. Promoting Access to Public Research Data for Scientific, Economic, and Social Development. Data Science Journal 3(29):135152. http...://journals.eecs.qub.ac. uk/codata/journal/contents/3_04/3_04pdfs/ DS377.pdf: accessed on 5 January 2007. Arzberger P, Schroeder P, Beaulieu A, Bowker G, Casey K, Laaksonen L, Moorman D, Uhlir P, Wouters P. 2004b. An international framework to promote access to data. Science...

  14. ORIGA(-light): an online retinal fundus image database for glaucoma analysis and research.

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    Zhang, Zhuo; Yin, Feng Shou; Liu, Jiang; Wong, Wing Kee; Tan, Ngan Meng; Lee, Beng Hai; Cheng, Jun; Wong, Tien Yin

    2010-01-01

    Retinal fundus image is an important modality to document the health of the retina and is widely used to diagnose ocular diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. However, the enormous amount of retinal data obtained nowadays mostly stored locally; and the valuable embedded clinical knowledge is not efficiently exploited. In this paper we present an online depository, ORIGA(-light), which aims to share clinical groundtruth retinal images with the public; provide open access for researchers to benchmark their computer-aided segmentation algorithms. An in-house image segmentation and grading tool is developed to facilitate the construction of ORIGA(-light). A quantified objective benchmarking method is proposed, focusing on optic disc and cup segmentation and Cup-to-Disc Ratio (CDR). Currently, ORIGA(-light) contains 650 retinal images annotated by trained professionals from Singapore Eye Research Institute. A wide collection of image signs, critical for glaucoma diagnosis, are annotated. We will update the system continuously with more clinical ground-truth images. ORIGA(-light) is available for online access upon request. PMID:21095735

  15. Heart research advances using database search engines, Human Protein Atlas and the Sydney Heart Bank.

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    Li, Amy; Estigoy, Colleen; Raftery, Mark; Cameron, Darryl; Odeberg, Jacob; Pontn, Fredrik; Lal, Sean; Dos Remedios, Cristobal G

    2013-10-01

    This Methodological Review is intended as a guide for research students who may have just discovered a human "novel" cardiac protein, but it may also help hard-pressed reviewers of journal submissions on a "novel" protein reported in an animal model of human heart failure. Whether you are an expert or not, you may know little or nothing about this particular protein of interest. In this review we provide a strategic guide on how to proceed. We ask: How do you discover what has been published (even in an abstract or research report) about this protein? Everyone knows how to undertake literature searches using PubMed and Medline but these are usually encyclopaedic, often producing long lists of papers, most of which are either irrelevant or only vaguely relevant to your query. Relatively few will be aware of more advanced search engines such as Google Scholar and even fewer will know about Quertle. Next, we provide a strategy for discovering if your "novel" protein is expressed in the normal, healthy human heart, and if it is, we show you how to investigate its subcellular location. This can usually be achieved by visiting the website "Human Protein Atlas" without doing a single experiment. Finally, we provide a pathway to discovering if your protein of interest changes its expression level with heart failure/disease or with ageing. PMID:23856366

  16. Longitudinal Analyses of the Effects of Trade Unions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Barry Freeman

    1984-01-01

    This paper examines how measurement error biases longitudinal estimates of union effects. It develops numerical examples, statistical models, and econometric estimates which indicate that measurement error is a major problem in longitudinal data sets, so that longitudinal analyses do not provide the research panacea for determining the effects of unionism (or other economic forces) some have suggested. There are three

  17. Unionization and Perceived Control Among Community College Faculty

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joann E. Linville; James Soto Antony; Ruby A. Hayden

    2011-01-01

    The research reported in this paper examined what role working in a union or nonunion college has in influencing faculty perceptions of control over their work. Using data from the 1993, 1999, and 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, this study explored the relative importance of variables in influencing perceived control among full-time teaching faculty in unionized and nonunionized community

  18. Nanotechnology Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and housed at the Loyola College in Maryland's International Technology Research Institute the Nanotechnology Database is a source of online information on major research centers, funding agencies, major reports, and books dealing with nanotechnology. The resources listed here are carefully selected and reviewed. The site is expected to grow with the continued support and updates from organizations and individuals in the field of nanotechnology. The list of resources is divided into the following categories: Academic, Industry, Government Laboratories, Government Agencies, Professional Societies, Non-Profit Organizations, Books, Periodicals, Reports, and Conferences. Each listing provides a brief summary (taken from that Website) and hyperlink to the resource (note: the book list links mostly take users to online booksellers). A submission form allows users to add a relevant organization or publication.

  19. Recent advances in the utility and use of the General Practice Research Database as an example of a UK Primary Care Data resource.

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    Williams, Tim; van Staa, Tjeerd; Puri, Shivani; Eaton, Susan

    2012-04-01

    Since its inception in the mid-1980s, the General Practice Research Database (GPRD) has undergone many changes but remains the largest validated and most utilised primary care database in the UK. Its use in pharmacoepidemiology stretches back many years with now over 800 original research papers. Administered by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency since 2001, the last 5 years have seen a rebuild of the database processing system enhancing access to the data, and a concomitant push towards broadening the applications of the database. New methodologies including real-world harm-benefit assessment, pharmacogenetic studies and pragmatic randomised controlled trials within the database are being implemented. A substantive and unique linkage program (using a trusted third party) has enabled access to secondary care data and disease-specific registry data as well as socio-economic data and death registration data. The utility of anonymised free text accessed in a safe and appropriate manner is being explored using simple and more complex techniques such as natural language processing. PMID:25083228

  20. D326D331 Nucleic Acids Research, 2008, Vol. 36, Database issue Published online 2 October 2007 doi:10.1093/nar/gkm792

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    D326D331 Nucleic Acids Research, 2008, Vol. 36, Database issue Published online 2 October 2007 doi by NRPS contain a high proportion of nonproteogenic amino acids. The primary structure of these pep- tides diversity. They are short (2 to about 50 amino acids) and contain nonproteogenic amino acids. Indeed, amino

  1. Exploiting the potential of large databases of electronic health records for research using rapid search algorithms and an intuitive query interface

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    Tate, A Rosemary; Beloff, Natalia; Al-Radwan, Balques; Wickson, Joss; Puri, Shivani; Williams, Timothy; Van Staa, Tjeerd; Bleach, Adrian

    2014-01-01

    Objective UK primary care databases, which contain diagnostic, demographic and prescribing information for millions of patients geographically representative of the UK, represent a significant resource for health services and clinical research. They can be used to identify patients with a specified disease or condition (phenotyping) and to investigate patterns of diagnosis and symptoms. Currently, extracting such information manually is time-consuming and requires considerable expertise. In order to exploit more fully the potential of these large and complex databases, our interdisciplinary team developed generic methods allowing access to different types of user. Materials and methods Using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink database, we have developed an online user-focused system (TrialViz), which enables users interactively to select suitable medical general practices based on two criteria: suitability of the patient base for the intended study (phenotyping) and measures of data quality. Results An end-to-end system, underpinned by an innovative search algorithm, allows the user to extract information in near real-time via an intuitive query interface and to explore this information using interactive visualization tools. A usability evaluation of this system produced positive results. Discussion We present the challenges and results in the development of TrialViz and our plans for its extension for wider applications of clinical research. Conclusions Our fast search algorithms and simple query algorithms represent a significant advance for users of clinical research databases. PMID:24272162

  2. Occupational exposure to carcinogens in the European Union

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Timo Kauppinen; Jouni Toikkanen; David Pedersen; Randy Young; Wolfgang Ahrens; Paolo Boffetta; Johnni Hansen; Hans Kromhout; Jeronimo Maqueda Blasco; Dario Mirabelli; Victoria de la Orden-Rivera; Brian Pannett; Nils Plato; Anja Savela; Raymond Vincent; Manolis Kogevinas

    2000-01-01

    OBJECTIVESTo construct a computer assisted information system for the estimation of the numbers of workers exposed to established and suspected human carcinogens in the member states of the European Union (EU).METHODSA database called CAREX (carcinogen exposure) was designed to provide selected exposure data and documented estimates of the number of workers exposed to carcinogens by country, carcinogen, and industry. CAREX

  3. Ionic Liquids Database- (ILThermo)

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    SRD 147 Ionic Liquids Database- (ILThermo) (Web, free access) IUPAC Ionic Liquids Database, ILThermo, is a free web research tool that allows users worldwide to access an up-to-date data collection from the publications on experimental investigations of thermodynamic, and transport properties of ionic liquids as well as binary and ternary mixtures containing ionic liquids.

  4. DNA algorithms of implementing biomolecular databases on a biological computer.

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    Chang, Weng-Long; Vasilakos, Athanasios V

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, DNA algorithms are proposed to perform eight operations of relational algebra (calculus), which include Cartesian product, union, set difference, selection, projection, intersection, join, and division, on biomolecular relational databases. PMID:25343766

  5. An integrated, ontology-driven approach to constructing observational databases for research.

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    Hsu, William; Gonzalez, Nestor R; Chien, Aichi; Pablo Villablanca, J; Pajukanta, Pivi; Viuela, Fernando; Bui, Alex A T

    2015-06-01

    The electronic health record (EHR) contains a diverse set of clinical observations that are captured as part of routine care, but the incomplete, inconsistent, and sometimes incorrect nature of clinical data poses significant impediments for its secondary use in retrospective studies or comparative effectiveness research. In this work, we describe an ontology-driven approach for extracting and analyzing data from the patient record in a longitudinal and continuous manner. We demonstrate how the ontology helps enforce consistent data representation, integrates phenotypes generated through analyses of available clinical data sources, and facilitates subsequent studies to identify clinical predictors for an outcome of interest. Development and evaluation of our approach are described in the context of studying factors that influence intracranial aneurysm (ICA) growth and rupture. We report our experiences in capturing information on 78 individuals with a total of 120 aneurysms. Two example applications related to assessing the relationship between aneurysm size, growth, gene expression modules, and rupture are described. Our work highlights the challenges with respect to data quality, workflow, and analysis of data and its implications toward a learning health system paradigm. PMID:25817919

  6. Computer science today in the European Union

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nancy Forbes; Paul Messina

    2002-01-01

    This article attempts to paint a picture of computer science (CS) today in the 15 European Union countries. We focus on the EU countries rather than Western Europe as a whole because of the availability of EU statistical data. We hope to give a general view of how EU computer science (called informatics in many EU countries) research and development

  7. New Roles for Teachers Unions? Reform Unionism in School Decentralization

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    Donaldson, Morgaen L.; Mayer, Anysia P.; Cobb, Casey D.; LeChasseur, Kimberly; Welton, Anjale

    2013-01-01

    Of late, teachers unions have worked together with district management in new and notable ways. This paper examines the role of teachers unions in shaping the Together Initiative (TI), which seeks to increase autonomy and broaden decision making in urban schools in one northeastern state. In general, state-level union leaders have taken more

  8. Relationship effort, satisfaction, and stability: differences across union type.

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    Shafer, Kevin; Jensen, Todd M; Larson, Jeffry H

    2014-04-01

    Relationship satisfaction and stability are two commonly studied outcomes in marriage and family research. Majority of studies address socio demographic variability and differences across union type in these outcomes. We extend this literature by addressing how the amount of effort one puts into their relationship is associated with stability and satisfaction. Specifically, we focus on how effort impacts these measures of quality in four union types: premarital cohabitation, first marriage, post-divorce cohabitation, and second marriage following divorce. Furthermore, we make union type comparisons in the strength of effort's association with satisfaction and stability. Using data from 8,006 respondents in the Relationship Evaluation Survey, our results show that effort was strongly and positively associated with satisfaction and stability in all four unions. Although effort is more strongly associated with satisfaction in first marriage than cohabiting relationships, no union type differences in the role of effort on stability were observed. Clinical and research implications of these findings are discussed. PMID:24320175

  9. Beyond Unions, Notwithstanding Labor Law

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    Loudon, Catherine

    561 Beyond Unions, Notwithstanding Labor Law Marion Crain & Ken Matheny* Introduction .....................................................................................................................561 I. Labor Unionism and the Labor Law Frame IV. Implications of a Revived Right of Assembly for Labor Law..........................601

  10. A Biological Model of Unions

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    Kremer, Michael

    This paper applies principles from evolutionary biology to the study of unions. We show that unions that implement the preferred wage and organizing policies of workers will be displaced in evolutionary competition by ...

  11. Southern African Treatment Resistance Network (SATuRN) RegaDB HIV drug resistance and clinical management database: supporting patient management, surveillance and research in southern Africa.

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    Manasa, Justen; Lessells, Richard; Rossouw, Theresa; Naidu, Kevindra; Van Vuuren, Cloete; Goedhals, Dominique; van Zyl, Gert; Bester, Armand; Skingsley, Andrew; Stott, Katharine; Danaviah, Siva; Chetty, Terusha; Singh, Lavanya; Moodley, Pravi; Iwuji, Collins; McGrath, Nuala; Seebregts, Christopher J; de Oliveira, Tulio

    2014-01-01

    Substantial amounts of data have been generated from patient management and academic exercises designed to better understand the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic and design interventions to control it. A number of specialized databases have been designed to manage huge data sets from HIV cohort, vaccine, host genomic and drug resistance studies. Besides databases from cohort studies, most of the online databases contain limited curated data and are thus sequence repositories. HIV drug resistance has been shown to have a great potential to derail the progress made thus far through antiretroviral therapy. Thus, a lot of resources have been invested in generating drug resistance data for patient management and surveillance purposes. Unfortunately, most of the data currently available relate to subtype B even though >60% of the epidemic is caused by HIV-1 subtype C. A consortium of clinicians, scientists, public health experts and policy markers working in southern Africa came together and formed a network, the Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN), with the aim of increasing curated HIV-1 subtype C and tuberculosis drug resistance data. This article describes the HIV-1 data curation process using the SATuRN Rega database. The data curation is a manual and time-consuming process done by clinical, laboratory and data curation specialists. Access to the highly curated data sets is through applications that are reviewed by the SATuRN executive committee. Examples of research outputs from the analysis of the curated data include trends in the level of transmitted drug resistance in South Africa, analysis of the levels of acquired resistance among patients failing therapy and factors associated with the absence of genotypic evidence of drug resistance among patients failing therapy. All these studies have been important for informing first- and second-line therapy. This database is a free password-protected open source database available on www.bioafrica.net. Database URL: http://www.bioafrica.net/regadb/ PMID:24504151

  12. Institutional Report: European Union

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Institutional Report: European Union Florence Bergeaud-Blackler CRIC, University of Manchester #12-Blackler CRIC, University of Manchester Working Paper Prepared by Partner No. 4 July 2004 #12;P R E FA C E (CRIC) at the University of Manchester. The various country teams in the TRUSTINFOOD project have

  13. AnDa Union

    E-print Network

    Hacker, Randi

    2011-11-02

    of the steppes. Throat singers, like the Chinese Mongolian members of Anda Union appearing at the Lied Center on November 5th, have impressive control over all parts of the human linguistic apparatus. Individual singers can produce as many as four notes at once...

  14. The union doctor

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    Bloor, D. U.

    1980-01-01

    The appointment, terms of service, and work of the Poor Law medical officer, the union doctor, is described to illustrate one of the roles of the mid-nineteenth century general practitioner. It was this role which laid the foundation of modern general practice. PMID:6997483

  15. MATROID UNION ALECK JOHNSEN

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    Immorlica, Nicole

    MATROID UNION ALECK JOHNSEN EECS 495: Combinatorial Optimization Reading Project Presentation February 28th, 2011 Professor N. Immorlica Northwestern University 1. Partition Matroids Given set system M is a `partition' matroid Proof: DC Holds: If we remove elements from some X I, no X Ei will increase Exchange

  16. Sports Union Recreational Sport

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    Howie, Jim

    Sports Union Recreational Sport Programme Futsal(5 a-side Football) Play football on a weekly basis and Semester 2 Entry form You must fill in a Recreational Sport Entry Form. This can be collected from the Sports Centre reception and hand it in along with your entry fee. Find us on Facebook at Heriot

  17. Reconcilable Differences: Conflict and Collegiality in a Unionized Community College Environment

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    Hartley, Matthew

    2010-01-01

    Faculty unions are a prominent, though a comparatively recent, feature of American higher education. Today, a vast majority of community colleges have a unionized faculty. A number of researchers in the 1970s speculated that the presence of unions signaled the end of collegial shared governance and that interactions between administrators and

  18. Examining the Factors Resulting in Faculty Unionization at Three Ohio Community Colleges

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    Stilson-Hart, Amy

    2009-01-01

    Unionization efforts on community college campuses have increased fivefold over the past decade, this research addressed issues relating to increased levels of faculty unionization on community college campuses in Ohio. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine and describe what, if any, relationships exist among faculty union

  19. Biofuel Database

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    Biofuel Database (Web, free access) This database brings together structural, biological, and thermodynamic data for enzymes that are either in current use or are being considered for use in the production of biofuels.

  20. FACILITY DATABASE

    Cancer.gov

    LASP Administrative Use Only Data Entry Start Date _______________ July 2007 LASP FACILTY Database Form 1.000 FACILITY DATABASE Principal Investigator Data Entry Requirements This form is used to identify the level of data that each investigator

  1. [Genetic fingerprints and computerised databases].

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    Sabatier, Myriam

    2003-01-01

    The computerised databases of genetic fingerprints are laboratory tools and by extension law enforcement tools, for which the European Union has defined the applications. As these genetic profiles give no information on specific hereditary characteristics, these bases have been established in order to respect the rights and fundamental liberties of each individual. Compatible at the international level, nobody contests today their rewards in the fight against crime. PMID:15005514

  2. COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT Canadian Union of

    E-print Network

    UNIT 3 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT between and Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903 20082011Printed by Union Labour Printed on Recycled Paper Effective from: April 24, 2009 to: August 31, 2011 the rank of supervisor, and persons for whom a trade union held bargain- ing rights at the date

  3. Paver Program Oklahoma Memorial Union

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    Oklahoma, University of

    Paver Program Oklahoma Memorial Union The UniversiTy of oklahoma Alumni Association Pave the Way in the Oklahoma Memorial Union Courtyard. Now you can. The UniversiTy of oklahoma Alumni Association 900 Asp Ave an opportunity to add their names and graduation years to the stone plaza of the Oklahoma Memorial Union

  4. English in the Union Hall.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Trebble, Maggi; Wallace, David

    1982-01-01

    A course developed by a college in conjunction with a major union focused entirely on English as a means of becoming more active in the union, understanding the collective bargaining agreement, and defending union member rights. Program development, material development, and teaching methods are discussed. (MSE)

  5. Union Members Are Community Members

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gray, David

    2013-01-01

    Unions serve their members' interests. But union members are also community members, and their interests go well beyond increasing pay and benefits. A local union president has found that his members are best served by participating in a community-wide coalition. Providing eyeglasses to needy students, promoting healthy eating, and increasing

  6. MEROPS: The Peptidase Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Funded by the Medical Research Council (UK) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Neil Rawlings and Alan Barrett of the Babraham Institute have created MEROPS, a Peptidase Database (Version 3.1). Indexes included in the database are Peptidases (Organisms & Peptidases and MEROPS Identifiers), Families, and Clans. Other resources at the site -- in the Documents section -- such as BioMedical Aspects, Unsequenced Peptidases, Statistics, and Distribution of Families, provide a wealth of additional information.

  7. ECOTOX Database System

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides this database of chemical toxicity. Three individual EPA databases are combined to provide information on chemical-specific toxicity values for aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. Users can search for research reports by chemical name, species name, or environmental effect. The site has informative help files and browse features. This Web site is useful for evaluating industrial chemicals or for environmental assessment research.

  8. Database Administrator

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moore, Pam

    2010-01-01

    The Internet and electronic commerce (e-commerce) generate lots of data. Data must be stored, organized, and managed. Database administrators, or DBAs, work with database software to find ways to do this. They identify user needs, set up computer databases, and test systems. They ensure that systems perform as they should and add people to the

  9. Native Health Research Database

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Apache Trinidad Rancheria Tsimpshian Tulalip Tule River Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tuscarora Uintah and Ouray Umatilla ... Tribe of Nevada & California White Earth Band. White Mountain Apache Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Keechi, Waco, & Tawakonie) ...

  10. Databases for LDEF results

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bohnhoff-Hlavacek, Gail

    1992-01-01

    One of the objectives of the team supporting the LDEF Systems and Materials Special Investigative Groups is to develop databases of experimental findings. These databases identify the hardware flown, summarize results and conclusions, and provide a system for acknowledging investigators, tracing sources of data, and future design suggestions. To date, databases covering the optical experiments, and thermal control materials (chromic acid anodized aluminum, silverized Teflon blankets, and paints) have been developed at Boeing. We used the Filemaker Pro software, the database manager for the Macintosh computer produced by the Claris Corporation. It is a flat, text-retrievable database that provides access to the data via an intuitive user interface, without tedious programming. Though this software is available only for the Macintosh computer at this time, copies of the databases can be saved to a format that is readable on a personal computer as well. Further, the data can be exported to more powerful relational databases, capabilities, and use of the LDEF databases and describe how to get copies of the database for your own research.

  11. Protein databases on the internet.

    PubMed

    Xu, Dong; Xu, Ying

    2004-11-01

    Protein databases have become a crucial part of modern biology. Huge amounts of data for protein structures, functions, and particularly sequences are being generated. Searching databases is often the first step in the study of a new protein. Comparison between proteins and between protein families in databases provides information about the relationship between proteins within a genome or across different species, and hence offers much more information than can be obtained by studying only an isolated protein. In addition, secondary databases derived from experimental databases are also widely available. These databases reorganize and annotate the data or provide predictions. The use of multiple databases often helps researchers understand the structure and function of proteins. Although some protein databases are widely known, they are far from being fully utilized in the protein science community. This unit provides a starting point for readers to explore the potential of protein databases on the Internet. PMID:18265344

  12. Protein databases on the internet.

    PubMed

    Xu, Dong; Xu, Ying

    2004-11-01

    Protein databases have become a crucial part of modern biology. Huge amounts of data for protein structures, functions, and particularly sequences are being generated. Searching databases is often the first step in the study of a new protein. Comparison between proteins and between protein families in databases provides information about the relationship between proteins within a genome or across different species, and hence offers much more information than can be obtained by studying only an isolated protein. In addition, secondary databases derived from experimental databases are also widely available. These databases reorganize and annotate the data or provide predictions. The use of multiple databases often helps researchers understand the structure and function of proteins. Although some protein databases are widely known, they are far from being fully utilized in the protein science community. This unit provides a starting point for readers to explore the potential of protein databases on the Internet. PMID:18429255

  13. Database management research for the Human Genome Project: Progress report, 7/1/96-3/15/97

    SciTech Connect

    Goodman, N.

    1997-03-01

    Progress is reported on the development of software that works in conjunction with database management systems (DBMSs) in ways that are useful for genomics. This new release of LabBase has two major advantages over the previous version, namely it runs on the Sybase relational DBMS rather than ObjectStore and offers more complete data modeling features than the previous version so is suitable for more kinds of genetic databases.

  14. AgeFactDB--the JenAge Ageing Factor Database--towards data integration in ageing research.

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    Hhne, Rolf; Thalheim, Torsten; Shnel, Jrgen

    2014-01-01

    AgeFactDB (http://agefactdb.jenage.de) is a database aimed at the collection and integration of ageing phenotype data including lifespan information. Ageing factors are considered to be genes, chemical compounds or other factors such as dietary restriction, whose action results in a changed lifespan or another ageing phenotype. Any information related to the effects of ageing factors is called an observation and is presented on observation pages. To provide concise access to the complete information for a particular ageing factor, corresponding observations are also summarized on ageing factor pages. In a first step, ageing-related data were primarily taken from existing databases such as the Ageing Gene Database--GenAge, the Lifespan Observations Database and the Dietary Restriction Gene Database--GenDR. In addition, we have started to include new ageing-related information. Based on homology data taken from the HomoloGene Database, AgeFactDB also provides observation and ageing factor pages of genes that are homologous to known ageing-related genes. These homologues are considered as candidate or putative ageing-related genes. AgeFactDB offers a variety of search and browse options, and also allows the download of ageing factor or observation lists in TSV, CSV and XML formats. PMID:24217911

  15. European speech databases for telephone applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. Hoge; H. S. Tropf; R. Winski; H. van den Heuvel; R. Haeb-Umbach; K. Choukri

    1997-01-01

    The SpeechDat project aims to produce speech databases for all official languages of the European Union and some major dialectal variants and minority languages resulting in 28 speech databases. They will be recorded over fixed and mobile telephone networks. This will provide a realistic basis for training and assessment of both isolated and continuous-speech utterances, employing whole-word or subword approaches,

  16. Jonathan Rosen: building a dynamic union-based health and safety program.

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    Rosen, Jonathan; McLaughlin, Kaci; Slatin, Craig

    2014-01-01

    Jonathan Rosen has spent more than 30 years building union-based health and safety programs. In the 1970s he was a union activist. In 1980 he became a union health and safety committee chair at a Milwaukee manufacturing firm. Following that, he had a nearly 20-year career with the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF). He trained as an industrial hygienist and developed a highly regarded public sector union-based health and safety program. PEF's Health and Safety Department supported a network of union health and safety committees. Program accomplishments included innovative work on workplace violence prevention, indoor environmental quality, infectious diseases, and ergonomics. Mr. Rosen promoted collaboration among unions, helped support new activists, advocated tirelessly for injured workers, and formed an effective alliance with researchers. Rosen discusses essential strategies for mobilizing union members and gaining commitment to health and safety from unions, employers, and policy makers. PMID:25053608

  17. Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Acting as part of the European Commission's INNOVATION Programme, the Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) provides information on European Union research, development, and innovation activities to help strengthen the competitiveness of European organizations, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). CORDIS's ten searchable databases covering various news and research publications, EU-funded research programs, and organizational contact and partnership directories are designed to help SMEs find data and funding. An Acronym dictionary of EU research and development terms aids search navigation, and key pages are available in English, French, German, and Italian.

  18. A climatology of ?Be in surface air in European Union.

    PubMed

    Hernndez-Ceballos, M A; Cinelli, G; Ferrer, M Marn; Tollefsen, T; De Felice, L; Nweke, E; Tognoli, P V; Vanzo, S; De Cort, M

    2015-03-01

    This study presents a European-wide analysis of the spatial and temporal distribution of the cosmogenic isotope (7)Be in surface air. This is the first time that a long term database of 34 sampling sites that regularly provide data to the Radioactivity Environmental Monitoring (REM) network, managed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, is used. While temporal coverage varies between stations, some of them have delivered data more or less continuously from 1984 to 2011. The station locations were considerably heterogeneous, both in terms of latitude and altitude, a range which should ensure a high degree of representativeness of the results. The mean values of (7)Be activity concentration presented a spatial distribution value ranging from 2.0 to 5.4 mBq/m(3) over the European Union. The results of the ANOVA analysis of all (7)Be data available indicated that its temporal and spatial distributions were mainly explained by the location and characteristic of the sampling sites rather than its temporal distribution (yearly, seasonal and monthly). Higher (7)Be concentrations were registered at the middle, compared to high-latitude, regions. However, there was no correlation with altitude, since all stations are sited within the atmospheric boundary layer. In addition, the total and yearly analyses of the data indicated a dynamic range of (7)Be activity for each solar cycle and phase (maximum or minimum), different impact on stations having been observed according to their location. Finally, the results indicated a significant seasonal and monthly variation for (7)Be activity concentration across the European Union, with maximum concentrations occurring in the summer and minimum in the winter, although with differences in the values reached. The knowledge of the horizontal and vertical distribution of this natural radionuclide in the atmosphere is a key parameter for modelling studies of atmospheric processes, which are important phenomena to be taken into account in the case of a nuclear accident. PMID:25544729

  19. Bibliographic Databases Outside of the United States.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McGinn, Thomas P.; And Others

    1988-01-01

    Eight articles describe the development, content, and structure of databases outside of the United States. Features discussed include library involvement, authority control, shared cataloging services, union catalogs, thesauri, abstracts, and distribution methods. Countries and areas represented are Latin America, Australia, the United Kingdom,

  20. Physical database design for relational databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sheldon J. Finkelstein; Mario Schkolnick; Paolo Tiberio

    1988-01-01

    This paper describes the concepts used in the implementation of DBDSGN, an experimental physical design tool for relational databases developed at the IBM San Jose Research Laboratory. Given a workload for System R (consisting of a set of SQL statements and their execution frequencies), DBDSGN suggests physical configurations for efficient performance. Each configuration consists of a set of indices and

  1. Environmental Security Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Maintained by the Peace & Conflict Studies Program at the University of Toronto, this database has potential as a powerful research tool for those studying the relationships between environmental stress and violent conflict in developing countries. The database contains information on (but not the text of) over 20,000 items, including books, journal articles, papers, and newspaper clippings. Users may conduct searches using keywords, names, titles, or a special coding system developed to permit "complex Boolean searches of the Database to produce subsets of items relating to specific issues." Typical search returns include author, title, publisher, date, and comments which vary in length. The authors stress that most items in the database can be found through local research libraries; however, they do offer limited assistance in locating and reproducing some materials.

  2. FORT UNION DEEP

    SciTech Connect

    Lyle A. Johnson Jr.

    2002-09-01

    Coalbed methane (CBM) is currently the hottest area of energy development in the Rocky Mountain area. The Powder River Basin (PRB) is the largest CBM area in Wyoming and has attracted the majority of the attention because of its high permeability and relatively shallow depth. Other Wyoming coal regions are also being targeted for development, but most of these areas have lower permeability and deeper coal seams. This project consists of the development of a CBM stimulation system for deep coal resources and involves three work areas: (1) Well Placement, (2) Well Stimulation, and (3) Production Monitoring and Evaluation. The focus of this project is the Washakie Basin. Timberline Energy, Inc., the cosponsor, has a project area in southern Carbon County, Wyoming, and northern Moffat County, Colorado. The target coal is found near the top of the lower Fort Union formation. The well for this project, Evans No.1, was drilled to a depth of 2,700 ft. Three coal seams were encountered with sandstone and some interbedded shale between seams. Well logs indicated that the coal seams and the sandstone contained gas. For the testing, the upper seam at 2,000 ft was selected. The well, drilled and completed for this project, produced very little water and only occasional burps of methane. To enhance the well, a mild severity fracture was conducted to fracture the coal seam and not the adjacent sandstone. Fracturing data indicated a fracture half-length of 34 ft, a coal permeability of 0.2226 md, and permeability of 15.3 md. Following fracturing, the gas production rate stabilized at 10 Mscf/day within water production of 18 bpd. The Western Research Institute (WRI) CBM model was used to design a 14-day stimulation cycle followed by a 30-day production period. A maximum injection pressure of 1,200 psig to remain well below the fracture pressure was selected. Model predictions were 20 Mscf/day of air injection for 14 days, a one-day shut-in, then flowback. The predicted flowback was a four-fold increase over the prestimulation rate with production essentially returning to prestimulation rates after 30 days. The physical stimulation was conducted over a 14-day period. Problems with the stimulation injection resulted in a coal bed fire that was quickly quenched when production was resumed. The poststimulation, stabilized production was three to four times the prestimulation rate. The methane content was approximately 45% after one day and increased to 65% at the end of 30 days. The gas production rate was still two and one-half times the prestimulation rate at the end of the 30-day test period. The field results were a good match to the numerical simulator predictions. The physical stimulation did increase the production, but did not produce a commercial rate.

  3. FORT UNION DEEP

    SciTech Connect

    Lyle A. Johnson Jr.

    2002-03-01

    Coalbed methane (CBM) is currently the hottest area of energy development in the Rocky Mountain area. The Powder River Basin (PRB) is the largest CBM area in Wyoming and has attracted the majority of the attention because of its high permeability and relatively shallow depth. Other Wyoming coal regions are also being targeted for development, but most of these areas have lower permeability and deeper coal seams. This project consists of the development of a CBM stimulation system for deep coal resources and involves three work areas: (1) Well Placement, (2) Well Stimulation, and (3) Production Monitoring and Evaluation. The focus of this project is the Washakie Basin. Timberline Energy, Inc., the cosponsor, has a project area in southern Carbon County, Wyoming, and northern Moffat County, Colorado. The target coal is found near the top of the lower Fort Union formation. The well for this project, Evans No.1, was drilled to a depth of 2,700 ft. Three coal seams were encountered with sandstone and some interbedded shale between seams. Well logs indicated that the coal seams and the sandstone contained gas. For the testing, the upper seam at 2,000 ft was selected. The well, drilled and completed for this project, produced very little water and only occasional burps of methane. To enhance the well, a mild severity fracture was conducted to fracture the coal seam and not the adjacent sandstone. Fracturing data indicated a fracture half-length of 34 ft, a coal permeability of 0.2226 md, and permeability of 15.3 md. Following fracturing, the gas production rate stabilized at 10 Mscf/day within water production of 18 bpd. The Western Research Institute (WRI) CBM model was used to design a 14-day stimulation cycle followed by a 30-day production period. A maximum injection pressure of 1,200 psig to remain well below the fracture pressure was selected. Model predictions were 20 Mscf/day of air injection for 14 days, a one-day shut-in, then flowback. The predicted flowback was a four-fold increase over the prestimulation rate with production essentially returning to prestimulation rates after 30 days. The physical stimulation was conducted over a 14-day period. Problems with the stimulation injection resulted in a coal bed fire that was quickly quenched when production was resumed. The poststimulation, stabilized production was three to four times the prestimulation rate. The methane content was approximately 45% after one day and increased to 65% at the end of 30 days. The gas production rate was still two and one-half times the prestimulation rate at the end of the 30-day test period. The field results were a good match to the numerical simulator predictions. The physical stimulation did increase the production, but did not produce a commercial rate.

  4. Hydrocarbon Impacts Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Hydrocarbon Impacts (HI) database is a subset of the University of Calgary's Arctic Institute of North America's Arctic Science and Technology Information System database. More than 5,100 records describe "publications and research projects about the environmental impacts, socio-economic effects and regulation of hydrocarbon exploration, development and transportation in northern Canada." Users can search by record type, keyword, subject code, geographic code, author, and year, as well as an advanced search feature to locate the information. Well designed and easy to use, the database provides those interested in this narrow subject field a helpful resource.

  5. Angiotensin receptor blockers and risk of cancer: cohort study among people receiving antihypertensive drugs in UK General Practice Research Database

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Objectives To investigate whether there is an association between use of angiotensin receptor blockers and risk of cancer. Design Cohort study of risk of cancer in people treated with angiotensin receptor blockers compared with angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Effects were explored with time updated covariates in Cox models adjusted for age, sex, body mass index (BMI), diabetes and metformin/insulin use, hypertension, heart failure, statin use, socioeconomic status, alcohol, smoking, and calendar year. Absolute changes in risk were predicted from a Poisson model incorporating the strongest determinants of risk from the main analysis. Setting UK primary care practices contributing to the General Practice Research Database. Participants 377?649 new users of angiotensin receptor blockers or ACE inhibitors with at least one year of initial treatment. Main outcome measures Adjusted hazard ratios for all cancer and major site specific cancers (breast, lung, colon, prostate) by exposure to angiotensin receptor blockers and by cumulative duration of use. Results Follow-up ended a median of 4.6 years after the start of treatment; 20?203 cancers were observed. There was no evidence of any increase in overall risk of cancer among those ever exposed to angiotensin receptor blockers (adjusted hazard ratio 1.03, 95% confidence interval 0.99 to 1.06, P=0.10). For specific cancers, there was some evidence of an increased risk of breast and prostate cancer (1.11, 1.01 to 1.21, P=0.02; and 1.10, 1.00 to 1.20, P=0.04; respectively), which in absolute terms corresponded to an estimated 0.5 and 1.1 extra cases, respectively, per 1000 person years of follow-up among those with the highest baseline risk. Longer duration of treatment did not seem to be associated with higher risk (P>0.15 in each case). There was a decreased risk of lung cancer (0.84, 0.75 to 0.94), but no effect on colon cancer (1.02, 0.91 to 1.16). Conclusions Use of angiotensin receptor blockers was not associated with an increased risk of cancer overall. Observed increased risks for breast and prostate cancer were small in absolute terms, and the lack of association with duration of treatment meant that non-causal explanations could not be excluded. PMID:22531797

  6. The DARE Database: UNESCO

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The DARE Database, maintained by UNESCO, includes an international directory of over 11,000 references to social science research and training institutes, social science specialists, social science documentation and information services, and social science periodicals. The directory also provides listings of peace, human rights, and international law institutions. Users may search the directory database by type of institution, country name, personal name, geographical coverage, periodical title, language of periodical, ISSN, or keyword.

  7. Ecomp Executive Compensation Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Ecomp Executive Compensation Database allows users to research the compensation and net-worth of executives. Users may search the database by company name or ticker symbol, as well as by state, sector, and industry pull-down menus. Search returns list compensation summaries for the top executives, including salary, bonus, and total compensation. Clicking on the executive's name will give a more detailed summary, including restricted stock, LTIP payouts, and value realized for options exercised. All numbers are for 1999.

  8. (1) Contract number EVK2-CT-2000-00090 The CLIWOC research project (Climatological Database for the World's Oceans

    E-print Network

    Koek, Frits

    project (Climatological Database for the World's Oceans: 1750 to 1850)1 was funded by the European of information or supply of data for oceanic areas matches them for detail and reliability over this time period historical data are in such short supply - the oceans - and as a source that is far from exhausted

  9. Proceedings of the first LBL workshop on statistical database management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. K. T

    1982-01-01

    The workshop on statistical database management was intended to serve as a forum in which users, system builders, and database researchers could exchange ideas on the applications, techniques, problems, and requirements of statistical database management. The term statistical databases refers to databases that represent statistical or summary information and that are used for statistical analysis. Typically, these databases contain quantitative

  10. The Stanford Microarray Database

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gavin Sherlock; Tina Hernandez-boussard; Andrew Kasarskis; Gail Binkley; John C. Matese; Selina S. Dwight; Miroslava Kaloper; Shuai Weng; Heng Jin; Catherine A. Ball; Michael B. Eisen; Paul T. Spellman; Patrick O. Brown; David Botstein; J. Michael Cherry

    2001-01-01

    The Stanford Microarray Database (SMD) stores raw and normalized data from microarray experiments, and provides web interfaces for researchers to retrieve, analyze and visualize their data. The two immediate goals for SMD are to serve as a storage site for microarray data from ongoing research at Stanford University, and to facilitate the public dissemination of that data once published, or

  11. Maize databases

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This chapter is a succinct overview of maize data held in the species-specific database MaizeGDB (the Maize Genomics and Genetics Database), and selected multi-species data repositories, such as Gramene/Ensembl Plants, Phytozome, UniProt and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), ...

  12. NIOSHTIC DATABASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    NIOSHTIC Database is a bibliographic database of literature in the field of occupational safety and health. English language technical journals provide approximately 35 percent of the additions to NIOSHTIC? annually. Retrospective information, some of which is from the 19th centu...

  13. 75 FR 81378 - Fiduciary Duties at Federal Credit Unions; Mergers and Conversions of Insured Credit Unions

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-28

    ...NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Parts 701, 708a...RIN 3133-AD40 Fiduciary Duties at Federal Credit Unions; Mergers and Conversions of Insured Credit Unions AGENCY: National Credit Union...

  14. NSFC Databases

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Environmental Services Center (NESC) is based at West Virginia University and "serves as a clearinghouse for information about drinking water, wastewater, environmental training, and solid waste management in communities serving fewer than 10,000 individuals." As part of the NSFC larger Web site, the Databases page offers three online databases that can be accessed free after an initial registration. The Regulations Database contains copies of regulations for onsite wastewater treatment systems in 48 states, the Bibliographic Database stores thousands of articles dealing with onsite and small community wastewater issues, and the Manufacturers and Consultants Database houses a list of industry contacts for wastewater products and consulting services. Much more is available within the larger NSFC site and readers are encouraged to take a look through its contents.

  15. Foreign Fishery Developments Soviet Union and Japan

    E-print Network

    Foreign Fishery Developments Soviet Union and Japan Agree on 1978 Quotas The Soviet Union and Japan); the Soviet Union's quota in the Japanese zone at 650,000 t. These final quotas, which were disappointingly,000 t for the Soviet Union during July-December. The Soviet Union modified its posi- tion during the first week

  16. Union de variants abstraits Jacques Garrigue

    E-print Network

    Garrigue, Jacques

    Union de variants abstraits Jacques Garrigue Nagoya University, Grad. Sch. of Mathematics avec Romain Bardou, E.N.S. Cachan #12;J. Garrigue, R. Bardou -- Union de variants abstraits 1 Union concr -> show_v y val show : t -> unit #12;J. Garrigue, R. Bardou -- Union de variants abstraits 2 Union concr

  17. Developing a national database to recent Hispanic\\/minority graduates and professionals for employmnet, procurement, consulting, and educational research opportunities with the federal government. Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. D. Keller; H. Garza

    1996-01-01

    This report very briefly summarizes notable accomplishments of the grant collaboration between the Hispanic Experts Database\\/Minority Experts Database and the American Council on Education. The Directory of Hispanic Experts was compiled and distributed from the database. The database was expanded through several initiatives, and information dissemination was increased. The database is now available on the Internet and the World Wide

  18. Database Relations with Null Values (Extended Abstract)

    E-print Network

    Zaniolo, Carlo

    occurred. The obvious solution is to view the database as follows: EMP (E# , NAME, SEX, MGR#, TEL#) 1120Database Relations with Null Values (Extended Abstract) Carlo Zaniolo Bell Laboratories Holmdel database information and null values represents one of the thorniest research issues in database theory

  19. The College Union Outdoors. College Unions at Work.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crabb, Theodore

    This publication, one in a series of mongraphs on college unions, focuses on the outing-informal recreational activity taking place out-of-doors, usually undertaken by students in groups, and usually noncompetitive, a natural extension of the student union program. Main sections of the monograph include: (1) a suggestion for a basic program, (2)

  20. Indian Geophysical Union celebrates 25th anniversary

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The Indian Geophysical Union under its president A.P. Mitra, director-general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, is holding the seminar Advances in Geophysical Research in India at its 25th annual convention February 1-3 at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) in Hyderabad. Broad disciplines covered in the seminar are solid Earth geophysics, physics of the oceans, atmospheric sciences, solar-terrestrial relations, space sciences and planetology, and instrumentation. An international symposium on structure and dynamics of the Indian lithosphere is also part of the convention program.

  1. Government & Social Science Information: European Union Collections Bibliography

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The University of California-Berkeley Library's Government and Social Science Information Service (GSSI) has developed this Web site relating to European Union (EU) information. The GSSI Research Guide on The European Union is a bibliography of over 35 information sources held by GSSI. It includes resources on directories, current information, statistics, indexes, bibliographies, legislation, and subject reports. While not all resources have hypertext links, the guide is still an excellent starting point for EU information.

  2. Development of a database for prompt gamma-ray neutron activation analysis: Summary report of the third research coordination meeting

    SciTech Connect

    Lindstrom, Richard M.; Firestone, Richard B.; Pavi, ???

    2003-04-01

    The main discussions and conclusions from the Third Co-ordination Meeting on the Development of a Database for Prompt Gamma-ray Neutron Activation Analysis are summarized in this report. All results were reviewed in detail, and the final version of the TECDOC and the corresponding software were agreed upon and approved for preparation. Actions were formulated with the aim of completing the final version of the TECDOC and associated software by May 2003.

  3. Maximum union-free subfamilies

    E-print Network

    Fox, Jacob

    An old problem of Moser asks: what is the size of the largest union-free subfamily that one can guarantee in every family of m sets? A family of sets is called union-free if there are no three distinct sets in the family ...

  4. Teacher Unionization in School Governance

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jacoby, Dan

    2011-01-01

    The role of unions in school governance is reviewed to note that labor operates in a larger context of principal-agent relationships. As agents for teachers, unions articulate the concerns that must be addressed if teachers are to be successfully enlisted in the struggle to reduce achievement gaps among at-risk students. Transcending industrial

  5. IUCN - The World Conservation Union

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Terry Marsden; King Edward

    As a Union, IUCN seeks to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. A central secretariat coordinates the IUCN Programme and serves the Union membership, representing their views on the world stage and providing them with the

  6. Toward a More Perfect Union

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schachter, Ron

    2010-01-01

    This article explores school districts such as New Haven (Connecticut) Public Schools, whose local union is an American Federation of Teachers (AFT) affiliate and where a shared concern for students has trumped the often adversarial union-management relationship. The author discusses what makes the successful contract negotiations headed by David

  7. Teaching Reform and Union Reform.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kerchner, Charles T.; Mitchell, Douglas E.

    1986-01-01

    Reviews present labor statutes and examines three alternatives to current practices; proposes that teaching, by its nature, is not well administered by industrial standards or well adjudicated through industrial unionism. Suggests "professional unionism" as a means of effecting educational reform. (DR)

  8. 32 CFR 643.116 - Credit unions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Credit unions. 643.116 Section 643.116 National...Authority of Commanders 643.116 Credit unions. The establishment of credit unions on Army installations is governed by AR...

  9. Complexity of union-split-find problems

    E-print Network

    Lai, Katherine Jane

    2008-01-01

    In this thesis, we investigate various interpretations of the Union-Split-Find problem, an extension of the classic Union-Find problem. In the Union-Split Find problem, we maintain disjoint sets of ordered elements subject ...

  10. 32 CFR 643.116 - Credit unions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Credit unions. 643.116 Section 643.116 National...Authority of Commanders 643.116 Credit unions. The establishment of credit unions on Army installations is governed by AR...

  11. 32 CFR 643.116 - Credit unions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Credit unions. 643.116 Section 643.116 National...Authority of Commanders 643.116 Credit unions. The establishment of credit unions on Army installations is governed by AR...

  12. 32 CFR 643.116 - Credit unions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2011-07-01 true Credit unions. 643.116 Section 643.116 National...Authority of Commanders 643.116 Credit unions. The establishment of credit unions on Army installations is governed by AR...

  13. 32 CFR 643.116 - Credit unions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Credit unions. 643.116 Section 643.116 National...Authority of Commanders 643.116 Credit unions. The establishment of credit unions on Army installations is governed by AR...

  14. Nuclear Science References Database

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pritychenko, B.; B?tk, E.; Singh, B.; Totans, J.

    2014-06-01

    The Nuclear Science References (NSR) database together with its associated Web interface, is the world's only comprehensive source of easily accessible low- and intermediate-energy nuclear physics bibliographic information for more than 210,000 articles since the beginning of nuclear science. The weekly-updated NSR database provides essential support for nuclear data evaluation, compilation and research activities. The principles of the database and Web application development and maintenance are described. Examples of nuclear structure, reaction and decay applications are specifically included. The complete NSR database is freely available at the websites of the National Nuclear Data Center http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/nsr and the International Atomic Energy Agency http://www-nds.iaea.org/nsr.

  15. The Gymnosperm Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This database is a fabulous resource for students and researchers of conifers, cycads, and their allies; it was created by Dr. Christopher J. Earle, a dendrochronologist and doctorate of the University of Washington. The user enters the taxonomic database at the highest level, Order and Family, and can then navigate to Species (or sometimes Variety) levels. At each level, information on the taxon is provided, along with bibliographic citations. In addition to the gymnosperm database, the site provides a links page with pointers to bibliographic databases, virtual image galleries and other resources. Special sections on gymnosperms of Alta California, gymnosperms of Sichuan, tree age determination, paleobotany of Australia and New Zealand conifers, and podocarp forests of south-west New Zealand further complement the site.

  16. Navigating Public Microarray Databases

    PubMed Central

    Bhler, Jrg

    2004-01-01

    With the ever-escalating amount of data being produced by genome-wide microarray studies, it is of increasing importance that these data are captured in public databases so that researchers can use this information to complement and enhance their own studies. Many groups have set up databases of expression data, ranging from large repositories, which are designed to comprehensively capture all published data, through to more specialized databases. The public repositories, such as ArrayExpress at the European Bioinformatics Institute contain complete datasets in raw format in addition to processed data, whilst the specialist databases tend to provide downstream analysis of normalized data from more focused studies and data sources. Here we provide a guide to the use of these public microarray resources. PMID:18629145

  17. BIOMARKERS DATABASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    This database was developed by assembling and evaluating the literature relevant to human biomarkers. It catalogues and evaluates the usefulness of biomarkers of exposure, susceptibility and effect which may be relevant for a longitudinal cohort study. In addition to describing ...

  18. ECOTOX DATABASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    ECOTOX is a comprehensive ecotoxicology database and is therefore essential to the Agency, providing and supporting high quality models needed to estimate population effects of toxic chemicals across a wide range of species....

  19. Populating a Control Point Database: A cooperative effort between the USGS, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center and the Grand Canyon Youth Organization

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Brown, K. M.; Fritzinger, C.; Wharton, E.

    2004-12-01

    The Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center measures the effects of Glen Canyon Dam operations on the resources along the Colorado River from Glen Canyon Dam to Lake Mead in support of the Grand Canyon Adaptive Management Program. Control points are integral for geo-referencing the myriad of data collected in the Grand Canyon including aerial photography, topographic and bathymetric data used for classification and change-detection analysis of physical, biologic and cultural resources. The survey department has compiled a list of 870 control points installed by various organizations needing to establish a consistent reference for data collected at field sites along the 240 mile stretch of Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. This list is the foundation for the Control Point Database established primarily for researchers, to locate control points and independently geo-reference collected field data. The database has the potential to be a valuable mapping tool for assisting researchers to easily locate a control point and reduce the occurrance of unknowingly installing new control points within close proximity of an existing control point. The database is missing photographs and accurate site description information. Current site descriptions do not accurately define the location of the point but refer to the project that used the point, or some other interesting fact associated with the point. The Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC) resolved this problem by turning the data collection effort into an educational exercise for the participants of the Grand Canyon Youth organization. Grand Canyon Youth is a non-profit organization providing experiential education for middle and high school aged youth. GCMRC and the Grand Canyon Youth formed a partnership where GCMRC provided the logistical support, equipment, and training to conduct the field work, and the Grand Canyon Youth provided the time and personnel to complete the field work. Two data collection efforts were conducted during the 2004 summer allowing 40 youth the opportunity to contribute valuable information to the Control Point Database. This information included: verification of point existence, photographs, accurate site descriptions concisely describing the location of the point, how to reach the point, the specific point location and detailed bearings to visible and obvious land marks. The youth learned to locate themselves and find the points using 1:1000 airphotos, write detailed site descriptions, take bearings with a compass, measure vertical and horizontal distances, and use a digital camera. The youth found information for 252 control points (29% of the total points).

  20. Tsunami Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Tsunami Database is a global digital database containing information on more than 2000 tsunamis maintained by the National Geophysical Data Center. This is an interactive site; the user is asked to enter search parameters such as date, latitude and longitude, cause of the tsunami - earthquake, landslide, volcano, or all combined - magnitude, and death. Information is then generated on tsunamis that match that data. The National Geophysical Data Center also maintains an historic slide set collection of tsunami damage.

  1. Differences among Teachers' Perceptions of School Climate: Does Support for the Local Teacher Union Make a Difference?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Griffith, Jason S.

    2009-01-01

    Although some school improvement literature has suggested that schools will improve when unions are removed from the school system, unions have rarely been isolated in the research. This study involved a mixed method case study approach to explore whether support of the local teacher union affected perceptions of school climate, as measured by the

  2. The Research Article as an Instrument of Active Learning for Teaching about Violence, Sexual Abuse, and Union Formation among Low-Income Families

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Purvin, Diane M.; Kain, Edward L.

    2005-01-01

    As noted by Goldsmid and Wilson a quarter of a century ago, a "curious gulf" exists between teaching and research in sociology. This article addresses this problem by suggesting ways in which a current research article from the American Sociological Review can be used in courses at three different levels of the undergraduate curriculum. The active

  3. Teachers unions and student performance: help or hindrance?

    PubMed

    Eberts, Randall W

    2007-01-01

    Randall Eberts explores the role of teachers unions in public education. He focuses particularly on how collective bargaining agreements shape the delivery of educational services, how unions affect both student achievement and the cost of providing quality education, and how they support educational reform efforts. Eberts's synthesis of the empirical research concludes that union bargaining raises teachers' compensation, improves their working conditions, and enhances their employment security-while also raising the cost of providing public education by upwards of 15 percent. The effect of unions on student performance is mixed. Students of average ability who attend school in union districts perform better on standardized tests, whereas low-achieving and high-achieving students perform worse. However, the overall gain in achievement does not make up for the higher cost. Of late, unions have begun to be more supportive of school reform, moving from an adversarial bargaining model to a more collaborative one in which teachers and administrators share common goals and hold joint responsibility. Yet unions' desire to participate in reform does not match their fervor to organize in the 1960s and 1970s. While national union leadership has talked about reform, local affiliates have initiated most of the reform efforts, pioneering reforms such as accountability and incentive pay. In Eberts's view, one reason that unions have been slow to embrace reform efforts is the lack of consensus on their effectiveness. He argues that many reforms have been too narrowly focused; rather, effective schools result from well-designed systems and processes. In principle, adopting standards that help teachers focus on lessons they want students to learn, aligning their teaching to the lessons, and devising measurements that demonstrate that students are responding to these lessons can improve teaching as long as the public, policymakers, and school administrators acknowledge the complexity of the learning process and the broad outcomes that society desires. PMID:17407928

  4. Union of Concerned Scientists: Food and Agriculture

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Food and Environment program was developed by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) to help "create a food system that encourages innovative and environmentally sustainable ways to produce high-quality, safe, and affordable food, while ensuring that citizens have a voice in how their food is grown." The Food and Environment website provides information about three UCS focus areas: Antibiotic Resistance, Biotechnology, and Sustainable Agriculture. The site also links to action alerts, downloadable reports, news, and special features like the UCS Pharm Crop Database, a source for information on USDA-approved pharmaceutical and industrial crop production by state. Site visitors can also link to information about other UCS programs including Clean Vehicles, Global Environment, Clean Energy, and Global Security.

  5. Full-Text Databases in Medicine.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sievert, MaryEllen C.; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Describes types of full-text databases in medicine; discusses features for searching full-text journal databases available through online vendors; reviews research on full-text databases in medicine; and describes the MEDLINE/Full-Text Research Project at the University of Missouri (Columbia) which investigated precision, recall, and relevancy.

  6. Automated database design technology and tools

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shen, Stewart N. T.

    1988-01-01

    The Automated Database Design Technology and Tools research project results are summarized in this final report. Comments on the state of the art in various aspects of database design are provided, and recommendations made for further research for SNAP and NAVMASSO future database applications.

  7. Hospital Records Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This new joint project from the Wellcome Trust and the UK Public Record Office helps researchers locate records of hospitals all over the UK. The database currently contains over 2,800 entries and may be searched by hospital or town name. Information contained in the database includes administrative details of the hospitals, location and covering dates of administrative and clinical records, and the existence of lists, catalogs or other finding aids. A sample search for "royal" under hospital name returned 210 records, and one for "Manchester" under town name produced 124 returns. While the target audience of this database -- researchers in British medical history -- is rather specialized, this new resource will prove extremely useful for these scholars and their students.

  8. Drinking Water Database

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Murray, ShaTerea R.

    2004-01-01

    This summer I had the opportunity to work in the Environmental Management Office (EMO) under the Chemical Sampling and Analysis Team or CS&AT. This team s mission is to support Glenn Research Center (GRC) and EM0 by providing chemical sampling and analysis services and expert consulting. Services include sampling and chemical analysis of water, soil, fbels, oils, paint, insulation materials, etc. One of this team s major projects is the Drinking Water Project. This is a project that is done on Glenn s water coolers and ten percent of its sink every two years. For the past two summers an intern had been putting together a database for this team to record the test they had perform. She had successfully created a database but hadn't worked out all the quirks. So this summer William Wilder (an intern from Cleveland State University) and I worked together to perfect her database. We began be finding out exactly what every member of the team thought about the database and what they would change if any. After collecting this data we both had to take some courses in Microsoft Access in order to fix the problems. Next we began looking at what exactly how the database worked from the outside inward. Then we began trying to change the database but we quickly found out that this would be virtually impossible.

  9. Developing a national database to recent Hispanic/minority graduates and professionals for employmnet, procurement, consulting, and educational research opportunities with the federal government. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Keller, G.D.; Garza, H.

    1996-09-30

    This report very briefly summarizes notable accomplishments of the grant collaboration between the Hispanic Experts Database/Minority Experts Database and the American Council on Education. The Directory of Hispanic Experts was compiled and distributed from the database. The database was expanded through several initiatives, and information dissemination was increased. The database is now available on the Internet and the World Wide Web. Restructuring of Web sites and other means of information dissemination was performed to coordinate the database with other government databases and eliminate duplication.

  10. The Rat Genome Database (RGD): developments towards a phenome database

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Norberto De La Cruz; Susan Bromberg; Dean Pasko; Mary Shimoyama; Simon N. Twigger; Jiali Chen; Chin-fu Chen; Chunyu Fan; Cindy Foote; Gopal R. Gopinath; Glenn Harris; Aubrey Hughes; Yuan Ji; Weihong Jin; Dawei Li; Jedidiah Mathis; Natalya Nenasheva; Jeff Nie; Rajni Nigam; Victoria Petri; Dorothy Reilly; Weiye Wang; Wenhua Wu; Angela Zuniga-meyer; Lan Zhao; Anne E. Kwitek; Peter J. Tonellato; Howard J. Jacob

    2005-01-01

    The Rat Genome Database (RGD) (http:\\/\\/rgd.mcw. edu) aims to meet the needs of its community by pro- viding genetic and genomic infrastructure while also annotating the strengths of rat research: biochemis- try, nutrition, pharmacology and physiology. Here, we report on RGD's development towards creating a phenome database. Recent developments can be categorized into three groups. (i) Improved data collection and

  11. The Molecular Biology Database Collection: 2005 update

    PubMed Central

    Galperin, Michael Y.

    2005-01-01

    The Nucleic Acids Research Molecular Biology Database Collection is a public online resource that lists the databases described in this and previous issues of Nucleic Acids Research together with other databases of value to the biologist and available throughout the world. All databases included in this Collection are freely available to the public. The 2005 update includes 719 databases, 171 more than the 2004 one. The databases are organized in a hierarchical classification that simplifies the process of finding the right database for any given task. The growing number of databases related to immunology, plant and organelle research have been accommodated by separating them into three new categories. The database summaries provide brief descriptions of the databases, contact details, appropriate references and acknowledgements. The online summaries also serve as a venue for the maintainers of each database to introduce database updates and other improvements in the scope and tools. These updates are particularly important for those databases that have not been described in print in the recent past. The database list and summaries are available online at the Nucleic Acids Research web site, http://nar.oupjournals.org/. PMID:15608247

  12. The AMMA database

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jean-Luc Boichard; Guillaume Brissebrat; Sophie Cloche; Laurence Eymard; Laurence Fleury; Laurence Mastrorillo; Oumarou Moulaye; Karim Ramage

    2010-01-01

    The AMMA project includes aircraft, ground-based and ocean measurements, an intensive use of satellite data and diverse modelling studies. Therefore, the AMMA database aims at storing a great amount and a large variety of data, and at providing the data as rapidly and safely as possible to the AMMA research community. In order to stimulate the exchange of information and

  13. Databases and data mining

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Over the course of the past decade, the breadth of information that is made available through online resources for plant biology has increased astronomically, as have the interconnectedness among databases, online tools, and methods of data acquisition and analysis. For maize researchers, the numbe...

  14. INVADERS Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Based at the University of Montana and directed by Dr. Peter Rice, the INVADERS Database is "a comprehensive database of exotic plant names and weed distribution records for five states in the northwestern United States." Designed for use by land management and weed regulatory agencies, INVADERS uses a query interface (plant name or location) to sort and display information. Data are updated regularly so as to increase the chance of detecting and halting the rapid spread of alien weeds. Highlights of the site include the noxious weed listings for all US states and six Canadian provinces, historic distribution records against which to compare current plant distributions, and summary statistics such as the number of invasive species detected per state or a summary of the 120 year invasion, among others. The INVADERS database will prove both interesting and useful to managers and academics, alike.

  15. Sexual Frequency and the Stability of Marital and Cohabiting Unions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yabiku, Scott T.; Gager, Constance T.

    2009-01-01

    Prior research found that lower sexual frequency and satisfaction were associated with higher rates of divorce, but little research had examined the role of sexual activity in the dissolution of cohabiting unions. We drew upon social exchange theory to hypothesize why sexual frequency is more important in cohabitation: (a) cohabitors' lower costs

  16. A Model for Training Research from the Workers' Perspective [and] Invited Reaction: The Necessary Ingredient for Authentic Participation in the Planning Process for Training Is a Labor Union.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bjorkquist, David C.; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Bjorkquist and Lewis's model for training research includes workers' concerns (autonomy, compensation, health, and worker-environment fit) as well as influences on training outcomes (performance deficiencies, learning conditions, and worker commitment). Rosen's reaction considers whether meaningful worker participation in planning can take place

  17. Researchers under Pressure: A Comparative Study of New Forms of Producing, Advising and Transmitting Knowledge in Brazil and the European Union

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bianchetti, Lucidio; Quartiero, Elisa Maria

    2010-01-01

    This article presents some data from the literature and opinions from responses to interviews with 74 Brazilian and 15 European researchers. They were questioned about their work and the consequences to their lives caused by the changes imposed by the Coordinating Agency for Improvement in Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) in Brazil and the

  18. The Neisseria meningitidis Genome Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    TIGR, The Institute for Genomic Research, has released this online genome database in March 2000. The Neisseria meningitidis Genome Database, published by Tettelin et al. in Science (287:1809-1815, 2000), is provided at the Neisseria meningitidis Webpage, and offers the latest versions of sequence data and related annotation.

  19. European Monetary Union

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The EMU site was created by a group of students at the King's Hospital Secondary School in Palmerston, Dublin, Ireland. Their site discusses the potential positive and negative effects of the EMU, popular opinion on the Euro, and the possible side effects for Ireland, which will join, when its neighbor Britain does not join. After months of doubt and political difficulties in France, Germany, and most recently, Italy, it now appears that the unified European currency, the Euro, will indeed begin on January 1, 1999 to replace the national currencies of as many as 10 or 11 countries. The path to a unified currency is by no means smooth, however. Many European Union member states are finding it politically difficult to reduce their budget deficit to 3 percent of gross domestic product and other states, such as Britain and Denmark, are choosing to remain out for now regardless. On the other hand, European economic growth will apparently exceed earlier expectations, allowing leaders to use increased tax revenues instead of cutting social services to qualify.

  20. Presidential State of Union Addresses

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    United States. President.

    For Internauts interested in historical perspective, a selected archive of State of the Union messages of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, along with a complete archive of messages from 1913 is available at the Northwestern University Political Science site.

  1. Governance in a Union Environment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garfield, Timothy K.

    2008-01-01

    The presence of a faculty union in a community college has a significant impact on its governance. This chapter offers recommendations for dealing with the challenges presented by collective bargaining in the postsecondary education environment.

  2. STUDENT UNION ANNUAL REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    E-print Network

    Fernandez, Eduardo

    STUDENT UNION ANNUAL REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Student Union made great strides over the course of the 2013 2014 year. The Student Union was able to increase programs and services while continuing. The Student Union organizational chart continues evolved toward primary areas of Administration & Finance

  3. FAU STUDENT UNION Boca Raton Campus

    E-print Network

    Fernandez, Eduardo

    FAU STUDENT UNION Boca Raton Campus 2010-2011 Executive Summary The Student Union made great strides over the course of the 2010 2011 year. The Student Union Advisory Board continued to function, the Student Union continued to maintain financial stability, ending the year with a positive cash flow

  4. Maximum union-free subfamilies Choongbum Lee

    E-print Network

    Fox, Jacob

    Maximum union-free subfamilies Jacob Fox Choongbum Lee Benny Sudakov Abstract An old problem of Moser asks: how large of a union-free subfamily does every family of m sets have? A family of sets is called union-free if there are no three distinct sets in the family such that the union of two

  5. Community Services Counseling through Labor Unions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vega, Anthony

    A community services counseling project was provided through a program for assisting unemployed union and non-union workers. At least 25 local unions in Middlesex County, New Jersey, participated in the effort. Thirty unemployed workers were screened and given an intensive training course in personal skills development, the role of the union

  6. How Unions Can Use the Internet

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Joseph, Deborah.

    The latest Internet guide from the Catherwood Library at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations examines the ways in which unions and union members can utilize the Internet. The guide gives an introduction to unions on the Web, explains the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web, and offers online resources that would be of use to unions. A large section explaining the benefits of having a union Website, which includes examples of well-designed union Websites and guidelines for creating union sites, is included as is an article on the pitfalls of using company email to organize.

  7. THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT The Students' Union (Kent Union) Code of Practice

    E-print Network

    Banaji,. Murad

    1 THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT The Students' Union (Kent Union) Code of Practice 1. Membership of the Students' Union 1.1 All full and part-time registered students are entitled to full membership of the Students' Union (hereafter called "the Union"). 1.2 The rights of members Members are entitled to utilise

  8. THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT The Students' Union (Kent Union) Code of Practice

    E-print Network

    Banaji,. Murad

    THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT The Students' Union (Kent Union) Code of Practice 1. Membership of the Students' Union 1.1 All full and part-time registered students are entitled to full membership of the Students' Union (hereafter called "the Union"). 1.2 The rights of members Members are entitled to utilise

  9. NBER Macrohistory Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1998-01-01

    The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) (discussed in the September 22, 1995 Scout Report) offers a Macrohistory Database of 3500 monthly, quarterly, and annual economic time series on pre-WWI and interwar economies in addition to their other historical data sets and working papers. Fifteen Macrohistory chapters cover United States production, construction, employment, money, prices, asset market transactions, foreign trade, and government activity, with some coverage of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Although the database is searchable by keyword, an analytical index (.pdf format) created by the original NBER compilers gives more detailed information on data series creation and organization.

  10. Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This collection of databases is intended to aid in the assessment of the process of water conflict prevention and resolution. The searchable collections include data such as case studies, freshwater treaties from 1820 to 2001, events concerning historical water relations from 1948 to 1999, a register of international river basins, and information on interstate water compacts in the United States. There is also spatial data on transboundary freshwater indicator variables, international river basins, and a map and image gallery. Other materials include links to the organization's publications and research projects, and a set of links to other databases and publications on freshwater conflict issues.

  11. Database Systems: Achievements and Opportunities - The \\

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Abraham Silberschatz; Michael Stonebraker; Jeffrey D. Ullman

    1990-01-01

    The history of database system research in the U.S. is one of exceptional productivity and startling economic impact. Barely twenty years old as a basic science research field, database research conducted with Federal support in the nation's universities and in its industrial research laboratories has fueled an information services industry estimated at $10 billion per year in the U.S. alone.

  12. FACILITY DATABASE

    Cancer.gov

    LASP Administrative Use Only Data Entry Start Date _______________Investigator Data RequirementsJuly 2007 LASP FACILTY Database Form 1.000This form is used to identify the level of data that each investigator [and his/her staff] will require for entry

  13. Giving raw data a chance to talk: a demonstration of exploratory visual analytics with a pediatric research database using Microsoft Live Labs Pivot to promote cohort discovery, research, and quality assessment.

    PubMed

    Viangteeravat, Teeradache; Nagisetty, Naga Satya V Rao

    2014-01-01

    Secondary use of large and open data sets provides researchers with an opportunity to address high-impact questions that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive and time consuming to study. Despite the availability of data, generating hypotheses from huge data sets is often challenging, and the lack of complex analysis of data might lead to weak hypotheses. To overcome these issues and to assist researchers in building hypotheses from raw data, we are working on a visual and analytical platform called PRD Pivot. PRD Pivot is a de-identified pediatric research database designed to make secondary use of rich data sources, such as the electronic health record (EHR). The development of visual analytics using Microsoft Live Labs Pivot makes the process of data elaboration, information gathering, knowledge generation, and complex information exploration transparent to tool users and provides researchers with the ability to sort and filter by various criteria, which can lead to strong, novel hypotheses. PMID:24808811

  14. GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS DATABASE: DATABASE DOCUMENTATION AND CD-ROM

    EPA Science Inventory

    The primary objective of this cooperative research and development is to produce an integrated, quality controlled, global database (including time sequences) for spatially distributed modeling. he project concentrates on modern observational data, including remotely sensed data ...

  15. European Union Scandal

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Osmond, Andrew.

    This week's In the News examines the recent high-level corruption scandal in the European Union. Last Tuesday, the European Commission -- the executive body that initiates and implements EU legislation -- resigned en masse, plunging the supranational organization into unprecedented political chaos. All 20 commissioners, led by commission President Jacques Santer of Luxembourg, abdicated their positions the day after the release of a scathing report by the Committee of Independent Experts. The independent panel of experts, who were appointed by the European Parliament, had investigated allegations of bureaucratic malfeasance perpetrated by the European Commission. The committee's report collectively accused the commission of financial "fraud, mismanagement, and nepotism." In the wake of the incriminating report and subsequent resignations, EU foreign ministers are scrambling to find successors for the commissioners to placate the bewildered European citizenry and return to business as usual. This political upheaval happened at a crucial transitional time in the EU's 42-year history, undermining its credibility at a time when it plans to expand into eastern Europe. The current tumult occurred just three months after launching a new unified currency, seven weeks before the new Treaty of Amsterdam commences, and three months before the next European Parliamentary elections, which will determine the future composition of the EU's 626-member assembly. During the next two days, distracted leaders from all fifteen EU member states will meet in Berlin to discuss the reconstruction of the European Commission and formulate a seven-year budget for the entire EU, an organization with about 18,000 officials who administer nearly $100 billion annually. The eight resources discussed provide news, commentary, and analysis.

  16. Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created and maintained by Dr. Aaron T. Wolf of the Department of Geosciences at Oregon State University, this site is designed to help researchers and students explore water disputes and negotiations in the 20th century. To that end, it offers a searchable database containing the summaries and full text of 150 international water-related treaties and another similar database of 39 interstate compacts within the US. Treaties within the databases may be selected by nation or state, main and treaty basins, focus, and beginning and ending dates. Additional resources include a digitized inventory of international watersheds. In the future, Wolf plans to add descriptions of indigenous/ traditional methods for the resolution of water disputes, news files and bibliographic entries of acute water conflicts, and an annotated bibliography of the state of the art of Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Resolution.

  17. ARTI Refrigerant Database

    SciTech Connect

    Calm, J.M.

    1992-04-30

    The Refrigerant Database consolidates and facilitates access to information to assist industry in developing equipment using alternative refrigerants. The underlying purpose is to accelerate phase out of chemical compounds of environmental concern. The database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts for publications that may be useful in research and design of air- conditioning and refrigeration equipment. The complete documents are not included, though some may be added at a later date. The database identifies sources of specific information on R-32, R-123, R-124, R- 125, R-134a, R-141b, R142b, R-143a, R-152a, R-290 (propane), R-717 (ammonia), ethers, and others as well as azeotropic and zeotropic blends of these fluids. It addresses polyalkylene glycol (PAG), ester, and other lubricants. It also references documents addressing compatibility of refrigerants and lubricants with metals, plastics, elastomers, motor insulation, and other materials used in refrigerant circuits.

  18. VAMDC FP7 project and STARK-B database: C II Stark broadening parameters for white dwarf atmospheres research

    SciTech Connect

    Larbi-Terzi, Neila; Ben Nessib, Nebil [Groupe de Recherche en Physique Atomique et Astrophysique, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees et de Technologie, University of 7 November at Carthage, Centre Urbain Nord B. P. No. 676, 1080 Tunis Cedex (Tunisia); Sahal-Brechot, Sylvie [Laboratoire d'Etude du Rayonnement et de la Matiere en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, UMR CNRS 8112, Batiment 18, 5 Place Jules Janssen, F-92195 Meudon Cedex (France); Dimitrijevic, Milan S. [Astronomical Observatory, Volgina 7, 11060 Belgrade 38 (Serbia)

    2010-11-23

    Stark broadening parameters of C II lines were determined within 3s-np spectral series within the semiclassical perturbation method. The atomic energy levels needed for calculations were taken from TOPBASE as well as the oscillator strengths, calculated additionally using the Coulomb approximation (the method of Bates and Damgaard). The both results were compared and the disagreement is found only in one case where the configuration mixing allows a forbidden transition to a close perturbing energy level. Calculations were performed for plasma conditions relevant for atmospheres of DQ white dwarfs and for a new type of white dwarfs, with surface composed mostly of carbon, discovered in 2007 by Dufour et al.. The aim of this work is to provide accurate C II Stark broadening data, which are crucial for this type of white dwarf atmosphere modellisation. Obtained results will be included in STARK-B database (http://stark-b.obspm.fr/), entering in the FP7 project of European Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Center VAMDC aiming at building an interoperable e-Infrastructure for the exchange of atomic and molecular data (http://www.vamdc.org/).

  19. Drinking Water Treatability Database (Database)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The drinking Water Treatability Database (TDB) will provide data taken from the literature on the control of contaminants in drinking water, and will be housed on an interactive, publicly-available USEPA web site. It can be used for identifying effective treatment processes, rec...

  20. 75 FR 17083 - Fiduciary Duties at Federal Credit Unions; Mergers and Conversions of Insured Credit Unions...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-05

    ...NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Parts 701, 708a, and 708b Fiduciary Duties at Federal Credit Unions; Mergers and Conversions of Insured Credit Unions; Correction AGENCY: National Credit...

  1. Hempstead Union Free School District and United Public Service Employees Union

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bass Stuart L J. D. M. P. A

    2011-01-01

    In the matter of the fact-finding between the Hempstead Union Free School District, employer, and the United Public Service Employees Union, union. PERB case no. M2009-300. Before: Stuart L. Bass, fact finder.

  2. Union of Concerned Scientists: Food and Environment

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) began as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969, and is now an alliance of more than 250,000 citizens and scientists. There "Food and Agriculture" section of their website provides a trove of valuable information on sustainable food production and research. This section is divided into two main parts "Food & Agriculture Science and Impacts" and "Food & Agriculture Solutions". The Impacts section includes "Science in Agriculture", "Impacts of Industrial Agriculture", "Impacts of Genetic Engineering". Site visitors can also link to information about other UCS programs including Clean Vehicles, Global Warming, Clean Energy, and Scientific Integrity.

  3. AGSO 1993: Yearbook of the Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Geoscientific research and database development for the year 1 July 1992 to 30 June 1993

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The Australian Geological Survey Organization (AGSO) has a mission to build a vigorous, client driven national geoscientific mapping effort to encourage economically and environmentally sustainable management of Australian's mineral, energy, soil, and water resources. The 1992-93 yearbook focuses on: (1) report by the Mineral and Environmental Group which is focused on the Richard Review that emphasized on national mapping through the national Geoscience Mapping Accord; (2) report by the Petroleum and Marine Geoscience Group which consists of a comprehensive evaluation of the Continental Margins Program (provides regional geoscience data) and the Richard Review that indicates AGSO's general program direction over the preceding years; (3) database coordination and research (operate, develop, and implement AGSO information technology strategy); and (4) program delivery which provides cartographic products and related services in support to the AGSO's program objectives.

  4. Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, CSIS, Pace University, May 4th Web Interfaces to Backend Databases Using PHP and MySQL

    E-print Network

    Tappert, Charles

    of the database was altered in such a way that normalization was done using the 1st normal form, (1 NF), the 2nd normal form (2 NF) as well as the 3rd normal form (3rd NF). The normalized version of the database to Backend Databases Using PHP and MySQL Matt Rotundo, Arun Jose, Brian Richards, Patrick Stankard, Diah

  5. Agricultural Market Access Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Founded in early 1999, the Agricultural Market Access Database (AMAD) is a joint effort by Agriculture and AgriFood Canada, EU Commission - Agriculture Directorate-General, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, The World Bank, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and United States Department of Agriculture - Economic Research Service. AMAD was created in order to "provide a common data set on tariffs, TRQs and imports, as well as the tools for researchers, policymakers, and others to use in analyzing levels of tariff protection in agriculture among WTO Members." Users begin by selecting a region on a map; from there they can narrow their search by country, and the database will generate a data set on that country. AMAD also provides a 30-page User's Guide which helps explain the purpose and uses of the database, as well as helping to decipher some of the information contained in AMAD. At present, not all countries worldwide can be accessed through this database. AMAD, however, promises to continue to expand.

  6. Support of Unionism Within the Education Faculty of a Large Private University: Some Unexpected Findings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Giacquinta, Joseph B.; Kazlow, Carole

    Perhaps the most extensive empirical research on the topics of support for collective bargaining and for unionization in higher education is that of Ladd and Lipset (1973). Their analysis leads to a number of general propositions about faculty support for collective bargaining and for unionism, some involving properties of higher education

  7. The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) Union Theological Seminary, New York

    E-print Network

    Salzman, Daniel

    The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) Union Theological Seminary, New York Missionary Research Library Archives: Section 12 Finding Aid for Foreign Missions Conference of North America, series 2, The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) at Union Theological Seminary, New

  8. The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) Union Theological Seminary, New York

    E-print Network

    Salzman, Daniel

    The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) Union Theological Seminary, New York Missionary Research Library Archives: Section 12 Finding Aid for Personnel Policies of Foreign Mission Boards Boards Records, box 5, folder 6, The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) at Union

  9. The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) Union Theological Seminary, New York

    E-print Network

    Salzman, Daniel

    The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) Union Theological Seminary, New York Missionary Research Library Archives: Section 3 Finding Aid for William Adams Brown Papers, 1912 1946 Papers, series 2, box 5, folder 9, The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) at Union

  10. A State-Wide Union Catalog Feasibility Study. Final Report on Project III--FY 1976.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Williams, Martha E.; MacLaury, Keith D.

    The objective of the project was to develop an inexpensive and effective technique for matching records in multiple fields in order to build a union catalog containing only one representation of a given book. The Information Retrieval Research Lab (IRRL) developed a prototype system called IUCS (IRRL Union Catalog System) by testing various

  11. Implementing Database Replication based on Group Communication

    E-print Network

    Kemme, Bettina

    . Such research is especially challenging: #15; It requires in-depth knowledge in both database systemsImplementing Database Replication based on Group Communication Bettina Kemme School of Computer to exploit the rich semantics of group communication systems to sup- port database replication. So far

  12. Modeling Multidimensional Databases, Cubes and Cube Operations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Panos Vassiliadis

    1998-01-01

    On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) is a trend in database technology, which was recently introduced and has attracted the interest of a lot of research work. OLAP is based on the multidimensional view of data, supported either by multidimensional databases (MOLAP) or relational engines (ROLAP). In this paper we propose a model for multidimensional databases. Dimensions, dimension hierarchies and cubes are

  13. Processing Unions of Conjunctive Queries with Negation under Limited Access Patterns

    E-print Network

    Ludscher, Bertram

    Processing Unions of Conjunctive Queries with Negation under Limited Access Patterns Alan Nash1 indicate to the user the degree of completeness for certain incomplete answers. 1 Introduction We study in the context of database integration and query optimization in the presence of limited source capabilities (e

  14. European Union privacy and data protection principles: Compatibility with culture and legal frameworks in Islamic states

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mireille M. Caruana; Joseph A. Cannataci

    2007-01-01

    Information Communications Technology (ICT) law has developed rapidly during the past 15 years within the European Union (EU). The Directives on Data Protection, Databases, Software and the Internet (to mention but a few) have together formed a corpus representing various layers of legal principles of varying importance. Some of these, like Directive 95\\/46, essentially are designed to protect fundamental human

  15. The history of the USDA Nematode Collection and its database: valuable resources for taxonomic research and identification

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The United States Department of Agriculture Nematode Collection continues to serve as one of the largest and most comprehensive nematode repositories in the world. Nematology research in the United States began in the late 1800s, and for many years the collections of the USDA nematologists remained...

  16. JDD, Inc. Database

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Miller, David A., Jr.

    2004-01-01

    JDD Inc, is a maintenance and custodial contracting company whose mission is to provide their clients in the private and government sectors "quality construction, construction management and cleaning services in the most efficient and cost effective manners, (JDD, Inc. Mission Statement)." This company provides facilities support for Fort Riley in Fo,rt Riley, Kansas and the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field here in Cleveland, Ohio. JDD, Inc. is owned and operated by James Vaughn, who started as painter at NASA Glenn and has been working here for the past seventeen years. This summer I worked under Devan Anderson, who is the safety manager for JDD Inc. in the Logistics and Technical Information Division at Glenn Research Center The LTID provides all transportation, secretarial, security needs and contract management of these various services for the center. As a safety manager, my mentor provides Occupational Health and Safety Occupation (OSHA) compliance to all JDD, Inc. employees and handles all other issues (Environmental Protection Agency issues, workers compensation, safety and health training) involving to job safety. My summer assignment was not as considered "groundbreaking research" like many other summer interns have done in the past, but it is just as important and beneficial to JDD, Inc. I initially created a database using a Microsoft Excel program to classify and categorize data pertaining to numerous safety training certification courses instructed by our safety manager during the course of the fiscal year. This early portion of the database consisted of only data (training field index, employees who were present at these training courses and who was absent) from the training certification courses. Once I completed this phase of the database, I decided to expand the database and add as many dimensions to it as possible. Throughout the last seven weeks, I have been compiling more data from day to day operations and been adding the information to the database. It now consists of seven different categories of data (carpet cleaning, forms, NASA Event Schedules, training certifications, wall and vent cleaning, work schedules, and miscellaneous) . I also did some field inspecting with the supervisors around the site and was present at all of the training certification courses that have been scheduled since June 2004. My future outlook for the JDD, Inc. database is to have all of company s information from future contract proposals, weekly inventory, to employee timesheets all in this same database.

  17. DISTRIBUTED DATABASES INTRODUCTION

    E-print Network

    Liu, Chengfei

    D DISTRIBUTED DATABASES INTRODUCTION The development of network and data communication tech- nology distributed database management. Naturally, the decen- tralized approach reflects the distributed aspects in the definition of a distributed database exist. First, a distributed database is distributed

  18. Five-year experience with setup and implementation of an integrated database system for clinical documentation and research.

    PubMed

    Kessel, Kerstin A; Bohn, Christian; Engelmann, Uwe; Oetzel, Dieter; Bougatf, Nina; Bendl, Rolf; Debus, Jrgen; Combs, Stephanie E

    2014-04-01

    In radiation oncology, where treatment concepts are elaborated in interdisciplinary collaborations, handling distributed, large heterogeneous amounts of data efficiently is very important, yet challenging, for an optimal treatment of the patient as well as for research itself. This becomes a strong focus, as we step into the era of modern personalized medicine, relying on various quantitative data information, thus involving the active contribution of multiple medical specialties. Hence, combining patient data from all involved information systems is inevitable for analyses. Therefore, we introduced a documentation and data management system integrated in the clinical environment for electronic data capture. We discuss our concept and five-year experience of a precise electronic documentation system, with special focus on the challenges we encountered. We specify how such a system can be designed and implemented to plan, tailor and conduct (multicenter) clinical trials, ultimately reaching the best clinical performance, and enhancing interdisciplinary and clinical research. PMID:24629596

  19. Virginia Tech - Union/Find

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Cliff Shaffer

    Allows users to select set sizes of from 8 to 20 nodes, and then perform union operations on them. The result on the disjoint set is shown. Steps are explained as the user makes the connections. Shows both the union/find physical array and the logical (tree) view. The message panel clearly explains each step. Shows results either with or without path compression. Changes in the trees shown with animation and color. Should be a good way to show students a data structure and algorithm that they often have trouble with. Recommended as lecture aide, standalone, self-study suppliment to tutorial or lecture.

  20. E-SovTox: An online database of the main publicly-available sources of toxicity data concerning REACH-relevant chemicals published in the Russian language.

    PubMed

    Sihtme, Mariliis; Blinova, Irina; Aruoja, Villem; Dubourguier, Henri-Charles; Legrand, Nicolas; Kahru, Anne

    2010-08-01

    A new open-access online database, E-SovTox, is presented. E-SovTox provides toxicological data for substances relevant to the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) system, from publicly-available Russian language data sources. The database contains information selected mainly from scientific journals published during the Soviet Union era. The main information source for this database - the journal, Gigiena Truda i Professional'nye Zabolevania [Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases], published between 1957 and 1992 - features acute, but also chronic, toxicity data for numerous industrial chemicals, e.g. for rats, mice, guinea-pigs and rabbits. The main goal of the abovementioned toxicity studies was to derive the maximum allowable concentration limits for industrial chemicals in the occupational health settings of the former Soviet Union. Thus, articles featured in the database include mostly data on LD50 values, skin and eye irritation, skin sensitisation and cumulative properties. Currently, the E-SovTox database contains toxicity data selected from more than 500 papers covering more than 600 chemicals. The user is provided with the main toxicity information, as well as abstracts of these papers in Russian and in English (given as provided in the original publication). The search engine allows cross-searching of the database by the name or CAS number of the compound, and the author of the paper. The E-SovTox database can be used as a decision-support tool by researchers and regulators for the hazard assessment of chemical substances. PMID:20822322

  1. Mineralogy Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This reference database contains information for over 4,000 individual mineral species. Introductory material includes an overview of 'what is a mineral', definitions of what constitutes a mineral taken from several different sources and arranged by year, and a 'what's new' page listing additions to the site. Mineral data for individual species are arranged in tables by crystallography, crystal structure, X-Ray powder diffraction, chemical composition, and physical and optical properties. There are also listings for Strunz and New Dana classifications, and alphabetical directory, an image gallery, and links to help topics, news articles, and to other sites on mineralogy.

  2. PEER Strong Motion Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2000-01-01

    Processed by Dr. Walt Silva of Pacific Engineering and supported by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) at the University of California Berkley, the PEER Strong Motion Database "contains 1557 records from 143 earthquakes from tectonically active regions." Searches can be done by earthquake, type of plate movement (e.g., strike slip), magnitude, and several other criteria. The correct browser and JAVA version even allows dynamic sorting and interactive plotting of data.

  3. National Tourism Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Developed by the Michigan State University Extension Tourism Area of Expertise and the National Tourism Education Design Team, this site contains information on numerous resources related to tourism education, including bulletins, research reports, videos, and training programs. Nearly 100 of the documents featured are full-text. Users can browse the database by topic or browse or search by keyword. A separate list of the full-text publications is also provided. A useful site for students and professionals in the tourism industry.

  4. Unionization and Perceived Control among Community College Faculty

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Linville, Joann E.; Antony, James Soto; Hayden, Ruby A.

    2011-01-01

    The research reported in this paper examined what role working in a union or nonunion college has in influencing faculty perceptions of control over their work. Using data from the 1993, 1999, and 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, this study explored the relative importance of variables in influencing perceived control among full-time

  5. Reward Structures in Unionized and Nonunionized Community Colleges.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baker, George A.; Prugh, Susan E.

    1988-01-01

    Describes a survey of the deans of instruction and five faculty members at 60 community colleges to compare unionized and nonunionized colleges in terms of extrinsic/college-sponsored rewards (e.g., staff development opportunities, travel funding, or research/professional growth opportunities) and intrinsic/work-related rewards (e.g., opportunity

  6. Technology transfer financing opportunities and limits in European Union

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Laura GIURCA VASILESCU; Maria BUSE; Nicoleta DRACEA

    2009-01-01

    Technology transfer is an important instrument for promoting the economic growth and new jobs creation. Despite a high potential, the exploitation level of the research results is quite low in Europe. There are numerous barriers (structural, economic and legal) which affect the spin-out initiatives at the European Union but the main cause is represented by the lack of the investment

  7. Earthquake and Landslides in the Union of the Comoros

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Heavy rains from a tropical cyclone struck the islands of the Comoros in March, 2014. On the island of Anjouan in the Union of Comoros, these rains triggered landslides that displaced over 3000 people to refugee camps. The USGS and the OFDA with USAID are providing support and research assistance on...

  8. The Cardiac Safety Research Consortium electrocardiogram warehouse: thorough QT database specifications and principles of use for algorithm development and testing.

    PubMed

    Kligfield, Paul; Green, Cynthia L; Mortara, Justin; Sager, Philip; Stockbridge, Norman; Li, Michael; Zhang, Joanne; George, Samuel; Rodriguez, Ignacio; Bloomfield, Daniel; Krucoff, Mitchell W

    2010-12-01

    This document examines the formation, structure, and principles guiding the use of electrocardiogram (ECG) data sets obtained during thorough QT studies that have been derived from the ECG Warehouse of the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium (CSRC). These principles are designed to preserve the fairness and public interest of access to these data, commensurate with the mission of the CSRC. The data sets comprise anonymized XML formatted digitized ECGs and descriptive variables from placebo and positive control arms of individual studies previously submitted on a proprietary basis to the US Food and Drug Administration by pharmaceutical sponsors. Sponsors permit the release of these studies into the public domain through the CSRC on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration's Critical Path Initiative and public health interest. For algorithm research protocols submitted to and approved by CSRC, unblinded "training" ECG data sets are provided for algorithm development and for initial evaluation, whereas separate blinded "testing" data sets are used for formal algorithm evaluation in cooperation with the CSRC according to methods detailed in this document. PMID:21146653

  9. Epilepsy informatics and an ontology-driven infrastructure for large database research and patient care in epilepsy

    PubMed Central

    Sahoo, Satya S.; Zhang, Guo-Qiang; Lhatoo, Samden D.

    2013-01-01

    Summary The epilepsy community increasingly recognizes the need for a modern classification system that can also be easily integrated with effective informatics tools. The 2010 reports by the United States President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) identified informatics as a critical resource to improve quality of patient care, drive clinical research, and reduce the cost of health services. An effective informatics infrastructure for epilepsy, which is underpinned by a formal knowledge model or ontology, can leverage an ever increasing amount of multimodal data to improve (1) clinical decision support, (2) access to information for patients and their families, (3) easier data sharing, and (4) accelerate secondary use of clinical data. Modeling the recommendations of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) classification system in the form of an epilepsy domain ontology is essential for consistent use of terminology in a variety of applications, including electronic health records systems and clinical applications. In this review, we discuss the data management issues in epilepsy and explore the benefits of an ontology-driven informatics infrastructure and its role in adoption of a data-driven paradigm in epilepsy research. PMID:23647220

  10. Partnership Creates Centre for Union Studies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smart, Carol; Roman, Stephen

    1978-01-01

    A unique cooperative venture between the city of Coventry and local trade unions is establishing a library collection of books, periodicals, historical documents, tapes, and films dealing with unions, labor studies, and industrial problems. (JAB)

  11. Union instability and fertility in three Caribbean societies.

    PubMed

    Wright, R E; Madan, A K

    1988-01-01

    This paper examines the relationship between sexual union instability and fertility in 3 English-speaking Caribbean societies--Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad/Tobago--using data collected in the World Fertility Program. There is usually a positive association between marital stability and fertility, the main reason being that marital instability causes periods of time in which a woman is not sexually active. High levels of divorce and marital separation are likely factors making for lower levels of aggregate fertility. To examine this relationship, this study used an index of cumulative fertility, the duration ratio, that controls for the biological effects of age, and age at 1st union was used as the dependent variable in a multiple regression analysis. The study demonstrated that despite many similarities between the 3 societies, there are also clear differences in terms of how membership in different types of sexual unions interacts with fertility. 1 main conclusion was that there is a positive association between the number of sexual unions and fertility, (in keeping with previous research on these societies). However, the factors were not uniform across the 3 societies. In Guyana marriage had the greatest effect on fertility while in Jamaica the 2 most unstable unions--visiting and common-law--had the greatest effect. In Trinidad/Tobago marriage and common-law had the greatest effect. PMID:3339032

  12. Positive fast sealing union connections

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kleber, C. M.

    1972-01-01

    Union connections are designed for connecting high pressure flexible hoses from gas storage manifolds to gas transport trailers. Connection uses O ring seals which can be quickly assembled and disassembled without use of wrenches, and which do not twist hose. Worn or damaged O rings are easily replaced.

  13. "Parent Unions" Join Policy Debates

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cavanagh, Sean

    2012-01-01

    Whether they're organizing events, buttonholing legislators, or simply trading ideas and information, a growing number of "parent unions" are attempting to stake out a place in policy debates over education in states and districts, amid a crowded field of actors and advocates. As the term implies, some of these organizations see themselves as

  14. Do Unions Affect Faculty Salaries?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ashraf, Javed

    1992-01-01

    Calculates the union relative wage effect for a large sample of college faculty in the United States. The data used are from "The 1977 Survey of the American Professoriate" and cover 4,250 faculty members at 158 institutions of higher education. Faculty characteristics are found to be more important in influencing salaries in nonunion schools than

  15. FINITE UNIONS OF INTERPOLATION SEQUENCES

    E-print Network

    Schuster, Alex

    FINITE UNIONS OF INTERPOLATION SEQUENCES Peter Duren and Alexander P. Schuster Abstract. A unified. Typeset by AMS-TEX 1 #12;2 PETER DUREN AND ALEXANDER P. SCHUSTER maps Hp onto p if and only if {zk to be independent of p and were described geomet- rically in a theorem of Carleson [2]. (See also Duren [3

  16. 12 CFR 704.3 - Corporate credit union capital.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Corporate credit union capital. 704.3 Section 704.3 Banks and Banking NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS AFFECTING CREDIT UNIONS CORPORATE CREDIT UNIONS 704.3 Corporate...

  17. 12 CFR 704.19 - Wholesale corporate credit unions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 2011-01-01 false Wholesale corporate credit unions. 704.19 Section 704.19 Banks and Banking NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS AFFECTING CREDIT UNIONS CORPORATE CREDIT UNIONS 704.19 Wholesale...

  18. 12 CFR 704.3 - Corporate credit union capital.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Corporate credit union capital. 704.3 Section 704.3 Banks and Banking NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS AFFECTING CREDIT UNIONS CORPORATE CREDIT UNIONS 704.3 Corporate...

  19. 12 CFR 704.3 - Corporate credit union capital.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Corporate credit union capital. 704.3 Section 704.3 Banks and Banking NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS AFFECTING CREDIT UNIONS CORPORATE CREDIT UNIONS 704.3 Corporate...

  20. 12 CFR 704.19 - Wholesale corporate credit unions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 2010-01-01 false Wholesale corporate credit unions. 704.19 Section 704.19 Banks and Banking NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS AFFECTING CREDIT UNIONS CORPORATE CREDIT UNIONS 704.19 Wholesale...

  1. 40. August, 1970 VIEW OF UNION STREET WITH ELISHA GREEN ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    40. August, 1970 VIEW OF UNION STREET WITH ELISHA GREEN HOUSE (9 UNION STREET) AT LEFT - Orange & Union Streets Neighborhood Study, 8-31 Orange Street, 9-21 Union Street & Stone Alley, Nantucket, Nantucket County, MA

  2. JOIN THE GLOBAL UNION'S EXECUTIVE BOARD! The Global Union, Lehigh's largest and most active student organization,

    E-print Network

    Gilchrist, James F.

    JOIN THE GLOBAL UNION'S EXECUTIVE BOARD! The Global Union, Lehigh's largest and most active student Presidents and related entities, represent the Global Union to the Lehigh community, be responsible for the Global Union affairs, preside over all Executive Board meetings, manage GU branding efforts with the Vice

  3. UNC Charlotte Student Union Page 1 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student Union

    E-print Network

    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    UNC Charlotte Student Union Page 1 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student Union Laptop Checkout Policy 1.0 PURPOSE 1.1 Six Laptop Computers are available for checkout at the Student Union Policy can be revised at anytime to suit the needs of UNC Charlotte and the Student Union. 2

  4. Would you civil union me? Taxation and civil unions in France

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Would you civil union me? Taxation and civil unions in France Marion Leturcq (PSE and CREST the decision to contract a civil union, which is a less binding marital contract. In France, since 1999, couples can either contract a mar- riage or a civil union (pacs). I assess the impact of taxation

  5. The institutional transfer from the European Union member states to the former Soviet Union countries

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    The institutional transfer from the European Union member states to the former Soviet Union in the Global Age", Summer School, September 2008 Abstract 1991 is a strategic year for former Soviet Union Union is the predominant factor in the external induced change. Another one is that the World Health

  6. Science policies in the European Union

    E-print Network

    Science policies in the European Union: Promoting excellence through mainstreaming gender equality might be made of the following information. A great deal of additional information on the European Union Union: Promoting excellence through mainstreaming gender equality A report prepared for the European

  7. 29 CFR 452.75 - Union newspapers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Union newspapers. 452.75 Section 452...1959 Campaign Safeguards 452.75 Union newspapers. The provisions of section...officers which is advanced through the use of union funds to criticize or praise any...

  8. 29 CFR 452.75 - Union newspapers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Union newspapers. 452.75 Section 452...1959 Campaign Safeguards 452.75 Union newspapers. The provisions of section...officers which is advanced through the use of union funds to criticize or praise any...

  9. PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION

    E-print Network

    Beissinger, Steven R.

    PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION Ornithological Monographs S R. B , J R. W , D G. C Ornithologists' Union, has been established for major papers and presentations too long for inclusion in the Union's journal, The Auk. All material in this monograph may be copied for noncommercial purposes

  10. 29 CFR 452.75 - Union newspapers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Union newspapers. 452.75 Section 452...1959 Campaign Safeguards 452.75 Union newspapers. The provisions of section...officers which is advanced through the use of union funds to criticize or praise any...

  11. A Different Role for Teachers Unions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tucker, Marc

    2012-01-01

    American teachers unions are increasingly the target of measures, authored by friends and foes alike, intended to limit their power, or even eviscerate them. Looking at this scene, one would never guess that the countries that are among the top 10 in student performance have some of the strongest teachers unions in the world. Are those unions in

  12. Texas Union Pizza Order Form ROOM RESERVED ______________________________________________________

    E-print Network

    Jefferys, William

    #12;#12;Texas Union Pizza Order Form ROOM RESERVED: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Pick-up All orders are to be picked up at the Texas Union Hospitality Center desk in the south end West with the Texas Union Policies and Procedures. I understand that I will be held responsible for any debts incurred

  13. WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY The International Union,

    E-print Network

    Berdichevsky, Victor

    COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT Between WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY and The International Union, U.A.W. and its W.S.U. Professional and Administrative Union, Local 1979, U.A.W. August 1, 2012 July 31, 2016 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS. UNION RIGHTS

  14. UNION CONSTRUCTION JOB FAIR SPONSORED BY

    E-print Network

    Grishok, Alla

    UNION CONSTRUCTION JOB FAIR SPONSORED BY: EVENT COORDINATOR: To support subcontracting efforts to hire fully qualified local*, women and minority union members for construction projects at Columbia University Register by Friday, September 6, 2013 at http://UnionJobFair2013.eventbrite.com Date: Tuesday

  15. Understanding Reenlistment in the Union Army

    E-print Network

    Understanding Reenlistment in the Union Army during the American Civil War Mario Trottini and John that influenced the reelinst­ ment decision of the volunteers who fought in the Union Army during the American army, though enlarged for the war, could not supply such a number of men. Both the Union

  16. STAFF UNION REPRESENTATIVES & CAMPUS STEWARDS CSU, FULLERTON

    E-print Network

    de Lijser, Peter

    STAFF UNION REPRESENTATIVES & CAMPUS STEWARDS CSU, FULLERTON (Revised 06/2009) UNIT ASSOCIATION ADMINISTRATOR (PHONE) 1 Federation of the Union of American Physicians & Dentists 12230 Venice Blvd. Ste 27 Los Employees Union 1129 10 th Street Sacramento, CA 95814 (866) 763-1452 Rebecca Beal 7031 Via Vista Dr

  17. Programming With Intersection Types, Union Types,

    E-print Network

    Pierce, Benjamin C.

    Programming With Intersection Types, Union Types, and Polymorphism Benjamin C. Pierce February 5. The dual notion, union types, also appears to have practical interest. For example, by refining types ordinarily considered as atomic, union types allow a restricted form of abstract interpretation

  18. The effect of unionism on fringe benefits

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard B. Freeman

    1981-01-01

    This study analyzes the impact of unionism on fringes paid to production workers, using data on individual establishments. It compares fringe expenditures in establishments having the same level of compensation per hour and finds that unionism raises the share of compensation allotted to fringes, particularly to pensions, vacation pay, and life, accident, and health insurance. In addition, since unionism also

  19. 29 CFR 452.75 - Union newspapers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Union newspapers. 452.75 Section 452...1959 Campaign Safeguards 452.75 Union newspapers. The provisions of section...officers which is advanced through the use of union funds to criticize or praise any...

  20. Parallel Volume Computation of Massive Polyhedron Union

    E-print Network

    Franklin, W. Randolph

    Parallel Volume Computation of Massive Polyhedron Union W. Randolph Franklin Rensselaer Polytechnic) Parallel Volume Computation of Massive Polyhedron Union 25 Oct 2013 1 / 25 #12;Large Geometric Datasets vs (RPI) Parallel Volume Computation of Massive Polyhedron Union 25 Oct 2013 2 / 25 #12;Parallel HW

  1. Students' Union Council Bye-Elections

    E-print Network

    Oakley, Jeremy

    Students' Union Council Bye-Elections: Candidate Information (November 2011) #12;Thank you for showing an interest in being elected to your Students' Union Council. The following guide should help as a member of Council, contact: sucouncil@sheffield.ac.uk More information can also be found at: http://www.shef.ac.uk/union

  2. 29 CFR 452.75 - Union newspapers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Union newspapers. 452.75 Section 452...1959 Campaign Safeguards 452.75 Union newspapers. The provisions of section...officers which is advanced through the use of union funds to criticize or praise any...

  3. FISHERMEN'S AND FISH SHORE WORKERS' UNIONS

    E-print Network

    List of FISHERMEN'S AND FISH SHORE WORKERS' UNIONS in the United States UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT WORKERS' UNIONS IN THE UNITED STATES By Branch of Foreign Trade and Economic Services Bureau of Commercial;PREFACE This list includes fishermen ' s and fish shore wor ker s ' unions only . The list was originally

  4. FISHERMEN'S AND FISH SHORE WORKERS' UNIONS

    E-print Network

    List of FISHERMEN'S AND FISH SHORE WORKERS' UNIONS in the United States, 1968 UNITED STATES LIST OF FISHERMEN'S AND FISH SHORE WORKERS' UNIONS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1968 By Branch of Foreign fishermen!s and fish shore workers! unions only. The list was originally compiled February 1948

  5. Are Charter School Unions Worth the Bargain?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Price, Mitch

    2011-01-01

    About 12 percent of all charter schools have bargaining agreements. Why do charter schools unionize? What is in these charter school contracts? Can they be considered innovative or models for union reform? And how do they compare to traditional district/union teacher contracts? Center on Reinventing Public Education legal analyst Mitch Price

  6. A Union by Any Other Name.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moe, Terry M.

    2001-01-01

    Describes how teacher unions influence public-school policies through collective bargaining; local, state and national politics; and opposition to certain school-reform initiatives such as school choice. States that unions pursue policies that benefit teachers rather than students. Suggests that as school choice spreads, power of teacher unions

  7. The Nucleic Acid Database (NDB)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Designed by John Westbrook, and housed at Rutgers University, the goal of the NDB is to assemble and distribute structural information about nucleic acids. The database contains the coordinates of nucleic acid-containing crystal structures, including a searchable atlas of structures, Protein Finder, a search-engine for locating protein structures in the PDB database, a macromolecular crystallographic information file, and archived reports about the structures contained in the database. This site provides information of general interest to researchers in the field, and develops and distributes standard geometry information for use in refinement and molecular modeling programs. Users can also subscribe to the NDB electronic newsletter.

  8. Protein-protein interaction databases.

    PubMed

    Szklarczyk, Damian; Jensen, Lars Juhl

    2015-01-01

    Years of meticulous curation of scientific literature and increasingly reliable computational predictions have resulted in creation of vast databases of protein interaction data. Over the years, these repositories have become a basic framework in which experiments are analyzed and new directions of research are explored. Here we present an overview of the most widely used protein-protein interaction databases and the methods they employ to gather, combine, and predict interactions. We also point out the trade-off between comprehensiveness and accuracy and the main pitfall scientists have to be aware before adopting protein interaction databases in any single-gene or genome-wide analysis. PMID:25859942

  9. Small Business Innovations (Integrated Database)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    Because of the diversity of NASA's information systems, it was necessary to develop DAVID as a central database management system. Under a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, Ken Wanderman and Associates, Inc. designed software tools enabling scientists to interface with DAVID and commercial database management systems, as well as artificial intelligence programs. The software has been installed at a number of data centers and is commercially available.

  10. The EFMN is financed by the European Commission Directorate General for Research as part of a series of initiatives intended to provide a Foresight Knowledge Sharing Platform for foresight practitioners and policy makers in the European Union. More

    E-print Network

    practitioners and policy makers in the European Union. More information on the EFMN and on the Foresight for Nordic stakeholders of exploiting hydrogen in the drive to meet the 3 Es: Energy Security, Economic stakeholders from academia and industry to conduct a foresight on hydrogen at Nordic level. At that time

  11. Trade Union-based Workplace Learning: A Case Study in Workplace Reorganization and Worker Knowledge Production.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sawchuk, Peter H.

    2001-01-01

    A case study of Canada's telecommunications industry found the union engaged in education and research that helped build the potential for workplace democracy. However, scarce resources for these activities and management concerns about worker empowerment constrained progressive change. (SK)

  12. Unions and the Adoption of High Performance Work Systems: Does Employment Security Play a Role?

    E-print Network

    Liu, Wenchuan; Guthrie, James P.; Flood, Patrick C.; Maccurtain, Sarah

    2009-10-01

    Previous research on the association between unionization and the adoption of high performance work systems (HPWSs) has yielded inconsistent results. Using data from a 2004 multi-industry survey of firms operating in the Republic of Ireland...

  13. The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) Union Theological Seminary, New York

    E-print Network

    Salzman, Daniel

    The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) Union Theological Seminary, New York Missionary Research Library Archives: Section 12 Finding Aid for International Missionary Council Records Council Collection, series 4, box 5, folder 1, The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries

  14. NEW AQUIRE DATABASE WEB VERSION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Mid-Continent Ecology Division in Duluth, MN (MED-Duluth) is pleased to announce the release of the AQUIRE database on the Web....

  15. CIRRIE DATABASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    International rehabilitation research published between 1990 and the present. Over 18,000 citations. In addition to indexing from mainstream journals and Internet sites, CIRRIE also includes citations to resources not readily available to U.S. researchers. There are over 18,000 c...

  16. ARS Water Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1969-12-31

    From the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) comes the ARS Water Database Web site. The database is a collection of precipitation and streamflow data from small agricultural watersheds in the United States, including variable time-series readings sufficient in detail to reconstruct storm hydrographs and hyetographs. Users can choose from any US state to view available data. Each station is listed along with its location, coverage area in acres, dates of operation, latitude and longitude, and links to its related data. Although data is not available for every station listed, the site can still be a valuable resource for those looking for quick access to hydrological data from around the country.

  17. ARTI Refrigerant Database

    SciTech Connect

    Calm, J.M.

    1992-11-09

    The database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts for publications that may be useful in research and design of air- conditioning and refrigeration equipment. The database identifies sources of specific information on R-32, R-123, R-124, R-125, R-134, R-134a, R-141b, R-142b, R-143a, R-152a, R-245ca, R-290 (propane), R- 717 (ammonia), ethers, and others as well as azeotropic and zeotropic and zeotropic blends of these fluids. It addresses lubricants including alkylbenzene, polyalkylene glycol, ester, and other synthetics as well as mineral oils. It also references documents on compatibility of refrigerants and lubricants with metals, plastics, elastomers, motor insulation, and other materials used in refrigerant circuits. A computerized version is available that includes retrieval software.

  18. Data modeling and querying in video databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wasfi Ghassan Al-Khatib

    2001-01-01

    Multimedia databases have been the subject of extensive research for the last ten years. In particular, indexing and knowledge based representation of semantics associated with video databases are challenging tasks. This research focuses on addressing issues related to event modeling, query formulation, and query processing algorithms for video data. In order to develop viable solutions for content-based retrieval of video

  19. The Strategies WDK: a graphical search interface and web development kit for functional genomics databases.

    PubMed

    Fischer, Steve; Aurrecoechea, Cristina; Brunk, Brian P; Gao, Xin; Harb, Omar S; Kraemer, Eileen T; Pennington, Cary; Treatman, Charles; Kissinger, Jessica C; Roos, David S; Stoeckert, Christian J

    2011-01-01

    Web sites associated with the Eukaryotic Pathogen Bioinformatics Resource Center (EuPathDB.org) have recently introduced a graphical user interface, the Strategies WDK, intended to make advanced searching and set and interval operations easy and accessible to all users. With a design guided by usability studies, the system helps motivate researchers to perform dynamic computational experiments and explore relationships across data sets. For example, PlasmoDB users seeking novel therapeutic targets may wish to locate putative enzymes that distinguish pathogens from their hosts, and that are expressed during appropriate developmental stages. When a researcher runs one of the approximately 100 searches available on the site, the search is presented as a first step in a strategy. The strategy is extended by running additional searches, which are combined with set operators (union, intersect or minus), or genomic interval operators (overlap, contains). A graphical display uses Venn diagrams to make the strategy's flow obvious. The interface facilitates interactive adjustment of the component searches with changes propagating forward through the strategy. Users may save their strategies, creating protocols that can be shared with colleagues. The strategy system has now been deployed on all EuPathDB databases, and successfully deployed by other projects. The Strategies WDK uses a configurable MVC architecture that is compatible with most genomics and biological warehouse databases, and is available for download at code.google.com/p/strategies-wdk. Database URL: www.eupathdb.org. PMID:21705364

  20. A methodology for interschema relationship identification in heterogeneous databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Venkataraman Ramesh; Sudha Ram

    1995-01-01

    information shoring among databases, scientific or business, requires the development of techniques for accessing data porn multiple heterogeneous databases. Orie approach to providing interoperability among these databases, is to de$ne one or more federated schemas which represent a coherent view of the underlying databases. A review of existing research on schema integration, the process of generating integrated schemas, points to

  1. Union formation in fragile families

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marcia Carlson; Sara Mclanahan; Paula England

    2004-01-01

    In this article, we use data from a new longitudinal surveythe Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Studyto examine union\\u000a formation among unmarried parents who have just had a child together. We used multinomial logistic regression to estimate\\u000a the effects of economic, cultural\\/interpersonal, and other factors on whether (relative to having no romantic relationship)\\u000a parents are romantically involved and living apart,

  2. Study on accuracy and interobserver reliability of the assessment of odontoid fracture union using plain radiographs or CT scans

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Heiko Koller; Klaus Kolb; Juliane Zenner; Jeremy Reynolds; Marcel Dvorak; Frank Acosta; Rosemarie Forstner; Michael Mayer; Mark Tauber; Alexander Auffarth; Anton Kathrein; Wolfgang Hitzl

    2009-01-01

    In odontoid fracture research, outcome can be evaluated based on validated questionnaires, based on functional outcome in\\u000a terms of atlantoaxial and total neck rotation, and based on the treatment-related union rate. Data on clinical and functional\\u000a outcome are still sparse. In contrast, there is abundant information on union rates, although, frequently the rates differ\\u000a widely. Odontoid union is the most

  3. A DATABASE FOR TRACKING REPRODUCTIVE TOXICOGENOMIC DATA

    EPA Science Inventory

    A Database for Tracking Reproductive Toxicogenomic Data Wenjun Bao, Judy Schmid, Amber Goetz, Hongzu Ren and David Dix Reproductive Toxicology Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Pr...

  4. Crystallography Open Database an open-access collection of crystal structures

    PubMed Central

    Graulis, Saulius; Chateigner, Daniel; Downs, Robert T.; Yokochi, A. F. T.; Quirs, Miguel; Lutterotti, Luca; Manakova, Elena; Butkus, Justas; Moeck, Peter; Le Bail, Armel

    2009-01-01

    The Crystallography Open Database (COD), which is a project that aims to gather all available inorganic, metalorganic and small organic molecule structural data in one database, is described. The database adopts an open-access model. The COD currently contains ?80?000 entries in crystallographic information file format, with nearly full coverage of the International Union of Crystallography publications, and is growing in size and quality. PMID:22477773

  5. Database tomography for commercial application

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kostoff, Ronald N.; Eberhart, Henry J.

    1994-01-01

    Database tomography is a method for extracting themes and their relationships from text. The algorithms, employed begin with word frequency and word proximity analysis and build upon these results. When the word 'database' is used, think of medical or police records, patents, journals, or papers, etc. (any text information that can be computer stored). Database tomography features a full text, user interactive technique enabling the user to identify areas of interest, establish relationships, and map trends for a deeper understanding of an area of interest. Database tomography concepts and applications have been reported in journals and presented at conferences. One important feature of the database tomography algorithm is that it can be used on a database of any size, and will facilitate the users ability to understand the volume of content therein. While employing the process to identify research opportunities it became obvious that this promising technology has potential applications for business, science, engineering, law, and academe. Examples include evaluating marketing trends, strategies, relationships and associations. Also, the database tomography process would be a powerful component in the area of competitive intelligence, national security intelligence and patent analysis. User interests and involvement cannot be overemphasized.

  6. The PIR-International Protein Sequence Database.

    PubMed Central

    Barker, W C; Garavelli, J S; McGarvey, P B; Marzec, C R; Orcutt, B C; Srinivasarao, G Y; Yeh, L S; Ledley, R S; Mewes, H W; Pfeiffer, F; Tsugita, A; Wu, C

    1999-01-01

    The Protein Information Resource (PIR; http://www-nbrf.georgetown. edu/pir/) supports research on molecular evolution, functional genomics, and computational biology by maintaining a comprehensive, non-redundant, well-organized and freely available protein sequence database. Since 1988 the database has been maintained collaboratively by PIR-International, an international association of data collection centers cooperating to develop this resource during a period of explosive growth in new sequence data and new computer technologies. The PIR Protein Sequence Database entries are classified into superfamilies, families and homology domains, for which sequence alignments are available. Full-scale family classification supports comparative genomics research, aids sequence annotation, assists database organization and improves database integrity. The PIR WWW server supports direct on-line sequence similarity searches, information retrieval, and knowledge discovery by providing the Protein Sequence Database and other supplementary databases. Sequence entries are extensively cross-referenced and hypertext-linked to major nucleic acid, literature, genome, structure, sequence alignment and family databases. The weekly release of the Protein Sequence Database can be accessed through the PIR Web site. The quarterly release of the database is freely available from our anonymous FTP server and is also available on CD-ROM with the accompanying ATLAS database search program. PMID:9847137

  7. Danish Referendum on Economic and Monetary Union

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Published in October 2000, this document from the United Kingdom's House of Commons provides the details of the Danish referendum in which the country voted against joining Europe's common currency. The paper focuses on the country's 1992 arrangement not to proceed with the third stage of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) until it had been approved by a national referendum, and includes attention to the political campaigns for and against the referendum, public opinion, and the implications of this vote. Just 24 pages in length, this research paper gives an excellent, easy-to-understand overview of the reasons why Denmark's citizens decided to vote against joining the EMU. For more information on the Danish rejection of the Euro, see the September 29, 2000 Scout Report.

  8. The Molecular Biology Database Collection: 2004 update

    PubMed Central

    Galperin, Michael Y.

    2004-01-01

    The Molecular Biology Database Collection is a public resource listing key databases of value to the biologist, including those featured in this issue of Nucleic Acids Research, and other high-quality databases. All databases included in this Collection are freely available to the public. This listing aims to serve as a convenient starting point for searching the web for reliable information on various aspects of molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics. This years update includes 548 databases, 162 more than the previous one. The databases are organized in a hierarchical classification that should simplify finding the right database for each given task. Each database in the list comes with a recently updated brief description. The database list and the database descriptions can be accessed online at the Nucleic Acids Research web site http://nar.oupjournals.org/. The great challenge in biological research today is how to turn data into knowledge. I have met people who think data is knowledge but these people are then striving for a means of turning knowledge into understanding.Sydney Brenner. The Scientist 16[6]:12, March 18, 2002 PMID:14681349

  9. Good Research Practices for Comparative Effectiveness Research: Analytic Methods to Improve Causal Inference from Nonrandomized Studies of Treatment Effects Using Secondary Data Sources: The ISPOR Good Research Practices for Retrospective Database Analysis Task Force ReportPart III

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael L. Johnson; William Crown; Bradley C. Martin; Colin R. Dormuth; Uwe Siebert; Michael E. DeBakey

    Objectives: Most contemporary epidemiologic studies require complex analytical methods to adjust for bias and confounding. New methods are constantly being developed, and older more established methods are yet appropriate. Careful application of statistical analysis techniques can improve causal inference of comparative treatment effects from nonran- domized studies using secondary databases. A Task Force was formed to offer a review of

  10. Good Research Practices for Comparative Effectiveness Research: Analytic Methods to Improve Causal Inference from Nonrandomized Studies of Treatment Effects Using Secondary Data Sources: The ISPOR Good Research Practices for Retrospective Database Analysis Task Force ReportPart III

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael L. Johnson; William Crown; Bradley C. Martin; Colin R. Dormuth; Uwe Siebert

    2009-01-01

    ObjectivesMost contemporary epidemiologic studies require complex analytical methods to adjust for bias and confounding. New methods are constantly being developed, and older more established methods are yet appropriate. Careful application of statistical analysis techniques can improve causal inference of comparative treatment effects from nonrandomized studies using secondary databases. A Task Force was formed to offer a review of the more

  11. NBRP databases: databases of biological resources in Japan.

    PubMed

    Yamazaki, Yukiko; Akashi, Ryo; Banno, Yutaka; Endo, Takashi; Ezura, Hiroshi; Fukami-Kobayashi, Kaoru; Inaba, Kazuo; Isa, Tadashi; Kamei, Katsuhiko; Kasai, Fumie; Kobayashi, Masatomo; Kurata, Nori; Kusaba, Makoto; Matuzawa, Tetsuro; Mitani, Shohei; Nakamura, Taro; Nakamura, Yukio; Nakatsuji, Norio; Naruse, Kiyoshi; Niki, Hironori; Nitasaka, Eiji; Obata, Yuichi; Okamoto, Hitoshi; Okuma, Moriya; Sato, Kazuhiro; Serikawa, Tadao; Shiroishi, Toshihiko; Sugawara, Hideaki; Urushibara, Hideko; Yamamoto, Masatoshi; Yaoita, Yoshio; Yoshiki, Atsushi; Kohara, Yuji

    2010-01-01

    The National BioResource Project (NBRP) is a Japanese project that aims to establish a system for collecting, preserving and providing bioresources for use as experimental materials for life science research. It is promoted by 27 core resource facilities, each concerned with a particular group of organisms, and by one information center. The NBRP database is a product of this project. Thirty databases and an integrated database-retrieval system (BioResource World: BRW) have been created and made available through the NBRP home page (http://www.nbrp.jp). The 30 independent databases have individual features which directly reflect the data maintained by each resource facility. The BRW is designed for users who need to search across several resources without moving from one database to another. BRW provides access to a collection of 4.5-million records on bioresources including wild species, inbred lines, mutants, genetically engineered lines, DNA clones and so on. BRW supports summary browsing, keyword searching, and searching by DNA sequences or gene ontology. The results of searches provide links to online requests for distribution of research materials. A circulation system allows users to submit details of papers published on research conducted using NBRP resources. PMID:19934255

  12. Human cancer databases (Review)

    PubMed Central

    PAVLOPOULOU, ATHANASIA; SPANDIDOS, DEMETRIOS A.; MICHALOPOULOS, IOANNIS

    2015-01-01

    Cancer is one of the four major non-communicable diseases (NCD), responsible for ~14.6% of all human deaths. Currently, there are >100 different known types of cancer and >500 genes involved in cancer. Ongoing research efforts have been focused on cancer etiology and therapy. As a result, there is an exponential growth of cancer-associated data from diverse resources, such as scientific publications, genome-wide association studies, gene expression experiments, gene-gene or protein-protein interaction data, enzymatic assays, epigenomics, immunomics and cytogenetics, stored in relevant repositories. These data are complex and heterogeneous, ranging from unprocessed, unstructured data in the form of raw sequences and polymorphisms to well-annotated, structured data. Consequently, the storage, mining, retrieval and analysis of these data in an efficient and meaningful manner pose a major challenge to biomedical investigators. In the current review, we present the central, publicly accessible databases that contain data pertinent to cancer, the resources available for delivering and analyzing information from these databases, as well as databases dedicated to specific types of cancer. Examples for this wealth of cancer-related information and bioinformatic tools have also been provided. PMID:25369839

  13. ARTI Refrigerant Database

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cain, J. M.

    1993-04-01

    The Refrigerant Database consolidates and facilitates access to information to assist industry in developing equipment using alternative refrigerants. The underlying purpose is to accelerate the phase out of chemical compounds of environmental concern. The database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts for publications that may be useful in the research and design of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment. The complete documents are not included. The database identifies sources of specific information on R-32, R-123, R-124, R-125, R-134, R-134a, R-141b, R-142b, R-143a, R-152a, R-245ca, R-290 (propane), R-717 (ammonia), ethers, and others as well as azeotropic and zeotropic blends of these fluids. It addresses lubricants including alkylbenzene, polyalkylene glycol, ester, and other synthetics as well as mineral oils. It also references documents addressing compatibility of refrigerants and lubricants with metals, plastics, elastomers, motor insulation, and other materials used in refrigerant circuits. Incomplete citations or abstracts are provided for some documents to accelerate availability of the information and will be completed or replaced in future updates.

  14. ARTI Refrigerant Database

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Calm, J. M.

    1993-11-01

    The Refrigerant Database consolidates and facilitates access to information to assist industry in developing equipment using alternative refrigerants. The underlying purpose is to accelerate phase out of chemical compounds of environmental concern. The database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts for publications that may be useful in research and design of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment. The complete documents are not included, though some may be added at a later date. The database identifies sources of specific information on R-32, R-123, R-124, R-125, R-134, R134a, R-141b, R-142b, R-143a, R-152a, R-227ea, R-245ca, R-290 (propane), R-717 (ammonia), ethers, and others as well as azeotropic and zeotropic blends of these fluids. It addresses lubricants including alkylbenzene, polyalkylene glycol, polyol ester, and other synthetics as well as mineral oils. It also references documents addressing compatibility of refrigerants and lubricants with metals, plastics, elastomers, motor insulation, and other materials used in refrigerant circuits. Incomplete citations or abstracts are provided for some documents. They are included to accelerate availability of the information and will be completed or replaced in future updates.

  15. Human cancer databases (review).

    PubMed

    Pavlopoulou, Athanasia; Spandidos, Demetrios A; Michalopoulos, Ioannis

    2015-01-01

    Cancer is one of the four major non?communicable diseases (NCD), responsible for ~14.6% of all human deaths. Currently, there are >100 different known types of cancer and >500 genes involved in cancer. Ongoing research efforts have been focused on cancer etiology and therapy. As a result, there is an exponential growth of cancer?associated data from diverse resources, such as scientific publications, genome?wide association studies, gene expression experiments, gene?gene or protein?protein interaction data, enzymatic assays, epigenomics, immunomics and cytogenetics, stored in relevant repositories. These data are complex and heterogeneous, ranging from unprocessed, unstructured data in the form of raw sequences and polymorphisms to well?annotated, structured data. Consequently, the storage, mining, retrieval and analysis of these data in an efficient and meaningful manner pose a major challenge to biomedical investigators. In the current review, we present the central, publicly accessible databases that contain data pertinent to cancer, the resources available for delivering and analyzing information from these databases, as well as databases dedicated to specific types of cancer. Examples for this wealth of cancer?related information and bioinformatic tools have also been provided. PMID:25369839

  16. ARTI Refrigerant Database

    SciTech Connect

    Cain, J.M. [Calm (James M.), Great Falls, VA (United States)

    1993-04-30

    The Refrigerant Database consolidates and facilitates access to information to assist industry in developing equipment using alternative refrigerants. The underlying purpose is to accelerate phase out of chemical compounds of environmental concern. The database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts for publications that may be useful in research and design of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment. The complete documents are not included. The database identifies sources of specific information on R-32, R-123, R-124, R-125, R-134, R-134a, R-141b, R-142b, R-143a, R-152a, R-245ca, R-290 (propane), R-717 (ammonia), ethers, and others as well as azeotropic and zeotropic blends of these fluids. It addresses lubricants including alkylbenzene, polyalkylene glycol, ester, and other synthetics as well as mineral oils. It also references documents addressing compatibility of refrigerants and lubricants with metals, plastics, elastomers, motor insulation, and other materials used in refrigerant circuits. Incomplete citations or abstracts are provided for some documents to accelerate availability of the information and will be completed or replaced in future updates.

  17. World Database of Happiness

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The World Database of Happiness, maintained by Professor Ruut Veenhoven of Erasmus University Rotterdam, is a "continuous register of scientific research on subjective appreciation of life." This site contains the Bibliography of Happiness, a collection of over 3,000 scientific publications accessible by author or subject; the Catalog of Happiness in Nations, providing responses from over 1,500 national happiness surveys taken in 93 different countries between 1946 and 1996; the Catalog of Happiness Correlates, which presents the abstracts of correlational research findings from 662 studies worldwide; and finally, the Directory of Happiness Investigators, an international listing of more than 3,300 happiness researchers. Users may freely download the Bibliography or the Catalog of Happiness in Nations as compressed MS Access files (.zip), and download the full text of the Catalog of Correlates in compressed RTF format (.zip).

  18. D136D140 Nucleic Acids Research, 2009, Vol. 37, Database issue Published online 25 October 2008 doi:10.1093/nar/gkn766

    E-print Network

    Eddy, Sean

    doi:10.1093/nar/gkn766 Rfam: updates to the RNA families database Paul P. Gardner1, *, Jennifer Daub1, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1SA, UK, 2 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm

  19. Clinical genomic database.

    PubMed

    Solomon, Benjamin D; Nguyen, Anh-Dao; Bear, Kelly A; Wolfsberg, Tyra G

    2013-06-11

    Technological advances have greatly increased the availability of human genomic sequencing. However, the capacity to analyze genomic data in a clinically meaningful way lags behind the ability to generate such data. To help address this obstacle, we reviewed all conditions with genetic causes and constructed the Clinical Genomic Database (CGD) (http://research.nhgri.nih.gov/CGD/), a searchable, freely Web-accessible database of conditions based on the clinical utility of genetic diagnosis and the availability of specific medical interventions. The CGD currently includes a total of 2,616 genes organized clinically by affected organ systems and interventions (including preventive measures, disease surveillance, and medical or surgical interventions) that could be reasonably warranted by the identification of pathogenic mutations. To aid independent analysis and optimize new data incorporation, the CGD also includes all genetic conditions for which genetic knowledge may affect the selection of supportive care, informed medical decision-making, prognostic considerations, reproductive decisions, and allow avoidance of unnecessary testing, but for which specific interventions are not otherwise currently available. For each entry, the CGD includes the gene symbol, conditions, allelic conditions, clinical categorization (for both manifestations and interventions), mode of inheritance, affected age group, description of interventions/rationale, links to other complementary databases, including databases of variants and presumed pathogenic mutations, and links to PubMed references (>20,000). The CGD will be regularly maintained and updated to keep pace with scientific discovery. Further content-based expert opinions are actively solicited. Eventually, the CGD may assist the rapid curation of individual genomes as part of active medical care. PMID:23696674

  20. Data integration for European marine biodiversity research: creating a database on benthos and plankton to study large-scale patterns and long-term changes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leen Vandepitte; Bart Vanhoorne; Alexandra Kraberg; Natalie Anisimova; Chryssanthi Antoniadou; Rita Arajo; Inka Bartsch; Beatriz Beker; Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi; Iacopo Bertocci; Sabine Cochrane; Keith Cooper; Johan Craeymeersch; Epaminondas Christou; Dennis J. Crisp; Salve Dahle; Marilyse de Boissier; Mario de Kluijver; Stanislav Denisenko; Doris De Vito; Gerard Duineveld; Vincent Escaravage; Dirk Fleischer; Simona Fraschetti; Adriana Giangrande; Carlo Heip; Herman Hummel; Urszula Janas; Rolf Karez; Monika Kedra; Paul Kingston; Ralph Kuhlenkamp; Maurice Libes; Peter Martens; Jan Mees; Nova Mieszkowska; Stella Mudrak; Ivka Munda; Sotiris Orfanidis; Martina Orlando-Bonaca; Rune Palerud; Eike Rachor; Katharina Reichert; Heye Rumohr; Doris Schiedek; Philipp Schubert; Wil C. H. Sistermans; Isabel Sousa Pinto; Alan J. Southward; Antonio Terlizzi; Evagelia Tsiaga; Justus E. E. van Beusekom; Edward Vanden Berghe; Jan Warzocha; Norbert Wasmund; Jan Marcin Weslawski; Claire Widdicombe; Maria Wlodarska-Kowalczuk; Michael L. Zettler

    2010-01-01

    The general aim of setting up a central database on benthos and plankton was to integrate long-, medium- and short-term datasets\\u000a on marine biodiversity. Such a database makes it possible to analyse species assemblages and their changes on spatial and\\u000a temporal scales across Europe. Data collation lasted from early 2007 until August 2008, during which 67 datasets were collected\\u000a covering