529-0195-00L  Scientific Information Retrieval & Management in Life Sciences and Chemistry

Semester Autumn Semester 2014
Lecturers O. Renn
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English


Abstract Scientists in the life sciences and chemistry need to deal with vast amounts of information (books, journals, databases, social web etc.). Students will learn how to efficiently and effectively retrieve, store and manage scientific information from several free and proprietary information resources. The process of scientific writing and publishing will also be discussed and demonstrated
Objective Ability to use subject-specific databases, information & knowledge management and retrieval tools
Content - Information Retrieval (search engines, literature databases, specialized database)
- Advanced Information Retrieval from Chemistry and Life Sciences Information Databases
- Information Retrieval Tools (Quosa, Utopia, ChemWorx, ...)
- Staying tuned - Alerting Tools
- Scientific Writing (how to write an excellent paper, how to write a thesis, ethics, peer-review models)
- Information Management (literature and document management system, DOI, CrossRef)
- Scientific Publishing (publishing models, e.g. Open Access, copyright, author identifiers, archives and repositories)
- Scientific Communications & Key Performance Indicators of Scientific Output (bibliometrics, citation indexes, altmetrics)
- Knowledge Management & Organization (Wikis and other collaboration tools, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies)
- Text and Data Mining, Semantic Web
- Chemistry Identifiers (structure editors, SMILES, InChi, ...)
- Information Workflow Tools
- Patents
Lecture notes PDF of the slide deck and other supplementary materials
Literature References will be provided in the lectures