Biomedical research grants often preceed publications by several years and sometimes do not result in publications for a variety of reasons. Before engaging in any kind of research it is always useful to understand the past and current projects in the same field to avoid redundancy, identify best practices, seek advice and learn from prior mistakes.
“Our non-profit effort is dedicated to structuring the complexity of aging research and identifying the main categories, research fronts, knowledge hubs and key investigators in order to create comprehensive roadmaps to increase healthy working life of people worldwide. The Aging.CC search engine can be used by scientists in any discipline of biomedical science to explore projects in their areas of interest. The search engine uses the IARP grants and publications databases and provides a clean and simple search interface”, said Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD, the head of IARP.
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About the International Aging Research Portfolio:
IARP is an independent non-profit initiative serving the aging research community run by a volunteer team of over 100 developers and category editors. As the only centralized knowledge management system containing international grant databases, publications and project information, IARP provides highly granular, current information to scientists, funding organizations and policy makers, as well as a platform for collaboration and research. Presently, the system incorporates grant databases from the National Institutes of Health, European Commission, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Australian National Health and Medicine Research Council and other sources and provides a categorized directory of research projects linked to related publications within the MEDLINE abstract database.