Matchmaker—Paste in your own text to find similar research and investigators
Are you wondering which NIH institutes or centers might be interested in your research, or which study sections review work like yours? Matchmaker is our new query interface where users can submit abstracts or other scientific text to find similar projects. Matchmaker mines the terms and concepts in your text, compares those patterns to funded projects, and returns a list of 100 similar projects. You can download these or add them to a custom MyRePORTER portfolio for further analysis.
Matchmaker also automatically creates charts of the most common Study Sections, Institutes/Centers, and Activity Codes in your list of similar projects. This will help you narrow in on which study sections reviewed those projects and understand which ICs fund this similar work.
These charts and raw data will help you plan for future application submissions, find collaborators, and understand how your projects fit within the portfolio of funded NIH research. Try Matchmaker today!
Dig deeper into research publications with Data & Visualize
In our last ReSource, we announced Project Publication charts, which offered the ability to chart publications related to the projects on your hit list. Since then, we have added several new chart options and the ability to drill-down through the results. To find these tools, conduct a search to generate a hitlist, then visit the tab. Now you can select “Project Publications" from the blue charting options bar, and then view publications summarized by administering Institute/Center, Calendar Year, Projects, Funding Mechanism, Activity Code, or Organization.
Select “Project Publications” to create publication charts
Chart publications by your selected summary option
Drill down into a sub-set of project publications from generated tables
Next to your chart, a results table presents the raw data with hyperlinked counts of publications for each category. Clicking the link takes you to a special publications hitlist containing only the publications in the category of interest. Users can download this information in a variety of formats for further analysis.
EXTRA EXTRA Read all about it! Search for news articles about NIH-supported research
Since 2012, RePORTER has been indexing news articles that mention NIH-supported research projects. We list these on the tab, which captures press releases, news articles, and other materials intended for a popular audience that are related to the projects in your hit list. This fall, we updated the section of our query form to add the ability to search the full text of these articles to find news releases on your preferred topics. To search, just type your text keywords into the text entry box, and check the “News” box. After clicking “Submit Query”, you’ll be taken to the tab, where you’ll find the matching articles. The projects related to these news items will be listed under the search results Project Tab.
Check the News box and enter your keywords to search for news articles
You can also combine this new search item with MyRePORTER alerts and get a notification every time there is a news article about a topic of interest, such as cardiac arrest (See our video instructions for creating a MyRePORTER account and setting alerts). After running a text search for news items that contain "cardiac arrest", click 'save query', and choose to receive updates for ,and click . Whenever there is a new article matching your query, you will receive an email that lists the new news items and provides links to more information on RePORTER.
NIH Spending Categories: Find projects that fall in more than one category
RePORTER now offers the ability to search for projects at the intersection of multiple NIH Spending Categories. Previously, multiple categories would be joined by an “OR” producing a list of projects that fell into any of the categories selected. We have added an option to join these with “AND” so that users can find any project categorized under both Aging AND Alzheimer’s.
Combine NIH Spending Category selections with either AND or OR
Project Officer Search
Users can now search by Program Officer name in the section of the query form. Like most text entry fields on RePORTER, users can use the percent symbol (%) to allow wildcard matching.