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Webinar: The NIDDK Information Network (dkNET): a Community Research Data, Information and Resource Discovery Portal

Note: This is not a HIRN BC sponsored webinar

Date/Time: Friday, June 17, 2016 8:30 AM- 10:00 AM Eastern Time

Registration: This event requires advance registration at (This workshop will be both on-site and webcast. Please register as a webinar participant)

Abstract The NIDDK Information Network (dkNET; is an open community resource portal for basic and clinical investigators in diabetes, digestive, endocrine, metabolic, kidney, and urologic diseases. dkNET provides seamless access to a collection of diverse research resources, including data, information, materials, tools, funding opportunities, literature, services, events, news, projects, and organizations that advance the mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). dkNET functions as a “search engine for data, information, and resources”, searching across millions of database records contained in hundreds of databases and resources developed and maintained by independent projects around the world. dkNET makes it easy to find research resources relevant to your work, through a concept based search interface across NIDDK community resources as well as general biomedical resources. Building on dkNET’s core infrastructure, we have worked to implement standards to improve research reproducibility by providing data curation and research resource identification standards. To help researchers and resource providers to keep up to date with the community, we provide notification alerts updating users when new information is available according to their saved searches, and notify resource providers when their resources have been cited in the literature. We also provide application programming interfaces (APIs) to interact with dkNET. In this workshop, we will give an overview of the dkNET portal and show how dkNET can be used to address a variety of use cases that involve searching for research resources and connecting to the broader biomedical community. We will also provide information on how researchers can get involved with dkNET, keep up to date with the NIDDK community, and associated efforts such as using research resource identifiers (RRIDs) to promote data reuse and reproducibility.

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