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  • Molecular Biology Information Service survey on services, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
    Internal Dataset

    Authors
    • Iwema, Carrie L.
    • Chattopadhyay, Ansuman
    Description

    The Molecular Biology Information Service (MBIS) of the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) at the University of Pittsburgh conducted a 33-question Qualtrics survey in early 2018 to evaluate the effectiveness of services provided by the MBIS. The CSV file contains de-identifed survey responses--identifying information for Q6.7 was redacted. Also included is a PDF of the Qualtrics survey response report and a PDF of the survey questions (multiple choice, ranking, and free text).

    Keywords
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biomedical Research
    • Computational Biology
    • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
    • Information Science
    • Information Services
    • Libraries, Medical
    • Library Surveys
    • Molecular Biology
    • Software Training
    Timeframe
    2018
    Access Rights
    Free to all
  • Differences between the PubMed record and full-text methods section in in-vivo animal research articles
    Internal Dataset

    Authors
    • Mazure, Emily
    • Ratajeski, Melissa A.
    • Gau, Karen
    • Brody, Erica
    • 1 more author(s)...
    Description

    Details for the methodology used and description of uploaded files are provided in the README.txt file. Other files included are a screening form, codebook, and two .csv files of preliminary and final datasets.

    Large animal protocols submitted to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) are required to include searches for alternatives and address the “3Rs":

    1. Refinement: use methodology and protocols that reduce pain and distress
    2. Replacement: substitute animals with non-animal models or lower species
    3. Reduction: minimize the number of animals

    Locating descriptions of methodology for the refinement concept is challenging since PubMed (and most other databases) do not search full-text.

    The objectives of this study were to determine how well the title, abstract, and MeSH terms cover the content of the methods section in in-vivo animal research articles, particularly with respect to procedures, drugs, and animal species used, and to describe how this might impact a search.

    The title/abstract, MeSH terms, and methods section of each article were reviewed and details such as: animal species, number of animals, description of housing, description of experimental procedures used, and analgesia/anesthesia were extracted.

    Keywords
    • Animal Care Committees
    • Animal Testing Alternatives
    • Animals, Laboratory
    • Information Science
    • Information Services
    • Literature searching
    • Medical Subject Headings
    • PubMed
    Timeframe
    2017
    Access Rights
    Free to all