For example, if you are working on a VEGF inhibitor project, you could add a tag like “VEGF” to an article to insure that your colleagues on the team don’t miss the article. If you’re working on a multidisciplinary team and you come across an article on angiogenesis biomarkers, you could add tags like “angiogenesis, biomarker, VEGF” to insure that other team members also see the article. You can also add your own comments to the article, to help highlight important concepts from the article. Think of it as a way to support your own company journal club.
If you work in the commercial side of the business, HiveMind can help you keep track of the competition. You can subscribe to ClinicalTrials.gov searches, and Google Patent searches, in addition to the latest news from trusted sources like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and industry insiders like BioSpace, FiercePharma, and many others.
As with any organization though, keeping up with external developments is only half the battle. HiveMind helps you keep track of internal developments as well. For example, if your lab is required to create weekly or monthly reports, HiveMind lets your team log their individual achievements and associate those achievements with company goals. The Lab Supervisor can then easily aggregate these achievements into a report. You can also “star” and add notes to individual achievements that you want to recognize.
HiveMind also supports more informal reporting through blogging, which gives everyone the ability to share new discoveries. It’s a great tool for capturing conference notes and sharing the lessons learned through conference sessions.
Lastly, HiveMind lets you bookmark interesting sites and share the bookmarks. You can even monitor bookmarked sites for changes. For example, if you are monitoring a competitor’s web site for changes to their pipeline, you can bookmark the site and periodically crawl it for updates.
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