What started out as a minor upgrade has turned into something altogether more substantial. I posted much of the detail a few weeks ago, but as we start work things develop. We’re still hoping to get the upgrade out by the end of February (depending on testing) and the main new features will be:
- RCT filter. It struck me, given their prominence in the ‘evidence based’ world, as strange that we didn’t have an RCT filter. So, why not have one and why not make it wonderful. So, we’re going to grab RCTs from multiple sources and hopefully launch with at least 500,000 RCTs making it one of the biggest RCT databases. Invariably the largest FREE RCT database.
- Full-text. The ability to better link to full-text has been a major request from clinician users of Trip. So, we’re going to make it much easier for users to navigate from the primary research articles to full-text (we currently just point to abstracts). We plan to do this in two ways:
- Better integration with PubMed Central, the full-text sibling of PubMed.
- Working with organisations to allow users to link to their institutions full-text collections.
Fingers crossed that testing goes well.
Related to that is a brief survey we’re doing mainly around how to position the full-text offering. Six questions, five minutes. Please do it here.