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NRR and Google Earth Mash-up

I was delighted to receive an e-mail from Hazim at Update Software highlighting their rather lovely new feature on the National Research Register. The NRR is:

“…a database of ongoing and recently completed research projects funded by, or of interest to, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS).”

In a nutshell it allows you to search for completed or ongoing research in a particular topic. The results can then be added to a map of the UK (up to a maximum of 100 results). Below is a picture of the 76 ongoing, single-centre research projects, looking at ovarian cancer.

TRIP around the world

TRIP has recently produced a map which highlights active contacts from around the world (click here). However, that only tells part of the geographic ‘reach’ of TRIP as these are people who’ve actively contacted us. We’ve recently added the Google Analytics code to the TRIP site and these show vists by city. Below you will see a world map with lots of circles. These represent where searches have come from. The results below are for Sunday and Monday this week.

TRIP around the world

I was reviewing a number of e-mails we’d received recently. Shortly afterwards Google announced their Google Maps venture. This allows users to easily create custom maps. Putting two and two together I got TRIP around the world, which is simply a list of contacts we’ve received since March 2007. Click here to view the map.

If you want to feature then contact us via this form. As well as saying hello and where you’re from feel free to let us know your thoughts about TRIP. For instance how you use it, what you use it for, any improvements you’d like to see. Also, let us know if you’re happy to use your name or simply post it anonymously.

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