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Emerging online forum for life scientists

  • Bryony Wiseman
Genome Biology20001:reports205

DOI: 10.1186/gb-2000-1-1-reports205

Received: 19 October 1999

Published: 17 March 2000

Abstract

Providing a central scientific forum, run by scientists for scientists is the aim of this new and developing site, which shows a lot of potential.

Content

Providing a central scientific forum, run by scientists for scientists is the aim of this new and developing site, which shows a lot of potential. It contains a worldwide e-mail directory, job opportunities, meetings calendar, links to video libraries, databases and websites for journals, institutions and agencies. An e-magazine is also available, for which registration is free but not instant. The magazine discusses current issues and gossip in the community - not always accurately - as well as jobs and meeting reports.

Navigation

There is no search engine for the site, but as it is not very big browsing is easy

Reporter's comments

Timeliness

A September issue of a preview copy of their e-magazine is available and the first official issue is promised in January 2000. Job and PhD opportunities are very timely (for now) and include the date of listing.

Best feature

LifeScience.Connect lists the support of many eminent scientists, which might be seen as giving it credibility. The worldwide e-mail directory of life scientists, currently containing around 1,000 searchable addresses, will be great when it expands.

Worst feature

As this is still in the embryonic state, we must wait to see if it fulfills its potential.

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Copyright

© BioMed Central Ltd 2000

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