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Robyn Copley-Hirst
28th July 2011, 11:54
Hi Everyone,

This announcement is to make everyone who has not already seen the news on our main website aware that the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association has joined a group of research-funding organisations to fund UK PubMed Central, an online research database containing over two million research articles. This is the first step in the Associationís aim to establish a comprehensive resource for the global MND research community...continue article here (http://www.mndassociation.org/news_and_events/our_news/research_database.html)

Our Belinda Cupid from our Research Team has also posted a blog about this titled "Lifting an Invisible Cloak..."

"It goes without saying (but Iíll say it anyway!) that it is important for MND researchers to know what each other are up to Ė so they can build on results, develop fruitful collaborations and avoid duplication of effort. The MND Association joining the UK PubMed Central (UK PMC) Funders Group is a new way of encouraging researchers to share more results and allow them to move further and faster towards a world free of MND"... continue to read blog here (http://mndresearch.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/lifting-an-invisibility-cloak-making-mnd-research-results-more-readily-available/)

You can search UK PubMed Central here (http://ukpmc.ac.uk/)

Below are a few tips to get you started and able to search this resource:

1. You can look at only MND papers, by searching for them in the search box at the top of the site.

2. To ensure that you get all of the research papers that are related to MND, the best way to do it is to search for a number of different things together. Paste the text into the search box below.

For example:

motor neurone disease OR MND OR amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

3. Once you have imputed your search, the database (on the right hand side of the screen) divides up your search into different areas, for example reviews, clinical guidelines etc.

If you have any further questions please contact the research team directly on research@mndassociation.org.

Best regards to everyone, if you want to let us know what you think about this or any of our announcements feel free to post a reply below.

Robyn

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