Research Projects at Your Fingertips
can access for free more than 2.4 million federally funded projects
from 1986 to the present covering research on a vast number of
diseases and disorders.
Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP)
an excellent resource if you wish to keep abreast of new and ongoing
biomedical research funded by the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). CRISP search results provide project titles, abstracts,
as well as contact information for principal investigators working
at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions throughout
the U.S. and abroad.
building a powerful, user-friendly web interface, the NIH has
significantly expanded access to an enormous amount of biomedical
information along with sophisticated text retrieval tools. From
an Oracle relational database, you'll be able to perform both
text and fielded retrieval in a single query. A basic and advanced
search form supports Boolean, phrase, and stem retrieval.
search results or displayed records are created "on-the-fly" thus
eliminating the need to store millions of static html pages. Instead
of writing or calling the NIH to make a request for scientific
information, you can simply search the CRISP web site and get
quick results. Easy access to the CRISP database provides a huge
time and cost savings for everyone. It's a re-invented way of
Morton is Chief, CRISP Information Resources Section at the National
Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. You may contact him by email:
phone: (301) 435-0657.
August 11, 1999