OpenSocial Gadget Contest

Adding new features to Profiles and/or VIVO

CTSI Data Autofeeds - Great Resources for Other UCSF Sites

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The automated CTSI data feed (and the UCSF Profiles mini-search feed) are very useful but not necessarily well-known features. The first feature auto-feeds live data from Pubmed publication lists and other UCSF resources into pages hosted on departmental or other UCSF websites. The second links from UCSF pages into UCSF Profiles. 

If we haven't already, might we ask UCSF IT leadership to broadcast these free services to a website managers' listserv or other target group? A "top-down" message from leadership to the IT community might help encourage broader use of this free service, with no financial outlay. Katja Reuters has already been very effective and proactive about promoting this feature:

From John Maa's Gen'l Surgery Dept. page: “View All Publications at UCSF Profiles (Powered by CTSI)” - the embedded link towards the middle of the page is a great example of use of, and credit to, the data feed

From UCSF’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

From UCSF’s San Francisco General Hospital

This would add visibility both to profilees and to the CTSI's great resources for investigators. This visibility among both parties would hopefully facilitate further collaboration across the organization.


This isn't specifically a gadget concept, but I think it's a great idea.

As a result of technical feasibility review conducted by the Virtual Home team at CTSI, this proposal was considered beyond the technical scope for implementing it as an OpenSocial gadget. On behalf of Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UCSF, thank you for participating in this contest.

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