Helpful Links / Video Conferencing
BUMC SharePoint: Online collaboration tool for groups
Microsoft SharePoint services enable groups to collaborate by sharing document libraries, calendars, task lists, discussion boards, meeting resources, etc. SharePoint sites come with standard BU branding, which you can customize. Simple templates are available to help you get started quickly.
For more information, see http://www.bu.edu/tech/comm/collaboration-sites/sharepoint/
Video Conferencing: a helpful tool to confer with colleagues at CR campus or out of town
There are extensive instructions on using Adobe Connect, complete with video tutorials and a test environment at
At that site, you can also complete a form to request a temporary license, which can be used to host a one-time web conference:
Permanent licenses for groups can be purchased for an annual cost $172.50 (priced on March 2010). Licenses renew on May 1, and fees will be prorated at a rate of $14.37/mo. To obtain a license, submit an online requisition at http://www.bu.edu/sourcing/how2buy/requisitioning/ with the following information:
Supplier #12 – Telecomm
Object Code 911
In Description, write:
For the purchase of one license of Adobe Connect Pro, effective [DATE].
Telecommunications on the Charles River Campus has also provided the attached report of the security of Adobe Connect Pro (click to view), which was prepared by a 3rd party company. If you have any questions about the security, purchasing licenses, or using Adobe Connect in general, contact Telecommunications at Tel: 617.353.2097 or email@example.com.
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NHLBI assistance in translating basic discoveries into treatment (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/new/SMARTT.htm)
GeneFisher Interactive Primer Design (http://bibiserv.techfak.uni-bielefeld.de/genefisher2/)
Transcription Regulatory Element Search (http://www.xmarks.com/site/bioportal.bic.nus.edu.sg/tres/)
Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org/)
College and University Directory (http://www.braintrack.com/)
Biology weekly Seminars at MIT (http://www.wi.mit.edu/programs/biologyweek/biologyweek.html)
Expertise Search Portal:
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Please visit: http://wwwapp1.bumc.bu.edu/expertiseresources/
Bridge Funding via the DOM to allow project continuation within grants that scored in an almost fundable range
Finding Funds via OSP at BUSM: using COS (previously known as Community of Science) funding database – in the search box, type any search term(s) you want and sortable results will appear immediately
http://www.bu.edu/osp/funding-information/cos-searches-by-affinity/ Or http://www.bu.edu/osp/funding-information/search-for-funding/
Grant related ready-made posters, promotion materials, powerpoints, ect: http://www.cos.com/#/
The CRISP query tool which provides a searchable database of biomedical research projects funded by NIH will be retired Oct. 31, 2009. For many years, CRISP was one of the most common ways for the public to find information on NIH research programs. The CRISP system has been replaced by the RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) tool.