APSoil : Soil related information and tools
Three research and training resources on soil water characteristics and soil management in agriculture are available from this site run by the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries. They include datasheets on Estimating Plant Available Water Capacity; Soil Matters, a manual comprising a set of modules that provide background information on, and describe the best practice in, soil monitoring; and APSoil, a database of soil water characteristics enabling estimation of Plant Ava
Center for Public Awareness in Bioethics (CPAB)
The Center for Public Awareness in Bioethics was launched in March 2008 and aims to increase public awareness, debate and involvement in bioethical issues, and provide a platform for study and research in bioethics. The site contains information on the objectives, policies and activities of the Center, and introductory information on the discipline of bioethics, aimed at a lay audience. There are also documents and links to external websites under the Resources section, though like the Journal,
Where is the evidence that animal research benefits humans?
The need for an urgent rigorous evaluation and implementation of systematic reviews for animal research is proposed. The lack of evidence for the effectiveness of animal research in the UK and the assumption that the public accepts any potential benefits for humans means that its value requires clarification. Published systematic reviews of animal studies which determined how animal research had informed clinical research were examined. Subsequent analysis showed that systematic reviews would in
Towards A Global BioPolicy?
Proceedings of a symposium held in March 2007 looking at aspects of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by UNESCO in October 2005. Hosted by Biocentre: the Centre for Bioethics and Public Policy, the symposium was the first event of the 'Global Perspectives on Biopolicy' series. The proceedings cover the keynote speech on the Universal Declaration by Professor Jan Helge Solbakk Director of Bioethics at UNESCO. Following papers were given on the UK perspective on the Declaration, fo
TRREE Training and Resources for Research Ethics Evaluation for Africa
TRREE-for Africa is "a web-based training and capacity building initiative on the ethics of research involving humans conducted in Africa countries". It is a collaborative project between European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDTCP), Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS), Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The site contains information on the pr
Training for Scholarship in Research Ethics University of Malawi College of Medicine Michigan State
The traineeship in research ethics is a joint project between the University of Malawi Medical College and Michigan State University. The project is aimed at building research ethics capacity in Malawi and other African countries in response to the growing number of clinical trials taking place in Africa. The site contains an overview of the project, its goals, curriculum, evaluation criteria, methods of dissemination for the products of the programme, and project timeline.
Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics aims to "enhance the ethical status of animals through academic research, teaching and publication", and "to be an independent think tank for the advancement of progressive thought about animals". The site gives the Aims and Vision of the Centre, there is a page introducing the subject of animal ethics, and a chronology of Oxford academics being advocates for animals, and recent news stories from the Centre or those relating to animal ethics. There is a sectio
Bioethics Policy Research Center
The Bioethics Policy Research Center was created by the Korean Ministry of Health & Welfare at the Ewha Instutute for Bioethics and Law at Ewha Womens University. Established in July 2006 it was set up to be " an information center which provides researchers, officials, and civilians with bioethics policies and relevant research information so that they may evaluate ethical justification, legal legitimacy, and social accountability of life science and bio-technology research." The site includes
South African Journal of Bioethics and Law
The South African Journal of Bioethics & Law is a twice yearly, peer reviewed, open access journal which began publication in 2008. Its' scope includes bioethics, health law, research regulation, health policy, and human rights in clinical practice. Tables of contents are listed for each issue with links to an abstract and full text of each article. There is also a search function for articles, which can additionally be browsed by author and title.
Literature, Arts and Medicine Database
The Literature, Arts, & Medicine Database is an annotated multimedia listing of prose, poetry, film, video and art that was developed to be a dynamic, accessible, comprehensive resource for teaching and research in Medical Humanities, for graduate and undergraduate students in health, liberal arts and social science settings. It is a multi-institutional project that was initiated by faculty of the New York University School of Medicine.
Cultures of health : a historical anthropolgy
This is a lively and fluid web site with a featured article spot, articles, research notes, posts and links to related sites for historically-minded scholars of medicine and health. There are many book recommendations and features and discussions on such topics as new approaches to VD treatment in Toronto, 1968-75 and smallpox eradication in Brazil, 1967. The site is maintained by the Department of History at the University of Windsor, Canada, and tackles ancient through to modern time periods o
Antonio Ortega Antonio Ortega is an associate professor in the Signal and Image Processing Institute in the Integrated Media Systems Center at the University of Southern California. His site also includes an overview of his research, some experimental results, teaching material on wavelets and biographical information.
This site provides publications on multimedia communications and coding, signal processing, compression, classification and tracking, all in PDF format.
Antonio Ortega is an associate professor in the Signal and Image Processing Institute in the Integrated Media Systems Center at the University of Southern California. His site also includes an overview of his research, some experimental results, teaching material on wavelets and biographical information.
Active Logic, Metacognitive Computations and Mind at the University of Maryland The site explains in detail what a research project of this nature entails, and gives access to recent publications and some disserations (PDF or .ps formats).
This is the website for the Active Logic, Metacognitive Computation and Mind research group (ALMECOM) at the University of Maryland. Part of the Computer Science Department, the ultimate goal of this research group is to develop common sense in computers.
The site explains in detail what a research project of this nature entails, and gives access to recent publications and some disserations (PDF or .ps formats).
Journal of advanced research in computer science
JARCS is an open access online journal which publishes original research articles in all areas of computer science. Full-text papers are available to members of the Institute of Advanced Scientific Research and to non members after registration of details.
Journal of advanced research in scientific computing
JARSC is an open access online journal for the publication of papers on state-of-the-art developments in scientific computing and its applications in science and engineering. Full-text papers are available to members of the Institute of Advanced Scientific Research and to non members after registration of details.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
This site is part of the larger MEthics applied ethics website, run by the Makkula Center for Applied Ethics at the Jesuit Santa Clara University in California. The Technology section includes: full-text technology ethics articles; hypothetical case studies; message board and links to other useful websites in technology, science and research, and environmental science.
Pathways of women's empowerment
Pathways of Women's Empowerment is a consortium of five institutions which links academics, activists and practitioners who are working to advance women's empowerment for a five-year programme of work funded by the UK Department for International Development. Each institution forms the basis of a research hub working to identify regional priorities and opportunities. The website provides details of these hubs and of the project's research themes (conceptions of women's empowerment, empowering wo
Open Waste Management Journal
The Open Waste Management Journal is published by Bentham Open and provides free access to "original full length, short research articles (letters) and reviews on all areas of industrial waste management and waste technology research. Topics include industrial waste, residual waste, landfill, waste technology, waste conversion, solid waste management and policy". With one volume per year since early 2008, all articles are available to download as PDF files.
Deutdches Zentrum fur Altersfragen
The German Centre of Gerontology (DZA) conducts research which focuses on "the investigation of the living arrangements, life situations, and life-styles of ageing people in the societal and policy context". Site resources include a selection of published and expert reports in German. They are in pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat software to access. There is a link to the DZA library's online catalogue which lists the collection of sociological and psychological material in ageing and elderl
NGfL Cymru GCaD
NGfL Cymru GCaD is a teaching and learning resource for GCSE students in Wales but the site is also suitable for A-level students. Teaching resources can be browsed by selecting a Key Stage (age range) and then a subject. The site provides a comprehensive guide for students to relevant web resources, including computer skills and best practice for online research. Useful software and other freely available teaching resources are also listed.