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Systematic literature review brings your research closer to success
Systematic Literature Searches and Reviews
The primary benefit of a thorough literature review is obvious - it allows
you to assess current state of research on a topic before you start a research project.
Furthermore, you will identify leading experts on the subject of your interest as
well as key questions and issues that are yet to be answered or resolved in the research
field. You will get a full picture to make evidence-based decisions in conducting
your research projects.
Comprehensive patent search helps you determine and defend your position in the market
We have to be honest with you. Even a team of experienced professionals in information
sciences and literature and patent searching is not good enough for performing an
outstanding patent search. Patent searching requires more. It requires expertise in
the subject of concern. That's why we specialize. We perform patent searches only
in chemistry, genetics, environmental sciences and related fields to make sure that
we always understand the technicalities and specifics of your products and innovations.
This allows us to provide you with top-quality complex patent search services including
novelty search, state-of-the art search, patent collection search, infringement/non-infringement
search, right to use, freedom to operate, clearance search or validity/invalidity
Minimising costs while finding exactly what you are looking for is our primary goal in systematic literature reviews
Tailored search strategies and choice of information sources
Costs associated with access to information sources usually present the greatest expenditure
in a systematic literature search and review. That's why our experts always pay special
attention to setting an efficient search strategy and choosing the optimum set of
information sources to minimise your costs. The expert team has an in-depth knowledge
of major databases and search engines such as OvidSP, STN International, Thompson
Reuters Web of Knowledge and Web of Science, SCOPUS, SciFinder, EBSCOhost, ProQuest,
Google Scholar and many others, including databases of grey literature. To minimise
costs, we usually start searching for the information you are looking for in publicly
available sources. When it comes to getting access to paid articles and databases,
we always consider cost-effective options such as pay-per-view access to articles
and journals, lending scientific publications instead of purchasing them and access
to databases and search engines on a pay-per-query basis. Of course, always after
a thorough discussion with you.
We are happy to share our know-how with you
Trainings, consultancy and supervision
Each researh field has its own specifics and we are well aware that we cannot have
a deep knowledge and understanding of all scientific subjects. We understand, that
it might be much better for you to "be taught how to fish" than to "get a fish". We
are ready to provide you with professional trainings and consultancy, to set an efficient
search strategy with you, develop a literature review methodology, quality control
system and standardised protocols for your systematic literature searches to minimise
bias and risk of errors.
About the Leader of the Expert Team
"Despite working with scientific literature for 25 years now, I can't get enough
of the thrill of investigating new publications and scientific data. The world of
science has changed so much during my professional career. And it has changed in a
positive way, thanks to information technology.
I am an organic chemist by education (Ph.D. at Imperial and University Colleges
London), who turned programmer and information science specialist. My passion for
science, informatics and ecology led me to several endeavors, which included founding
and leading a study programme "Applied Informatics in Chemistry" at the University
of Chemistry and Technology Prague, and many years of fruitfull cooperation with IUPAC,
where I lead development of http://goldbook.iupac.org/ and served for many years at Committee on Printed and Electronic Publications and Cheminformatics Data Standards
within IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry)
I have co-founded EcoMole to transfer my passion for knowledge into boosting innovations
of enterprises, NGOs, research institutes and public bodies who want to make evidence-based
scientifically supported decisions. "
See my LinkedIn profile if you want to know more about my journey in the world of information science.