In the author's work as a research information technologist for the Samaritan Center for Health Research & Quality, a part of Samaritan Health Services (SHS), a health network in northwest Oregon, she keeps their center on the cutting edge of technology. Their center provides research support services for physicians, health researchers, allied health professionals, and others affiliated with their five-hospital health system. Their Web design consultant, Noel Ruiz of Niche Tank, designed the two Web services they currently offer, ScanGrants (www.scangrants.com) and ResearchRaven (www.researchraven.com). ScanGrants, which was their first endeavor, provides information about grants and other funding sources. ResearchRaven, which grew from some of their ScanGrants observations, helps people locate conferences and find places to publish their scholarly work. ScanGrants and ResearchRaven are free Web services that aggregate material that is freely available on the Web. For them, creating an online lexicon has had several advantages. It enables them to link internally to their own material.
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