Digital Tools for Researchers

There used to be a webpage called connectedresearcher.com that had the most comprehensive list of digital research tools I have ever seen.  Unfortunately, it looks like that site no longer exists. This page is my attempt to recreate it. If you have other tools you like or categories you would like to see, please reach out to me

Sourcing Papers

What I Use

Google Scholar

The power of google search applied to academic literature

Paperpile

Web based paper manager, built on top of google drive

STORK

Email notifications for new publications and grants based on the users' own keywords.

Unpaywall

Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Scite

NLP driven exploration of whether an article supports or contradicts previous research

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Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Other Tools

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Bibsonomy

Share bookmarks and lists of literature

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Data Elixer

A weekly collection of the best data science news, resources, and inspirations from around the world

Faculty Opinions

Experts select and share what they think is the most exciting and important research today

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LiteracyTool

Educational web-platform helping with the discovery, understanding, and exploration of your scientific topics of interest

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MyScienceWork

Diffuse scientific information and knowledge in a free and accessible way

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PubNiche

A scientific research news curator

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Research Professional

Source of intelligence on funding opportunities and research policy

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Symplur

Connecting the dots in healthcare social media

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Wisdom.ai

create citations and bibliography and set up your research groups on the cloud to share files and references

DeepDyve

Instant access to the journals you need

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Lazy Scholar

Finds free scholarly full texts, metrics and automatic sharing of links and citations

Mendeley

A social network, reference manager, and article visualizer bundled into one

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Paperity

A multidisiplinary aggregator of open access journals and papers

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PubPeer

Search for publications and provide feedback and/or start a conversation anonymously

Sparrho

Personalized recommendation engine for science - allowing you to keep a birds eye view on all things scientific

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Wiki Journal Club

Open User-reviewed summaries of the top studies in medical research

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ContentMine

Uses machines to extract facts from the scientific literature

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Delve Health

A data collection of global clinical trials, clinical trial PI profiles, publications, and drug development pipelines

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Labii

A suite of web apps for researchers, including an online app for finding, commenting, rating and managing research papers

Microsoft Academic Search

Find information about academic papers, authors, conferences, journals and organizations from multiple sources

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Paperscape

A map of over 1 million papers published on arxiv

Papers App

Read, manage and discover new literature

SSRN

Multi-disciplinary online repository of scholarly research and related materials in social sciences

Zotero

Helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Connect with others

What I Use

Google Scholar

The power of google search applied to academic literature

Paperpile

Web based paper manager, built on top of google drive

STORK

Email notifications for new publications and grants based on the users' own keywords.

Unpaywall

Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Scite

NLP driven exploration of whether an article supports or contradicts previous research

Open Access Button

Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Other Tools

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Academia

A place to share and follow research and researchers

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inospin

Platform in life science worldwide to networks, work, look up information

Expertnet

Helps you locate experts in florida universities

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Kaggle

Connect with organisation in need of data prediction algorithms through open competitions for the best code

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LifeScience.net

Online platform for professional networking and sharing of knowledge in life sciences

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MalariaWorld

The world's scientific and social network for malaria professionals

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nanoHub

Centralized platform for computacional nanotechnology, research, education, and collaboration

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ResearchGate

Social network for researchers

Speakezee

Bringing speakers and audiences togethers

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Addgene

Connect with other researchers through this plasmid sharing platform

Cureus

A free and open access medical journal and place for physicians to build a digital CV

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Innocentive

Helps clients engage a world of creative and diverse on demand talent to rapidly generate novel ideas and solve important problems

LabRoots

Social network for researchers

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LinkedIn

Professional networking site for all

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Mendeley

A platform comprising of a social network, reference manager, and article visualization tools

Open Science Framework

Gathers a network of research documents, a version control system and a collaboration software

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ScienceExchange

Marketplace for shared lab instrumentations

Trellis

A digital platform that connects you to the rest of the scientific community, ran by AAAS

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Benchling

Life science data management and collaboration platform

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Direct2experts

A federated network of biomedical research expertise

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Journal of Brief Ideas

Provides a place for short ideas to be described - in 200 words or less - archived, searchable, and citable

LabsExplorer

Search for R&D partners, increase your visibility and gain financing

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Loop

Open, cross platform network for researchers and academics from the Fronteirs Journals

MyScienceWork

Diffuse scientific information and knowledge in a free and accessible way

Profology

A professional community created excusively for higher education faculty, staff and administrators

SocialScienceSpace

Social network to bring for social scientists

We Share Science

A place to share, search, organize, and connect research videos across research disciplines

Electronic Lab Notebooks

What I Use

Google Scholar

The power of google search applied to academic literature

Paperpile

Web based paper manager, built on top of google drive

STORK

Email notifications for new publications and grants based on the users' own keywords.

Unpaywall

Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Scite

NLP driven exploration of whether an article supports or contradicts previous research

Open Access Button

Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Other Tools

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Docollab

Helps you manage your scientific research, collaborate with your colleagues and publish your findings

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Evernote

A place to collect inspirational ideas, write meaningul words, and move your important projects forward

LabArchives

Web based product to enable researchers to store, organize, and publish their research data

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Laboratory Logbook

Document projects running in a lab and manage experimentally obtained data and its metadata

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elabftw

Electronic lab notebook made by researchers, for researchers, with usability in mind

Findings App

Lab notebook app that allows you to organize experiemnts, keep track of results, and manage your protocols

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Lab Folder

A simple way to document your research and to organize your protocols and data

SciNote

Open source lab notebook with workflows and modular functionalities

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ELabJournal

GLP-compliant Electronic Lab Notebook and lab management tool

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Hivebench

Hosted numeric laboratory notebook tool to manage protocols, experiments and share them with your team

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Lab Guru

Supports day to day activities of a research group, from vision to execution, from knowledge to logistics

Sumatra

Automated electronic lab notebook for computational projects

Find and Share Samples

What I Use

Google Scholar

The power of google search applied to academic literature

Paperpile

Web based paper manager, built on top of google drive

STORK

Email notifications for new publications and grants based on the users' own keywords.

Unpaywall

Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Scite

NLP driven exploration of whether an article supports or contradicts previous research

Open Access Button

Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Other Tools

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Addgene

Plasmid sharing platform

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Biospecimins

Platform for biospecimen- based research

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Antibody Registry

Gives researchers a way to universally identify antibodies used in the course of their research

ELabInventory

Web-based laboratory inventory management system designed for life science research laboratories

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antYbuddY

An independent antibody review platform and supporting peer to peer forum

Protocol Repository

What I Use

Google Scholar

The power of google search applied to academic literature

Paperpile

Web based paper manager, built on top of google drive

STORK

Email notifications for new publications and grants based on the users' own keywords.

Unpaywall

Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Scite

NLP driven exploration of whether an article supports or contradicts previous research

Open Access Button

Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Other Tools

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Benchfly

Video protocols and video platform for scientists

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IPOL journal

Research journal of image processing and image analysis with algorithm descriptions and its source code

Pegasus

Platform that helps workflow-based applications execute

Protocol Online

A curator of protocols contributed by researchers around the world

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Benchling

Life science data management and collaboration platform, where you can create, find, and discuss protocols

MyExperiment

Share workflows and in silico experiments

Protocol Exchange

Open protocol repository driven by the Nature publishing group

Scientific Protocols

Share scientific protocols using the GitHub platform

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Bio-Protocol

Online peer-reviewed protocol journal

OpenWetWare

Share information, know-how, wisdom, and protocols among researchers working in biological fields

Protocols

Crowdsourced universal protocol repository

Work with data

What I Use

Google Scholar

The power of google search applied to academic literature

Paperpile

Web based paper manager, built on top of google drive

STORK

Email notifications for new publications and grants based on the users' own keywords.

Unpaywall

Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Scite

NLP driven exploration of whether an article supports or contradicts previous research

Open Access Button

Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Other Tools

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Castor EDC

User friendly and affordable online data collection for medical research

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Dat data

Open source, decentralized data tool for distributing datasets small and large

GenePattern

Genomic analysis platform that provides access to hundreds of genomics tools

Kitware

Advanced software solutons and services for data intensive R&D

nanoHUB

Centralized platform for computational nanotechnology research, education, and collaboration

Pegasus

Platform that helps workflow-based applications execute

ROpenSci

Packages that allow access to data repositories through the R studio programming environment

SURF in context

Navigate through RDF relations in a smooth and comprehensible way

Taverna

A suite of tools used to design and execute scientific workflows

Wings

Semantic workflow system that assists scientists with the design of computational experiments

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Benchling

Life science data management and collaboration platform

Delve Health

Comprehensive source of real-time intelligence focused on life science research industry

TwistBioscience

Silicon-based DNA writing platform that provides access to high quality oligonucleotides, genes, and libraries

mloss

Machine Learning open source software

Ovation

Simplifies your scientific life from sample tracking for startup labs to data management

Plotly

Online tool to graph and share data

Statcrunch

Provides data analysis via the web

Synapse

Platform to support open, collaborative data analysis for clear, reproducible science

VisTrails

Scientific workflow and provenance management system that supports data exploration and visualization

Wolfram Alpha

Web-based tools for scientific calculations

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Datazar

Research collaboration platform where you can easily explore, use and share data

Galaxy Project

Web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research

Kaggle

Platform for data prediction competitions

MyExperiment

Share workflows and in silico experiments

PCR Drive

Free platform that supports researchers in all their PCR-related processes

Riffyn

Cloud software for visual, collaborative, reproducible innovation

Sumatra

Automated electronic lab notebook for computational projects

Tableau

Easily and quickly analyze and present data and share insights

WebPlotDigitizer

Web based tool to extract data from plots, images, and maps

World Map

Allows users to explore, visualize, edit, collaborate with, and publish geospatial information

Work with data

What I Use

Google Scholar

The power of google search applied to academic literature

Paperpile

Web based paper manager, built on top of google drive

STORK

Email notifications for new publications and grants based on the users' own keywords.

Unpaywall

Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Scite

NLP driven exploration of whether an article supports or contradicts previous research

Open Access Button

Find free/open access versions of journal articles

Other Tools

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CitationStyles

Find and edit CSL citation styles

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EndNote

Software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references

Paperpile

No-fuss reference management for the web

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Citavi

Reference management, knowledge organization, and task planning solution

Sciwheel

A workspace for scientists to collect, write and discuss scientific literature

Papers

Helps you collect and curate the research material that you are passionate about

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wisdom.ai

Create citations and bibliography and set up your research groups on the cloud to share files and references

Mendeley

A unique platform comprising a social network, reference manager, and article visualization tools

Zotero

Helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources