RightFind Navigate was created to help organizations maximize the value of their digital information assets, by eliminating data silos and making content more discoverable and accessible from one tool.
If you don’t think a single source to access all this data is crucial, consider this: a 2021 study from Qatalog and Cornell University’s Ellis Idea Lab says 43% of respondents report spending too much time switching between different online tools. And 6 out of 10 say it’s difficult to keep track of information flowing across various applications.
Put into practice, RightFind Navigate unifies data sources that serve the unique needs of many functional areas across R&D intensive organizations, like scientific literature, regulatory information, clinical trials, company intelligence, drugs, diseases, funding and grants, meeting abstracts, preprints, news, chemical information, internal data, images and videos, and patents.
In this post, we’re looking back at some of the biggest changes we’ve made to improve the RightFind Navigate experience over the course of the last year:
6 Added Data Source Connectors
RightFind Navigate is designed to unify sources of publicly available data, licensed third party databases, and internally created proprietary information for a centralized search experience. The relevance of a search depends highly on having access to the data sources used by your organization. In response to client requests, RightFind Navigate introduced connectors to several new data sources including ClinicalTrials.gov, IFI Claims, ChemBL Compounds, medRxiv, ChemRxiv, Microsoft SharePoint, Google Drive, Sitetrove and Trialtrove, and Henry Stewart Talks.
Over 40 data sources across multiple content types are now available in RightFind Navigate – and growing! Our catalog of data source connectors grows based on feedback directly from our clients and users, helping them provide the data most highly valued by stakeholders within their organizations.
Introducing Chemical Data and Vocabularies
Chemistry is a foundational science, and chemicals are found in every product created by R&D intensive organizations, from pharmaceuticals, to food, to energy, to consumer-packaged goods. Given the wide variety of names for chemicals, including structures, unique ids, brand names, generic names, etc., finding the complete breadth of references to specific chemicals without the noise proves difficult.
Therefore, new chemical vocabularies added to RightFind Navigate expand semantic search capabilities to cover chemical use cases. As mentioned above, RightFind Navigate added ChemBL Compounds as a data source, which brings in a new layer of access to bioactive compounds with drug-like properties. Navigate also leverages ChemBL as a vocabulary. This is particularly exciting, because now users can:
- Search by any of the compound names or IDs, including molecular formula, canonical SMILES, InCHI, InCHIKey, synonyms, etc.
- See expanded views of the concept with structure, names for structures, and its synonyms in formats including SMILES, InCHI, InCHI Key, and trade names.
- View the alternative forms of the compound, including parent and children or click on the compound or the alternative form to see more information in ChEMBL. Alternative forms are different ways the compound can be used in various processes.
Investments in and focus on a robust search experience remain a top priority among CCC’s RightFind Navigate clients. A recent study by Imbue Partners, “Accessing and Analyzing Relevant Content in Today’s Information Chaos: R&D Challenges and Opportunities”, discussed the way personalized search in our daily lives has changed expectations for search in all applications. Imbue writes “…75% of people will never scroll past the first page on a Google search, drastically limiting the range of potential information (Dean, 2020). In light of this data, it is more important than ever that the information most highly relevant to the individual researcher appears at the top of search results.”
The order in which search results are displayed in RightFind Navigate depends on how strong each result is in four areas: keyword matching, explicit personalization (i.e. user settings in account preferences), and, recently, publication recency and implicit personalization. The more a search result satisfies these four areas, the higher it will be boosted in search results. Implicit personalization helps boost content higher in results that may be more relevant to an individual user based on how they interact with RightFind Navigate and RightFind Enterprise, helping researchers find content relevant to their research faster.
New Data Visualizations
Uncovering connections between topics in a large set of results became easier thanks to a new interactive visualization that enables users to explore relationships between topics in search results. This is done using enabled vocabularies including MeSH, ChEMBL, and SciBite VOCabs. In the Imbue study, they highlight that “the ability to extract knowledge from data remains a primary goal and a key competitive advantage for life science companies. Organizations should consider embedding data analytics and visualization as a strategic capability.”
Combining the power of semantic topics and visualizations to analyze search results quickly reveals connections within the data that could support current theories, raise potential risks, or even help pursue unexpected lines of thinking earlier in the research process, which could help you fail faster, avoid safety issues, and speed up time to market.
The great news? We have even more in store for 2023. If you’d like to see RightFind Navigate in action, click here to schedule a demo with our team.