Signals offers a suite of web-based collaboration applications. All applications are mobile-optimized.
Basecamp - Project Management
- Project organization, task management
- Milestone tracking
- File storage/sharing
Highrise - Contact Management
Bitbucket is a free hosting site for open-source computer program source code. Bitbucket supports version control, offsite backup, and access by multiple authenticated users.
CiteBank is an open access repository to aggregate citations for biodiversity publications and deliver access to biodiversity related articles. It provides search and browse capabilities to biodiversity publications stored in multiple international repositories. There is a storage platform for articles and documents that are digitized, but not yet online. It also provides a common system for scholars to share their specialist bibliographies.
CiteULike is a free online web-based bibliography manager. It allows you to post, view, and organize scientific papers. Several journal services have one-click linking to CiteULike for saving references. This application also allows you to post links on a variety of social networking sites. Users can also search this site for publications that others have pulled into the site, and share reference lists publicly.
CrowdLabs is a system that supports community sharing, visualization and analysis of workflows using a philosophy employed by social web sites.
CrowdLabs features the ability to interact with the workflows through a Web browser. Workflow provenance is captured allowing scientists to publish their process as well as their results. For the latter, CrowdLabs generates links to the process that can be embedded in Wiki and HTML pages, as well as LaTeX documents.
ArcGIS Online is a system created by ESRI aimed at providing a common platform to find, share, and organize geographic content and to build GIS applications. The web front end to ArcGIS Online is ArcGIS.com. Through ArcGIS Online you can access maps, applications, and tools published by ESRI and other geographic information systems (GIS) users.
Google Groups supports the creation of discussion forums for virtual communities to share information via the internet. It is a free mailing list service and can provide open access. Groups can be open or closed. Users can be anonymous. Posts can be made through the web browser or by sending email. It also provides a variety of group management functions. Google Groups archives past posts/emails.
Google Sites is a software technology created by Google that enables you to quickly create a collaborative website. Multiple people can work together on a Google Site to add file attachments and new, free-form pages and content. Google Sites uses an editor for creating content that is very much like editing a document. Creators of a Google Site have control over who has access (via Google accounts), or a Google Site can be published so that it is accessible to the public.
HUBzero is an open source platform that allows the creation of active web sites that support scientific collaboration and educational activities. It supports creating a group and inviting other users to join it, and delegating various group management roles. Researchers can upload files, tools, presentations, data, etc. It provides wiki and blog services. It supports social networking features such as content tagging, ratings. comments, citations, etc.
Mendeley is an bibliographic management tool. An optional local client, Mendeley Desktop, synchronizes with a standard Web-accessible interface. Users can enter new references, generate references from hard drive directories, or find references that others have already entered. References can be tagged as required. The emphasis is on social collaboration and sharing. Users can associate with each other and groups can be formed to developed shared collections.
myExperiment is a collaborative environment where scientists can safely publish their workflows and experiment plans, share them with groups and find those of others. It allows workflows, other digital objects and bundles (called Packs) to be swapped, sorted and searched like photos and videos on the Web.
Scratchpads is a social networking application for biodiversity research. It can by used by researchers to manage, share and publish taxonomic data online. The software has tools for managing:
UCINET is a comprehensive package for the analysis of social network data as well as other 1-mode and 2-mode data. Social network analysis methods include centrality measures, subgroup identification, role analysis, elementary graph theory, and permutation-based statistical analysis. In addition, the package has strong matrix analysis routines, such as matrix algebra and multivariate statistics.
Integrated with UCINET is the NetDraw program for drawing diagrams of social networks.
Zotero is an open source reference management software which manages bibliographic data and related research materials (such as PDFs). On many websites such as library catalogs, PubMed, Google Scholar, Google Books, Amazon.com, Wikipedia, and publisher's websites, Zotero shows an icon when a book, article, or other resource is being viewed. By clicking this icon, the full reference information can be saved to the Zotero library.