What is the new tool Likethis?Likethis is a new search tool to aid Principal Investigators in finding and learning about other research projects that have similar goals and objectives as their own. By entering specific scientific terms or accessing their own grant applications or grants and clicking on LikeThis, investigators will be provided a listing of similar funded projects and/or publications.
What are the benefits?
LikeThis provides a powerful and integrated search tool in a user friendly interface. With the ability to find similar projects and publications, Principal Investigators can more quickly and efficiently:
- find out new ideas for research based on what NIH has awarded in the past;
- see what NIH is doing in his or her area of interest;
- use the information as a decision tool to determine if they need to come up with a fresh research idea; and
- figure out in which study section his or her application should be reviewed.
It is important to note that the searches take place in a secure environment, since the PI has to log in to eRA Commons to access LikeThis.
Who can use the LikeThis search tool?
The LikeThis tool is available to Principal Investigators registered in eRA Commons.
More information: http://era.nih.gov/services_for_applicants/like_this/likethis.cfm