Author and blogmaster
Dr. Vikas Anand Saharan is the current author and blogmaster of this blogsite. He is Assistant Professor and Incharge, Pharmaceutics Section at Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Resarch, Seth GL Bihani SD College of Tech. Edu., Sri Ganganagar, India. Anupama Singh, Vandana Kharb, Vivek Kharb and Mahesh Kumar Kataria are other members of the development team of this blogsite as well as custom search engines ‘PSOAR” and PGIAR”. All the team members of the team are postgraduates in pharmacy.
Purpose of this blog
The information provided by this blog ‘PSOAR & PGIAR’ is intended for any person interested in the information retrieval through Open Access (OA) resources in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. PSOAR (Pharmaceutical Sciences Open Access Resources) and PGIAR (Pharmaceutical Guidelines for Industry, Academia and Research) are custom search engines for exploring scholarly articles and guidelines respectively in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. These search engines utilize Google custom search engine services do find results based on entered keywords. Scholarly literature in the disciplines of pharmaceutics, pharmacognosy, analysis, chemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, bioinformatics, pharmacology, toxicology, pathology, physiology, epidemiology and multidisciplinary pharmaceutical sciences could be explored on the internet. The results of these search engines are open to access and more tightly focused to the filed of pharmaceutical sciences. Furthermore, the latest developments in the fields of OA as well as updated lists of OA resources will be posted on this blogsite. Pharmacy students, research scholars, scientists and pharmacist will be able to search the web for their information requirements while working on seminars, library assignments, laboratory assignments, research and other projects.
Complimentarity and attribution
The information provided on this blogsite is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician. Only evidence based healthcare information (if any) will be posted on this blogsite and an active link will also be provided for that. For published information the information source is provides as link or indicated to visit the website for more details.
The blogsite does not claim relating to the benefits/performance of a specific treatment, commercial product or service will be supported by appropriate, balanced evidence in the manner outlined above.
Transparency/Email the author
Emails are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you agree or disagree with any statement, opinion or recommendation on this blogsite or if you have questions or doubts. Feedback as well s contributions from highly qualified readers (peer review) is particularly welcome.
Do not email the author
Neither spams nor questions about certain diseases or therapies nor counseling in cases of health problems and will be answered or supported on this blogsite. If you have a problem, see your doctor.
This website does not collect any personal information about its visitors and readers. It does not apply cookies.
Disclosure of funding sources
This is a private website receiving no funds from a third party. Free hosting is provided by the Blogger platform of Google.
The advertising at this bologsite is via Google Adsense. The authors currently do not endorse any products. However, the blogsite may be used to promote the service provided through the use of custom search engines “PSOAR” and “PGIAR” for the benefit of students and researchers in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.
Custom Search Engines: PSOAR & PGIAR
PSOAR (Pharmaceutical Sciences Open Access Resources Custom Search Engine) is a custom built search engine tailored to explore the internet for scholarly literature (articles, books, thesis, databases, repository contents and drug information) in the fields of pharmaceutics, pharmacognosy, analysis, chemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, bioinformatics, pharmacology, toxicology, pathology, physiology, and multidisciplinary pharmaceutical sciences. It utilizes Google custom search engine services while crawling through selected websites for providing OA articles relevant to pharmaceutical education and research.
A custom-built guideline search engine PGIAR (Pharmaceutical Guidelines for Industry, Academia and Research Custom Search Engine) was also created for searching pharmaceutical guidelines relevant to industry, academia and research. This search engine is helpful in retrieving latest guidelines, notifications and other regulatory information from the selected drug regulatory agencies’ websites. It utilizes Google custom search engine services while crawling through selected websites for providing regulatory information relevant to drug and drug products.
The group members are qualified postgraduates and/or doctorates in pharmaceutical sciences. PSOAR and PGIAR group also prioritizes and ranks sites according to user-defined criteria and designs the visual appearance of the results page. The aim was to combine the functionality of a general algorithmic search engine with the editorial assistance of experts, for selection of web resources, in the fields of pharmaceutical sciences.The websites are handpicked from time to time and updated regularly as soon as the group members come across a new open access resource. The new resource is informed as a blog post and the url of information resource is added to the respective custom search engine.
PSOAR and PGIAR group
Dr. Vikas Anand Saharan is the current moderator of PSOAR and PGIAR. He is Assistant Professor and Incharge, Pharmaceutics Section at Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Resarch, Seth GL Bihani SD College of Tech. Edu., Sri Ganganagar, India. Anupama Singh, Vandana Kharb, Vivek Kharb and Mahesh Kumar Kataria are other members of the PSOAR and PGIAR group.
Moderation or Users Rules
Dr. Vikas Anand Saharan is the current moderator of PSOAR and PGIAR and the task is assisted by other members of PSOAR and PGIAR group. Contact details of the moderator is provided on the blogsite for any use specific query or complaint. As of now users can only leave comments on blogposts and these posts moderated by current moderator.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Author and blogmaster