Connotea is a free website to help researchers and clinicians manage and share information.
The information is primarily research papers, but also news. Anyone can search for keywords, such as “bird flu” or “H5N1” or “immunity”. Similar keywords will also appear that you can also search. This is a good bibliographic research tool.
What are related tags?
Related tags are those which have been used by other people to categorise links you have in common. For example, if you are bookmarking papers under AvianFlu, and another user is bookmarking some of the same papers, but using the tag Bird Flu, you will see Bird Flu as a related tag. This opens the door for you to discover interesting content which is related to your own but has been tagged differently.
Who created Connotea?
Connotea was created by members of the New Technology department of the Nature Publishing Group. The majority of the programming was undertaken by NeoReality. The initial idea behind the site came from del.icio.us, the general bookmarking service. Connotea takes this concept, and tailors it specifically to the needs of scientists.