Europe PMC launches ORCID integration and new data citation tracking functionality for the life sciences literature, based on database accession numbers and persistent data DOI names.
Europe PubMed Central is a central repository for the life science literature established in 2006, in collaboration with the original US PubMed Central. A major aspect of Europe PMC is its relationship with the rich collection of biological databases operated by EMBL-EBI. The Europe PMC team recently announced a major new feature for tracking data citations in the literature:
It is now possible to search for papers that cite database records for several core life science databases, such as the European Nucleotide Archive, ArrayExpress, and PDB, as well as dataset DOIs used by, for example, Figshare and Dryad.
As well as searching the Europe PMC website, RSS feeds can also be created to alert you when a particular dataset or data type has been cited. See the Europe PMC website for more information. The methods used to identify these data citations are reported in a recent PLoS One article, available in Europe PMC: http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3667078.
The SOAP and RESTful web services also support these searches.
In other news: Jo McEntyre reported at the Dryad/ORCID meeting last May that the Europe PMC team has been hard at work building ORCID integration into the repository. This functionality is now live, read more on the ORCID blog and the Europe PMC blog.