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Healthcare researchers benefit from ClinOwl and OpenAthens partnership

Jane CharltonBy Jane Charlton
Category - News

Friday 19th June 2020

OpenAthens is pleased to announce a partnership with ClinOwl, a new and free content discovery platform for medical professionals and healthcare researchers. 

ClinOwl healthcare researchers

There is a wealth of high quality clinical content available online. However, this content is spread across hundreds of medical journals and is often difficult and time consuming to discover. 

ClinOwl is a content discovery platform that provides a solution by collating and curating the latest articles from leading medical journals into a single view. With over 30,000 articles organised into over 30 clinical specialties and sub-specialties to date, ClinOwl provides a wider, wiser view for busy healthcare professionals and researchers worldwide. So far ClinOwl has attracted users from over 170 different countries. 

Content on ClinOwl is selected from the world’s leading peer-reviewed medical journals, ensuring quality standards are high. 

The ClinOwl COVID-19 resource hub is proving particularly popular with over 14,000 clinical research articles searchable by important keywords such as diagnosis, symptoms, guidelines and treatment. 

ClinOwl and OpenAthens

Integration with OpenAthens single sign-on technology now allows end users to seamlessly transition from ClinOwl to access full articles on publisher sites that support institutional access. 

Users who are logged in to ClinOwl via OpenAthens will also have access to additional functionality and personalisation, such as the ability to bookmark articles in their own personal folders for future reference. Researchers can also discover relevant articles based on their previous content consumption. 

Researchers’ privacy is totally protected via the OpenAthens integration and no personal attributes are needed to access ClinOwl. Users have the option to sign up for free tailored email alerts if they wish. 

Ben Mansfield, Founder of ClinOwl, said “We are excited and proud to have ClinOwl fully integrated with the OpenAthens single sign-on solution. We hope that being part of the OpenAthens Federation will raise awareness of this free resource and help healthcare professionals to stay up to date more easily as they continue to face ever more pressure on their valuable time.” 

Kieran Prince, international sales manager at OpenAthens said: “I really like the focussed approach ClinOwl have taken to truly understand their user’s needs. We’re delighted to welcome ClinOwl to OpenAthens and our library customers.”  


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