EndNote boosts child health

It’s probably the most famous children’s hospital in the world. Over the past 162 years Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has saved or transformed the lives of thousands upon thousands of children. It’s also a centre of pioneering research in paediatric medicine, with an impressive record of innovation in cancer, heart and lung diseases, neuroscience, immunology and more.

As at all major research institutes, clinical researchers at GOSH use EndNote bibliographic software to locate and cite the vast literature resources in paediatric medicine. But until recently, and through a technical anomaly (researchers at GOSH actually work for a separate organisation), hands-on medical staff haven’t had the same access to EndNote except by buying an individual licence – not an affordable proposition for over 200 staff.

An interesting new case study describes how a senior librarian at GOSH, determined to provide equal access to such an essential research resource, overcame financial and organisational hurdles to ensure clinical as well as research staff are now able to use EndNote via a site licence. That means they’re able to keep abreast of all the latest literature, therapies and techniques – and the ultimate beneficiaries are, of course, the children they treat.

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