College of Medicine & UC Libraries: Otolaryngology Informationist Project
March 22, 2016
August 23, 2016
Project Purpose & Justification
Informationists in the UC Health Sciences Library were awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The funding organizations recognize the sharing of biomedical data as an essential component of the research process, and have asserted the importance of researchers sharing their data with the scientific community. Data sharing within the otolaryngology research community encounters a number of barriers that prevent the most optimal sharing of data generated by those performing experiments and those seeking validation for computational models. Thus, the primary aim of this project is to alleviate these barriers by developing tools and infrastructure that will facilitate an optimal means of sharing airflow and acoustic data with the otolaryngology community
UCSIM will develop 3D animations of the vocal folds that can be embedded into a web site, utilizing data collected by researchers in the Otolaryngology department. The focus of the animations will be to educate both a general and scientific audience on the biomechanics of airflow through the vocal folds, and provide the animations in an accessible web-based format for viewing on the project web page.