November 27, 2007
Elsevier, a publisher ofscience, technology and medical (STM) information, announced the officiallaunch of 2collab (www.2collab.com), a free onlineplatform for scientific collaboration. 2collab is a free web application thatprovides researchers with a platform to share resources with networks of peersand specialists, creating an online community that facilitates informationdiscovery, evaluation and debate. This official launch follows a successfulbeta testing period and incorporates feedback gained from researchers based atElsevier’s Development Partners, which include a range of premier academic,government and corporate institutions worldwide. 2collab allows researchers toadd, share and rate bookmarks, tag resources, and to add comments and createtopical groups. Each user is encouraged to create a personal profile, whicheveryone can view to ensure the authenticity of fellow users. This creates anaccessible environment where specialists can work together on evaluating newresearch, discussing current controversies and opportunities as well asproviding a place for first-time authors to promote their research.