Collexis Holdings, Inc., a developer of high-definition search and discovery software, announced that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected the company to develop an Advanced Expert Profiling System that will allow more than 8,000 NIH researchers to connect and share their expertise via a web interface. The agreement represents an expansion of Collexis' relationship with the NIH. Previously, the NIH signed an Enterprise License Agreement with Collexis, under which more than $20 billion in grant funding is analyzed using the company’s software platform.
Collexis will compile expert profiles that will then be integrated with Medline, the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database which holds references for more than 16 million journal publications in the life sciences. Collexis has designed a virtual knowledge directory for the NIH based on its proprietary next generation search technology. The directory will provide researchers with immediate access to expert knowledge, objective profiling of that knowledge, a quick and seamless means of locating NIH experts most relevant to the issue at hand, and complete profiles of those experts.