This compilation is based on talks given by John Newport at the January 14, 2009 and January 13, 2010 CCN meetings supplemented by input from the audience. Please send any comments or additional resources to email@example.com.
The slide presentation given at the January 13, 2010 CCN meeting can be viewed here -> Resources for Consultants Roundtable Presentation - PDF file
OBJECTIVE: To generate a timely compendium of resources for Chemical Consultants by sharing information on those, that individually, we have found useful.
TOPICS (linked to information below)
- FINDING WORK
- SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION
- TRANSLATION SERVICES
- CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION BOOKS
YOUR CCN WEB PAGE (Let the world find you. Keep your web page current and come to CCN meetings)
ADVERTISING (GOOGLE ADS - PAY PER CLICK)
The CECON Group provides Science and Engineering Consulting, Expert Witnesses & Technical Business Consultants.
Free to register and you negotiate your own fee with clients.
NINE SIGMA http://www.ninesigma.com/
Publish Requests for Proposals and Requests for Solutions
Publish challenges with assigned $ awards.
YOUR ENCORE (INNOVATION COMMUNITY) http://yourencore.com/
YourEncore is a network of retired and veteran scientists and engineers providing clients with proven experience to help accelerate their pace of innovation.
yet2.com's mission is to help you identify and capture the full value of your intellectual assets.
IDEA CONNECTION http://www.ideaconnection.com
Register with them (they ask for 7% of income for work they bring to you and will pay 35% for work you bring to them). They also form small teams to solve problems posted on Innocentive and elsewhere.
ARTICLEONEPARTNERS.COM http://articleonepartners.com/ Article One is a global community of researchers who find key evidence that increases patent quality and resolves litigation. They pay a bounty for finding prior art in the open literature.
CHALLENGE.GOV http://www.challenge.gov Challenge.gov is a place where the public and government can solve problems together. Many companies have recognized the benefits of open innovation and have conducted their own individual challenges. The most notable one of late was Barrick International's 10 million dollar challenge. Also check out www.quirky.com that takes open innovation and crowdsourcing to a whole new level when you submit ideas for a new product.
Sign up for free as an expert in the sites below:
THE COUNCILS (GERSON LEHRMAN)
Helps leading companies and investment firms better understand industry issues by arranging educational interactions with members of the GLG Councils, a network of more than 200,000 academics, scientists, industry practitioners, and other professionals worldwide.
SOCIETY OF INDUSTRY LEADERS
Is a carefully selected global network of industry professionals and thought leaders. SIL Members are connected to Vista Research Inc. clients, usually through telephone and in-person consultations, and are compensated for their time.
Expert consulting and Expert Witness Services
THE TASA GROUP http://www.tasanet.com/
Expert consulting and Expert Witness Services
Technical and scientific experts (fee to register)
CCN , JPS, ACS, AICHE MEETINGS
- Find people you knew & link up with new people (and give them the opportunity to link up with you).
- Search members by keyword (Company, Affiliation, Specialties etc.)
- Join Groups (particularly the Consultants Network)
- Targeted advertising
SciFinder (http://scifinder.com/ ) and Dialog (http://www.dialog.com/ ) provide access to electronic journal articles - but at a significant price. Both also offer a pay as you go service.( http://stneasy.cas.org )
Chemspider http://www.chemspider.com a truly excellent site, gives detailed info for a given molecule including literature refs, patents, physical properties (experimental and calculated), synthetic methods, spectra etc.
Quertle http://www.quertle.com search engine that has all of PubMed (Medline) documents and an increasing number of other full text documents. Uses advanced linguistic methods to order results in a variety of useful ways (by keywords, by date, by applied filters etc)
Wolframalpha http://www.wolframalpha.com very different kind of site. Enter a question, an engineering or mathematical problem, a chemical name etc. and ,if it can, it will provide a single answer using verified information. Highly recommended.
Organic chemistry resources worldwide with sections on Synthesis, Experimental Set Up and Purification, Structure Confirmation etc.
iBridgenetwork http://www.ibridgenetwork.org provides unbiased information about early stage technologies and inventions.
Public Universities are cost free to search their paper and electronic journals.
Chemistry Central http://chemistrycentral.com/
Chemistry Central is a new service publishing peer-reviewed open access research in chemistry
CHF Library http://chemheritage.org/
Can also use http://www.google.com/patents?hl=en to search US patents and get a PDF version.
ENGINEERINGTOOLBOX www.engineeringtoolbox.com Tools and Basic Information for Design, Engineering and Construction of Technical Applications
CHERESOURCES www.cheresources.com Resources for the chemical engineering community
ENGINEERSEDGE www.engineersedge.com Design, engineering & manufacturing resource.
FREECALC www.freecalc.com Applications for everyday Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, and Scientific calculations
Use to explore the connections between related websites
And don't neglect:
which is a: Search Engines Directory
Internet search engines are categorized by topic in this searchable directory of general and specialty search engines.
Chemistry Search Engines (listed in www.searchengineguide.com)
Analytical Chemistry Springboard Directory of analytical chemistry resources on the Internet.
ChemDex Directory of chemistry on the WWW.
ChemFinder An index to chemical information on the Internet, with structures and physical properties, searchable by name, structure, CAS Number, and physical properties.
Chemical Analysis.com Matches those in need of chemical analysis with a database of labs and consultants from around the world. Also provides a links index, an analytical book store, literature referral service, and a chemists forum.
Chemistry - Links for Chemists A huge index of Chemistry resources on the WWW arranged into 75 chemical categories.
Information Retrieval in Chemistry Chemistry and sciences resource compendium by field and by topic.
- University Chem. Depts. (By Country)
- Companies / Industry (By Type)
- Chemical Literature (Journals, Publishers, Magazines, Blogs)
- Chemical Information (Conferences, Databases, Dictionaries, Information Services, Libraries, Constants, MSDS, Newsgroups, Patents etc)
- Organisations (Gov. Research Labs, Chem. Socs., Funding Bodies, etc.)
- Topics (Analytical, Biographies, Careers/Jobs, Chemicals, Educational, Electrochemistry, Environmental, History, Metal Extraction, Molecular Modeling, Organic Reactions, 3D animations and Resources, Radioactivity, Self Assembly, Surface Science, Miscellaneous)
- Other Links Sites (General and Specialist Chemistry)
ORGANIC SYNTHESES http://www.orgsyn.org/
A free site listing reliable methods for synthesizing chemical compounds.
Chemical Register http://www.chemicalregister.com. Database of Chemical Industry suppliers
Dunn and Bradsheet http://www.dnb.com. Business and business credit database.
Scopus http://www.scopus.com. Abstract and Citation database of research literature
Electrochemistry Encyclopedia http://electrochem.cwru.edu/encycl/ Covers many aspects of electrochemistry, electroanalytical chemistry and electrochemical engineering.
Chemblink http://www.chemblink.com Database of chemicals from around the world
Chemtube3D http://www.chemtube3D.com. This site contains interactive 3D animations for some of the most important organic reactions with supporting information on reactivity and spectroscopy.Back to Top
All cover translation, either way, between the most common languages with the disclaimer:
Please note: The translator will not produce a perfect translation. In most cases it should adequately convey the general sense of the original; however, it is not a substitute for a competent human translator. (also see www.nicetranslator.com and www.freetranslation.com )
The JPO link: http://www.jpo.go.jp/index_e/patents.html has a built in translator at:
WWW.OPENOFFICE.ORG (Free) Opens and produces files in MS Word, Excel and Power Point formats. Unlike MS Word can also save in PDF format.
WWW.SNAGIT.COM (Free trial, $49) Captures anything on your screen
WWW.FREEWAREFILES.COM Searchable database of Freeware
WWW.DOWNLOAD.COM Listings of free to try software
OPENBABEL http://www.openbabel.com is an open source chemical toolbox.
MEGAUPLOAD http://www.megaupload.com for sending and receiving very large files.
ACD/ChemSketch 12.0 Freeware
A comprehensive chemical drawing package. (The ACD physical property prediction software is embedded for free in Chemspider)
Chemistry dictionary for word processors.
And for Cloud computing use Google.Docs
Maxima http://maxima.sourceforge.net/ a symbolic math programBack to Top
SQOX Financial News Aggregator http://www.sqox.com
Aggregates financial news from a number of sources.
ACS site that reviews chemical and industry news on a daily basis.
Nature Preceedings http://preceedings.nature.com provides a platform for sharing new and preliminary findings on a global basis.
WatchThatPage www.watchthatpage.com select which pages to monitor and changes are emailed to you.Back to Top
ZOHO www.zoho.com provides a wide, integrated portfolio of rich online applications for businesses. With more than 20 different applications spanning Collaboration , Business and Productivity applications (free for personal use).
Outright http://www.outright.com is a free software-as-a-service simple online bookkeeping service that fill out a Schedule C.
NUMIA www.numia.biz free accounting software for small businesses. Also provides forms for invoicing, purchases etc.
QUICKEN www.quicken.intuit.com has a free online version for personal accounting
HiTask www.hitask.com is a free web-based task management tool.
REMEMBERTHEMILK www.rememberthemilk.com is another free task management tool
WEEBLY www.weebly.com to create a free website
WORDPRESS www.wordpress.org free web software to create a website or blog
LOGOWORKS http://logoworks.com/ Designs logos. Prints cards, stationary etc.
for other Freelance Designers and Programmers visit www.99designs.com , www.crowdspring.com www.elance.com and www.sologig.com
Google Voice http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html
Free phone service with lots of features.
Low cost national and international plans to landlines and mobile phones (requires an internet connection)
Communicate and collaborate in real time. Provides a very simple whiteboard where you can upload documents for discussion.
(Free for up to 20 users)
Google Wave http://wave.google.com/wave/
Communicate and collaborate in real time (free to all)
LabX http://www.labx.com used scientific equipment for sale/auction.
EquipNet www.equipnet.com Used/surplus lab equipment
Resource center with free tools, from articles, forms, templates etc.
Sends out weekly Newsletter - mainly IT.
SMALL BUSINESS NEWS - BUSINESS WEEK
Find helpful resources about small business management, financing, marketing & technology.
LOCAL BUSINESS SCHOOLS (To the Philadelphia area)
WHARTON, TEMPLE , UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, RUTGERS/NEWARK SBDC
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"Consulting for Dummies" by Bob Nelson and Peter Economy
"Flawless Consulting" by Peter Block
"Spare Room Tycoon" by James Chan
"Inside the Technical Consulting Business" by Harvey Kaye
LLC, Partnership Agreements, Copyright issues, Business Services etc.
MYCORPORATION www.mycorporation.com to incorporate or form an LLC
Many business resources and 100s of downloadable forms from $5 - $17. Also books on legal related issues including "Patent it Yourself".
LOCAL UNIVERSITIES & COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Free course per term for 62 and older at DCCC
MIT OPEN COURSEWARE
Over 1800 undergraduate and graduate courses with lecture notes, lecture videos and exams in their free online courses.
OPEN COURSEWARE CONSORTIUM
Lists worldwide open courses
THE NATIONAL SCIENCE DIGITAL LIBRARY http://nsdl.org/Back to Top
Chesbrough, H., "Open Innovation", HBS Press, 2003
Christensen, C. M., "The Innovator's Dilemma", HBS Press, 1997
Epstein, R., Ph.D., "The Big Book of Creativity Games", McGraw Hill, 2000
Hargadon, A., "How Breakthroughs Happen", HBS Press, 2003
Kelley, T., "The Ten Faces of Innovation", Currency Doubleday, 2005
Robinson, A. G. and Stern, Sam, "Corporate Creativity", Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1997
Von Hippel, E., "The Sources of Innovation", Oxford University Press, 1988
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