Informing Innovation 2018

Do you have the data you need to guide your company's growth? Need better strategies for searching patents, FDA datasets and scientific literature?

Get up to speed in life science market research techniques, patent searching, copyright compliance, industry tools and much more, so your company is better equipped to innovate. Join us at Informing Innovation 2018, hosted by Life Science Intelligence at NCBiotech, and expand your knowledge of the strategies, resources and trends in scientific and business content.

Learn how to better navigate the landscape of scientific literature and business information resources, discover sources and strategies for finding the market data you need, and gain greater perspective on managing subscriptions and accessing content. You will also be able to connect with content providers to learn more about the industry tools and resources essential to discovery.

Who Should Attend?

Join us at Informing Innovation, especially if you are:

  • An administrator, librarian or information professional making decisions about information resources and managing subscriptions for your company or organization
  • In business development or company leadership looking for market and business information to bolster strategic decisions
  • In R&D wanting to learn more about accessing scientific content for your company
  • A consultant needing ongoing access to resources to support your clients' needs


At Informing Innovation, we'll address pain points and knowledge gaps you may be experiencing when accessing, using and managing scientific and business information, literature and data. Some of the sessions you can expect include:

  • Market Research 101
  • Copyright Compliance for Commercial Use: Identify, Educate, and License (presented by Springer Nature)
  • Innovation Mapping in Biomarkers: Using AI and NLP to Understand the Pace and Direction of Evolution (Presented by Quid)
  • Patent Searching
  • Stay in the Know: Alerting Services for the Life Sciences
  • Beyond Literature: Scientists' Other Information Needs
  • Mastering FDA Datasets
  • Beyond the Paywall: 10 Free Resources You Should Know

Agenda is still being finalized, and sessions are subject to change.

Have a topic you'd like to share? Please fill out this form to share your proposal. Note that due to a limited number of spots, we may not be able to accept all proposals.


Thanks to Informing Innovation's exhibitors, who make this event possible. Stop by their booths to learn about the solutions they offer to help your team work smarter.

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American Chemical Society Publications

ACS Publications supports the American Chemical Society's goal to be the most authoritative, comprehensive, and indispensable provider of chemistry-related information. ACS publishes 50 peer-reviewed journals with cutting-edge articles across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. The breadth and scope of ACS Publications journals is unparalleled, stretching across chemistry, physics, and biology.

Through Life Science Intelligence at NCBiotech, ACS offers 10% off initial subscription orders. See more about this offer.

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Cutting Edge Information

Cutting Edge Information provides primary research on a wide variety of life sciences management subjects. Cutting Edge's decision-support resources are built using a primary research methodology and designed for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device executives.

Drawing on their industry expertise and rich relationships with pharmaceutical contacts across the life sciences industries, they provide benchmarking data and best practices to answer clients’ targeted questions, refine their strategic plans and overcome their specific operational challenges. 

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EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO is the leading provider of information resources for institutions including discovery, journal and e-package services, research databases, e-books, digital archives, healthcare resources, corporate resources, readers’ advisory and more. EBSCO serves the research needs of academic institutions, schools and public libraries plus hospitals and medical institutions, corporations and government agencies.

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Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, and deliver better care. Combining content with technology, Elsevier turns information into actionable knowledge. 

Through Life Science Intelligence at NCBiotech, Elsevier offers special pricing on ScienceDirect, CellPress journals, eBooks and Scopus Citation Database. See more about this offer.

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FirstWord Group

FirstWord is an innovative industry intelligence leader serving over 240,000 Pharma and Medtech professionals worldwide. FirstWord offers a range of products and services designed to help your company gain a competitive edge by making key business decisions with speed and confidence.

Sign up today for the free FirstWord Pharma or FirstWord MedTech newsletters, and visit the FirstWord booth at Informing Innovation to receive three months of free access to premium FirstWord Pharma PLUS or FirstWord MedTech PLUS.


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JoVE creates the ultimate solutions for advancing research and science education by making and publishing videos of scientific experiments from the top laboratories around the globe. By allowing scientists, educators and students to see the intricate details of cutting-edge experiments rather than read them in text articles, JoVE increases STEM research productivity, saving their institutions time and money.

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ReadCube develops innovative tools to make the world of scholarly literature more accessible and connected for researchers, institutions and publishers. ReadCube is a reference manager designed to make your research literature more organized, help you read more effectively, and allow you find new research faster. Transform the way you find, read, manage, and cite the papers that fuel your own research.

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Springer Nature

Springer Nature is a global publisher dedicated to providing the best possible service to the whole research community. Through their journals, books and databases, Springer Nature helps authors to share their discoveries; enable researchers to find, access and understand the work of others and support librarians and institutions with innovations in technology and data. 

Springer Nature offers special pricing on their AdisInsight database and journals through NCBiotech. See more about this offer.

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Quid is software that reads millions of documents and offers immediate insight by organizing that content visually. Quid powers human intuition with machine intelligence, enabling organizations to make decisions that matter.

Want to showcase your company? If your company provides content or information/research-related expertise and services, please fill out this interest form. We will be in touch soon with more information.


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Register now for Informing Innovation and get an Early Bird discount. Lunch is included.

  • Before September 24 - $35
  • After September 24 - $50
  • Same Day Registration - $50

More Information

Informing Innovation is hosted by Life Science Intelligence at NCBiotech. Life Science Intelligence at NCBiotech specializes in the intersection of bioscience innovation and business. By delivering targeted market and scientific insight, we connect entrepreneurs and companies with the analysis and resources needed to inform strategic decisions. Find out more about how LSI can give your company an advantage.


For questions or more information, contact:
Lori Melliere, MLS, MPA
Outreach and Client Services Librarian

Life Science Intelligence

919-549-8855 |


Hamner Conference Center at NCBiotech
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC

$35 (early bird rate; $50 after September 24. Lunch is included.)

For questions or more information, contact:
Lori Melliere, MLS, MPA
Outreach and Client Services Librarian

Life Science Intelligence

919-549-8855 |