Connecting the science behind drug development David Elek From this: To this: Then this: Time for change Who is using the databases? The answer Database users don’t always know exactly what they are looking for The philosophy “The user interface needs to make sure that it allows you to make spelling mistakes and typos and maybe not have your question fully formed, and yet you can still, with its assistance, find an answer” “Finding what you need in the database is our problem, not yours” Not all queries are like this “Which drugs are in phase II development for obesity in the USA, using peptide stimulants as the mechanism of action?” (there is only one– GSK 2890457, if you wish to know!) Some are more like this “What’s new in obesity treatment” “Who else is doing stuff with peptide stimulants right now?” Where to start? Is it really search I need, or should I look in the What’s New or Company Pipeline sections ?? Should I be looking in the pipeline database or the trial database? If I search just by obesity, how many results will I get? I definitely don’t want Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitors – how do I exclude them (or even spell them)?! The browser- and searcher-friendly platform Heaven for those who like to search Heaven for those who like to browse! The browser- and searcher-friendly platform Results can be found across all (relevant) data sets using one simple search Easily and dynamically refine your search as much as you wish, using intuitive search facets Work in progress ALWAYS What do you think? Visit: AdisInsight.Springer.com Tell us: [email protected] Tweet us: @NewAdisInsight Thank you!