Making Research More Accessible
When I started H1, I had one purpose in mind: to create a healthier future. With that goal at the forefront, the immediate follow-up question becomes “How?”.
We do this by harnessing information on every doctor around the globe, including their opinions on groundbreaking science and medical research. By surfacing these opinions, academic medical institutions and pharmaceutical companies, just to name a few, can accelerate their efforts to get the latest treatments and therapies to market and improve the health of millions of patients around the world.
Enter Faculty Opinions
There are many synergies between H1 and Faculty Opinions. Formerly known as F1000, Faculty Opinions is the place where top scientists and medical professionals go to comment and discuss breakthrough biology and medicine. The company has built a strong community of key opinion leaders, or as they are called, Faculty Members, in the life sciences and medical research communities, including Nobel Laureates, Lasker Award winners, and fellows of national scientific academies.
Faculty Opinions currently has over 190,000 individual recommended articles from over 4,000 journals. The Faculty Members recommend and share their opinion on the top 1% of the biomedical literature indexed in PubMed, and their recommendations are read by individuals in many of the world’s leading institutions to improve and accelerate research. Internal analysis shows that articles which are recommended by Faculty Members are cited six times more on average than articles not recommended. The more highly Faculty members determine an article should be rated, the number of citations increases.
By facilitating how the Faculty Members share their view on the research they think matters, Faculty Opinions is able to ensure balanced coverage across all covered disciplines. Every recommendation is thoroughly checked for bias and conflicts of interest to make sure the platform provides opinions that are always reliable and trustworthy. In a world of competing metrics and ranking systems, researchers need a reliable way to be able to discover research and evaluate its quality. Faculty Opinion’s powerful insights tools provide that opportunity.
Faculty Opinions Accelerates H1’s Mission
Together, H1 plus Faculty Opinions is like 1 + 1 = 10. I’m really excited about the impact we will make together. This union provides a unique opportunity to significantly enhance our value and our expansive network; but more importantly making Faculty Opinions content visible across all of the markets we serve. Our users will be able to discover the newest and most promising research findings, develop cutting-edge ideas, and seamlessly collaborate with key opinion leaders to improve medicine, scientific research and, most importantly, patient care.
Together, we envision being the research platform trusted by and accessible to everyone, helping to accelerate research and expedite the translation of that research into healthcare that will positively impact people’s lives.