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Chart of the Week: Literature Review: Time Spent on Irrelevant Results

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This week’s Chart of the Week attempts to communicate recent research on pure manual review of literature versus a combination of human and machine curation.

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These preliminary results measure the extra amount of time it will take to manually curate results that have been deemed “irrelevant”. Clinicaltrials.gov and Pubmed.com are flooded with results that have no real biomarker and disease correlation. In this Chart of the Week, the average amount of time spent on these irrelevant results is for a single biomarker and disease correlation. If you are managing multiple research projects, the average increased time to curate can be applied to each project.

The extra time spent is determined by the manual curation rate of our PhD scientist and reflects an average length of extra time per biomarker that is wasted on irrelevant results from common search engines. High Evidence Biomarkers are considered those with large amounts of results in both Clinical Trials and Publications respectively.