About eagle-i

The eagle-i National Network and eagle-i resource search at www.eagle-.net was retired on November 4, 2021.

Over 12 years ago, the eagle-i network was started with a goal of connecting researchers to the biomedical research resources they need. In those years, we grew from 9 founding institutions to over 30, using cutting-edge, open-source software to make those connections. Understandably, technology and institutional standards have changed and we felt it prudent to retire the eagle-i software.

eagle-i made these invisible resources visible by allowing institutions and organizations to model biomedical resources on a linked open data platform and provide users with an interface to search and find resources in their own institution, and at participating institutions throughout the nation. By making previously undiscovered resources more visible, redundant resource creation was reduced, collaboration fostered, and research accelerated.

The platform was powered by an expansive ontology, and utilized an RDF database to triple store semantically robust data, adhering to linked open data principles. The eagle-i search interface leveraged semantic web technologies and provided users with multiple ways to search, filter, and sort data from multiple resource collections.

The eagle-i Network was first developed in 2010 by a consortium of nine universities with a grant from the NIH and the research resources of over 40 academic and not-for-profit research institutions were represented in eagle-i.

We would like to thank the many institutions that have collaborated, contributed data, or participated in the network, including:

  • Addgene
  • Charles R. Drew University
  • The City College of New York
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank
  • Duke University
  • East Carolina University
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Harvard University
  • Howard University
  • Hunter College, CUNY
  • Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS)
  • Jackson State University
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Michigan State University
  • Montana State University
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • New York Stem Cell Foundation
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • The Ohio State University
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Ponce School of Medicine
  • Texas Southern University
  • Tuskegee University
  • UC Davis/NIH NeuroMab Facility
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Universidad Central del Caribe
  • University of Hawai’i at Māno
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Washington State University
  • WiCell
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