The NIH’s search engine for funded grants, RePORTER, has a new beta feature called “My RePORTER”. Apparently you can save your searches so that you can repeat them later.
Naturally I had to sign up. But I’m thinking over my usual ways of using RePORTER and wondering what the point is. Okay, I guess I might search “Physio-wimple nucleus” now and again and perhaps “Bunny Hopper” (albeit very rarely) and maybe “Namnezus pinqaz” ever so often…
But I’m not sure I need something to store my searches.
I guess my concern would be that this is set up primarily so that the usual Congress Critters can set up their triggers for all the research that they hate, you know, AIDS, sexuality, drug abuse…anything that sounds psychological and easily denigrated, in case they need something to say out on the stump to fire up their base.