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Consortium Resources

Great Deals Offered Exclusively for North Carolina Companies

The following products are available for North Carolina companies through a consortium organized by the Biotechnology Center Library. Prices and packages are pre-negotiated by the library to provide value and easy access to these companies, who may not otherwise be able to afford the resources.

Let us know if you have ideas for additional resources to be offered through the consortium.


ScienceDirect Journals, eBooks and Scopus citation database

Eligibility: NC-based companies with 50 or fewer scientific researchers

Offer: Based on total number of researchers, the basic subscription to ScienceDirect is $1,520 per researcher, with a minimum of three subscribers ($4,560).

Details: Elsevier offers their ScienceDirect Corporate Edition (full text scientific journals database with backfiles) with optional Cell Press journals, and eBooks (scientific and medical reference books, handbooks, and book series). In addition, they offer Scopus Citation Database, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Pick and choose from these items described here in more detail.

Subscribe: Please fill out this form and return to the consortium coordinator.


ACS Publications

Eligibility: North Carolina companies

NCBiotech Offer: 10% off initial subscription orders

Details:  ACS Publications offers flexible subscription options for its journal, eBooks and news collections spanning chemistry, physics and biology. See the full publication list here.

Subscribe: Please contact the consortium coordinator to register.


Springer Nature AdisInsight, Journals and eBooks

Eligibility: Special Pricing for NC-based companies with 99 or fewer research employees

NCBiotech Offer: A database package and scientific literature packages are offered separately by the publisher. Pick and choose from the options listed below.

  • AdisInsight​ Database
    The AdisInsight database brings together the most relevant information on drugs in commercial development, clinical trials, drug safety and company deals in one database to support drug discovery, research and development. AdisInsight is now enriched with curated biomarker data. ​

    ​Annual subscription rates for January-December 2017:

​​1-5 R&D staff: 
$5,000 for entire platform (list price $72,000)​

6-49 R&D staff: 
$10,000 for Drugs & Deals (list price $50,000)
$15,000 for entire platform (list price $72,000)

50-99 R&D staff:
$15,000 for Drugs & Deals (list price $70,000)
$20,000 for entire platform (list price $95,000)

  • Nature Journal Collection
    Obtain access to Nature’s journals across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.

    Deposit Account
    Purchase download credits at a 50% discount, with three years to use the credits.​

150 Downloads:   $1,800 ($12/download)
250 Downloads:  $2,500 ($10/download)
500 Downloads:  $4,000 ($8/download)
1,000 Downloads:  $7,000 ($7/download)​​

     Journal Subscriptions
Purchase an individual subscription at reduced rates to the following journals:​​​

Nature$4,900 (list price $6,300-$7,200)
Nature Biotechnology$2,900 (list price $5,700-$8,200)
Nature and Nature Biotechnology package: $6,900


  • Springer Journal Collection
    The Springer journal collection includes more than 2,500 English-language journals focused on science, technology and medicine.​

    Deposit Account
    Purchase download credits at a 50% discount, with two years to use the credits.

150 Downloads:   $1,800 ($12/download)
250 Downloads:  $2,500 ($10/download)
500 Downloads:  $4,000 ($8/download)
1,000 Downloads:  $7,000 ($7/download)​​

     Biotechnology Industry Collection
Includes 400+ journals, top 5 Adis journals (Drugs, Drug Safety, Drugs in R&D, PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News and Reactions Weekly) and 54,000+ eBooks

Without archives:   $12,000 (list price $47,000)
With archives prior to 1997: 
$15,000 (list price $68,000​)


Subscribe: Contact the Consortium Coordinator listed below to subscribe to any Springer Nature products.


ClearRoadmap medical device and diagnostics database

Eligibility:  NC-based companies and consultants

NCBiotech Offer:  10% off of ClearRoadmap products

Details: ClearRoadmap is a cloud-based data analytics platform that automates the manual, time consuming regulatory and reimbursement due diligence process for mHealth, medical device and diagnostic products. ClearRoadmap extracts and correlates FDA, NIH and CMS data, enabling users to search over 328,000 documents in seconds with specificity and accuracy.  Modules are flexible and individually priced, allowing you to:

  • Independently and efficiently navigate regulatory, submission and reimbursement requirements with the Search and Compare modules.

  • Understand the routes to device approval and monetization with the Pathway feature, a system that consolidates state legislation, federal regulations, reimbursement policies, technical standards and business strategy.

Purchase: Contact NCBiotech Librarian Lori Melliere to apply the 10% discount.


For more information about any of these resources or your company's eligibility to participate, please contact:

Lori Melliere, Consortium Coordinator
Librarian, Library and Information Technology
(919) 549-8855