Product launch: time-saving features in Iris.ai 7.0 🕺

We are super happy to announce our latest product launch: Iris.ai 7.0! Besides the usual bug fixes, it includes some exciting new features for our users:

👉 Search in EU-funded projects, using our CORDIS integration

👉 Highlight key terms in papers

👉 Chat with us

👉 Subscribe to premium individual subscription

👉 Ask Iris.ai to read a list of papers, using links 

Do you want to try them out? Register and sign in to get started with a free account. We hope you enjoy the new updates!

Search in EU-funded projects (CORDIS)

This feature is a time-saver! We’ve integrated our Explore tool with CORDIS, a database for EU-funded projects. This feature is especially relevant for anyone applying for funding from the EU. CORDIS allows you to quickly identify similar projects that have already been funded, saving you time and frustration when sending unsuccessful funding applications.

This is how you do it:

  1. Choose the option “both” when starting the Explore tool
  2. Create a map with your project description
  3. Use the filter “Use these repositories”
  4. Choose the repository “Cordis europa”

Voilà! The map will only show you EU-funded projects.

Subscribe to individual premium subscription

As straightforward as the title, you can now subscribe to Iris.ai premium inside our tools. The premium subscription includes access to more than 200 million open access research papers, including Core.ac.uk, PubMed and arXiv.org. You can also explore papers using your own free-text problem statement and get access to CORDIS (see above).

To get a premium subscription, simply create an account on the.iris.ai. When you’re logged in, follow these steps:

  1. Click on “Hi, [your name]” in top right corner
  2. Click “My information”
  3. Hit “Try premium”

Then follow the instructions on the page — and just like that, you’ll get premium access to Iris.ai. If you’re a student, secure your 50% discount.

Ask Iris.ai to read a list of papers, using links 

Besides importing maps and links from Dropbox or GDrive folders, it’s now possible to import a list of links to research papers into our Focus tool. In that way, you no longer need the PDFs of interesting papers but can ask Iris.ai to read a list with links. This option will save you loads of time when going through piles of papers!

This is how you do it:

  1. Create a .csv file with links to relevant papers (min. 30 links!)
  2. Create a Dropbox or GDrive folder
  3. Upload the .csv file into the folder
  4. Set the folder to be openly accessible 
  5. Copy the link of the folder
  6. Paste the link into the Focus tool

NB: The folder can contain either only the list of links or pdfs or both.

Highlight relevant key terms in Explore

When you click on a paper in the Explore tool, you’ll see highlighted key terms in the paper’s abstract. These key terms reflect the connection to the initial problem statement/paper that you used when creating the map. In that sense, the highlighting will help you understand why a paper appears in the map and how it’s connected to the initial problem statement/paper.

Get the help you need — chat with us

We have launched a live chat for users where we’re available to answer all your questions every weekday between 9 am to 5 pm CET. You can also ask questions outside of working hours, and the chat will make automated recommendations to helpful articles in our help center — and we will follow up as soon as we’re back at work. The chat currently only works in English and can be found as a green circle on the bottom right corner of each webpage within the.iris.ai.

General improvements

As with every new version, we are aiming at improving the performance of Iris.ai and the user experience. This time we have for instance updated and optimized the visualization software, upgraded the user interaction with our website (handling of frontend messages) and improved the software design.