Yulia Aspinall

Yulia Aspinall, PhD is an independent knowledge and information strategist and accredited consultant partner for Harrison Assessment Talent Solutions - digital analytics system for talents pipeline management. Following more than 20 years of experience with major biopharmaceutical companies in the areas of market/competitor/customer intelligence, knowledge & information management (KIM) and Talents Pipeline system application, Yulia set up YVA Info Consultancy which specialises in application of her signature tool - KIM pyramid to diagnose and correct problems in organisational knowledge and information flow to enable effective utilisation of corporations' human and technological assets. Her articles on competitive intelligence and information resources are published in Jinfo and Business Information Review.

She can be contacted on yulia.aspinall@yahoo.com

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Articles by Yulia Aspinall:


Jinfo Blog PharmaCircle - Put it in Your Biopharma Portfolio
Friday, 28th March 2014

Yulia Aspinall examines PharmaCircle, an online resource for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry, and explains why it stands out for those seeking a drug delivery (DD) and formulation repository.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of PharmaCircle: Value, Development, Help & Pricing
Wednesday, 26th March 2014

In the final part of Yulia Aspinall's review of PharmaCircle, we look at the value this online source offers biopharmaceutical companies, and its development plans. Competing products are also mentioned along with our view on the customer service and pricing.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of PharmaCircle: Technology - Search; Outputs & Alerts; User Interface
Tuesday, 25th March 2014

In the third part of our review of PharmaCircle, an online resource for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry, Yulia Aspinall looks into its unique technology features which allow search and data mining options which facilitate insights not otherwise possible.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of PharmaCircle: Sources, Content and Coverage
Monday, 24th March 2014

In the second part of our review of PharmaCircle, an online resource for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry, Yulia Aspinall looks at how it covers information needs at all stages of the drug research, development and marketing process. The "living" database includes international coverage with some documents translated and made searchable.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of PharmaCircle: Introduction & Contact Details
Friday, 21st March 2014

PharmaCircle, an online resource for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry is reviewed by Yulia Aspinall. The first part of her review introduces the company and product which provides not just information but also analysis on all aspects of the research-based and generic biopharmaceutical business with global coverage of research, development, regulatory, clinical, and business activities.


Jinfo Blog Biopharma Expertise from F1000Prime
Friday, 28th February 2014

The best articles in biological and medical research are handpicked by experts to appear in F1000Prime's database. Yulia Aspinall highlights two of the key features which help to generate more opportunities for innovation in biopharmaceutical research and development.


Jinfo Subscription Mini Review: F1000Prime
Thursday, 27th February 2014

Yulia Aspinall reviews F1000Prime, a database of recommendations of the best articles in medical and biological research. She finds out how the unique content and collaboration tools make this a "must have" information resource for any biomedical research organisation.


Jinfo Blog Biopharma: Translation Tools Come of Age
Tuesday, 21st January 2014

Getting current information from a wide range of sources is essential to the biotech and pharma industry. Yulia Aspinall explores how industry professionals can use specialist and built-in translation tools to help them to tap into a wider range of resources. She highlights services and tools including InfoNgen, Lexis Diligence, Worldcrunch, Linguee and Systransoft.


Jinfo Subscription Merger Mania in Biopharma: Will Information Professionals be Victims, Witnesses or Winners?
Friday, 20th December 2013

With biopharmaceutical companies under pressure to maintain revenues and suffering from the upcoming expiry of key patents, more mergers and acquisitions are likely to take place. Yulia Aspinall examines how information professionals can put their skills to good use to change the challenge of possible redundancy into an opportunity, where the information services team emerges stronger post M&A.


Jinfo Blog InfoNgen: Tailored Discovery & Distribution
Tuesday, 17th December 2013

InfoNgen can be an invaluable tool for enabling workflow automation, finds Yulia Aspinall. The discovery engine combines the ability to metasearch all or selected internal and external sources of information with flexible tagging and the ability to add or change taxonomies to meet customer-specific requirements. InfoNgen's content discovery capabilities are used by clients primarily in the corporate, legal, and financial markets and holding a wide range of job titles, including competitive intelligence and information professionals.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of InfoNgen: Executive Summary
Tuesday, 17th December 2013

A discovery engine for competitive information professionals in fields such as finance, legal, pharmaceutical and retail, InfoNgen is an invaluable tool for workflow automation, finds Yulia Aspinall in her executive summary. Acting as a news aggregator or listening platform, InfoNgen can save researchers time by aggregating and indexing internal and external information and automatically tagging it with metadata. Tools to share and re-publish content are included, with the ability to create custom newsletters as one output choice. Cutting down on tedious manual processes allows researchers more time for analysis of information.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of InfoNgen: Special Software Functionality, Help, Pricing & Contact Details
Monday, 16th December 2013

The InfoNgen solution appears to tick many of the boxes desired by information professionals in an ideal search engine - straightforward installation and access, fast filtering of reliable internal and external sources of information, de-duplication of results, and delivery of relevant content via email, alert, RSS or newsletter, finds Yulia Aspinall in the concluding part of her review. She also looks at the customer support and pricing options.


Jinfo Blog IngentaConnect: Content & Compliance Resources in One Portal
Friday, 13th December 2013

IngentaConnect offers digital access to article summaries and citation data from over 30,000 academic journals and publications and 4.5 million articles in fields such as engineering, library science, social sciences, medicine, science (STM) and technology. Full-text access is available free if available, or via pay-per-view, individual or institutional subscriptions. Librarians can track usage through COUNTER and create solutions to accommodate specific customer needs.


Jinfo Subscription Mini Review: IngentaConnect
Friday, 13th December 2013

IngentaConnect offers content from over 30,000 journals and 4.5 million articles in academic fields such as engineering, library science, social sciences, medicine, science (STM) and technology. In her Mini Review of the portal, described as "the world's largest resource for scholarly publications", Yulia Aspinall highlights one of IngentaConnect's most useful aspects: the technology to support digital compliance which allows users and institutions to comply with various complex and technical industry guidelines on both publication accessibility and citation linking standards.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of InfoNgen: Technology & Delivery Platform; User Interface
Thursday, 12th December 2013

The technology which underpins discovery engine InfoNgen is discussed in the third part of Yulia Aspinall's review. InfoNgen is also known as a news aggregation system; its workflow automation can eliminate a huge amount of the "heavy lifting" of manually searching through multiple sources, reading them, cutting/pasting/emailing, aggregating them together, formatting, and publishing, and hence save researchers time and make their work more effective and productive. Export options include custom newsletters which can be delivered manually or automatically via email or RSS feed.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of InfoNgen: Sources, Content & Coverage; Products
Tuesday, 10th December 2013

The second part of Yulia Aspinall's review of discovery engine InfoNgen examines the sources, content and coverage which can be aggregated. These range from traditional newspapers to blogs and social media, subscription databases, customer-specific resources and private companies. Tagging and translation capabilities cover eight languages but InfoNgen can aggregate content in any language. Yulia also introduces the Discovery Portal, Enterprise Knowledge Management Portal and Text Analytics Services.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of InfoNgen: Introduction, Value and FreePint's View
Thursday, 5th December 2013

Yulia Aspinall reviews InfoNgen, a "discovery engine" which combines the ability to do metasearches of all or selected internal and external sources of information with flexible tagging and customer specific needs. The foundation of InfoNgen is an automated classification system that analyses unstructured content and organises it into a variety of taxonomies, making it easier to manage. The first part of her review introduces the product and offers feedback on the value and return on investment it offers.


Jinfo Subscription Collecting Human Competitive Intelligence: Challenges and Solutions
Thursday, 26th September 2013

Human intelligence or humint is one of the most valuable sources of information a company possesses, particularly for competitive intelligence purposes. However, as Yulia Aspinall discusses, it is also one of the most difficult to collect and analyse.


Jinfo Blog Brush up on Benchmarking with Reports from Best Practices
Monday, 23rd September 2013

Benchmarking reports can offer valuable insights into the way your organisation operates versus your competitors. Yulia Aspinall finds Best Practices LLC offers competitive intelligence specialists and researchers a wealth of information on metrics from services to staffing and quality in this database focusing on the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and healthcare technology industries.


Jinfo Subscription Mini Review: Best Practices LLC
Tuesday, 17th September 2013

Yulia Aspinall reviews Best Practices LLC, a database of benchmarking studies focusing on the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and healthcare technology industries. Using Best Practices LLC can help identify company-specific competitive advantages and winning strategies to differentiate, survive and thrive in today's tough economic environment.


Jinfo Blog Biopharma Companies in a State of Flux
Friday, 2nd August 2013

The biopharma industry faces some fundamental challenges, as highlighted in a recent PwC report. Yulia Aspinall looks at how industry professionals in the biotech and pharma field can help overcome these challenges through the use of big data, social media and networking.


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