bajjr

the data search engine

What is BAJJR?

BAJJR is the place to find infographics, data visualizations, data tools and datasets.

How does BAJJR work?

Data visualizations aren't so easy to find on the web. BAJJR is a search engine / registry / index / clearinghouse for data visualizations, infographics, data tools and datasets. We index a growing number of these from all over the internet. And BAJJR partners with FACTGRAPHS and its own ever-expanding collection of interactive data visualizations that can be viewed right here or, even better, can be embedded right smack in the middle of your own website.

Can BAJJR help me find data visualizations?

Search the data visualization web right here. BAJJR is the place to find data visualizations. Our search results return visualizations, infographics, datasets, technical articles about dealing with data, and embeddable FACTGRAPHS widgets.

Can BAJJR help me find infographics?

Yes.

Can BAJJR help me find datasets?

BAJJR is the place to dig into datasets on the internet. We index some great sources: the CDC, the European Community, BikeRaceInfo, etc. ...

Does BAJJR know where the tools are kept?

Yep.

Where does BAJJR find its data?

Data is (are) everywhere. Lots of it can’t be seen (i.e., can’t be seen easily except as endless reams of spreadsheets or deep within some repository). Our initial sources: the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the Global Terrorism Database, EuroStat, Old Weather. Next up: NOAA, corpus.byu.edu. Bigtime data collections and tiny research sites.

Is BAJJR a search engine?

It's more like the curated web. Or a registry. You can register some relevant stuff if you want to.

What do you mean, “you”? You mean “me”?

Yeah. You should consider building a platform.

What is a PLATFORM?

A platform is the place in BAJJR where you can gather and present links to materials on a particular (fairly narrow) topic. Think of it as an 'Essential Data' collection. For instance you might grow and maintain a platform on 'Oximetry in cyanotic heart disease'.

That sounds like curation

It does. You would be the Oximetry Curator. Or one of them, at least. Maybe someone will maintain a platform on 'Oximetry engineering'.

Where do these links lead?

The curator looks for the good stuff (or already knows where it is). For instance, she might decide that, of the 1685 items returned in a Google search of 'Oximetry in cyanotic heart disease', these twenty (20) are the most relevant. Ten (10) of them might contain datasets, five (5) of them might exist in data visualization format, four (4) as data-rich infographics. And one (1) tool to crunch oximetry data. See current platforms here.

OK. I will build a platform

Click.

How will BAJJR grow?

We're doing a lot of the heavy lifting, digging deep into some large repositories, indexing the best stuff. But real growth will occur when researchers create platforms that highlight their own data as well as relevant data or visualizations from other sources.

Can I start a platform?

Absolutely. And we prefer that you declare a niche platform, like 'Interleukin-6' rather than 'cytokines'. You can create your own platform here.

Can I maintain several platforms?

We'd love that.

Can I just send BAJJR a single link?

Sure. Just click here or at the top of this page.

What if I cite the same thing as someone else?

We all repeat ourselves. We do.

Any search tips?

Search using the PLURAL form of your search term (e.g., 'dogs' not 'dog', 'visualizations' not 'visualization'). Consistent with the 'plural' rule: economics, genomics, informatics. Pediatrics. Most of the '-ics'.

Who uses BAJJR?

Hopefully you do. But so do other people, professional or otherwise; media entities such as newspapers, magazines, blogs; corporations and small businesses; foundations, universities, nonprofits; students writing a term paper or a thesis; groups and clubs … Why? Because good data visualizations are hard to find. We have found them. And we make them, too. At FACTGRAPHS.

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