May 31, 2007

News Feed for Research Advocate

The Research Advocate weblog includes a syndication feed. By subscribing to the feed, you can receive new content automatically delivered to your web browser or RSS/Atom reader without your having to visit the site or check e-mail.

Research Advocate News Feed: RSS | Atom

What are RSS and Atom?

RSS (or Really Simple Syndication) and Atom are two types of web feed formats specified in XML (a generic specification for data formats) and used for Web syndication. RSS and Atom delivers information as an XML file called a feed, web feed, RSS stream, or RSS channel. Feeds provide a way for users to easily receive newly released content.

How to Subscribe
To subscribe to a feed, you will need a feed reader or aggregator. Web browsers, email software, and web-based news sites offer a variety of RSS subscription features. You may already have a feed reader built into software you are already using.

The links below have instructions on how to use some of the more common feed readers:
Browsers: Firefox 2, Internet Explorer 7 (PC only), Opera 9, Safari (Mac only)
Email Software: Mozilla Thunderbird
Portals: Google Reader, MyYahoo
Other Feed Readers: RSS Compendium list, Open Directory Project list
Wikipedia article: Web feed

Once you have set up a feed reader, to subscribe to the news feed, click
Research Advocate RSS feed or Research Advocate Atom feed or go to the Research Advocate blog and click on the links under News Feed on the right column. If you would like a feed only for specific topic areas, you can alternately subscribe to one or more links here:
  • Research Advocate News Feed - all topic areas: RSS | Atom
  • Research Advocate News Feed - Animal Care and Use (ACUC): RSS | Atom
  • Research Advocate News Feed - Conflict of Interest (COI): RSS | Atom
  • Research Advocate News Feed - Human Subjects Protection (CPHS): RSS | Atom
  • Research Advocate News Feed - Sponsored Projects (SPO): RSS | Atom
  • Research Advocate News Feed - Research Administration and Compliance (RAC): RSS | Atom
If you need more help setting up your Research Advocate news feed, please contact Shelley Sprandel in RAC Information Systems (, 2-8122).