Copyright Clearance Center Wins 2023 European Best of Show Award for Scientific Article Exploration Tool

November 30, 2023

By Allison Proffitt 

November 30, 2023 | LONDON—The Bio-IT World community has chosen the 2023 Best of Show Awards Europe winner. The more than 300 event attendees in London were invited to vote for their favorite solutions, and they chose to honor RightFind XML from Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) as the 2023 honoree.  

New products from ACD/Labs, CCC, Medidata, ONTOFORCE, Sapio Sciences, and TetraScience were also highlighted in London this week at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo Europe as finalists in the competition.  

Copyright Clearance Center’s RightFind XML provides a consistent set of text and data mining rights and associated full-text XML content to enable rich use of scientific articles for machine learning and other applications. RightFind XML includes access to more than 50 life sciences publishers’ content and more than 8,000 journal titles. The full-text articles are available in normalized XML format, and all content within the RightFind XML corpus comes with pre-agreed terms from participating publishers that allow organizations to access, store, and mine that content for internal business use.  

Those rights—how content can be used, searched, stored, etc.—can vary dramatically from publisher to publisher. It’s a “very uneven landscape”, explained Carl Robinson, senior corporate solutions director at CCC at the event after accepting the award. “The collective license that we apply across the XML allows users to use that content in a rights-compliant way, and that’s a critical part of what we do. We provide the XML and the normalization and the licensing.”  

Normalizing the XML content makes it easier for life sciences clients to ingest published data into their own systems for text and data mining, Robinson said. “We have three different ways of doing that. One of them is through a search UI, so people can put in search queries using Boolean operators. Another one is more about the bulk data we provide, and that is providing millions of articles going back over years and then people ingest that and do huge amounts of data mining on it in an enterprise way; that’s been a massive increase we’ve seen in the past year or so. And then this year we released RightFind XML Open Access, which is taking the open access articles that are available in CC BY [Creative Commons attribution license],” he continued. “The beauty of what we’ve done this year is make it easy to access that stuff—again with all the normalization that we do, and the curation that we do—so that people can ingest that really easily into their systems to do data mining.” 

2023 Finalists 

The 2023 Best of Show Awards program offers exhibitors an exclusive opportunity to distinguish and highlight their new products. With a host of innovative applications, technologies, tools, and solutions on display at the event, the Bio-IT World community is invited to identify exceptional innovation in technologies used by life science professionals, voting on most impactful new products of the year. (Please note, selection is not based upon level of sponsorship or exhibit participation.) 

The other 2023 finalists in the Best of Show Awards at Bio-IT World Europe were:  


Spectrus Conduit is a new out-of-the-box low-code/no-code application that helps users connect, design, and manage automated dataflows from analytical instruments and other data sources. It creates standardized, harmonized digital twins of the R&D laboratory, improves collaboration, and supports data preparation for downstream AI/ML applications. Spectrus Conduit natively supports >150 analytical instrument vendor formats and all the major techniques used for sample and process characterization in life sciences R&D. Spectrus Conduit streamlines the process of data marshalling, normalization, processing, assembly, and contextualization without specialized applications for each data format or technique. Its no/low code approach democratizes the creation and management of workflows. Intuitive drag-and-drop operations, enable users without deep programming skills to visually construct and customize data pathways, streamlining the integration of new data.  

Conduit also offers a more comprehensive development environment so that users with advanced coding capabilities can design complex dataflow connections. Conduit caters to a wide range of organizational needs: from simple automated tasks to complex data integrations; providing a scalable solution that can evolve with advancements in instrument innovations and scientific data management needs. Native JSON export means data is never locked into a vendor platform, and a well-developed API ensures you can incorporate Conduit into your IT ecosystems, with ease.  

Technical Requirements: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard, 2019, or 2022 Microsoft Windows compatible PC (minimum 4-core CPU) 16 GB RAM or more (4 GB RAM minimum for some programs) Hard disk minimum 500 GB (Can scale depending on requirements.)  

Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes Company 

The Medidata Diversity Program comprises a suite of innovative and industry-leading solutions. These include Medidata AI Intelligent Trials, myMedidata Registries, the Medidata Patient Insights Program, and Medidata’s partnership with Circuit Clinical, a national network of sites focused on diverse patient populations with localized investigators, trained on Medidata decentralized clinical trial technology. Each of these solutions has been thoughtfully selected and bundled together to empower sponsors and CROs to weave diversity into every aspect of their trial strategy.  

Through the patient insights program, sponsors and CROs can co-create the most patient-friendly and inclusive protocol with insights from diverse patient advocates. Leveraging the vast repository of industry-wide, site-level data, Medidata Intelligent Trials enables sponsors and CROs to identify sites that perform well operationally and have historically been successful in enrolling diverse patients. Meanwhile, Circuit Clinical’s site network opens doors for sponsors and CROs to tap into a comprehensive site network, making it easier for underrepresented groups to participate in clinical trials. Lastly, myMedidata Registries foster continuous patient engagement pre-trial and post-trial to address the disparity in clinical trial access and awareness. From the inception of trial design, through site selection, decentralization, and patient engagement, the Medidata Diversity Program offers a suite of tools that aims to cultivate diversity and ensure more equitable clinical trials. 


DISQOVER is a powerful data and knowledge discovery platform for pharma and life sciences organizations. DISQOVER enables the consolidation of information across public, third party, licensed, and internal data sources. It solves complex use cases over a multitude of heterogeneous data sources with simple, intuitive, and customizable dashboards. DISQOVER filters results in real-time and visualizes data using responsive and interconnected charts. The data ingestion engine, with the use of the pipeline editor, efficiently merges and links structured and semi-structured data from siloed data sources. When configuring the integration of source data via the data ingestion engine, users can manage the data ingestion process by building a visual pipeline, using a wide range of powerful reusable components, making the process easy, flexible, and efficient. The consolidated knowledge is an excellent framework for reasoning for scientists and applications. DISQOVER powers up data democratization, making data exploration achievable and successful. ONTOFORCE proudly unveils the latest advancements in DISQOVER, placing a paramount focus on groundbreaking performance improvements. Highlights include our Remote Data Subscription (RDS) offering and its enhancements, ensuring users can download and integrate domain-specific datasets with unparalleled flexibility. Noteworthy is the remarkable 50x acceleration in download times, offering swift access to knowledge graphs and optimizing data exploration. Additionally, DISQOVER introduces SolrCloud capabilities, propelling query speeds to 10 times faster, elevating the platform's data processing and search capabilities. These performance-driven innovations solidify DISQOVER as an unrivaled solution for efficient, scalable, and reliable data integration, empowering users to unleash the potential of their searching experiences. 

Sapio Sciences 

Sapio Jarvis 

Sapio Jarvis is science-aware data management solution made for modern science that integrates, fuses, and harmonizes your collective scientific data. It goes beyond single systems to integrate enterprise-wide instrument and system data to unlock the full potential of your data. Streamlined data is then readily available to scientists through Sapio’s built-in analytics, third-party analysis tools, AI models, and a living knowledge graph that is highly searchable, fully contextualized, and designed for action. 


The Tetra Scientific Data Cloud is the first and only scientific data cloud built for biopharmaceutical companies. It connects life science instruments and data applications, automates data collection and storage, and engineers that scientific data so it can be used by analytics applications and AI/ML programs. With this technology, companies can eliminate manual data handling, centralize their storage in the cloud, and harmonize their data, creating generationally significant advances in data workflow efficiency, accelerating discovery, and improving scientific output.  

Connects: The Tetra Scientific Data Cloud connects instruments, informatics applications, and analytics applications using secure, validation-ready integrations. This eliminates costly and error prone manual data migrations and allows data to automatically move throughout workflows, providing scientists and data scientists near-real-time data access.  

Collect: The Tetra Scientific Data Cloud automates data collection and metadata enrichment. Companies can completely eliminate ad-hoc file sharing and replace it with centralized cloud storage that provides a searchable (SQL, API, or UI) single-source-of-truth. No more lost data, repeated experiments, or lost scientific context. Additionally, with features such as automatically generated audit trails, assured accessibility, and rigorous controls, adhering to GxP guidelines becomes considerably more straight forward.  

Engineer: The Tetra Scientific Data Cloud automatically engineers raw, disparate data formats into the harmonized, compliant, liquid, and actionable Tetra Data. Tetra Data provides companies with vendor-agnostic data that flows seamlessly between instruments, applications, and departments, and provides data analytics and AI/ML programs the clean, comparable data they require to provide insight and drive decisions.