An open-access tool for adding value to scientific media one annotation at a time


All of us are annotators, whether we realize it or not. We each view scientific media from our own perspective, so who is to say who is right or wrong?

iCLiKVAL makes it easy for you to share your thoughts on most types of online media through descriptive terms (or annotations) in the form of simple key-value pairs. Learn more.

The more we share, the easier it will be to find exactly what we are looking for and for others to discover our work, and will lead to new paths of scientific connection and discovery.

Here are just a few of the things you can do with iCLiKVAL


While we collect as much curated information as possible on the media that is added to the database, this is truly a crowdsourcing tool that relies on user-contributed annotations and not on text mining. All of the data is freely available via our API.

We welcome you to become part of this big data curation effort to help link all scientific media together. If you want to annotate your own work or search the database, or if you have some time to spare and want to volunteer to be part of this global effort, we encourage you to give iCLiKVAL a try and sign up today.


Here is a snapshot of the most frequently used annotation terms in iCLiKVAL



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