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What is Meta?

Meta is a discovery tool for biomedical researchers.
Made smart.

Meta goes beyond search by using artificial intelligence to deliver the most important science to you as soon as it’s published. No guesswork. Just results. Fast and always free.

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Feed forward: Meta goes beyond search to deliver the biomedical research that’s important to you in real-time.

Meta is designed for biomedical researchers.

In 1 minute, you can create an account with personalized feeds. Then, let Meta deliver the science that’s important to you.

Meta was created by a group of scientists and engineers to solve the problem of publication overload. We know that keeping up with the biomedical literature is hard—and that discovering a key article related to your research could be a game changer. That’s why we designed Meta to discover, rank and deliver the most relevant papers to you in real-time.

Our approach goes beyond search. Similar to the way the human brain reads, Meta uses machine learning to scan new biomedical articles, analyze and incorporate them into a dynamic map of biomedical concepts—every journal, researcher, disease, gene, protein, pathway, protocol and more. This map powers Meta so you never miss an important paper.

Ready to discover which of the 4,148 papers published today are important to you?

Meta is built to simplify your research routine.

Discover, read, share and sync the articles that matter to you. Triage new papers in a flash, mark the ones you want to read later and automatically synchronize with your favorite reference manager, such as Mendeley. Share feeds you create with your colleagues so they can stay up to date, too.

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Meta is always up to date.

Meta continuously scans for new papers and updates your feeds. Highlights from your feeds are also delivered to your inbox every week. With full coverage of PubMed and preprints from bioRxiv, Meta is always current.

Meta is comprehensive.

Meta sources preprints from bioRxiv to help you stay on the leading edge of science. You’ll find the most relevant preprints at the top of your feed, ranked along with peer-reviewed articles. Use Meta to get the best of both worlds.

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Meta is free to use - forever.

Meta is enabled by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in service of its mission to support the science and technology that will make it possible to cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century. This means Meta will always be free and free of ads too. Learn more about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s work in Science.

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"The most valuable part of Meta for me is the ability to partition different research projects to help me organize and prioritize content I want to read."

Caitlin Grzeskowiak

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine

"I really appreciate being able to download papers from the institution or publisher, and being taken right to the PDF. That's great!"

Ashley Hickman

HickmanPhD Candidate, Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

"Meta is very user friendly, gives a clear overview of articles, and makes it easy to scan for interesting research."

Miriam Urlings

PhD Student, Complex Genetics and Epidemiology, Maastricht University

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