Not sure if this could be useful for UCSF researchers, but an interesting list of 50 Open Source Projects in Medicine with some discussion of what factors promote success
Author: Cynthia Piontkowski
Solve puzzles for science
Here’s an example of researchers asking community for help solving problems: http://fold.it/portal/
I wish we could also harness some “cognitive surplus” !
Google Analytics site overlay problems & alternatives
Shortcomings of GA site overlay: http://www.lunametrics.com/blog/2009/03/17/site-overlay-issues-google-analytics/ It counts pageviews, not clicks on particular links, according to this blogger.
Alternatives: http://www.lunametrics.com/blog/2009/03/27/alternatives-site-overlay/ Some services offer detailed click analysis, but they’re not free.
An appealing alternative to standard hard to navigate dropdown menus; options are shown in one large panel that allows for categorization, icons, etc. Article at Sitepoint: http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2009/03/30/mega-drop-down-menus/
I suspect it would be a challenge to implement in Drupal, but not impossible.