Gates Foundation’s Strict Open Access Policy may have Domino Effect

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major supporter of health and development research, is to introduce an open access policy next month for the studies it funds that goes further than most other research funders. The policy “will enable other researchers to access the latest evidence and draw on it to advance their own research” to help tackle malnutrition, infectious diseases, and child and maternal mortality, writes Trevor Mundel, the foundation’s president of global health, on the organization's website.

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Jim Zemlin: 2014-The Open Source Tipping Point

For the last ten years open source has expanded into more and more segments of the computing industry. But as we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model. Especially for the infrastructure software used for scale-out computing, open source is the de facto choice; in fact, it’s virtually impossible to find examples of scale-out infrastructure that is not open source. Read More »

Internationalization and Localization of Open Source Clinical Research Tools

Clinovo, the company that created ClinCapture, an open-source Electronic Data Capture (EDC) platform for clients in the pharma and life sciences space, recently localized ClinCapture to Russian for Synergy Research Group (SRG). SRG, the fastest growing Clinical Research Organization (CRO) in Russia and Eastern Europe, is the latest company to join Clinovo's CRO partners group. I thought I would share some of Clinovo's best practices for language localization.

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