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After Ten Years Of Publishing, What’s Next For PLOS?

David Knutson | PLOS.org | January 24, 2013

At our ten year mark as a publisher of Open Access journals, PLOS announces a year-long series of events to recognize and advance the innovations brought about through the adoption of Open Access publishing. These activities will target both the scientific  community and the public at large. Read More »

Bill Gates Won’t Save You From The Next Ebola

Robert Fortner | Huffington Post | April 30, 2017

In late August 2014, Tom Frieden, then director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traveled to West Africa to assess the raging Ebola crisis. In the five months before Frieden’s visit, Ebola had spread from a village in Guinea, across borders and into cities in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Médecins Sans Frontières, the first international responder on the scene, had run out of staff to treat the rising numbers of sick people and had deemed the outbreak “out of control” back in June...

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Bill Gates Won’t Save You From The Next Ebola Outbreak

Robert Fortner and Alex Park | HuffPost | May 1, 2017

In late August 2014, Tom Frieden, then director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traveled to West Africa to assess the raging Ebola crisis. In the five months before Frieden’s visit, Ebola had spread from a village in Guinea, across borders and into cities in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Médecins Sans Frontières, the first international responder on the scene, had run out of staff to treat the rising numbers of sick people and had deemed the outbreak “out of control” back in June...

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Bio-IT World Announces the Winners of Its Tenth Annual Best Practices Awards

Press Release | Bio-IT World, Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) | April 30, 2014

Bio-IT World announced the winners of its tenth annual Best Practices Awards competition this morning in a plenary session at the 2014 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston. Grand prize winners were named in five life sciences categories highlighting best practices in clinical trial IT, research infrastructure, bioinformatics, cloud computing and data management from AstraZeneca and Tessella, U-BIOPRED, the Pistoia Alliance, Baylor College of Medicine, and Genentech. Read More »

Biogears Open Source Human Physiology Engine Showcased At IMSH 2015

Press Release | ARA | January 8, 2015

BioGears® delivers an open source, comprehensive, extensible human physiology engine that serves as a platform for biomedical modeling research and also facilitates the creation of immersive medical education and training technologies. At IMSH, the BioGears® team will interact with over 2,000 professionals from around the globe who will see the latest in technology advancements, attend hands-on workshops and explore professional development opportunities.

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BRISSkit Community Day And Hack Event

Kirsty Pitkin | Event Amplifier | November 4, 2012

The BRISSkit project aims to host, implement and deploy biomedical research database applications that support the management and integration of tissue samples with clinical data and electronic patient records. Read More »

BRISSKit: Connecting Researchers With Clinical Data

Jonathan Rans | Digital Curation Centre (DCC) | November 7, 2012

The UK government is starting to recognise the value of data to the economy and is developing policy that aims to realise that worth. One of the largest and, potentially, most useful repositories of information in the country is the NHS, housing vast quantities of patient data with myriad applications. [...] Read More »

CHOP's Harvest Toolkit Offers Innovative Data Discovery Resource For Biomedical Researchers

Press Release | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) | October 16, 2013

A team of informatics experts and biomedical researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers a new software toolkit to help researchers explore complex data sets without having to become database technicians themselves. Harvest is an open-source highly interactive framework designed by CHOP's Center for Biomedical Informatics. Read More »

Could An Open-Access Database Speed Up Drug Development?

Summer Allen | AAAS Member Central | October 6, 2014

A recent study finds a significant logjam in the development of new drugs at the discovery and early preclinical phases. Could the creation of an open-source translational research database help solve the problem?...

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Digitaliza TXT Selected as a Finalist for the 2015 Bio-IT World Award for Its Adoption of Electronic Data Capture ClinCapture

Press Release | Digitaliza TXT | April 15, 2015

Nominated by Clinovo, Digitaliza TXT, the leading technology provider for CROs in Latin America has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2015 Bio-IT Best Practices Award. Digitaliza TXT was nominated for its submission, sharing a real-life case study on transitioning from paper based studies to EDC system ClinCapture, to better support its local and global clients in the clinical trial industry. The Best Practices Awards highlight outstanding examples of how technology innovations and strategic initiatives can be powerful forces for change in the life sciences, from basic biomedical research to drug development and beyond. More than 75 projects have been recognized since 2003.

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Director Of Open Medicine Institute, Linda Tannenbaum: "We Have The Big Plan"

Linda Tannenbaum | ProHealth | June 11, 2013

Invest in ME, a UK charity, holds a yearly conference to explore biomedical research into ME. This year's conference, "Mainstreaming ME Research: Infections, Immunity and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis,”" was held on May 31st in London, and featured a roster of noted physicians and researchers... Read More »

Elsevier’s Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Journal Series Adds Open Access Journal: BBA Clinical To Its Portfolio

Press Release | Elsevier | November 13, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of BBA Clinical, the first full open access journal within the Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) journalseries. BBA Clinical will focus on translating molecular insights into clinical research. Read More »

Established Journals To Publish Under Open Access Model

Press Release | John Wiley & Sons, Inc. | February 19, 2013

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Microbial Biotechnology have joined the Wiley Open Access publishing program. All articles in these two journals are now open access and free to view, download and share. Read More »

Event Report: BRISSKit Community Day And Hack Event

Kirsty Pitkin | BRISSKit | November 2, 2012

The BRISSKit Community Day brought together project partners, interested biomedical research groups, developers and domain experts to learn about the BRISSKit toolkit: a national shared service designed to host, implement and deploy biomedical research database applications that support the management and integration of tissue samples with clinical data and electronic patient records. Read More »

Government as a Platform for Progress: HHS’s Open Government Plan

Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., RN | HHS Blog | October 6, 2016

One of the first actions President Obama took after taking office was to direct federal agencies to find new ways to increase transparency, collaboration and public engagement. Since then, one of our top priorities at HHS has been to make our Department more open and accountable to the people we serve. With the publication of our fourth HHS Open Government Plan, we’re building on our past performance in making government more transparent to the public and engaging in new ways of collaborating and partnering with our stakeholders.

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