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Copyright Clearance Center Announces Findings From Open Access Roundtable Discussion With UK Institutions and Publishers

Press Release | Copyright Clearance Center | January 14, 2015

Independent Report Finds a Shared Desire to Simplify and Standardize Payment and Tracking of Article Processing Charges Read More »

eTRIKS 'open source' EU project for sharing vital disease information

Colin Smith | Imperial College News | March 15, 2013

Developing a software system that enables pharmaceutical companies, governments, academia and hospitals to share information to advance our understanding of diseases is the focus of a major European Union funded project, which is led by researchers from Imperial College London. Read More »

Online-only Pharmacies That Don't Require Prescriptions Could Fuel Antibiotic Resistance

Press Release | Imperial College London | February 16, 2017

The researchers from Imperial College London analysed 20 pharmacies that were available for UK citizens to access online. This is one of the few studies to have examined the online availability of antibiotics and to have explored the potential effects on public health. The research is published in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Antibiotics are classed as prescription only medicines in the UK, meaning they cannot legally be sold to consumers without a valid prescription...

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Reckless' Antibiotic Prescribing Fuelling Superbugs As Some GPs Prescribing Twice As Much As Others [United Kingdom]

Rebecca Smith | The Telegraph | September 22, 2014

Family doctors in some areas are handing out twice as many antibiotics than others as former health minister condemns 'reckless' prescribing for fuelling superbugs.  GPs in some areas of England are prescribing more antibiotics per 100,000 people than others, an investigation by the Daily Telegraph has found...

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The Dutch Presidency Rises to the Occasion: 15 Council Conclusions That Will Set the Way Forward for R&I in the European Union

Press Release | The League of European Research Universities (LERU) | May 27, 2016

Today, the EU Member State Ministers responsible for Research have adopted conclusions that will set the way forward for research and innovation. These conclusions are the result of the exemplary Dutch Presidency of the EU Council. A Presidency that has put research high on the agenda and has made its actions match its words by delivering on its priorities. The Council conclusions set the course of action on the three main priorities identified by the Dutch Presidency in research and innovation...

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Tracking Deadly Superbug Infections Across Europe with Web-Based Open Tools that Use Genome Sequencing and Open APIs

Press Release | Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | May 5, 2016

For the first time, scientists have shown that MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and other antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ infections can be tracked across Europe by combining whole-genome sequencing with a web-based system. In mBio today (5 May 2016) researchers at Imperial College London and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute worked with a European network representing doctors in 450 hospitals in 25 countries to successfully interpret and visualise the spread of drug-resistant MRSA...

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tranSMART Foundation Announces Version 16.2 - A Collaborative Effort of the tranSMART Community

Press Release | tranSMART Foundation | February 21, 2017

The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source, open-data knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, today announced the newest release of its tranSMART platform, version 16.2. This version includes significant contributions from numerous members of the tranSMART community and provides users with more advanced functionality to enhance their translational research studies...

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UK Big Data Project To Capture Personal Data and Experiences Of Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Press Release | Imperial College London, Biogen Idec | December 11, 2014

Over an initial three year period, the OPTIMISE project will develop and deploy tools for collecting a wide range of data from people with MS in addition to routine clinical assessments. The project will work to integrate brain scans, genomics data, biomarkers from blood samples, self-reported quality of life measures and data from sensors that track movement into a single database. The project will initially pilot the tools through MS centres in Imperial and three other UK institutions before expanding access to the approach for researchers worldwide. Read More »