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A Breakdown Of FOSS For Students And Researchers In Academia

This article provides an overview of free and open source software (FOSS) that may be of use to students and researchers in academia, based on my own experience in psychology studies. I use Ubuntu Linux, which is a FOSS operating system, but the software discussed in this article is multi-platform; in other words, it will also run on Apple Mac OSX or Microsoft Windows. There is so much FOSS available that this article only scratches the surface, but hopefully it will give some initial pointers to readers with an academic background but no previous experience of FOSS...

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A Reboot of the Legendary Physics Site ArXiv Could Shape Open Science

Sarah Scoles | Wired | May 10, 2016

In the early days of the Internet, scientists erected their own online network, a digital utopia that still stands today. Here, astronomers, physicists, mathematicians, computational biologists, and computer scientists come together to discuss heady, cosmic topics. They exchange knowledge—without exchanging money. It’s called arXiv, and it’s where researchers go to post their ideas for discussion, sharing PDFs of their scientific articles before they’re locked behind a journal’s paywall...

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Advancing Antimalarial Drug Research Through Open Source Initiatives

Jeremy Burrows | The Guardian | July 24, 2013

Open research can lead to new drugs tackling diseases that afflict the world's poor. But first, more scientists need to buy into contributing to something bigger than their careers Read More »

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 »

Alzheimer's 'Could Bankrupt Nations'

Chris Higgins | Wired UK | April 29, 2014

"We're looking at the first disease in modern history that has the potential to bankrupt nations," said Elli Kaplan at Wired Health this morning.  She was talking about Alzheimer's disease, which every six seconds is developed by another human being.

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Big Pharma Companies Open Up Cancer Trial Comparator Arm Data

Nick Paul Taylor | Fierce Biotech IT | April 11, 2014

A lot has changed in clinical trial transparency since Project Data Sphere outlined plans to share cancer results in 2012, with the European law voted in last week then still a distant threat. Even so, Pfizer ($PFE), Sanofi ($SNY) and the other groups behind the initiative think it still offers something different now that it has belatedly launched.

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Companies And Open Science

mattoddchem | Intermolecular | September 25, 2012

There is an argument that says we should not be making simple compounds in academic research labs, but rather using specialist services to make molecules with which we then do interesting science. Read More »

Gates Foundation Announces World’s Strongest Policy On Open Access Research

Richard Van Noorden | Nature.com | November 21, 2014

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced the world’s strongest policy in support of open research and open data. If strictly enforced, it would prevent Gates-funded researchers from publishing in well-known journals such as Nature and Science...

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Novaseek Research Wins Pistoia Alliance President's Startup Challenge 2015

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance, Novaseek | February 17, 2016

Novaseek Research today announced that it is a winner of the inaugural 2015 Pistoia Alliance President's Startup Challenge. The Pistoia Alliance is a global, not-for-profit alliance of life science companies, vendors, publishers, and academic groups that work together to lower barriers to innovation in R&D. The Startup Challenge 2015 panel of expert judges, drawn from the Pistoia Alliance's membership, evaluated more than 30 start-up companies from around the world who are developing new ideas to lower the barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D.

NZ AU Open Research Conference

Press Release | Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand | January 17, 2013

[UA] is hosting the NZ AU Open Research conference, with support from Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand. Researchers, academics, students and members of the public will discuss  the benefits of openness in academic research, as well as the institutional, legal and social barriers to implementing open research and open access models. Read More »

Open Access Papers ‘Gain More Traffic And Citations’

Paul Jump | Times Higher Education | July 30, 2014

Open access science articles are read and cited more often than articles available only to subscribers, a study has suggested.

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Open Access Week 2014

Fabiana Kubke | Building Blogs of Science | October 25, 2013

What do brain machine interfaces and Open Science have in common? They are two examples of concepts that I never thought I would get to see materialised in my lifetime. I was wrong. Read More »

Open Science Prize Announces Epidemic Tracking Tool as Grand Prize Winner

Press Release | Open Science Prize, Wellcome, Howard Hughes Medical Institute , National Institutes of Health | February 28, 2017

A prototype online platform that uses real-time visualization and viral genome data to track the spread of global pathogens such as Zika and Ebola is the grand prize winner of the Open Science Prize. The international team competition is an initiative by the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The winning team, Real-time Evolutionary Tracking for Pathogen Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation, created its nextstrain.org prototype to pool data from researchers across the globe, perform rapid phylogenetic analysis, and post the results on the platform’s website...

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Open Science Prize Goes to Software Tool for Tracking Viral Outbreaks

Press Release | Fred Hutch | February 28, 2017

“Everyone is doing sequencing, but most people aren’t able to analyze their sequences as well or as quickly as they might want to,” Bedford said. “We’re trying to fill in this gap so that the World Health Organization or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — or whoever — can have better analysis tools to do what they do. We’re hoping that will get our software in the hands of a lot of people”...

Open, Free Access to Academic Research? This Will Be a Seismic Shift

David Willetts | The Guardian | May 1, 2012

Opening up access to academic research will put more data and power in the hands of the people who pay for it. Read More »