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SPARC FAQ for the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR)

Posted by | Apr 26th 2013 | Comment

The bipartisan Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) was introduced in Congress on February 14, 2013. Co-sponsored in the Senate by Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ron Wyden (D-OR)...


Top Ten Reasons To Not Share Your Code (and why you should anyway)

Posted Apr 17th 2013 | Comment

Author: Randall J. LeVeque Publisher: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics http://www.siam.org/news/news.php?id=2064&goback=.gde_112393_member_232769759


NPG to launch Scientific Data to help scientists publish and reuse research data

Posted Apr 5th 2013 | Comment

NPG to launch Scientific Data to help scientists publish and reuse research data PRESS RELEASE FROM NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP 4 April 2013 Contact: Rachel Scheer Corporate Public Relations,...


Input requested: Consultation on directions for Future and Emerging Technologies research

Posted by Maryann Martone | Mar 29th 2013 | 1 Comment

Topic Refinement: objective & guiding criteria  As part of our ongoing effort to chart and shape the evolving landscape of future and emerging technologies, we have launched a public...


Why may Google textmine but Scientists may not?

Posted by Maryann Martone | Mar 15th 2013 | Comment

Author: Piwowar, Heather "Check out the robot.txt files for PMC  for /pmc/articles/  and notice that GoogleBot is allowed, Bing and a few others are allowed, but User-Agent:* (the rest of us) are not...


A survey of the neuroscience resource landscape: perspectives from the neuroscience information framework.

Posted by Maryann Martone | Mar 2nd 2013 | Comment

Authors: Cachat, Jonathan Bandrowski, Anita Grethe, Jeffery S Gupta, Amarnath Astakhov, Vadim Imam, Fahim Larson, Stephen D Martone, Maryann E The number of available neuroscience resources (...


Chaotic Nihilists and Semantic Idealists

Posted by jcachat | Feb 10th 2013 | Comment

Author: Alistair Croll Series: Datanami 2013  


Project Aims to Bring PLoS-Style Openness to the Humanities

Posted by Maryann Martone | Jan 29th 2013 | Comment

Author: Jennifer Howard Open access isn't just for scientists. Opening up research is an idea that appeals to more and more humanists and social scientists. The trick has been how those fields can...


About GMEs and Data: Geese and Golden Eggs

Posted by Maryann Martone | Jan 22nd 2013 | Comment

Authors: Geoff Sawyer Marc de Vries The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Programme, with consequent investment by the European Union (EU) and Member States of the European Space...


Altmetrics are the central way of measuring communication in the digital age but what do they miss?

Posted by pebourne | Dec 17th 2012 | Comment

Author: Nick Scott Inspired by the push towards altmetrics, Nick Scott sees great potential to better communicate indicators of academic success. But this does constitute impact? Here, he puts...