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NIH Seeks Public Input On Sustainable Biomedical Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking information from the public on topics intended to help boost the impact and sustainability of biomedical research ( 193 more words

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Nature Still Not Keen On U.S. Open Access Policies

Nature recently ran this editorial describing how U.K efforts in open access policies are doing three years after its government announced a push for so-called ‘gold’ open access for research results funded by the U.K. 352 more words

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I Can't Be The Only One Bothered By The Ease Of Cyborg Insects

I recently read this article from Futurity reporting on cyborg beetle experiments conducted at the University of California at Berkeley.  The study is available in… 229 more words


New EU Policy Support Facility Will Focus On National Research and Innovation Systems

Earlier this week the European Commission announced that a Policy Support Facility will assist European Union member states in reviewing and reforming their national innovation and research systems ( 124 more words


February Bioethics Commission Meeting Tackled Medical Emergencies

The Presidential Commission on Bioethical Issues met earlier this month in Washington, D.C.  The meeting focused on two major topics – medical emergency research and neuroscience.  211 more words

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University Of California Press To Start Open Access Publication Of Monographs

Luminos is a new initiative from the University of California Press (H/T The Scientist).  Its focus will be on scholarly monographs (book-length projects), and costs would be shared between the author(s), the University of California Press, and libraries who opt (voluntarily) to subscribe to… 157 more words

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