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'Sandbox For Geeks' Powers Open Medical Research

Alex Woodie | Datanami | July 10, 2013

The people behind Sage Bionetworks hope that a new community-driven approach to research that features a big pool of scientific data that is open to all--or a "sandbox for geeks" as its founder put it--will result in progress being made in the battles against diseases such as arthritis, Alzheimer's, and breast cancer. Read More »

10 Years Of Opportunity: Celebrating The Rover’s Role On Mars And Earth

John Timmer | Ars Technica | January 25, 2014

On January 25, 2004, a strange object fell out of the sky on a distant planet—and when it hit the surface, it started to bounce. Even though that airbag-cushioned descent was exactly how things were planned, it wasn't exactly an elegant start to what's turned out to be a record-setting journey for Opportunity, which continues to operate long past its minimal mission time of 90 days. Read More »

Colectica Releases Open Source Blaise to DDI Metadata Converter

Press Release | Colectica®, Metadata Technology North America Inc. | June 29, 2012

Colectica is proud to announce the launch of new open source metadata converter project hosted on GitHub. The first released component of the project is a Blaise survey system to Data Documentation Initiative (DDI-Lifecycle) converter. The Blaise to DDI utlity can produce standardized metadata documentation about the questions, codelists, and survey flow contained in a Blaise survey. Read More »

European Union Pushing Ahead in Support of Open Science

April saw lots of activity on the open science front in the European Union. On April 19, the European Commission officially announced its plans to create an “Open Science Cloud”. Accompanying this initiative, the Commission stated it will require that scientific data produced by projects under Horizon 2020 (Europe’s €80 billion science funding program) be made openly available by default. Making open data the default will ensure that the scientific community, companies, and the general public can enjoy broad access (and reuse rights) to data generated by European funded scientific projects. 

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Most Scientific Research Data From The 1990s Is Lost Forever

Danielle Wiener-Bronner | The Wire | December 23, 2013

A new study has found that as much as 80 percent of the raw scientific data collected by researchers in the early 1990s is gone forever, mostly because no one knows where to find it. Read More »

Nature Communications Goes Open Access

Liat Clark | WIRED UK | September 23, 2014

Nature Communications has announced it will go open access only from 20 October in a bid to show the world that quality papers do not have to be paid for...

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Open Access Is The Future For Africa’s Science Media

Marc McIlhone | AfricanBrains | April 29, 2013

The physical publishing of books, newspapers and magazines is as outdated as the concept of notebook journalism represented by Clark Kent — instead of Superman giving us our daily dose of news, we are now just as likely to receive it online from “citizen journalists” with no formal training. Read More »

Open Access Journals And Healthcare Information: Indexing And Archiving

Press Release | OMICS Group International | August 30, 2013

The main function of peer reviewed open access publishing platforms is to powerfully present the content online, making it available to all, and link this information with useful scientific data... Read More »

Open Data Helps Citations

Abby Olena | TheScientist | October 9, 2013

A study has shown that papers with publicly available data are more likely to be cited than papers with unavailable data. Read More »

Rancho BioSciences Will Present The TranSMART Open Source Platform At TM Forum’s Digital Disruption 2013, Oct 28-31, San Jose

Press Release | Rancho BioSciences | October 22, 2013

Rancho BioSciences will be demonstrating the open source clinical omic's platform, tranSMART at the TM Forum Digital Disruption meeting. Rancho will be show how this platform can make a difference in the Personalized Medicine Space and the IT infrastructure needed to support it. Read More »