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Jane on April 24th, 2012

Open Science and Access to Medical Research is an invited guest blog on the website of Scientific American and written by By Jalees Rehman on April 24, 2012. Jalees Rehman, MD is a German scientist and physician. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and […]

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“Tracking Innovation through Grey Literature” Innovation is a process manifested in and through grey literature. Both have their origins in knowledge generation and both demonstrate value for government, academics, business and industry through their uses and applications. In a way, innovation and grey literature are two sides of the same coinage. Innovation is the […]

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Jane on January 26th, 2012

On Wednesday Oxfam, a global movement of people working with others to overcome poverty and suffering, adopted Open Repository’s enhanced DSpace hosted solution. Oxfam Policy & Practice is a new resource for the humanitarian and development community. Their website provides an insight into Oxfam’s development and humanitarian policy, practice, and research. When Oxfam began the […]

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On OCTOBER 29, 2011 MICHAEL NIELSEN wrote a wonderful article in the WSJ titled: The New Einsteins Will Be Scientists Who Share: From cancer to cosmology, researchers could race ahead by working together—online and in the open. The author makes a solid case that publicly funded science should be open science. Read it here.

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Open access to the latest research became even easier this week with the launch of BioMed Central’s newly redesigned website ( The company, which pioneered the open access model and now publishes over 220 open access journals, has introduced a streamlined design and new look which makes the high-traffic website site much more straightforward to […]

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