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Jane on November 18th, 2010

The mission of the Board on Research Data and Information is to improve the stewardship, policy, and use of digital data and information for science and the broader society. Their website announces several upcoming events that focus on the need for greater public disclosure of scientific data: 4th Meeting of the Board on Research Data […]

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From December 13 – 14, 2010, the “Open Access – Open Data” Conference will be taking place in Cologne. This international expert conference will look closely on how the Open Access movement has developed within the last five years and what is going to happen within the next five to ten years. Additionally, the “Open […]

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Between May 10 and July 13, more than 2000 Canadian individuals and organizations registered to share their ideas and submissions. Canadian Open Access advocates Heather Morrison, and others, participated in public consultation period about Canada’s digital l economy by posting a letter on the government website. The executive summary reads: “We recommend that Canada develop […]

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Jane on May 21st, 2010

On Friday, April 09, 2010 David Gutierrez commented in naturalnews.com about an opinion piece article that had appeared in the Financial Times. In it Michael Schrage charged that “”Too many scientists in academia, industry and government are allowed to get away with concealing or withholding vital information about their data, research methodologies and results,” Schrage […]

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Jane on May 21st, 2010

This summer, scientists, hackers, students, patients, and activists will convene to discuss the future of our science/technology paradigm. Topics include: Synthetic Biology, Gene Patents, Open Data, Open Access, Microfinance for Science, DIY science, DIY Biology, Alternative Funding for Science, Open Source Drugs, Patent Pools, Open Health/Medicine, Patient Advocacy for Innovation Ready for a rapid, radical […]

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