“Open Data Book Club is a monthly event where civic-minded individuals get together to talk about and present on open data. Similar to a book club, the group picks a theme every month – in this case the theme is a specific dataset or group of related datasets. Unlike a hackathon, an Open Data Book Club does not create expectations around producing results in a short amount of time. Instead, the objective is to create a community around local open data, open government, and civic tech….”

Special Offer for Open Access – Electrochemical Society

At ECS, we offer your institution a subscription to ECS Plus, which gives your researchers access to a wealth of high-ranking, highly-cited research in electrochemistry and solid state science.

With ECS Plus, authors can publish an unlimited number of articles in our high-ranking journals (Journal of The Electrochemical Society and ECS Journal of Solid State Science) as Open Access, at no additional cost to them or your institution….”

Latest Article Alert from Breast Cancer Research

The following new article has just been published in Breast Cancer Research

Research article
PRKCQ promotes oncogenic growth and anoikis resistance of a subset of triple-negative breast cancer cells
Byerly J, Halstead-Nussloch G, Ito K, Katsyv I, Irie H
Breast Cancer Research 2016, 18:95 (23 September 2016)
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Latest Article Alert from BMC Health Services Research

The following new articles have just been published in BMC Health Services Research

Research article
Breast cancer screening attendance in two Swiss regions dominated by opportunistic or organized screening
Eichholzer M, Richard A, Rohrmann S, Schmid S, Leo C, Huang D, Güth U
BMC Health Services Research 2016, 16:519 (23 September 2016)
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Latest Article Alert from BMC Infectious Diseases

The following new articles have just been published in BMC Infectious Diseases

Research article
Emergence of human caliciviruses among diarrhea cases in southwest China
Zhang S, Li L, Yin J, Jin M, Kong X, Pang L, Zhou Y, Tian L, Chen J, Zhou X
BMC Infectious Diseases 2016, 16:511 (23 September 2016)

Latest Article Alert from BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

The following new article has just been published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

Research article
The interaction effects of risk factors for hypertension in adults: a cross-sectional survey in Guilin, China
Yu J, Zou D, Xie M, Ye Y, Zheng T, Zhou S, Huang L, Liu X, Xun J, Zhou Y
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016, 16:183 (23 September 2016)
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Staff Associate, Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI), Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), National Science Foundation (NSF)

“The Staff Associate is responsible for managing a range of issues concerning public access that require coordination across the Foundation. Within the framework established by the NSF Public Access Plan (NSF 15-52); The NSF Public Access Working Group, which is responsible for implementation of the Plan; and ongoing and concurrent policy developments, the incumbent will take a lead role in Foundation-wide and interagency activities, including the development and implementation of policies that enable public access to the outcomes of federally funded research. The Staff Associate reports to and works closely with the CISE/ACI Deputy Division Director. The Staff Associate will also work with the Public Access Working Group and assist the Office of the Director and other units in the Foundation (e.g., Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE)) on science and technology issues related to public access to the outcomes of federally funded research, as assigned….”

Clinton and Trump: Where do they stand on science?

“Advancing science and technology will be among my highest priorities as president,” Clinton told “I am deeply concerned by the recent increase in partisan political efforts to interfere in science. I strongly support the free exchange of ideas and data, peer review, and public access to research results and other scientific information, all of which can help protect science-based policy decisions from undue influence from special interests.” …

Publication speed under ALPSP spotlight | The Bookseller

“Kiley, speaking in a panel titled Shifting Sands: What’s Affecting Your Business?, urged academics and publishers to embrace the use of preprints (versions of articles circulated ahead of publication) “as a fast way to disseminate outputs”. He added: “We need to change [academic] culture by encouraging researchers to cite preprints, and to [persuading] publishers to accept that preprints don’t constitute ‘prior publication’.” Kiley noted the speed of his institution’s new platform Wellcome Open Research, which publishes articles online in just a week. During that time it checks for “hygiene” issues, such as plagiarism. It offers researchers the ability to publish across all their research outputs (including datasets), and works on an author-led, open review system. It is one of several initiatives by Wellcome aimed at changing the dynamics of scholarly communication, another being Open Access journal eLife, to which it has just given a further five years of funding….”

Latest Article Alert from AIDS Research and Therapy

The following new articles have just been published in AIDS Research and Therapy

Nutritional status and its effect on treatment outcome among HIV infected clients receiving HAART in Ethiopia: a cohort study
Hussen S, Belachew T, Hussien N
AIDS Research and Therapy 2016, 13:32 (22 September 2016)