Archive for Open Access

MOOCs disappointment: pay 49$ to get certified

I am under the impression that paying 49$ to Coursera to receive a “verified certificate” for attending one of their course fails the whole spirit of MOOCs. I began the “Mathematical Biostatistic Bootcamp” online course organised by John Hopkins Universities in…

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‘Access to clinical trials data must be the norm’

Dear Friends The Institute of Medicine has just said that clinical trial data sharing should become the norm This institute is a highly respected voice on medical issues in the US and its new report sets a high bar for…

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WHO to support OpenAccess to Clinical Trials Data

Dear Friends Here is an excellent development in AllTrials, the international campaign that aims to transform the way scientists, universities and industries perform clinical trials. The campaign has operated for 2 years to make the world aware of the problem in data transparency…

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AllTrials Goes Viral with a Video Campaign

Following the crowdfunding campaign lunched at the end of last year, the OpenAccess movement AllTrial wants to get viral with a video that shows the bad side of medical research: the “publication bias”. AllTrial is a no-profit organization which tries to sensitize the public,…

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PeerJ like Amazon: ‘it can be cheaper’!

From August 1st, researchers will have another option to choose from when it comes to scientific publication. It’s called PeerJ. No need to say that is Gold Open Access. This journal moves on from the two current systems for scholarly…

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