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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issues Request for Public Comment on Desirable Characteristics of Repositories for Managing and Sharing Data -

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued a Request for Public Comment (RFC) on Draft Desirable Characteristics of Repositories for Managing and Sharing Data Resulting from Federally Funded Research. This RFC is issued on behalf of the multi-agency Subcommittee on Open… Read More

AMIA urges NIH to dramatically revise draft data management and sharing policy to maximise value of scientific data -

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently warned the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that its proposed data management and sharing policy would be detrimental to data-driven discovery and lead to increased compliance burdens for researchers. The organisation provided dozens of recommendations… Read More

ARL comments on Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing -

On November 6, 2019, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a request for public comments on a DRAFT NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and supplemental DRAFT guidance. NIH has a long history of promoting public access to the research it funds, including… Read More

Over 125 scientific research and publishing organisations join together to oppose the proposed administration policy forcing immediate free distribution of peer-reviewed journal articles -

In a new major letter signalling deep concern, more than 125 organisations – representing publishers in scientific and medical societies, global companies, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – have expressed their strong opposition to a proposed Administration policy that would mandate immediate free distribution of… Read More

IEEE announces retractions from IEEE Xplore® digital library -

Technical professional organisation IEEE has announced that it is retracting 30 articles that were published in the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility from 2016 to 2018 and 19 articles from the 2018 International Conference on Computing and Network Communications ("CoCoNet") due to violations of IEEE's peer-review… Read More

Joint statement on EPA proposed rule and public availability of data -

A group of editorial leaders from several publishers, including PLOS, have co-published an Editorial highlighting concerns about the ’Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science‘ rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This comes eighteen months after the same group published an Editorial when the rule… Read More

UC Irvine becomes first campus to launch Presidential OA Policy -

UC Irvine has become the first UC campus to launch the UC Presidential Open Access Policy implementation, enabling UC Irvine Health Science Clinical Professors and Librarians to join their Academic Senate colleagues in using the UC Publication Management System to make their scholarly articles freely available… Read More

New ASTM International Standard supports asset-management career development -

ASTM International's asset management committee (E53) has approved a new standard with guiding principles for creating an asset management career development program (soon to be published as E3140). According to committee members, the standard outlines the education, training, and experience needed to support the mission and… Read More

Cochrane-WHO collaboration on qualitative evidence syntheses in guidelines showcased in new articles -

A series of papers highlighting innovative work carried out by the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group and the World Health Organization on using reviews of qualitative research in guideline development processes has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems. Cochrane is… Read More

IOP Publishing initiates open data trial -

IOP Publishing is trialing a new data policy on three of its journals to encourage and support authors to make the data underpinning their article more accessible. The trial will begin in July on the journals Environmental Research Letters, Journal of Physics: Complexity, and Machine… Read More

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