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Leading associations call for universities need to promote broader dissemination of research and scholarship -

Four leading associations serving research universities - the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant… Read More

OCLC forms Review Board to examine principles for sharing library data -

Global library cooperative Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC) has announced that its board has named a Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship. The review group will represent the membership and inform OCLC on the principles and best practices for sharing library data. It… Read More

OCLC trustees, members council to convene review board on sharing library data -

Global library cooperative Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC), US, has announced that OCLC Members Council and the OCLC Board of Trustees will jointly convene a Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship. The review board will represent the membership and inform OCLC on the… Read More

US medical reps allowed to distribute journal articles to doctors, within norms -

Drug company representatives will now be able to distribute reprints of journal articles on off-label uses for drugs, according to a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance. While the guidance, titled 'Good Reprint Practices for the Distribution of Medical Journal Articles and Medical or… Read More

NEJM alters disclosure policy due to conflict of interest allegations -

Conflict of interest allegations have reportedly caused American medical journal New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) to change its policies regarding such disclosures. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education has criticised the journal for not revealing a financial conflict of interest with one of… Read More

Skillset funded project to update UK’s National Occupational Standards for journals -

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishing (ALPSP), the international trade association for scholarly and professional publishers, is working with the Publishing Training Centre on a scoping project being funded by Skillset. The project will consider whether the Publishing National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the… Read More

Revision in Declaration of Helsinki calls for mandatory registration of clinical trials -

The World Medical Association recently revised the Declaration of Helsinki at its General Assembly in Seoul, it has been reported. Of particular interest in the new version, which replaces all the previous ones, are paragraphs 19 and 30. Paragraph 19 states that every clinical trial… Read More

Neuroinformatics special issue highlights Neuroscience Information Framework -

STM publisher Springer, Germany, has announced a special issue of Springer's Humana Press journal Neuroinformatics. The issue describes the new Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF), an inventory of web-based neurosciences data, resources and tools that scientists and students can access via any computer connected to the Internet.… Read More

SUSHI Schemas updated to support latest release of COUNTER Code of Practice -

The NISO SUSHI Standing Advisory Committee has announced the approval and final release of the schemas (and related files) providing full support of Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Journals and Databases. Notable in the latest release is the requirement that content providers implement the Standardized Usage… Read More

IOS Press launches new journal, ‘Risk and Decision Analysis’ -

STM publisher IOS Press, Netherlands, has launched a new journal titled Risk and Decision Analysis. A comprehensive framework is seen as necessary to develop the new scientific area of risk and decision analysis. This implies convergence between finance, industry, the environment, security, cyber security and the… Read More


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