OpenCon Berlin was one of numorous satellite events that took place after the main OpenCon 2016 conference that happened earlier this November in Washington, DC. It was organzied by OpenAIRE, ScienceOpen and Digital Science in cooperation with the Computer and Media Service of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
The digital transformation of healthcare is creating major opportunities to better understand disease and effective therapies. But it also poses ethical and legal challenges. A conference organized by the Health Ethics and Policy Lab at UZH addressed some of the current issues.
A graph shows the dramatic rise of open access mega-journals such as Plos One, which offer to publish papers based on their scientific soundness rather than the significance or novelty of the results, and which accept research across a broad range of disciplines.
Over 600 Springer Nature Journals Commit to New Data Sharing Policies
More than 600 journals across Nature Research, Springer, BioMed Central and Palgrave Macmillan have committed to encouraging good practice in the sharing and archiving and citation of research data by adopting new Springer Nature research data policies.