A Look Inside Chan Zuckerberg, the Philanthropic Project Funded by Billions in Facebook Stock Sales
Two years after Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced an audacious plan to use their Facebook fortune to try and end disease in their children's lifetime, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has ballooned to 250 people.
58 Organizations Gather to Workshop a Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools
86 people from 58 different organizations gathered in Berkeley, CA and remotely to attend the first workshop convened by the Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools, to develop a common vision, user stories, and roadmap to support open science research workflows, and better coordinate work across the community of open science projects.
The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, which represents the organisations most directly affected financially, was one voice of caution, saying it is "vital" that researchers have the freedom to publish where they choose.
Half of European Clinical Trials Haven’t Reported Results
EU rules say clinical trial results must be reported onto the EU register for every trial there within 12 months of the end of the trial, yet no one has ever been sanctioned for breaking the European rules. European academic institutes are lagging far behind companies in complying with the reporting rules.
Bell Burnell: Physics Star Gives Away GBP2.3M Prize
One of the UK's leading female astronomers is to donate her GBP2.3M winnings from a major science prize she was awarded. The sum will go to fund women, under-represented ethnic minority and refugee students to become physics researchers.
cOAlition S: An Initiative to Make Full and Immediate Open Access to Research Publications a Reality
The 11 national research funding organisations that form cOAlition S have agreed to implement the 10 principles of Plan S in a coordinated way, together with the European Commission including the ERC. Other research funders from across the world, both public and private, are invited to join cOAlition S.
Science Without Publication Paywalls: cOAlition S for the Realisation of Full and Immediate Open Access
In this Perspective, a group of national funders, joined by the European Commission and the European Research Council, announce plans to make Open Access publishing mandatory for recipients of their agencies' research funding.