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OSI officially launches Plan A – 

The Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI) has officially launched Plan A. Plan A is OSI’s 2020-25 action plan, synthesising the significant themes and recommendations that have emerged from OSI during its last five years of work. Plan A recommends that the international scholarly communication community begin immediate… Read More

NIST and OSTP launch joint effort to advance search engines for COVID-19 research – 

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have launched a joint effort to support the development of search engines for research that will help in the fight against COVID-19. The… Read More

STM appoints Claudia Russo as Regional Manager, Public Affairs Europe – 

The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) have announced that Claudia Russo had been appointed as the organisations new Regional Manager, Public Affairs Europe – its first permanent staff member to be based in Brussels. Claudia’s role will support the STM membership… Read More

ASM’s new COVID-19 Research Registry provides timely access to top COVID-19 research vetted by experts – 

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has announced the launch of the COVID-19 Research Registry, a platform that provides timely access to top COVID-19 research vetted by experts. Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, CEO, ASM, notes that the next important step in response to SARS-CoV-2 is to curate… Read More

NIH to launch public-private partnership to speed COVID-19 vaccine and treatment options – 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Foundation for the NIH (FNIH) are bringing together more than a dozen leading biopharmaceutical companies, the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S.… Read More

Latest edition of Blogspeak now online – 

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Samuel Moore (Without stronger academic governance, Covid-19 will concentrate the corporate control of academic publishing); David Schott (Now is the time: Perspectives on the challenges and value of metadata); Glyn Moody (Open source, open science: the coronavirus crisis is when… Read More

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