Assessing 'ownership' of useful evidence for measuring impact and giving credit

An evidence synthesis, such as a systematic review, guideline or other evidence summary, will include collated and filtered data, typically from published reports of primary studies. Those studies were instigated, carried out, supported and to... continue reading

Rabies Virus: Toward Ante-Mortem, Sub-Clinical Diagnosis by Electron Microscopy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rabies is the cause of approximately 59,000 deaths annually worldwide. Rabies is 100% fatal and with no approved treatment or survivability upon clinical symptom presentation. With... continue reading

Use Real-time MRI to Track Nitric Oxide in Our Brain

We have already known that nitric oxide plays a important part in long-term potentiation as a neurotransmission in our brain, especially in hippocampus, and consequently plays an important role in both short-term memory and long-term memory. Thank... continue reading

From Budapest via San Francisco to The Hague: a bird's eye view of two dozen scholarly communication charters.

Idea: speeding up the transition towards a scholarly commons by summarizing and reviewing existing charters and pinpointing where there’s still work to be done.

Science is in transition. But in what direction, demanded by whom, accepted by whom... continue reading

Teen-Driven Open Science

Through the Hive Mapping Cooperative, five youth-serving organizations in Chicago have been working to develop shared systems for teens to collect, analyze, visualize, and share georeferenced data using free and open... continue reading

Bionode - Modular and universal bioinformatics

Highly reusable tools and code for bioinformatics, focused on

Promoting Open Research among future scientists.

It’s easier to mold a human at his childhood days than at later part of his life. The proposed idea is based on this simple fact.
Idea:
Imagine creating an online platform that acts an incubator for Open Research. The platform could be... continue reading

miniReproducibility Project

A valuable but hidden set of data: research trainees spend months to years confirming previously published data. These experiments are not considered publishable. Other trainees in the same field “reinvent the wheel” due to lack of publicly... continue reading

Modify and run other people's research code in your browser

Science makes progress by reusing results and building on them. For research software this is pretty hard (the people writing it often do not have the time to make slick installers like big libraries do). As a result there is not as much reuse as... continue reading

Selective pressure as it relates to mimicry of non-living things in communities that abhor killing living things

Would a community that abhors killing animals apply selective pressure for animals that do not camouflage themselves as inanimate objects and/or have easily noticed coloration? If I see a leaf on a path, I spend little energy trying to avoid... continue reading

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