EN: I think I am not the only one who would like see that Connotea makes use Nature Precedings meta-data during the tagging procedure. So far not even the title is fetched automatically.

EN: Well, I think it is nothing completely unexpected but interesting to see research going on about this: Lesser et al. showed that nutrition studies are biased by the sources of their funding. For interventional studies, the proportion with unfavorable conclusions was 0% for all industry funding versus 37% for no industry funding (p = […]

EN: DRIVER (Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research) recently launched a wiki to aggregate knowledge regarding open access with focus on Europe. It intends to offer e.g. country specific information about fundings, events and organizations. [via open-access.net]

Nature Precedings

June 18th, 2007

EN: As announced on Nasecent the preprint-server Nature Preceedings is officially launched now: Nature Precedings is a place for researchers to share pre-publication research, unpublished manuscripts, presentations, posters, white papers, technical papers, supplementary findings, and other scientific documents. Submissions are screened by our professional curation team for relevance and quality, but are not subjected to […]

EN: The ENCODE-project presents the results of the functional analysis of 1% of the human genome [1]. I have not have the time to read it completely so far but listened to a talk by Ewan Birney at EMBL on Tuesday. The approach might be the prototype of how some of the big questions in […]

Privacy International published an analysis [1] in which 23 (! ;)) web companies are ranked by their treatment of the users’ privacy. As described before (and here again) Google’s huge collection of personal data that is havested by the toolbox of services can be seen as a harm for privacy. The authors of the study […]

… at least not in Science or Nature (also other journal from the Nature family e.g. EMBO journal) as Undernews reported. These publisher cannot handle the new format (docx). Hopefully this issue stimulates to rethink the current pipelines. Having a work flow based on a proprietary format (and despite its name Microsofts new Office Open […]

EN: It is again the beginning of a month so time for a new issue of Bio::Blogs. The 11th edition is hosted on nodalpoint (pdf-version) and has the usual best-of-bioinformatics-blogs of the previous month (thanks Pedro!). Additionally a collection of tips with focus on best practice in bioinformatics can be found on Bioinformatics Zen (pdf). […]