A new notice from the NIH (Reporting Preprints and Other Interim Research Products, NOT-OD-17-050) indicates that interim research products, including preprints, can soon be cited where other research products are cited. This includes the NIH Biosketch and Section C of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR), among others. The change is effective for all applications submitted for the May 25, 2017 due date and beyond, and for RPPRs submitted on or after May 25, 2017. The NIH encourages investigators to use interim research products but does not require their use. Preprints do not apply under the NIH Public Access Policy. This guide notice does not apply to clinical trial registration. See ClinicalTrials.gov about registration of clinical trial protocols.
by Robert Engeszer - October 24, 2016
“Open in Action” is the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week, which begins October 24. Established by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and partners in the student community in 2008, International Open Access Week highlights the importance of making research and scholarly works more openly available, and how institutions, researchers, librarians, students, and others are making that happen.
by Cathy Sarli - March 13, 2014
An informative review on the use of social media in medicine was recently published and includes guidelines for healthcare providers re use of socia media tools in a safe and ethical manner.