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Science Commons News: A commons-sense approach to winning the drug discovery lottery

From the Science Commons blog …   In a new piece [free reg. req.] this week from GenomeWeb Daily News, Aled Edwards — director and CEO of the Structural Genomics Consortium — describes the drug discovery process as a “lottery,” and argues that increasing the chances for discovery will require that people in “academia, industry, and funding bodies collaborate … Read More “Science Commons News: A commons-sense approach to winning the drug discovery lottery”

Science Commons announces the Protocol for Implementing Open Access Data

From the Science Commons blog … Today, in conjunction with the Creative Commons 5th Birthday celebration, Science Commons announces the Protocol for Implementing Open Access Data (“the Protocol”). The Protocol is a method for ensuring that scientific databases can be legally integrated with one another. The Protocol is built on the public domain status of … Read More “Science Commons announces the Protocol for Implementing Open Access Data”

Science Commons News: Nguyen on our Materials Transfer work

From the Science Commons blog … Looking for a better understanding of our Biological Materials Transfer Agreement project? Look no further. The latest edition of Innovations features an in-depth analysis of our Materials Transfer work, one of our three main areas of focus at Science Commons. The analysis was written by Science Commons counsel Thinh … Read More “Science Commons News: Nguyen on our Materials Transfer work”

Neurocommons in the news

New on the Science Commons blog … Pharmaceutical companies may soon be adopting Semantic Web standards and technology if they haven’t already, according to a recent piece in Chemical & Engineering News. The cover story, “The Semantic Web: Pharma researchers Adopt an Orphan Internet Standard”, looks at the desirability of such search technology and functionality … Read More “Neurocommons in the news”

'Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons' now on MIT World

From the Science Commons blog … Now up on MIT World, “Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons.” The Web cast is from the April 28, 2007 panel discussion featuring Creative Commons‘ own Hal Abelson, William Uricchio (who moderated the event), Wendy Gordon, Gordon Quinn, and Pat Aufderheide. From the Web site: “Moderator William Uricchio … Read More “'Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons' now on MIT World”

Science Commons News: 'Cyberinfrastructure for Knowledge Sharing'

In Science Commons news … Check out the latest issue of CTWatch Quarterly for an article by John Wilbanks. The article, “Cyberinfrastructure for Knowledge Sharing”, explores the reasons behind the inefficiencies in knowledge sharing, and what role Science Commons’ efforts play in this debate. The issue, “The Coming Revolution in Scholarly Communication & Cyberinfrastructure” was … Read More “Science Commons News: 'Cyberinfrastructure for Knowledge Sharing'”