Scientific Research support: funding and collaboration tools

"The NIH grabbed $10 billion of taxpayers’ funds funneled through the stimulus bill, and NIH chief Francis Collins says the money was used to save or create 50,000 research jobs. In many cases, he adds, the extra funds have kept America’s scientists in American labs." 

- here’s the story from Bloomberg

From FierceBiotech Research [editors@fiercebioresearcher.com]  1/5/10, by John Carroll

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"National networking provides opportunities for scientists to collaborate in new, exciting ways to improve abilities to uncover underlying pathways and mechanisms of biology and to develop new diagnostics, treatments and prevention strategies," said NCRR Director Barbara Alving, M.D. "The infrastructure created and implemented through these awards has the potential to greatly facilitate the pace of biomedical research nationwide."

- here’s the NIH release
- check out a list of project partner institutions here   — besides Harvard and U of Florida

Read more: http://www.fiercebiotechresearch.com/story/nih-seeds-scientific-networking-projects-27m/2009-11-02?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal#ixzz0bxKR7UYy
 

Also from FierceBiotech Research [editors@fiercebioresearcher.com] 11/2/09, by John Carroll

Cal (Berkeley) to pay for authors to publish in Open Access journals

"enews feature: Berkeley steps forward with bold initiative to pay authors’ open-access charges 

 

It’s one thing to say you support open-access publishing. It’s another to provide authors with a pot of money to actually pay for it. That’s what’s happening at the University of California Berkeley. In January, the university launched the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative, a pilot program co-sponsored by the University Librarian and the Vice Chancellor for Research to cover publication charges for open-access journals… "

 

From SPARC enews, May, 2008

 

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