NSF Marshals Data Science, Blockchain to Streamline Federal Grant Processing
The National Science Foundation is testing a creative mix of machine learning, blockchain technology and data science to tackle a stubborn challenge: How to better evaluate more than 60,000 grant applications it receives each year.
EPA Proposes Broad Science Restrictions in Midst of Coronavirus Pandemic
The Environmental Protection Agency moved today to restrict the types of research that can be used in public health protection decisions and scientific assessments. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the agency is recklessly giving the public just 30 days to comment on this sweeping proposal.
Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand
The global impact of COVID-19 has been profound, and the public health threat it represents is the most serious seen in a respiratory virus since the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic.Here we present the results of epidemiological modelling which has informed policymaking in the UK and other countries in recent weeks.
Publishers Make Coronavirus Content Freely Available and Reusable
More than 25 leading publishers have committed to making all of their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible in PubMed Central and other public repositories.
Help! I Need to Teach My Course Online and I've Never Done This Before!
In times of crisis, we need community. With schools, colleges and universities mandating online teaching and learning in response to COVID-19, often with only a week of preparation time, people are scrambling for resources and information.
The future European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) can be the answer to societal challenges as they emerge. The goal of EOSC is to open up all scientific data and publications and combine the results to drive new discoveries and tackle key societal challenges.
Who Reviews for Predatory Journals? A Study on Reviewer Characteristics
While the characteristics of scholars who publish in predatory journals are relatively well-understood, nothing is known about the scholars who review for these journals. This article aims to shed light on the reviewers for predatory journals.
Travel bans, office closures, and conference cancellations have publishers and societies thinking about how best to ensure that scholarly content continues to be reviewed and distributed. This post by Angela Cochran looks at some of the impacts and questions whether.