TS Picks: December 1, 2014

Data-sharing confusion; neuroprosthetics attract regulatory attention; postdocs on the “Future of Research”

Tracy Vence
Dec 1, 2014

FLICKR, BOB MICAL

Selections from The Scientist’s reading list:

  • Open-access publisher PLOS announced new data-sharing rules in February, conjuring confusion for authors publishing in its journals. By March PLOS had clarified its policies, but according to a Nature News report published last week (November 26), “not everyone is complying with the publisher’s pioneering open-data mandate.” Some of the PLOS authors who responded to Nature’s requests for comment “said that they wanted to hold back their data for future studies, or did not want to share the raw data unless they knew future users’ intent.”
     
  • Earlier this year, a group of Boston-based postdocs held a two-day meeting to discuss the “Future of Research” and the roles of early-career researchers in the life science enterprise. In an F1000 Research paper published today (December 1), Harvard Medical School’s Jessica Polka and her colleagues recap the meeting. “As future leaders,...

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