Tag Archives: funding

The Wellcome Trust – Open Research Fund: now open for applications until 15 June!

(10 June 2019)  From the Wellcome Trust – “Do you have a great idea on how health research outputs can be made more open, accessible and reusable? The Wellcome Trust’s Open Research Fund supports researchers and other innovators to develop, pilot and evaluate innovative approaches that aim to make health research more open. These awards are […]


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The Wellcome Trust funds OpenCitations

The Open Biomedical Citations in Context Corpus funded by the Wellcome Trust (23 December 2018) The Wellcome Trust, which funds research in big health challenges and campaigns for better science, has agreed to fund The Open Biomedical Citations in Context Corpus, a new project to enhance the OpenCitations Corpus, as part of the Open Research Fund […]


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Big European funders flesh out plan towards immediate free access to journals

Plan S architects explain how grantees can abide by initiative’s rules by 2020, when the paywalls are due to fall  (27 November 2018) The architects of Plan S, a contentious plan to tear down scholarly journals’ paywalls in Europe, have laid out more details on how the initiative will work. In a seven-page implementation guidance […]


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Research data should be available long-term…but who is going to pay?

(7 September 2018) There is now a broad consensus that sharing and preserving data makes research more efficient, reproducible and potentially innovative. As such, most funding bodies now require research data to be stored, preserved, and made available long-term. But who is going to pay for this to happen? Marta Teperek and Alastair Dunning outline […]


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Annual appeal by the Buddhist Digital Resource Center

(16 November 2017) For nearly two decades, BDRC has sought out and preserved Buddhist literature in its digital library, making over 13.5 million pages of texts freely available online. Now, BDRC is taking the next step in its mission to greatly expand access to the treasures of Buddhist cultural heritage—and you can help! BDRC is […]


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International coalition to help sustain DOAJ and its further development in the coming years

(9 November 2017) SCOSS (The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services) today announced that major organizations have recommended to their member institutions to support DOAJ with funding that will enable DOAJ to move towards a new crowdfunding effort and away from its incremental annual contribution system. Under the new model organisations will work towards sustaining DOAJ […]


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Knowledge Unlatched to open up its central platform for the funding of Open Access models

(5 October 2017, Berlin) Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is pleased to announce its transformation into a central Open Access (OA) platform. Through this platform, KU will support publishers and OA initiatives by managing the funding processes for their OA models. It will also provide libraries and funders all over the world with one central place where […]


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AAAS adopt Dimensions database to gather global funded research insights

(25 July 2017, London, UK and Washington, D.C.) Scientific publisher the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has licensed access to global funding database Dimensions, to gather insights that will help its teams find expert reviewers and support strategic decision making across the publishing division. Dimensions is powered by the scientific technology company […]


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New study finds government cuts put libraries at risk

(31 May 2017) A new study has found that the federal government’s ‘wilful neglect’ of Australia’s national libraries, galleries and museums is putting the nation’s shared history and heritage at risk, particularly in regional areas, reports the Canberra Times. The report by Community and Public Sector Union researchers Kristin van Barneveld and Osmond Chiu, which […]


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Malaysia cuts education budget, while Indonesia and Philippines increase

(26 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur) An international expert in socio-economic development in Southeast Asia says Malaysia shouldn’t be cutting down on the budget for education, especially since neighbouring countries are pumping more resources into education. Speaking to FMT, Prof Patrick Ziegenhain, a visiting professor at Universiti Malaya’s (UM) Asia-Europe Institute, noted that Indonesia and Philippines […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 24: Malaysia Higher Education – “Soaring Upward” or Not?

By Ruth A. Pagell* (28 March 2017) Ruth’s Rankings 24 is based on Malaysian news articles that chronicle the changes in funding to Malaysia’s premier research universities following the release of the Ministry of Education’s Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education) – MEB – in 2015. In preparing the article, I read many news articles […]


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CHOR continues international expansion with Australian partnership

By Sara Girard   Australian Research Council and La Trobe University Launch Pilot Program with CHOR to Improve Public Access to Government-Sponsored Research in Peer Reviewed Publications (2 March 2017, New York, NY)  CHOR, a developer of public access research management solutions, today announced its second international pilot program to assist government funding agencies in the […]


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cilip selects Top 6 library and information stories from September 2016

(27 September 2016) cilip has collected  some of the interesting, contentious and important library and information stories that were discussed around the world this September. They include  data and the role of librarians; and copyright and hyperlinks. Click here to see all six with comments and links.


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Indo-Bhutan e-Library project launched

(5 September 2016) The Ministry of Education launched the Indo-Bhutan e-Library Project at Motithang Higher Secondary School in Thimphu, Bhutan, today. The digital library will have study materials, newspapers and journals in the form of text, video, and audio images. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during his visit to Bhutan in 2014, had announced the […]


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How does national scientific funding support emerging interdisciplinary research: a comparison study of big data research in the US and China

(7 June 2016) Authors : Ying Huang, Yi Zhang, Jan Youtie, Alan L. Porter, Xuefeng Wang How do funding agencies ramp-up their capabilities to support research in a rapidly emerging area? This paper addresses this question through a comparison of research proposals awarded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Natural Science […]


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