Tag Archives: Wellcome Trust

Wellcome pledges £10 million to tackle novel coronavirus epidemic

(31 Jan 2020)  Wellcome is making a pledge of up to £10 million to accelerate research and support global efforts to tackle the ongoing novel coronavirus epidemic. Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome, said: “This virus is spreading at unprecedented scale with cases passing between people in multiple countries across the world. We know this […]


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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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NLM and Wellcome complete partnership to provide free access to hundreds of years of medical research

(12 February 2019)  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Wellcome have completed their partnership to make thousands of full back issues of historically-significant biomedical journals freely available through the National Institutes of Health life sciences repository PubMed Central (PMC), and through its European counterpart, Europe PMC. The NLM and Wellcome are pleased to report that over two dozen additional […]


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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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Research Data Support pilot for Wellcome-funded researchers

The Wellcome Trust is partnering with Springer Nature on a pilot to help researchers make their research datasets more findable and accessible. (12 July 2018) Any researcher with funding from the Wellcome Trust, a global biomedical research charity that supports thousands of researchers, can receive more support to practice open research as a part of […]


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Zika virus outbreak in the Americas

(1 February 2016) The Wellcome Trust blog reports that today The World Health Organisation (WHO) today declared the Zika virus outbreak in South and Central American a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). It is the first time since the Ebola outbreak that began in 2014 that the WHO has declared this status, and […]


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Antibiotic Awareness Week: Seven infections that are getting harder to treat

(17 November 2015)  This week is the first ever global Antibiotic Awareness Week, which aims to increase understanding of how bacteria are evolving to beat our best drugs and what we can do about it. The Wellcome Trust recently commissioned research which showed that the problem of drug resistant infections has not been well communicated. […]


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10 years of open access at the Wellcome Trust in 10 numbers

(22 October 2015) In October 2005 the Wellcome Trust became the first research funder to introduce a mandatory Open Access policy – requiring that all research outputs which arise from its funding must be made open access as soon as possible and in any event within six months of publication. To celebrate 10 years of […]


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The cost of open access publishing: a progress report

(28 March 2014) The Wellcome Trust recently published details of how much it spent on open access publishing in the year 2012-2013 in an attempt to make the debate around the costs of open access publishing more evidence-based. The data fuelled much discussion online and Robert Kiley, Head Digital Services at the Wellcome Library, gives […]


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