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Open Source Biology information

Post by strain_icbm » Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:12 am

Hi there,

I am interested in the idea that biological information should be freely accessible. I've come across some sites that agree with this philosophy (http://www.plos.org, http://www.biomedcentral.com, http://www.siphs.com) and would like to know of others. Can anyone recommend some?

Does anyone else on this board agree with this philosophy?

Thanks!

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Post by MrMistery » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:11 pm

Yes knowledge should be free. but when someone writes a book it is his choice to put it up for money or for free. If he has no income he will charge for it, becuse he has to make a living...
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Post by mith » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:28 pm

This forum is open source, with the addition of an article system in the near future(i'm assuming it's like a wiki) it'll be even more open source
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Post by strain_icbm » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:31 pm

So I can publish any of the information in any of the posts in this forum?

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Post by canalon » Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:22 am

As long as you acknowledge where you got the information, as in any open source system...
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Post by Terry K. » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:51 pm

That would be cool because I have many posts on here that go deep into detail, as well as I know there are hundreds of other users who have great knowledge that have also expressed it, so I believe that this should be open source. Way to go!!!
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PubMed Wizard - Open Peer Review

Post by bioteam2 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:44 pm

In addition to open access, a forum to openly discuss research is needed. That is why I think this new and free site PubMed Wizard is great. It lets you Rank and Discuss all your favorite papers. You can Discuss ANY paper found in the PubMed database, all 16 million of them! You can also Save interesting papers to your personal folder and Share them with friends. In addition, you can see what everyone else is reading by following the Most Viewed and Top Ranked papers. The site also hosts a social network for life scientists, Lab Wizard. Take a look at BioWizard (http://www.biowizard.com).

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Post by blankscreen » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:32 pm

ooooh! very nice site [biowizard.com].

I am happy now :)

Thank you.
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Post by Jon_athan » Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:03 pm

i agree - share the knowledge

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