Monthly Archives: April 2012

Category award winners and shortlists announced for BioMed Central’s 6th Annual Research Awards

 Our annual Research Awards recognize the excellence in research published across our journals in the   past year.  BioMed Central Research Award 2011  We are pleased to announce the winners for the ten award categories: Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Award Clinical and Translational Medicine Award General Biology Award General Medicine Award Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Evolution… Read more »


Open Repository upgrades all clients to DSpace V1.8

Open Repository is pleased to announce all customers have been upgraded to DSpace, version 1.8. Benefits of the upgrade include:      •    the ability to export communities and collections     •    RSS feeds now support richer features, such as iTunes podcast and publishing to iTunesU       •    supervisors and supervision orders       •    open search functionality      … Read more »


Sage Bionetworks 3rd Commons Congress

The internet, and the technology it has facilitated, has revolutionised the way we all share information and the effects are no more profound than in the sciences. Sage Bionetworks, a not-for-profit organisation based in Washington state, is just one example of the utilisation of technology and the web to advance learning and drive research. The… Read more »


Springer Brazil Road Show March 2012

Nandita Quaderi and I (Fiona Pring) recently joined some of our Springer colleagues on an engagement tour through Brazil.  Both BioMed Central and Springer are committed to helping Brazilian researchers bring their work to the attention of the international community, and to this end Springer opened an office in São Paulo early in 2011, providing… Read more »