Monthly Archives: August 2013

Open by Default: making Open Data truly open

  In 2012 BioMed Central launched its public consultation on Open Data. Running from September to November, the consultation sought to gather consensus and support from the scientific community for BioMed’s initiatives to reform the copyright and licensing agreements of its open access journals. Access to scientific data is often hampered by legal uncertainties surrounding… Read more »

Open Access Publishing

Big data in medicine and health

Data are flooding in at rates never seen before, doubling every 18 months, as a result of greater access to customer data from public, proprietary and purchased sources, as well as new information gathered from Web communities and newly deployed smart assets. These trends are broadly known as ‘big data’, and new software, technology and… Read more »