Now in its eighth year, Open Access Week provides an opportunity to celebrate progress and bring additional awareness to help make Open Access – the founding principle of PLOS – the new norm in scholarship and research globally.
Join the conversation during PLOS Science Wednesday on redditscience – a weekly Ask Me Anything (AMA) with PLOS authors; October 21 features Robert Kaplan and John Ioannidis on how more comprehensive reporting in scientific research can improve study replication, statistical methods and scientific standards
Engage with The PLOS BLOGS Network for Talking About Drug Prices and Access to Medicines, a series with PLOS Medicine addressing the recent public uproar over the 5000% price hike of a 40 year-old medicine with a round robin on misaligned incentives around drug R&D efforts and the related unavailability of necessary medicines to people around the world.
Distinguish yourself and connect your work by registering for your Open Researcher and Contributor – or ORCiD – identifier; learn more in the Open Access Week blog post
Understand the potential for the new NIH Biosketch to change the way scientists are evaluated [link to blog post TBD], with comments from Bruce Alberts on this and Rescuing Biomedical Research, a collaboration among leading scientists including PLOS co-founder Harold Varmus, to ensure the success of biomedical science trainees
Catch the debut of PLOScast, a podcast focused on science, academia and the future of scholarship
Learn about PLOS collaborations with IBM Watson to improve decision making for those at the forefront of clinical care, biomedical research and policy development; and with Microsoft to enable individuals to curate personal collections through docs.com
For those of you at UC Santa Barbara on Friday October 23, hear from PLOS ONE Associate Editor Gina Alvino about technology and innovation developments at PLOS that keep Open Access exciting
And if that’s not enough, below is additional content related to the Open for Collaboration theme – enjoy Open Access Week 2015!
Ten Simple Rules for a Successful Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration
When Open Access is the norm, how do scientists work together online?
Experiments in Collaboration: Interdisciplinary Graduate Education in Science and Justice
How to Get All Trials Reported: Audit, Better Data, and Individual Accountability
Finding New Collaboration Models for Enabling Neglected Tropical Disease Drug Discovery
Strengthening Neglected Tropical Disease Research through Enhancing Research-Site Capacity: An Evaluation of a Novel Web Application to Facilitate Research Collaborations
The Long and Winding Road (Apologies to the Beatles)
The Influence of Age and Sex on Genetic Associations with Adult Body Size and Shape: A Large-Scale Genome-Wide Interaction Study
I Know What You Think: Collective Intelligence in Online Communication
Revealing the Intricate Effect of Collaboration on Innovation
3-D printing your own lab equipment