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rOpenSci

At rOpenSci we are creating packages that allow access to data repositories through the R statistical programming environment that is already a familiar part of the workflow of many scientists. Our tools not only facilitate drawing data into an environment … Continue reading

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GitHub Science Showcase

Scientists around the world are working together to solve some of the biggest questions in research. Take a look at some of the examples featured here to find out more. Find GitHub Science Showcase at: https://github.com/showcases/science

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DebianScience

Provides researchers and scientists a better experience when using Debian. Classifies, packages and distributes free software useful to science and research. Supports quality efforts around free scientific software. Manages these efforts when dealing with various library implementations (MPI, BLAS, LAPACK…) … Continue reading

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RunMyCode

RunMyCode enables scientists to openly share the code and data that underlie their research publications This service is based on the innovative concept of a companion website associated with a scientific publication. Find RunMyCode at: http://www.runmycode.org/

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FLOSS for Science

A site about open source in scientific computing. Find FLOSS for Science at: http://www.floss4science.com/

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myExperiment

myExperiment makes it easy to find, use and share scientific workflows and other Research Objects, and to build communities. Find myExperiment at: http://www.myexperiment.org/

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SourceForge – Science and Engineering

SourceForge is a web based service dedicated free hosting for opensource developers and their user base. Their site currently hosts over 90,000 open source projects which may be searched via multiple project parameters. Specific to the OpenScience focus, users can … Continue reading

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Science Magazine’s article on the NIH Public Access Policy

Elias Zerhouni covers the NIH Public Access Policy in this article in Science magazine Find Science Magazine’s article on the NIH Public Access Policy at: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/306/5703/1895

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Open Access: Should scientific articles be available online and free to the public?

Amanda Schaffer’ Medical Examiner column in Slate magazine on the topic of the public library of science. Highly recommended. Find Open Access: Should scientific articles be available online and free to the public? at: http://slate.com/id/2111023/

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SPARC

SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an alliance of universities, research libraries, and organizations. The coalition was an initiative of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) started in 1997 to be a constructive response to market dysfunctions … Continue reading

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