NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Wellcome Trust announced today the establishment of UK PubMed Central, a free online archive of peer-reviewed medical and life science research papers.
UK PubMed Central will be operated by the British Library, The University of Manchester, and the European Bioinformatics Institute under a contract from The Wellcome Trust and eight other UK-based research funders.
According to The Wellcome Trust, the British Library will set up the service and develop the process for handling author submissions and marketing the resource to the research community. The University of Manchester will host the service, while EBI will contribute its biomedical domain knowledge and text-mining tools to integrate the research literature with the underlying bioinformatics databases.
The service is set to be launched in January 2007.