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Down to the Deadline

ScienceInsider says a consortium of German institutions and the publisher Elsevier are still working out a deal for journal access.

Open-Access Costs

A professor and American Physical Society public affairs director argues at The Hill that open-access publishing only shifts the cost on to researchers.

The Wellcome Trust, the Max Planck Society, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will continue to support the open-access journal eLife, according to Nature News.

The European Union calls for all publicly funded scientific papers to be immediately freely accessible to the public by 2020.

The Netherlands is pushing the European Union to make a move on open access.

Graduate student Alexandra Elbakyan provided access to a large number of scientific papers, prompting a discussion regarding access to such works, the New York Times writes.

The researchers hope that open-access datasets like this will help educate the next-generation of genomics researchers and bioinformaticians.

Continuing Access

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Obama Administration tomorrow will honor several genomics and molecular biology researchers who have focused on making large and complex sets of biological data open and widely accessible to the larger research community.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI and H3 Biomedicine today announced they will sequence and publish data from next-generation sequencing-based research on pre-clinical cancer models.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.