Tag Archives: Research

Peter Murry-Rust on Liberating Facts from the Scientific Literature

Peter Murry-Rust spoke at mySociety‘s meet-up in Cambridge on the 4th of November 2014 about the project he leads, The Content Mine, which aspires to liberate facts from scientific literature. I have produced a video and transcript of the speech: mySociety is one of the most wonderful things to have come out of the bottom-up [...]

Cambridge Univeristy VC Says Elsevier Are Rich Enough Already

Speaking on the 28th of April 2014 the Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University, Leszek Borysiewicz, commented on the amount the university is paying to publisher Elsevier. He said: Yes we spend money with Elsevier. Do I regret spending money with Elsevier? By and large yes I do because I think they’re rich enough already. and: [...]

Cambridge And Higher Education Cuts

At three minutes to midnight on Thursday, Cambridge City Council got round to discussing the impact of proposed cuts to university funding on Cambridge. By the time the item, towards the end of their full council agenda, was reached many Liberal Democrat councillors had gone home and even the mayor, who was chairing the meeting [...]

Research Funded by the UK Taxpayer Should be Published in Open Access Journals

Results published on the 9th of September 2009 from the European Youth Heart Study (EYHS), by the Medical Research Council in Cambridge are not openly available. The UK public fund a large amount of scientific research, both though the research councils and via scientific work conducted by public bodies. Many results of publicly funded research [...]