Open Research Reports

by Monica Duke

I’ve just heard about the Open Research Reports initiative, an idea to make disease research as openly accessible as possible to the people that really need it.

Open Research Reports aim to pull together the corpus of open access literature on a certain disease and also create a mechanism of extracting the important information from closed access papers to generate an open summary.

The idea will be discussed at the Open Science Summit, with a Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences Hackathon in December. Links to more information and registration are available in a blog post

A comment on that blog post also brings to light another related initiative, described as a repository of evolving reviews on research topics on RocketHub linked to the SciFund Challenge.