This week more than 2000 Scientists got together in the FEBS EMBO 2014 meeting in Paris (http://www.febs-embo2014.org/).
This special meeting celebrated the 50th anniversary of both the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO, http://www.embo.org/) and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS, http://www.febs.org/) and the 100th anniversary of the French Society for Biochemistry and Molecular biology.
Early-bird extension and Cloud tutorial
The reponse to the call for Competence Centres in preparation to the EGI-Engage proposal was excellent, with 26 expressions of interest received
EGI has opened a call for Competence Centres proposals. Competence Centres will foster user engagement and technical integration activities for research infrastructures
EGI has opened a call for Competence Centres proposals. With the participation of research communities, user support teams and technology providers, the Competence Centre is responsible for helping international research communities in fomulating their ICT requirements and using the EGI services that meet their needs.
The Competence Centre activities include requirements gathering, use case analysis, integration of Virtual Research Environments and extension of EGI services, testing and piloting, training.
How publishers play an underestimated role
We all know it and need to face the fact: As an academic researcher, it is vital to maintain a list of publications underpinning your work and and impact on the scientific community. However even the world's best maintained list of publications is worthless if the actual publications and any supplementary data are not properly preserved for the future.
There are many preservation services but do you actually know if, and how, your publisher is providing long-term access to your publications and the supplementary data?
EDItEUR, in the context of the DCH-RP project, is conducting a survey to understand what may encourage, or discourage, publishers from further involvement in a sharing responsibility for digital preservation of journal supplements.