I can see a role for Oprah, Richard and Judy when it comes to open access scientific publishing

It would seem we are one step closer to ‘open access scientific publishing.’  How big or small that step will be, we do not know yet. Yesterday we saw a classic bit of Ministerial sounding out of the community on one or two emerging ideas, when the Science Minister, David Willetts, spoke to the Publishers Association .  If the… Read More I can see a role for Oprah, Richard and Judy when it comes to open access scientific publishing

Willetts looks for the OMG factor in online science communication

The Science Minister, David Willetts, blogs in today’s Guardian about the challenges for science writing in a world increasingly dominated by online media . He richly articulates the terms of an interesting debate and seems to convey genuine interest in the subject and a sincere wish to hear views. We must give the Online Media… Read More Willetts looks for the OMG factor in online science communication

Not a word on science and society from Willetts… rest my case

A major speech by Science Minister, David Willetts, about science and not a word about ‘Science and Society’ or the importance of the public. I am pleased that the Minister recognises the importance of ensuring science articles are in the public domain and not behind a pay wall but it’s curious there seems no public… Read More Not a word on science and society from Willetts… rest my case

Capability Dave announces cluster therapy for research

Monday saw the Science Mnister, David Willetts, and Health Minister, Earl Howe, announce what are being called therapeutic capability clusters (research consortia)  at the ABPI/BIA conference in London.  PharmaLetter has an article on it and what I think is the formal news release can be found on Pharma Live. Don’t be fooled by the PR… Read More Capability Dave announces cluster therapy for research