June 11, 2005

PubMed Central in UK

PubMed Central hits UK - Information World Review. Good news.

Six biomedical research funding bodies and charities, headed by the Wellcome Trust, have formed an alliance to create the UK's own PubMed Central, a British version of the US repository of openly available peer-reviewed scientific research.
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June 04, 2005

Linux and the HHS

InformationWeek > Linux In Government > U.S. Health Department Signs Major Linux Deal With Novell > June 1, 2005. Let's hope that the increased use of Linux at the NIH and CDC leads to a "trickle" down effect of increased use at all centers of medical research. Perhaps with the money saved, more can be spent to open up published literature.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has signed a multi-million-dollar, multi-year enterprise deal to use Linux and identity management products from Novell Inc., the vendor revealed on Tuesday.

Although HHS' National Institute of Health agency was "the driver" of the deal, under the contract, other HHS agencies are eligible to use Novell Linux and OpenSource technologies, the Novell spokesman says. NIH is the primary federal agency that conducts medical research.

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