Rector announces new Open Access policy at EUR
The rector of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Prof.Dr. Henk Schmidt, announced that Open Access publishing (the so-called "Green Road") will be mandatory for EUR staff as of January 2011.
EUR press release in Dutch.
Text of lecture (Dutch).
The future of research communication is aggregation
Interesting blogpost by Cameron Neylon about changes in research communication.
New York Times interviews Niels van Quaquebeke and Steffan Giessner
The New York Times interviews the authors of the article How embodied cognitions affect judgments: Height-related attribution bias in football foul calls Niels van Quaquebeke and Steffan Giessner of ERIM.
Keeping computers from ending science's reproducibility
On Arstechnica an interesting article by John Timmer entitled "Keeping computers from ending science's reproducibility". In it the author argues that "even in cases where all the data and tools are public, it may simply be impossible to produce the exact same result".
Leo Waaijers interviewed our rector prof. Henk Schmidt about Open Acces. The interview is published on www.openaccess.nl.
A swift response on the interview on the blog of Steven Harnad entitled "Rector Proposes Green OA Deposit Mandate for Erasmus University, Rotterdam".
NOS publishes about the Staphylococcus aureus research-group of Erasmus MC. They have published research results in The New England Journal of Medicine that show that many serious infections occurring after operations in hospitals can be prevented.
The NYT also ran the story.
Since a couple of years RePub contains a collection of publications on the topic of Staphylococcus aureus maintained by the Staphyloccus aureus research group.