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Open Access Week 2015 – Open for Collaboration

Now in its eighth year, Open Access Week provides an opportunity to celebrate progress and bring additional awareness to help make Open Access – the founding principle of PLOS – the new norm in scholarship and research globally.

Celebrate Open Access Week 2015 by participating in and sharing some highlights from PLOS and the broader Open Access community:


Join the conversation during PLOS Science Wednesday on redditscience – a weekly Ask Me Anything (AMA) with PLOS authors; October 21 features Robert Kaplan and John Ioannidis on how more comprehensive reporting in scientific research can improve study replication, statistical methods and scientific standards


Toast the 10th anniversaries of the community journals PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics and PLOS Pathogens


Engage with The PLOS BLOGS Network for Talking About Drug Prices and Access to Medicines, a series with PLOS Medicine addressing the recent public uproar over the 5000% price hike of a 40 year-old medicine with a round robin on misaligned incentives around drug R&D efforts and the related unavailability of necessary medicines to people around the world.


Explore the Open Access Spectrum (OAS) Evaluation Tool that, based on the HowOpenIsIt?® guide, provides a quantitative score of a journal’s degree of openness


Distinguish yourself and connect your work by registering for your Open Researcher and Contributor – or ORCiD – identifier. Read Collaboration Improves Recognition and Credit to learn more


Understand the potential for the new NIH Biosketch to change the way scientists are evaluated, with comments from Bruce Alberts on this and Rescuing Biomedical Research, a collaboration among leading scientists including PLOS co-founder Harold Varmus, to ensure the success of biomedical science trainees


Catch the debut of PLOScast, a podcast focused on science, academia and the future of scholarship


Check out the new look of PLOS Collections and The PLOS Blogs Network


Learn about PLOS collaborations with Microsoft to enable individuals to curate personal collections through and with IBM Watson to improve decision making for those at the forefront of clinical care, biomedical research and policy development


For those of you at UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday October 20, hear from PLOS ONE Associate Editor Gina Alvino about technology and innovation developments at PLOS that keep Open Access exciting

Image: 2013 Open Access Week by SLUB Dresden

And if that’s not enough, below is additional content related to the Open for Collaboration theme – enjoy Open Access Week 2015!

Ten Simple Rules for a Successful Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

When Open Access is the norm, how do scientists work together online?

Experiments in Collaboration: Interdisciplinary Graduate Education in Science and Justice

How to Get All Trials Reported: Audit, Better Data, and Individual Accountability

Finding New Collaboration Models for Enabling Neglected Tropical Disease Drug Discovery

Strengthening Neglected Tropical Disease Research through Enhancing Research-Site Capacity: An Evaluation of a Novel Web Application to Facilitate Research Collaborations

The Long and Winding Road (Apologies to the Beatles)

The Influence of Age and Sex on Genetic Associations with Adult Body Size and Shape: A Large-Scale Genome-Wide Interaction Study

I Know What You Think: Collective Intelligence in Online Communication

Revealing the Intricate Effect of Collaboration on Innovation

3-D printing your own lab equipment

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