New free online tool allows easy access to over 180,000 UK grants in one place

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Finding detailed information about UK grantmaking - who is funding, what, where and how much - has become much easier today with the launch of a new online search tool, called GrantNav.  Free to use, the platform lets users search, explore and download grants data from some of the UK's largest charitable funders.  By making a wealth of grant information available in one place GrantNav will save time and money, allowing funders to be more informed, and those seeking funding to make more targeted applications. Read more at:  http://www.threesixtygiving.org/about/news/?goal=0_3391a19d97-871a13c...

Dundee joins Open Library of Humanities to help researchers publish free of charge

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In the humanities, implementing open access has been much more difficult than in the sciences, due to different funding models. Paying the article processing charges (APCs) necessary to achieve the prestigious gold open access route is often not possible in these disciplines. To begin to resolve these difficulties, the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), has launched an open-access publishing platform comprising seven journals. These are: ASIANetwork Exchange: a journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship 19: Inte...

Future Science OA Agreement

The Library and Learning Centre has concluded an agreement with Future Science which gives University of Dundee authors a 25% discount on the cost of the Article Processing Charge when publishing in Future Science OA. Future Science OA is an online, open access, peer-reviewed title from the Future Science Group. The journal's broad coverage includes all areas of biotechnology and medicine, as well as topics in biological, life and physical sciences that are of relevance to human health. Please ensure you inform the editor that you are a University of Dundee author and thus qualify for the discount....

Springer Open Access Agreement

The Library and Learning Centre has signed a new Jisc agreement with Springer that covers all Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles published in Springer Open Choice (hybrid) journals (see http://www.springer.com/gp/open-access/springer-open-choice/for-uk-authors-intro/731990 for further details). This means that with effect from 15th October 2015 you do not need to pay Springer an APC to make your article open access in a Springer Open Choice journal as we have already paid for it as part of this new agreement. To make sure that your article is covered by this new agreement, when your article has...

New prize competition seeks innovative ideas to advance open science

Applicants asked to develop new products or services to harness the power of "big data" to improve health. The National Institutes of Health has partnered with London-based Wellcome Trust to launch a global science competition for new products or services to advance "open science," a movement to make scientific research data broadly accessible to the public.  Up to six teams of technology experts and researchers stand to win $80,000 each to develop their ideas into a prototype or to advance an existing early stage prototype.  The prototype judged to have the greatest potential to further open sci...