The name of the six finalists for the ASAP awards are out.
Backed by major sponsors like Google, PLOS and the Wellcome Trust, and a number of other organisations, this award seeks to “build awareness and encourage the use of scientific research — published through Open Access — in transformative ways.”
One of the finalists is Mat Todd for his participation in the Global Collaboration to Fight Malaria.
Few research projects reflect this spirit of Open Science as well as the Open Source Malaria Project which is trying to find molecules that can help fight this terrible disease. Unlike other drug discovery projects, they are building on compounds that have been put the public domain and making the discovery process not only open for anyone to look at but also for anyone who wants to participate to do so – whatever that contribution might be.
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Great to see NeSI joining the Open Research Conference as a silver sponsor. The New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) accelerates research by providing access to vastly superior computing power, data storage and expertise. NeSI provides the New Zealand research community with supercomputers to help find answers to the world's toughest scientific problems.
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We are delighted to announce that the Centre for Brain Research has joined us as our first Silver Sponsor.
The Centre for Brain Research - Rangahau Te Roro Me Te Hinengaro at the University of Auckland is a unique partnership between scientists, doctors and the community.
Their support for the conference reflects their leadership and commitment to providing a brighter and better future for people and families living with brain disease.
Welcome on board!
We are extremely grateful to Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand (CC-ANZ) for supporting the Open Research Conference, Accelerating Discovery.
CC-ANZ are the kaitiaki of the New Zealand Creative Commons licences that enable the sharing of copyright material in Aotearoa. They play a crucial role in an international movement toward open access licencing, and we are happy to have them be a part of this event.