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Empowering Wellcome to publish diverse research outputs: an F1000 case study

August 9, 2022

Wellcome is an independent charitable foundation. It supports bold and ambitious discovery research with the potential to transform the way we understand life, health, and wellbeing. Wellcome helps researchers from across a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines to focus on learning about our world, generating innovative and creative ideas to improve human health. Alongside its commitment to this work, Wellcome is taking on three urgent healthcare challenges: Climate change and healt...

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How data sharing has changed in the COVID-19 era 

August 1, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges, uncertainty, and destabilization for researchers. With labs and work spaces temporarily shut down due to the imposed lockdowns, scientists had to adapt to new conditions, including conducting scientific projects at home. To respond to a public health emergency like COVID-19, easy access to essential relevant research and sharing data openly and quickly became a necessity.  Watch the recording of our recent webinar, ‘’Open da...

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What do research managers and administrators think about open research in the UK and Europe?

July 26, 2022

Open research is increasingly being adopted by researchers, institutions, and funders who are embracing the various practices as a way to help deliver more constructive and effective research outcomes. Research Managers and Administrators (RMAs) are at an intersection of researchers, institutions, funders, and publishers; often playing an active role in guiding and supporting time-stretched researchers. Given the increasing complexity of directives on how research should be conducted and shar...

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Towards solving the replication crisis

July 20, 2022

Earlier this year, we hosted a webinar in collaboration with the National Organization for Research Development Professionals (NORDP). In“The Role of RD in Research Integrity” we discussed current issues surrounding rigor, transparency, and the replication crisis in scholarly publications and the role of research development professionals in supporting its evolution. In this blog post, we’ll share some of the key points raised during the webinar and what F1000 is doing to support research ...

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The tipping point: is research culture about to become more open?

July 13, 2022

Despite the scientific method being predicated on questioning, experimentation, analysis, and challenge, a research culture has predominated in which this underlying work and discussion is closed from public scrutiny and, within the community itself, siloed within institutions, only the results surfacing. In a post-COVID-19 world, where there are increasing demands for fast publication and for science to keep pace with social demands, open science offers not just ‘quick’ publication, but a r...

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Open Thinking: Big data in Molecular Psychology

July 5, 2022

Molecular Psychology: Brain, Behavior, and Society is an open research publishing Platform for scientists, scholars and clinicians working in biological mechanisms of behavior, offering rapid publication of articles and other research outputs without editorial bias. The latest collections on this Platform cover a diverse range of articles on molecular studies, ranging from behavioural and integrative neuroscience; ethics, science and society; ethology and neurothology; neuroimaging and clinical...

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Enabling the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation to solve the challenges of the 21st century: an F1000 case study

June 27, 2022

The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is an organization in the United States launched by Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates in 2000. It is now reported to be the world’s second largest charitable organization as of 2020. Published research resulting from the foundation’s funding aims to help fight poverty, disease, and inequity around the globe.  Solving the challenges of the 21st century The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation works with thousands of researchers and instituti...

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Unlocking the potential of open research

June 7, 2022

On April 27, Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director at F1000, participated in a panel discussion at the Westminster Higher Education Forum policy conference which explored the ‘Next steps for sharing research outputs and data’. In this blog, Rebecca outlines the key issues and potential of open research and suggests how to address them for open research in the UK to truly flourish. "What we really need is a UK Open Research Task Force that brings research funders, institutions, societies...

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Three essential takeaways from our peer review webinar

May 25, 2022

In April 2022, we hosted a webinar on the different types of peer review used at Taylor & Francis and F1000. In this session, expert speakers Diana Marshall (Head of Reviewer Programmes, Taylor & Francis) and Lewis Willer (Senior Editorial Assistant, F1000) walked us through the most common peer review models and their benefits.    Catch up on the webinar now by watching the recording below, or keep reading for three essential takeaways from this session.  https...

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Data management supporting the research communications ecosystem

May 12, 2022

At F1000 we foster a culture of innovation to accelerate the reach of knowledge and put it in the hands of those who will shape the future. We are committed to ensuring that the partners we work with are empowered with the right knowledge and skills in order to achieve their open research ambitions. To help further this mission, Dr. Rebecca Grant, Head of Data and Software Publishing at F1000, and Matt Cannon, Head of Open Research at Taylor & Francis, hosted a workshop at the AAAS Annual Me...

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