Monday, June 02, 2008

Knowledge Enhancements in Life Sciences

Elsevier's Grand Challenge

"While the traditional functions of peer-review, quality control, dissemination and archiving remain at the heart of scientific publishing, it is clear that new technologies are creating opportunities to facilitate interpretation of data. In initiating the Elsevier Grand Challenge, we hope to interact with the scientific community to discuss changing modes of publishing and knowledge sharing with innovative groups who are interested in changing the way science is published. The objective is to generate useful new ideas that could have a widespread impact on scientific publishing in general. "

1 comment:

Anita said...

I especially wanted to mention that all finalists get the opportunity to work with a large collection of Elsevier's proprietary life science content, including the full text XML and PDF of our life science journals and our proprietary thesaurus EMTREE. Participants are free to publish their software Open Source after a 6-month embargo period, or discuss commercial codevelopment, for which Elsevier only requests the right of first refusal (i.e., we get to match any offer).