News and notes for biology, June 2018

NIH released its first Strategic Plan for Data Science. A lot of the infrastructure goals remind me of things WU is working on also. The plan commits to use of the FAIR Data Principles; FAIR= findable, accessible, intraoperable, re-usable.

Reminder from Becker Medical Library: Tips to NIH Public Access Compliance: Don’t forget to check the “NIH funding” box on forms from the journal

Oh my! 35,000 papers may need to be retracted for image doctoring, says new paper, from papers published over a seven-year period in Molecular and Cellular Biology. [Retraction Watch]

Peer review: eLife trials a new approach “to test the feasibility of a radical form of peer review. The essential idea is that, once an editor has invited a manuscript for full peer review, the journal is committed to publishing the work along with the reviewer reports, the decision letter, and the author response.”

From Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries June 2018:

About the author

Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: rlewis@wustl.edu Phone: 314-935-4819