Hear Harold Varmus on NPR’s Science Friday this week.
Dr Harold Varmus, Chairman of the PLoS Board, is being interviewed on NPR's Science Friday this week about his PLoS Biology Editorial that was published yesterday (just after the NIH Public Access policy was enacted) in which he applauds the newly enacted NH Public Access Policy as a positive step toward ensuring greater access to and better use of the scientific literature.
You can hear Harold's unique perspective on the NIH Public Access Policy (he used to be Director of the NIH and announced the formation of PubMed Central) by listening to NPR's award-winning Science Friday, hosted by veteran science correspondent Ira Flatow, on 4/11. He's due to be speaking at approximately 12.15pm PDT/3.15pm EDT.
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I hope this interview will be podcast so those of us who are timezone and distance challenged can hear it. Would appreciate a pointer to the actual episode when/if it is posted.
Fang – Mike Seyfang (australia)
I just blogged it.
Now, there’s finally a service that allows users access to abstracts presented at medical and scientific meetings at BioWizard. In reality, most of this research is also publicly funded, so it’s great to see that one doesn’t have to actually register or attend conferences to see what’s presented at them for once! It covers virtually every scientific or medical meeting…really impressive new tool.