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If all taxpayer funded research is mandated #OpenAccess, what are the implications for IP, spin-offs, commercial development &c.?
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Hi Richard. I can just add that OA mandates only apply to work that authors choose to publish. Hence, if researchers make a patentable discovery and want to apply for a patent before publishing it, they may do so. The OA policy only kicks in when they finally choose to publish. In that sense, OA and patents are entirely compatible.
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Many people print out their emails. Why not cut out the middle man and just send them a letter?
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When I started this job I was handed massive files for every successful AND unsuccessful grant ever applied for by anyone in our department. Upon further investigation, 30-60% of the paper in each file consisted of printed emails relating to the grant - even email chains saying things like "shall we meet today to discuss the proposal?' "Yes, how's 10am?" "11am's better for me" "OK, my office or yours?" "How about the coffee shop?" "OK, see you there". Pages and pages and pages of this stuff - unbelievable.

Things have changed... since I started here I haven't added a single hard copy of anything to my filing cabinet, which is now mostly used to store snacks and spare pairs of shoes.
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I've had my share of lousy CMSs in my time...
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Sorry Marc, I missed this. WordPress is my fave; I don't understand why people still build their own...
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Backup solutions wanted. Unfortunately, commenting isn't enabled on the G-IT blog, so mebbe respond here or on Twitter? Cheers.
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Ooh. GnuPG appears to be working for Mail in OS X Lion. When did that happen?
Ping me if you want my public key; also available at all good PGP servers.
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You know what would be cool? tin (or similar) for iPhone.
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Tin ... with rivets and a tiny steam whistle that sounds when a call is incoming.
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Richard P. Grant read Biochemistry at the University of Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall) and was awarded his DPhil, on the structure and function of the cytoskeletal protein talin, in 1994.

Once described as 'CS Lewis on acid', he has fifteen years' research experience in industrial and academic laboratories, in Oxford, Cambridge and Sydney, but is now making a career in medical communications and publishing as a senior writer. In the lab, he specialized in how the structure of biological macro-molecules determines their cellular function, but now frequently can be found dodging flak in the No Man's Land between science and art, taking photographs, and writing short fiction and poetry.

Richard designed and built the independent blogging network Occam's Typewriter, and writes there at Confessions of a (Former) Lab Rat.

He has published short fiction (three times, now) in the Futures series in Nature, and has also written for Chemistry World. Other short fiction and poetry is published at LabLit.com, under the pseudonym rpg: he is also LabLit.com's Deputy editor. 

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