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Clinton and Trump on science.

From David Kramer in Physics Today, emphases added:

“Advancing science and technology will be among my highest priorities as president,” Clinton told ScienceDebate.org. “I am deeply concerned by the recent increase in partisan political efforts to interfere in science. I strongly support the free exchange of ideas and data, peer review, and public access to research results and other scientific information, all of which can help protect science-based policy decisions from undue influence from special interests.” ...

In her position statements, Clinton says that she will set aside a small portion of federal research budgets for commercialization efforts, enact reforms to reduce excessive patent litigation, and revise export controls. She would allow entrepreneurs temporary relief from student-loan repayments and would forgive up to $17 000 of student loans for innovators who start businesses in distressed communities.

In responses to ScienceDebate.org, Clinton says she will boost the NIH budget, which will include increasing research on Alzheimer’s and other dementias to $2 billion annually and continuing Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer “moonshot” initiative....

Trump wasn't silent. But he said nothing on the issues I've bolded above, and as Kramer notes, "Trump’s few utterances concerning federal R&D programs have been confusing at best."

#oa #openaccess #nih #patents #student_debt #cancer_moonshot
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Building Open: SocArXiv – IO: In The Open - "This is the first post in our new series “Building Open” where we interview those who are building tools and services to support scholarship in the open. For our first installment, we talk to Philip Cohen of SocArXiv."
Note to readers: This is the first post in our new series “Building Open” where we interview those who are building tools and services to support scholarship in the open. For our first installment,…
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"The best way to stop the spread of a virus is for our knowledge of it to spread even faster".
Discover how this rapidly spreading scourge affects the brain
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"whether you are assessing journals or researchers, nothing beats reading the papers and forming your own opinion"
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“Some developments in intellectual property, notably in the field of patent law, have led to the appropriation of scientific knowledge that by its very nature should remain in the public domain, thereby jeopardizing its dissemination and further use.”
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Nafissatou Thiam, étudiante en statut d'Étudiant Sportif à l'#ULg, décroche l’or à l’heptathlon olympique
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À 21 ans, la Belge a régalé tous les observateurs avec cinq nouveaux records personnels, un record du monde à la hauteur et un contrôle parfait de ses adversaires sur la dernière épreuve, le 800 mètres.
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Confirmed.
 
Wageningen UR Library encourages authors to make their versions of publications available online. A recent study shows that by doing so researchers improve their impact.
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Here is an aspect of the scientific publishing scandal much too often forgotten.
Flattered of being solicited to evaluate the work of their “peers”, scientists offer their expertise for free to publishing houses who keep all the (often substantial) profit.
Blame the scientists themselves who claim they are serving science while they are satisfying their ego and taking advantage of having an early access to the work of their competitors.
If, as publishers keep telling us, all work deserves remuneration, they seem to make an exception for the peer review, which should be rewarded.
But it it time also to think about a reform of the peer review taboo system which should become open and no longer anonymous.
Companies shouldn't make millions from the free labor of professors.
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Recteur d'Université honoraire, professeur honoraire Rector emeritus, Professor emeritus Université de Liège
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    Chercheur, professeur, recteur.
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    Virologie, Immunologie
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