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Volume 8, Issue 3
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The Federation of American
Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), Executive Director Search
Nov 3, 2005
FASEB (a coalition of 23 independent Member Societies located in
Bethesda, MD, USA, and representing the interests of biomedical
and life scientists) seeks an Executive Director to report directly
to the President/Board and serve as the chief operating officer
of the corporation, responsible for implementing business, financial,
publication, advisory, public relations, educational, and other
program and policies approved by the Board. He/she provides leadership
and direction to approximately 90 professional, technical and clerical
support staff and manages an annual operating budget of $15.5 million.
Qualified applicants should have executive/administrative
experience with a record of achievement and leadership in academic,
association or other non-profit organizations. Candidates will have
proven administrative and leadership capabilities, excellent interpersonal
and communication skills, knowledge and understanding of the legislative
process, public policy, knowledge of current trends/issues facing
the biological and life sciences, and a strong sense of diplomacy.
An advanced degree (Ph.D., M.D., M.B.A.,) is highly desirable.
FASEB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To view
a complete job description visit our web site at: http://www.faseb.org/hr/employ.html.
Search Tool for Life Sciences Researchers
Oct 21, 2005
A community based search tool for life scientists was recently launched
and can be found at www.siphs.com. Siphs aims to simplify the process
of searching for relevant scientific content by leveraging the combined
knowledge of researchers world wide. Traditional information search
tools rely upon cataloguing, indexing, and ranking a wide variety
of scholarly sources found on the web. Unlike traditional search engines,
Siphs search queries are tagged with “areas of expertise”
and then distributed to scientists who are members of the Siphs community
for review. The tool was designed by taking a clue from the offline
world in that the most relevant search results can be found by asking
the people with the right set of experiences.
Bioalma and EMBL Sign Agreement to License
AlmaKnowledgeServer (AKS) as Part of Joint Research Project
Sep 08, 2005
bioalma has announced that EMBL has licensed almaKnowledgeServer
(AKS) for an initial period of three years. Under this agreement,
researchers based at EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg as well as
those based at outstations will have access to the system as part
of their daily research activities. bioalma and EMBL are also pleased
to announce a joint development project to tailor almaKnowledgeServer
(AKS) features to the needs of the EMBL organization. Read the complete
press release: www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=089299.
ISMB2005 Proceedings Now Available
Sep 06, 2005
ISMB2005 Proceedings are now available for purchase on-line at www.iscb.org/proceedings.shtml.
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Bioinformatics Optional Open Access
Aug 23, 2005
Bioinformatics open access offers you the chance to have your work
made available free online immediately upon publication. This means
that anyone with Internet access can read and cite your published
paper regardless of whether they have a subscription to the journal.
The standard charge for open access publication is £1,500
/ US$2,800 but if your institution has a current online subscription
to the journal, this will be reduced to £800 / US$1,500. Lower
charges apply when you publish in the Application Notes section
of the journal, and for authors based in low-income countries. THE
CHOICE IS YOURS Because open access is optional, you can still publish
in Bioinformatics free of charge. If you choose not to pay for open
access your work will be made available free online after one year.
All authors are also entitled to make a post-print of their paper
publicly available in repositories such as PubMed Central twelve
months after online publication, while those choosing to publish
their paper under the open access model can make their post-print
freely available immediately.