2016: A bold new future for research?

An interesting post from the Wellcome Trust blog

Wellcome Trust Blog

2016 is set to be a big year for copyright reform in Europe, with the European Commission working on plans to update copyright law to make it fit for purpose in the 21st century. There are big implications for research and access to data too, as Wellcome Trust policy officer Will Greenacre explains…

Copyright is not the first thing that springs to mind when you think about health research, but forthcoming changes to European copyright law will have important implications for some of the Wellcome Trust’s key priorities – especially the right of researchers to perform text and data mining as part of their work.

person overworked Credit: Gerald Wildmoser

Text and data mining (TDM) tools enable researchers to extract and analyse information from across the body of scientific knowledge, which is expanding faster than ever. With around 2 million new scholarly articles being produced annually, and the volume of biological…

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