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SAN DIEGO, Atlanta and AACHEN, Germany, February 4, 2014
SAN DIEGO, Atlanta and AACHEN, Germany, February 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Research resources reported in the biomedical literature often lack sufficient detail to be uniquely identified, which can hinder scientific reproducibility. To address this problem, an international collaboration between researchers, program officers, vendors, curators, editors, computer scientists and publishers has started the Resource Identification Initiative.
The initiative is also designed to help resource providers to track usage of resources and to measure impacts of funding. "The requirements are that resources are identified in such a manner that they are identified uniquely and are machine readable, are available outside the paywall and are uniform across publishers and journals", says Dr. Maryann Martone, NIF Project Lead and Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego.