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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Plans for a Canadian PMC

Dean Giustini, PubMedCentral Canada? Open Medicine blog, June 4, 2007.  Excerpt:

...According to Open Medicine sources, CISTI and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are in discussions regarding the creation of a Canadian version of PubMed Central International (PMCI).  A vision for this initiative includes building a platform and services for peer-reviewed Canadian health research to form a fully distributed, international open repository. Its launch will coincide with the implementation of CIHR's Policy on Access to Research Outputs.

CISTI and CIHR welcome a dialogue with organizations interested in partnering on this initiative.  The fit with organizational mandates and/or objectives, as well as any unique and relevant expertise would be starting points for discussion....