... The Cancer Prevention and Research
Institute of Texas, or CPRIT, created by the Texas Legislature in 2007, is an
organization uniquely positioned to change the way research and prevention of
cancer are done in the state, [executive director William] Gimson said. ...
So far in CPRIT’s short history, many
peer review committees have been set up, drawing on cancer talent nationwide,
to ensure only the best grants are funded, Gimson said. The organization just
recently put out two requests for applications and will accept these smaller,
less-complex grants through this fall with the intention of awarding some
funding in January and February of 2010, he said. By mid-September applications
can be submitted online in a paperless process, and more requests for
applications will be posted as the organization gains more momentum, he said. ...
officer Alfred] Gilman also said he would likely favor
open access to data sets and information that result from various CPRIT
projects. While no guidelines are in place yet, sharing data and knowledge with
other researchers is expanding access to knowledge and could potentially avoid
redundancies in research. ...
Gavin Baker at 9/01/2009 09:03:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.