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UCL Child Health Open Research Key messages

·UCL Child Health Open Research is a new publishing initiative that will enable rapid and transparent publication of child health research results by UCL-affiliated researchers. It will be launched by the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) using services developed by F1000.
·UCL Child Health Open Research is part of a shift towards wholly open research publishing, using a model of immediate publication followed by transparent invited peer review alongside inclusion of all supporting data. Publishing data enables reanalysis, replication attempts and data reuse – bringing benefits to researchers and institutions, as well as society more broadly.
·UCL Child Health Open Research will be positioned as an alternative means of publication, complementing pre-publication repositories and traditional journals.
·A process of open peer review post publication helps limit editorial bias and increase speed of publication.
·All publication charges are covered by UCL.
·Once articles …

UCL Child Health Open Research FAQs

What are the advantages of publishing in UCL Child Health Open Research? UCL Child Health Open Research offers researchers at UCL a new option for publishing child health-related research. There are several benefits to researchers who choose to publish on this new platform: Authors, not editors, choose what they wish to publish.Immediate publication allows the sharing of new findings without any delay.Supports publication of a wide range of outputs – from standard research articles to data sets, from new insights to confirmatory or negative results.Authors can choose referees most appropriate to their subject and whose opinions they value, and can cite the open referee comments that vouch for the quality of their work.The inclusion of supporting data facilitates reanalysis, replication and reuse and thus improves reproducibility.
Who owns UCL Child Health Open Research? The platform is owned and controlled by the UCL Great Ormond Street Institu…

UCL Child Health Open Research

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The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health is launching a platform for rapid, author-led publication and open peer review of any research focusing on child health.   The platform, UCL Child Health Open Research, is being launched in late 2017 and built and supported by F1000, a provider of a suite of services to support researchers, institutions and funders and will enable the publication of child health research from University College London (UCL) with greater speed and transparency.   Any author affiliated with UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health as well as any other UCL resercher studying child health will be able to use the platform to publish any research or data they wish to share.  The platform will use the same model that has been established for F1000Research and Wellcome Open Research. Please visit the website for further information.  If you are interested in being kept up to date on developments with the platform over the coming months you can al…

WI-FI guest account duration

We are pleased to announce that the duration of UCL Guest WiFi accounts, which we offer to GOSH and other non-UCL members, has been increased to 4 weeks at a time. Ask staff for details.