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Re: The Elsevier Grand Challenge

From: Dan Russler <dan.russler@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2008 16:46:54 -0400
Message-ID: <48445C3E.9020002@oracle.com>
To: Susie M Stephens <STEPHENS_SUSIE_M@LILLY.COM>
CC: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, Skip McGaughey <skip@openhealthtools.org>

Hi Susie,

This Challenge looks great.

Open Health Tools is working on a challenge grant for Health Sciences as 
well...Perhaps there are ways to learn from each of these kinds of 
activities?

Here is the link to Open Health Tools and its Academic Outreach Project...

www.openhealthtools.org  >>> Charter Projects >>> Academic Outreach 
Project >>>>Educational Stream

Regards,

Dan

Susie M Stephens wrote:

>Some of you may be interested in the Elsevier Grand Challenge (
>http://www.elseviergrandchallenge.com/).
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>   The Elsevier Grand Challenge:  Knowledge Enhancement in the Life
>   Sciences is a contest created to improve the way scientific information
>   is communicated and used. The contest invites members of the scientific
>   community to describe and prototype a tool to improve the interpretation
>   and identification of meaning in (online) journals and text databases
>   relating to the life sciences.  Specifically we are looking for new ways
>   to:
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>   1. improve the process/methods/results of creating, reviewing and
>   editing scientific content
>   2. interpret, visualize or connect the knowledge more effectively,
>   and/or
>   3. provide tools/ideas for measuring the impact of these improvements.
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>   While the traditional functions of peer-review, quality control,
>   dissemination and archiving remain at the heart of scientific
>   publishing, it is clear that new technologies are creating opportunities
>   to facilitate interpretation of data. In initiating the Elsevier Grand
>   Challenge, we hope to interact with the scientific community to discuss
>   changing modes of publishing and knowledge sharing with innovative
>   groups who are interested in changing the way science is published. The
>   objective is to generate useful new ideas that could have a widespread
>   impact on scientific publishing in general.
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>Cheers,
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>Susie
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