The STRENDA Guidelines recently became part of the collection of FAIRDOM community standards applied in systems biology to make Data, Operating procedures and Models (DOM) Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR).
FAIRDOM is a joint action of ERA-Net ERASysAPP and European Research Infrastructure ISBE to establish a data and model management service facility for Systems Biology. This project is based on the experiences made with SysMo-DB and SyBIT data management projects which serve large systems biology related projects with tools and database developments.
The registration for the Beilstein Glyco-Bioinformatics Symposium "Systems Glycomics", to be held in Berlin, 13–15 June, 2017, is now open. Please also take the opportunity now to apply for the poster and software presentation.
The international journal Biophysical Chemistry has joined the large group of journals that publishes original work on the functional properties of macromolecules including enzymes and that recommends their authors to refer to the STRENDA Guidelines when reporting enzyme kinetic data.
Congratulations to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa on winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 for their groundbreaking research on molecular machines. Fraser Stoddart is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. Both he and Ben Feringa were invited speakers at previous Beilstein Symposia (Beilstein Bozen Symposium 2010, Beilstein Organic Chemistry Symposium 2014).
„The number of articles retracted is increasing faster than the rate at which the literature is growing” says Irene Hames in the latest issue of the Beilstein Magazine. What are the reasons for this situation? Is the pressure on science researchers that strong that their competition for funding, position and reputation necessarily leads to science misconduct and errors? How can this challenge addressed by editorial processes of the journals? The journals, after all, are the messengers of science information but wrong information can result in a damage of public’s perception of the reliability of research. See what Irene suggests to ensure research integrity.