Open Access Award recipients announced
"To mark the beginning of Open Access Week, the Accelerating Science Award Programme announced the three recipients of its inaugural award yesterday in Washington, DC. The Award, supported by the Wellcome Trust, PLOS and Google, is to acknowledge and honour individuals and teams who have reused previously published Open Access research to address a real-world challenge and make a difference to society ... This year’s winners have used open access research to explore a collaborative approach to malaria research, to develop a self-testing app for patients with HIV, and to create a tool for uploading and sharing multimedia files to simplify complex research outputs ... Matthew Todd created an open source collaboration to turn publicly available data into a global effort to help identify new anti-malaria drugs ... Nitika Pant Pai, Caroline Vadnais, Roni Deli-Houssein and Sushmita Shivkumar received the award for their work empowering patients through the use of a HIV Self-Test App ... The Open Access Media Importer (OAMI), by Daniel Mietchen, Raphael Wimmer and Nils Dagsson Moskopp, is a ‘bot’ that can find and download supplementary multimedia files from licensed Open access research articles ..."