Bionet at 30 years of open science communication
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, United States
- Subject Areas
- Bioinformatics, Science and Medical Education
- Internet news groups, science communication, data science, open access, life sciences
- © 2019 Gilbert
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- 2019. Bionet at 30 years of open science communication. PeerJ Preprints 7:e27523v1 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.27523v1
Bionet has provided open access, Internet news groups and discussion for many thousands of life scientists for 30 years (www.bio.net). BIOSCI/Bionet was started in conjunction with the GenBank project, by Intelligenetics at Stanford University in the mid 1980s. It moved in late 1990s to the UK MRC Rosalind Franklin Centre, then in 2005 to Indiana University Biology department. A new supporting organization is sought to continue Bionet into its fourth decade. It maintains values as an open communication venue used and sponsored by bio-scientists, despite popular commercial venues, and cyber-crime/security that impinge on such.
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