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Human presence in closed habitats that may one day be used to explore other planets is associated with changes in the composition of the fungal community – the mycobiome – that grows on surfaces inside the habitat, according to researchers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech.
From close-ups that capture the animated life of insects, to aerial views of vast landscapes, the 2017 BMC Ecology Image Competition has produced a terrific array of images that reflect the variety of research in progress in the field. All images are open access and available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
BMC Ecology 2017
Enter our “Research in Progress” photography competition
Interested in science and photography? BMC has launched our first ever "Research in Progress" photography competition! We're looking for images that reflect innovation and curiosity from the perspective of our research communities. The winners will receive a cash prize and become part of the new look of BMC, with their photos featured on our website and printed materials. Enter by September 3rd.
Did you know that there almost 250 open access article processing charge (APC) funds available to researchers worldwide? At BioMed Central, we offer a free advice service to help our authors to discover and apply for funding. On our support pages you can find our OA checklist along with a list of research funders and institutions that make APC funding available.
Prospective clinical trial registration aims to address publication and reporting bias. Unfortunately, not all clinical trials are registered before they start. Here we discuss the dilemma faced by editors when receiving submissions reporting a clinical trial that was not registered prospectively, and a new policy for increasing transparency when a trial was registered after participant recruitment has begun.
In this blog, Poppy Lakeman Fraser, Senior Programme Coordinator for the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) initiative, explains what citizen science actually is and how researchers rely on this form of data collection.