Theodora Bloom

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Data are any and all of the digital materials that are collected and analyzed in the pursuit of scientific advances. In line with its stance on providing Open Access to research articles themselves, PLOS strongly believes that, to best foster scientific progress, the underlying data should be made freely available for researchers to use, wherever this is(More)
The availability of workflows for data publishing could have an enormous impact on researchers, research practices and publishing paradigms, as well as on funding strategies and career and research evaluations. We present the generic components of such workflows to provide a reference model for these stakeholders. The RDA-WDS Data Publishing Workflows group(More)
P LoS Biology was launched in 2003 with the goal of creating an open-access alternative to the very best subscription journals—a home for great science, which would be made available immediately and freely to any interested reader. We've come a long way toward achieving this goal, and the support of the scientific community has been paramount in the(More)
Do clever people live longer? Numerous studies linking IQ to health outcomes indicate that they might, and now a large longitudinal study reaches a similar conclusion (doi:10.1136/ bmj.j2708). In their long term study Catherine Calvin and colleagues followed tens of thousands of people born in Scotland in 1936 and found that higher IQ at school age(More)
With the NHS facing big challenges, how can its leaders ensure that changes are those that matter most to patients? How can they ensure that everybody pulls in the same direction? Three overseas recruits to chief executive posts tell The BMJ what the NHS needs most (doi:10.1136/bmj.j1036). There is no shortage of innovative ideas, but implementing them on(More)