April 15, 2014

Pilot Projects: Elsevier Tests Peer Review Report Transparency

From an Elsevier Announcement: Elsevier has launched a pilot project aimed at improving the quality of peer review. Review reports for articles in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology will be published alongside the article on SciVerse ScienceDirect. The pilot will last until the end of 2012. If successful, the initiative will also be applied to other […]

Reference: Money in Government: MapLight's Launches Topic Pages, Search for Bills by Issue Area

From a MapLight News Release: MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest transparency tool, Topic Pages, during Sunshine Week. The new tool allows journalists and citizens to search for and track bills by issue area in the U.S. Congress and in the […]

Now Available: EPA Releases Formerly Confidential Chemical Information

From an EPA News Releases: As part of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s commitment to enhance the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s chemicals management program and increase transparency, the agency is making available to the public hundreds of studies on chemicals that had been treated as confidential business information (CBI). The move is part of EPA’s plan […]