PLOS ONE – Open Biomaterials Research Collection Published

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Bild von John Rogers und Kollegen, Universität Illinois bei Urbana-Champaign, USA Original veröffentlicht mit einer "Creative Common Licence (BY 4.0)" - Forschung veröffentlicht in Nature Communications, März 2015

The PLOS ONE – Open Biomaterials Research Collection, co-edited by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, has been published in PLOS ONE. Co-editors of the collection were Prof. Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, Prof. Michael McAlpine, University of Minnesota, USA and Prof. Jie Song, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA. The collection features 24 Open Access contributions which cover a wide range of cutting-edge biomaterial topics, ranging from the design and fabrication of biomaterials, their advanced characterization and specific applications. The range of research topics featured in the collection, their contributions to open science and promotion of reproducibility via shared protocols in biomaterials research are discussed in a recent Guest Blog co-authored by Prof. Boccaccini. Of relevance for Open Science, authors were asked to consider sharing and utilizing new open source tools and protocols and to share the underlying raw data, including reporting relevant previous studies, or null and negative results. Papers included in the collection report the full characterizations of the biomaterials used and reveal the close link between processing methods, physico-chemical properties and applications. Image by John Rogers and colleagues, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Originally published under a Creative Commons Licence (BY 4.0) – Research published in Nature Communications, March 2015