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Inside Philanthropy: Why Chan Zuckerberg is Devoting Millions to Open Source Software for Scientists

Jul 2, 2020 - This piece was published in Inside Philanthropy on June 24, 2020. To an important degree, scientific research advances as a direct result of the tools scientists have at their disposal. Telescopes, microscopes, MRI machines and countless other devices have revolutionized one area of human inquiry after another. You don’t have to be a...

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $2 Million to medRxiv, a Health Sciences Preprint Server and Top... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $2 Million to medRxiv, a Health Sciences Preprint Server and Top Source of Breaking...

Jun 18, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $2 million in funding to support medRxiv, a free online repository dedicated to medical, clinical, and health sciences research in the form of preprints, or draft scientific papers. As the top global source of breaking COVID-19 research, medRxiv has posted more than 4,300 preprints related to...

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $3.8 Million for Open Source Software Projects Essential to... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $3.8 Million for Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science

May 27, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $3.8 million in funding for 23 grants to support open source software projects essential to biomedical research, enabling software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement. As part of CZI’s Essential Open Source Software for Science program, this announcement brings CZI’s...

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New Single-Cell Technologies Help Scientists Understand COVID-19 Disease Progression

May 6, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $750,000 in funding to support five distinct projects studying how COVID-19 progresses in patients at the level of individual cells and tissues. This work will generate some of the first single-cell biology datasets from donors infected by SARS-CoV2 and provide critical insights into how the...

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New Dataset Makes Coronavirus Research Open and Machine Readable

Mar 16, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative collaborated with leaders in government, academia, medicine, and technology to create a new, open dataset containing research literature related to the coronavirus. The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) released today will be available on multiple platforms, and will continue to be updated as new research...

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CZI announces support for protocols.io to accelerate open, reproducible science

Oct 2, 2018 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced its support for protocols.io, an open access resource that allows researchers to discover and share up-to-date science methods. CZI’s support is aimed toward saving researchers time and helping science move faster. “Today’s grant to protocols.io accelerates the ability of scientists to...

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