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    Every Tuesday we send out the MedComms Networking email newsletter to subscribers. It includes brief commentary on what we're doing and planning, and highlights relevant news to encourage sharing of information, experiences and ideas and to stimulate discussion. The text and links included below, by definition, were accurate on the day of publication, but may then become outdated.


    MedComms Networking - 17 October 2017

    Hi

    First, some help please.

    At recent meetings between the MedComms Networking community, publishers and the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) - starting back in March this year, in London - we have been working collaboratively to try to improve the RightsLink user interface and applicability of the dropdowns. As part of this, the MedComms community are suggesting a change in the bands for estimating audience size so we can help publishers come up with more refined pricing structure for bulk permission requests. Following an educational webinar with the Publishing Licencing and Rights Group, Jackie Marchington (Caudex) and Claire Inness (highfield:communication) have developed a short online survey to gain your feedback. Feel free to circulate this announcement to any colleagues who are involved in using RightsLink for permissions, or who have an interest in such things. We are keen to get responses from as many people as possible, so please, have your say! The closing date of the survey will be 31 October 2018.

    [PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY HERE]

    Second, here are some great new webcasts this month that we've added in the past few days to the growing library at NetworkPharma.tv.

    Predatory Publishing - an update. Jan Seal-Roberts, Publishing Director at Adis, provides an update on predatory publishing and its risks.

    Readability tools: are they useful for medical writers?. John Dixon, independent medical writer and trainer in scientific writing skills, assesses readability tools for screening biomedical text and their value to medical writers and editors.

    All these webcasts are free to view by everyone, everywhere in the world and, once again, I'd encourage you to feel free to stream them as a basis for your own team meetings and internal training programmes.

    Talking of running your own team meetings and exploiting what we're doing for your own purposes - more than 300 individuals are now registered to join us tomorrow, 18 October, at 13.00 BST for our 2nd MedComms Virtual event, supported as before by Blue Sky eLearn. This time an expert panel will discuss scientific meetings in the digital age and overcoming their challenges, based on new survey data from EPG Communications Group. I'm hoping that some, if not many, of you are arranging your own team meetings (with cake, of course!) and will tune in to the virtual event as a group, and then at the end turn and continue the discussions amongst yourselves about how the points raised impact on your own activities.

    Meanwhile this news from yesterday, Facebook buys weeks-old app for teens to be nice to each other, shows just what's possible these days. It's surely bonkers, but a nice sentiment! Have a great week yourselves.

    PS - if you're in Berlin or nearby next week, Stgilesmedical are running another of their regular Medical Communication (MedComms) educational events, on Wednesday 25 October. Next month we'll be talking about measuring success with event tech analytics with Concise in San Francisco on 9 November and in Cambridge on 13 November. Please join in and help spread the word.

    Cheers

    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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