What caught our eye this week
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A little bit later than usual (but not for lack of interesting information to share), we’ve pulled together some interesting links this week ranging from an article on Senegal’s Parity Law to questioning the need for new journals.

Souleymane Faye’s article Senegal: Breakthrough for women in Lower House looks at the Parity Law following a record number of women sworn in as legislators on Monday. The law requires all 24 parties and coalitions to put forward equal numbers of men and women on their candidate lists for their National Assembly.

Online Research Tools is a comprehensive white paper URL Dataset Link Compilation. Compiled by  Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A., this is an “alphabetically listed URL Datasets of thousands of online research tools”.

As DFID’s new open access policy is rolled out, the International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell explains that researchers will be funded only if open access is guaranteed. See Research: Open access to boost innovation. Finally, on the subject of research communication, Nigel Thrift of The Chronicle, writes Do we really need more journals? — a thought provoking article analysing possible causes and potential effects of the boom in new journals.

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