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BMC Research Notes is an open access journal publishing peer-reviewed contributions from across all scientific and clinical disciplines, including intriguing initial observations, updates to previous work and established methods, valid negative results, and scientific data sets and descriptions. We are committed to making it easier to find, cite and share your short reports by providing an inclusive forum for valuable data and research observations.

Editor's choice collection: Machine learning in medicine

This retrospective collection edited by Dr AlRyalat (The University of Jordan) showcases how machine learning has revolutionized diagnostic medicine and inspired new applications and diagnostic tools. 

Please explore selected articles on the topic published in BMC Research Notes. 

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Featured article: Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on athletes with disabilities preparing for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo

In this Research note, Urbański et al assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on athletes preparing for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games during lockdown in Poland.

Featured article: Using infographics to improve trust in science: a randomized pilot test

Via randomized pilot tests Agley et al are investigating how infographics may be used to improve trust in science, COVID-19 misinformation and behavioral intentions for non-pharmaceutical preventive behaviors.

Featured data: Retrieving and processing agro-meteorological data from API-client sources using R software

In their Data note, Correndo et al describe the use R software to help users of weather data with agronomic purposes to retrieve and process data from different application programming interfaces.

Featured article: Demographic and policy-based differences in behaviors and attitudes towards driving after marijuana use: an analysis of the 2013–2017 Traffic Safety Culture Index

Benedetti et al show that based on self-reported behaviors and attitudes, certain demographic groups were more tolerant of driving after marijuana use. They found no evidence suggesting that behaviors and attitudes were more tolerant in states with liberal marijuana policies.

BMC Series Focus Issues

July: Open data and data sharing

Data are the cornerstones to transparency and reproducibility of research. At the BMC Series, we offer different article types to help you share your data. Explore some of our open access data publications in this focus issue and browse through the additional reading and resources to learn more about this topic. 

June: Water and Sanitation.

In celebration of World Environment Day on the 5th June,  the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Water and Sanitation.  We have  collated open-access content from across our journals to highlight research into clean water, investigating links between water and health and our overall relationship with water.

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Authors can receive free advice on how and where to share their research data, according to their specific research community from a team of research data editors.

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