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About NRS

The Nature Research Society (NRS) is a non-profit organization founded on Nov. 24 2016 in the United Kingdom. It is an independant organization committed to advancing science for the benefit of humanity. NRS provides a scientific community where members may exchange ideas, information, techniques and methodologies. NRS includes NRS Publication, NRS Events, NRS Membership and NRS Public Knowledge.

NRS Public Knowledge is a project which tries to make science open access to public. We believe in Science Without Borders. No matter rich or poor, all people have the right to learn scientific knowledge. Currently, the strategy of the NRS Public Knowledge is listed below:

  • Scientific research findings published by the NRS are always open acess. Even more, as NRS is operated by volunteer scientists around the world, there is no publication fee for publishing in NRS journal.
  • Scientific Presentations from NRS events are shared to public with the permission of the presenters.

NRS London

120 Baker Street, Westminster, W1U 6TU, London UK
Tel: +44 20 3289 9699 +44 800 0608 329
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NRS New York Office

726 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 USA
Tel: +1 518 868 7366
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NRS Shanghai Office

800 Dongchuan Road Minhang Shanghai, 200240 China
Tel: +86 21 3420 7624
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NRS Publications aims to enhance the reproducibility of scientific articles. Currently, only 10-30% published articles can be well reproduced. Many scientists and researchers are confused when experiments reported in literatures can not be reproduced. It is difficult to know why it can not be reproduced in their labs. Especially, when an experiment reported can not be reproduced, it will waste lots of effort, time and funding of researchers around the world. Therefore, NRS is founded to promote the advancement of science by publishing open peer review, open access, open comment and open discussion research papers across all scientific fields.

The key feature of journals published by NRS is that at least one video is required to be uploaded and showed to public as a solid proof when publishing an experimental research articles. The uploaded video clips will save time and efforts of scientists who try to reproduce reported results.

Writing and reviewing journal articles is part of the core business of a scientist. But it’s not an efficient way to communicate research results. Therefore, NRS tries to provide an efficient platform. Another feature of articles published by NRS is open comment and discussion, which unite scientists together to a specific topic, make science issues be solved easier.

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Accessibility

This website is run by the Nature Research Society (NRS).

This page states our intention to provide a website that is usable and accessible to all and details some of the measures taken. This accessibility statement applies only to the Nature Research Society websites.

Please note, some sections of this web site are controlled by third parties and so it has not been possible for the same standards of accessibility to be applied to them.

We are making every effort to make NRS websites accessible, including layout, and easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have any disabilities.

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Most complex Adobe® Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF) files on this site  are tagged to allow basic accessibility.

For more information and help about accessibility and changing your browser settings please visit the BBC's My Web, My Way pages.

More information about PDF accessibility can be found on the Adobe website accessibility section.

To download a copy of Acrobat reader, please visit the acrobat download page on the Adobe website.

If you require any further help and advice regarding assistive software and hardware, please contact the Shaw Trust.

Changing font size

Font size can be changed by setting your browser settings to your own preference - this option is usually available from the "view" option in your browser toolbar. 

Video Content

Vidoes on NRS website are hosted on YouTube and Amazon S3 cloud and presented with captions. To play a video, users can click the triangle button on the player or the image. Alternatively, keyboard-only and assistive software users can use the “[Video Autoplay]” link for this purpose.

When a video is playing, the users can use the following keys on the keyboard to control the video player:

  • Spacebar: Play / Pause;
  • Right Arrow / Left Arrow: go forward / go backward;
  • Up Arrow / Down Arrow: Louder / Softer.

Mac users browsing with Safari can use CTRL with the above keys to fulfil the same operations.

Contact Information

Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer a user friendly experience. However, if you have any problems using this web site please contact us by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Disclaimer Notice

The Nature Research Society is an independent non-profit organization, and is NOT AFFILIATED, ASSOCIATED, AUTHORIZED, ENDORSED BY, OR IN ANY WAY officially connected with other organizations/companies listed below or any of their subsidiaries or affiliates.

  • Senckenberg Nature Research Society
  • Schaffhausen Nature Research Society
  • Hungarian Nature Research Society
  • Turkish Nature Research Society
  • Swiss Nature Research Society (der Naturschutzkommission der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft)
  • Levent Erkol Nature Research Society
  • İlker Özbahar Nature Research Society
  • Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
  • Man & Nature Research Society
  • Center for Nature Research - Perelandra, Ltd
  • Nature Research Center - North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Nature Research Society of Brünn
  • The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research - NINA
  • Second Nature Research, LLC (SNR)
  • KAD Canyon Sports and Nature Research Society
  • Cenk Durmuskahya Nature Research Society
  • Taichung Nature Research Society
  • The Macmillan Publishers Limited
  • Chinese Dialectics of Nature Research Society

The Nature Research Society was founded by scientists who are willing to spend their time and effort to serve the scientific community better, aiming to improve the reproducibility of scientific papers by gradually encouraging scientists to upload videos and show to public for free which record their key experimental process and key results when publishing their research papers. Nowadays more and more published papers are not reproducible. It has wasted lots of other researchers' time, funds and valuable social resources. The Nature Research Society was established to help solve this issue. 

Mission, Vision and Values

The Nature Research Society (NRS) is committed to advancing nature research for the benefit of humanity. NRS provides a scientific community where members may exchange ideas, information, techniques and methodologies. NRS includes NRS Publications, NRS Meetings, NRS Membership and NRS Community.

NRS Publications aims to enhance the reproducibility of scientific articles. Currently, only 10-30% published articles can be well reproduced. Many scientists and researchers are confused when experiments reported in literatures can not be reproduced. It is difficult to know why it can not be reproduced in their labs. Especially, when an experiment reported can not be reproduced, it will waste lots of effort, time and funding of researchers around the world. Therefore, NRS is founded to promote the advancement of science by publishing open peer review, open access, open comment and open discussion research papers across all scientific fields.

The key feature of journals published by NRS is that at least one video is required to be uploaded and showed to public as a solid proof when publishing an experimental research articles. The uploaded video clips will save time and efforts of scientists who try to reproduce reported results.

Writing and reviewing journal articles is part of the core business of a scientist. But it’s not an efficient way to communicate research results. Therefore, NRS tries to provide an efficient platform. Another feature of articles published by NRS is open comment and discussion, which unite scientists together to a specific topic, make science issues be solved easier.

The third feature is that the peer review process is full open to public. On one hand it ensures the impartiality of reviewers and eidtors, on the other hand, making the peer-review process more transparent improves the recognition reviewers receive for their work.

Mission

  • Reducing the barrier to collaborative research through full open publishing; 
  • Promoting the advancement of science;
  • Uniting Scientists all around the world to create innovation faster;
  • Benefiting scientists, thus human beings all around the world.

Vision

    NRS will build a dynamic, interactive, global community for open science to make innovation being created faster.

Values

  • Building a culture of Open Sharing and Innovation;
  • Promote and uphold high standards in the conduct and communication of academic research.   
 

Privacy and cookies

Privacy and cookies

This Policy sets out how NRS uses and protects any information collected or given by you when you access and use any website owned, operated or controlled by NRS.

References to “NRS” mean the Nature Research Society and/or NRS Publishing as appropriate.  References to “this Website” are to the specific NRS website which links to this Policy.

NRS respects the privacy rights of its users and recognises the importance of protecting the information provided by its users and collected about their visits to this Website. NRS has adopted this Policy that guides how it collects, stores and uses the information provided and collected.

Please read this Policy carefully as, once you use this Website, you will be deemed to have read and accepted it.


NRS may change this Policy from time to time by updating this page.  You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes made.  If you use this Website after any such change has been made, you will be deemed to have read and accepted the change.

Information collection, security and use

NRS collects information from its users at several different points on this Website.  This information is used for customer service purposes and NRS also collects usage data so that it can customise this Website according to individual selections (see ‘Cookies’ below).

Save where otherwise stated, NRS is the controller of the personal data collected from this Website.  NRS follows strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal data which users provide to it, to prevent unauthorised access.  Save where it has a user's express consent, it will not sell, share, or rent this information to others, except that it may make the information available to other companies within its group.

Registration
In order to receive and/or access some services, users have to complete a registration form.  During registration, a user is required to give contact information (such as name and e-mail address).  This information may be used to contact the user about the services for which they have expressed interest and also about other goods, services and features NRS believes that the user will find interesting.
It is optional for the user to provide demographic information and unique identifiers, but it is encouraged so that NRS can provide a more personalised experience.  If a user chooses not to provide such information then they will not be able to access parts of this Website and/or will not be able to use all the services offered by this Website.  A user may contact NRS about use of their personal information, edit it and/or tell NRS not to use it in certain ways by sending an e-mail message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CookiesWhat are Cookies?
This Website may place small text files, called cookies, on your computer to distinguish you from other users of this Website.  These cookies monitor how you use this Website so that NRS can make improvements, and are also used to give you the best user experience (for example by remembering your login details so that you do not have to enter them each time).  Some cookies may also be placed by third parties, for example Facebook and Google, if you use their services via this Website to monitor how you use their services and also to target relevant advertising to you when you visit other websites on which they advertise.

In most cases, cookies do not contain personally identifiable data.

What cookies may be placed?
This Website may use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies (Type 1): these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around this Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of this Website.  Without these cookies, certain services you have asked for cannot be provided.
  • Analytical/performance cookies (Type 2): these cookies allow NRS to recognise and count the number of visits to this Website and to see how visitors move around this Website when they are using it, so that we can improve how this Website works.  These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information.
  • Functionality cookies (Type 3): these cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience; for example, your user name, language or region.
  • Targeting cookies (Type 4): these cookies are placed by third parties to collect information about your browsing habits when you elect to use their services, in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.  

NRS is not responsible for the use of cookies by third parties, and users are encouraged to read the privacy statements of those third party service providers before using their services.  

How do I opt-out of cookies?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.  To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.  You should note that deleting certain cookies may prevent you from accessing certain parts of this Website and/or may affect your user experience.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, and not just this Website, visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Links

This Website may contain links to third party websites and services.  Please be aware that NRS is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites.  It encourages its users to read the privacy statements of these third party websites and services.  This Policy applies solely to information collected by this Website.

Surveys and contests
From time-to-time this Website may request information from users via surveys or contests.  Participation is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose any information requested.
Information requested may include contact information (such as name and delivery address) and demographic information.  Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for the purposes of monitoring or improving the functionality of this Website.

Correcting/updating personal data
If a user's personal data changes (such as their postcode), or if a user no longer desires NRS's service, NRS will correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to it if they are notified by the user.  This can usually be done by the user within any personalisation options of this Website (where applicable) or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Notification of changes
If NRS decides to change this Policy, it will make the updated version available via this Website so its users are always aware of what information it collects, how it uses it and under what circumstances, if any, it discloses it.  If, at any point, it decides to use personal data in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, it will notify users.  Users will have a choice as to whether or not NRS uses their information in this different manner.  NRS will use information in accordance with this Policy.

Your privacy is important to us
If a user would like to ensure that they are not contacted by NRS with any promotional marketing information as a result of having accessed this Website, they should contact NRS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., stating the name of this Website in the subject line of the email.

Please note that, if a user is a subscriber to a NRS product or service, and/or a member of NRS, sending such an e-mail will not affect any existing contract and NRS shall continue to send the information covered by such a contract until the contractual relationship between NRS and the user comes to an end.

 
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