CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble, the makers of Crest and Oral-B, along with Stephen Hancocks Ltd., have announced that the World Dental Posters site will now be sponsored through an educational grant from P&G.
World Dental Posters is an open access site launched in March that provides scientific researchers the opportunity to upload their peer-reviewed posters at no cost for as long as they wish. Typically, peer-reviewed posters are presented at industry congresses, conferences and meetings or through subscription-based journals. The site gives the authors another channel to present their findings, and also provides citable references that informed the research, without losing copyright protection for the individual authors.
Philip Giorgi, managing director and co-owner of Stephen Hancocks Ltd., conceived the idea for World Dental Posters after seeing a pile of posters discarded at numerous international dental conferences and congresses. He realized there was an opportunity to identify a way to keep this research available for others to see around the world.
“As a company, we are passionate about research in the development of our products and technologies,” stated Leslie Winston of P&G Global Oral Care Professional & Scientific Relations. “We are, therefore, pleased to support World Dental Posters with a grant as a way to allow, in particular, young and innovative researchers in the field of oral health to disseminate their findings and discover others working in similar areas.”
Posters uploaded on the World Dental Posters site are indexed by title, author name(s) and key words and can remain on the site for free for as long as the author(s) wish. Future developments will include forum and discussion areas for connecting researchers with similar interests and ideas from different geographic locations who might otherwise be unaware of each other’s work.
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