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UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) promotes free access to peer-reviewed research papers in the medical and life sciences.

A partnership of the British Library, University of Manchester and the European Bioinformatics Institute, UKPMC is funded by a nine-strong body of governmental and charitable organisations led by the Wellcome Trust.

UKPMC ensures that papers resulting from research paid for by members of the funding consortium are freely available, fully searchable and extensively linked to related online resources.

Director of the Library's eIS section, Richard Boulderstone, said, 'We are delighted to have been chosen to set up and manage UK PubMed Central. It will offer a sophisticated and exciting communication forum for biomedical researchers.'

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