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THE BLACK HOLE

By BRIANNE KENT | December 12 2018

Postdocs play an important role in the scientific enterprise and yet they often seem to slip through the cracks.

By DAVID KENT | November 30 2018

These relatively recent initiatives deserve recognition for helping the scientific community.

By JONATHAN THON | November 22 2018

If universities are interested in incentivizing translational research, the economics for scientists needs to change.

By DAVID KENT | November 07 2018

By committing to this exercise, we might better understand why and how some grants get funded despite fatal flaws.

By JONATHAN THON | October 24 2018

Startup culture is blurring the lines between universities as knowledge creators and companies as knowledge translators.

By DAVID KENT | October 17 2018

Contrary to current thinking in Canadian circles, David Kent says it is absolutely essential to tie the program to funding.

By JONATHAN THON | October 02 2018

While anything can be funded, scientific research teams often need to demonstrate a realistic path to a financial return on investment to get funded.

By DAVID KENT | September 21 2018

The current academic career structure rewards short-term deliverables rather than high-risk, high-reward research.

By JONATHAN THON | September 07 2018

How the Bayh-Dole Act succeeded in kickstarting an explosion of technological innovation.

By DAVID KENT | August 31 2018

The culture of scientific research desperately needs a makeover. Enter the eLife Ambassador program.

By JONATHAN THON | August 09 2018

Translational research should be scientist-driven and institutionally supported, not the other way around.

By DAVID KENT | July 27 2018

After nearly 10 years, some issues have definitely moved on, but so many are still stuck in really dark and nasty places.

By JONATHAN THON | July 13 2018

Feedback from multiple sources ensures that faculty are not disillusioning themselves with misguided opinions on their strengths and weaknesses.

By DAVID KENT | July 05 2018

Public perception of which cancers get research funding differs greatly from what actually gets funded. Here’s why. 

By JONATHAN THON | June 27 2018

While every organization is different, sharing best practices can help inform process development.

By DAVID KENT | June 20 2018

It is sad that highly-qualified, highly-educated scientific researchers need to worry about pleading their case to have a national pension contribution.

By JONATHAN THON | June 11 2018

The scientific profession is not for everyone, but there is no reason why we should actively be forcing people out.

By DAVID KENT | May 28 2018

How about offering permanent lecturers the ability to undertake research in a leading lab in the same department?

By JONATHAN THON | May 18 2018

While no one is arguing for funding failure, the challenge is how we define “success.”

By DAVID KENT | May 10 2018

David Kent looks at whether it is ethical (and legal) for an academic to share a paper they are reviewing with their lab group.