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THE BLACK HOLE

By DAVID KENT | April 03 2018

David Kent looks at some of the new ways scientific journals are trying to fix the current peer review system.

By JONATHAN THON | March 28 2018

Kevin Leland created Halo, a curated fundraising platform for medical research, so that promising discoveries had a fighting chance to make it across the valley.

By JONATHAN THON | March 09 2018

These committees review and provide input into scientific endeavors, but perhaps the merit of a project should also be assessed by how difficult it is to assemble this panel of experts.

By DAVID KENT | March 01 2018

As with scientific research in the time of “big data”, the critical thing for a researcher to identify is what sorts of questions the data might answer.

By DAVID KENT | February 22 2018

Clearly, our readers respond to posts on “career resources”, based on our own experiences.

By JONATHAN THON | February 15 2018

Why should universities continue to own and profit from publicly funded work? If the public pays for it, why shouldn’t the public own it?

By DAVID KENT | February 08 2018

David Kent takes a closer look at some of the journal’s peer reviewers – and the results are distressing.

By JONATHAN THON | January 31 2018

How the Techna Institute’s team of professionals helps start-ups in Toronto by providing experts for secondment, in a cost-recovery model.

By DAVID KENT | January 22 2018

Equal access to information, experiences and diverse viewpoints needs to be made available to the wider scientific community.

By JONATHAN THON | January 11 2018

A guide to changing the institutional thinking of translational research programs.

By DAVID KENT | December 21 2017

David Kent recounts the highs and lows of his journal club’s first pre-review experience.

By JONATHAN THON | November 27 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives has recently passed legislation that potentially increases the tax burden for university students, faculty, and staff, while depleting resources for financial aid, research and teaching.

By ANNA REID | November 16 2017

How do I encourage male scientists to join the discussion and be a role model for their colleagues?

By DAVID KENT | November 08 2017

What if scientific journal clubs discussed papers before submitting them to journals, and had a say before editors and reviewers did?

By DAVID KENT | October 26 2017

Our readers continue to favour articles on mental health in academic life.

By JONATHAN THON | October 19 2017

This recommendation was born out of the observation that discontinuity in funding leads to losing trained personnel and trainees through dismantling of collaborations.

By DAVID KENT | October 12 2017

Taking time out to ask why we do what we do in the way that we do it is really important.

By JONATHAN THON | October 03 2017

Jonathan Thon recently had the opportunity to participate in a working group that reviewed the National Institutes of Health’s foray into translational research funding.

By JONATHAN THON | September 26 2017

Does starting up your own company hurt your academic career? Jonathan Thon says no, it actually has the opposite effect.

By SABRINA ZEDDIES | September 11 2017

If we see a colleague with a fever, we say “go home and rest.” Why can’t we treat mental illness with the same understanding?