THE BLACK HOLE
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.
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.
Clearly, our readers respond to posts on “career resources”, based on our own experiences.
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?
David Kent takes a closer look at some of the journal’s peer reviewers – and the results are distressing.
How the Techna Institute’s team of professionals helps start-ups in Toronto by providing experts for secondment, in a cost-recovery model.
Equal access to information, experiences and diverse viewpoints needs to be made available to the wider scientific community.
A guide to changing the institutional thinking of translational research programs.
David Kent recounts the highs and lows of his journal club’s first pre-review experience.
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.
How do I encourage male scientists to join the discussion and be a role model for their colleagues?
What if scientific journal clubs discussed papers before submitting them to journals, and had a say before editors and reviewers did?
Our readers continue to favour articles on mental health in academic life.
This recommendation was born out of the observation that discontinuity in funding leads to losing trained personnel and trainees through dismantling of collaborations.
Taking time out to ask why we do what we do in the way that we do it is really important.
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.
Does starting up your own company hurt your academic career? Jonathan Thon says no, it actually has the opposite effect.
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?
A recent CBC article made David Kent realize how easy it is to overlook someone who is suffering, even a colleague.
A reflection on four stressors that many postdocs feel in academia, and how they can contribute to burnout.