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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 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 BRIAN OWENS | October 17 2018

Canada’s newest Nobel laureate discusses the challenges of explaining her work, dealing with the sudden attention, and what to say to the Queen of Sweden.

BY SYLVAIN COMEAU | October 12 2018

Pseudo-science “erodes our critical thinking, and that might be the most serious damage in the long run,” says one professor.

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 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 ROSEANN O’REILLY RUNTE | May 22 2018

Whatever we call it, investment in research will lead the way to important short- and long-term discoveries.

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.

BY JONATHAN THON | May 02 2018

Among the most interesting implications is the recognition that universities are not exempt from patent infringement for basic research.

BY DAVID KENT | April 20 2018

I can happily report that something has indeed changed at NSERC and the number of postdoctoral fellowships being awarded is definitely recovering.

BY JONATHAN THON | April 12 2018

This U.S. act allows biotech startups to use patented technology for the purposes of generating data for FDA approval without needing to take out costly licenses.