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    Katherine Button
    April 30, 2013

    Questioning the Validity of Neuroscience Results

    A recent analysis in neuroscience urges caution both in reading the literature and in designing your own experiments.

    October 04, 2013

    Your Data, Warts and All

    Early-career scientists need to balance career imperatives against the need for complete and transparent reporting.

    July 07, 2006

    A Pressure Cooker for Postdocs?

    "His lab mantra was, 'It's better to ask forgiveness than permission,' 'If I don't know about it, it doesn't happen,' [and] 'Get it done at all costs, and don't tell me how.' " --Maura Lee Upright

    November 07, 2013

    Paper at the Center of Johns Hopkins Drama Retracted

    The first author on the paper, Yu-yi Lin, died in the lab last year, apparently by his own hand.

    April 16, 2004

    Writing a Publishable Journal Article: A Perspective From the Other Side of the Desk

    [H]ow can you be certain that the journal’s editor and peer reviewers will agree that your paper merits publication?

    April 30, 2014

    Should Patents and Commercialization Count More Toward Tenure?

    Patents and other entrepreneurial outputs should be weighed more heavily in faculty tenure-and-promotion decisions, write the authors of a PNAS article.

    July 01, 2011

    Content Collection: Scientific Presentations

    Here's everything you need to know about delivering oral scientific presentations (except the science), all in one place.

    July 21, 2006

    Managing Knowledge Workers

    Best practice calls for emphasis on relationships, collaboration, and professionalism, and for de-emphasis of formal performance measures.

    February 03, 2014

    Taking the 'Waste' Out of Biomedical Research

    Individual researchers can do a number of things to make biomedical research more efficient and clinically relevant, say the authors of a series in The Lancet.

    April 06, 2007

    Writing Science: The Story's the Thing

    Writing well comes from writing a lot, so get comfy with your computer.

    November 11, 2005

    An International Scientist

    The couple started looking "around in the world [to see] where we could both have nice positions," and they found what they were looking for in Spain.

    July 28, 2000

    Cash Injection for Mice and Men

    March 19, 2013

    Making Ph.D. Programs Transparent

    Well-informed students make better decisions about doctoral training and postdoctoral careers.

    March 23, 2007

    A Question of Balance

    "I produce 10 data points that completely undermine what everybody thinks they know about the archaeological record here. It was really important and really interesting, and almost nobody believed me." -Joan Brenner Coltrain

    May 05, 2006

    A Novel Look at Postdocs

    "Nowadays," she continued, "people have much more freedom in their personal lives and professional choices than they did when they were sold to an apprenticeship in the old days, and yet, at the same time, they're buying into this almost feudal system in which once you dedicate a certain number of years, you are bound by the amount of time you've spent." --Allegra Goodman

    July 07, 2000

    DIY for Contract Researchers. Resources: Where Now?

    March 14, 2013

    A Tragic Tale of Two Postdocs

    Pressure on scientists to produce impressive results that will bring in grants or renewals has never been greater.

    February 17, 2014

    Using Online Resources to Make Your Work More Visible

    Online tools can help researchers disseminate their work more quickly and more broadly.

    October 08, 1999

    NSF Criteria

    Boston College with skyline
    April 15, 2013

    Campaign Aims to Unionize Boston's Adjunct Faculty

    SEIU's Adjunct Action project is striking into one of the nation's most college-dense regions.
     

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