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July 21, 2006

Managing Knowledge Workers

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

January 31, 2003

Getting a Grip on Scientific Misconduct

Young aspiring scientists should also be given the opportunity, in a formalized setting, to reflect on how best to achieve and maintain an ethical research environment.

December 21, 2001

Universities Raise Their Game, But the Money Doesn't Flow

55% of researchers now work in departments of international standing, compared to 31% just 5 years ago.

June 28, 2002

Forensic Science: A Dutch and European Perspective

"Forensic science is a vibrant field of science in which emerging new techniques are swiftly applied."

June 24, 2011

Experimental Error: What Happens in the Lab Stays in the Lab

Our labs are science-based mini-societies -- so why do we run them in the same arbitrary and bureaucratic way as the rest of the world?

Christos Anastopoulos in front of a small-scale model of the ATLAS detector at CERN.
December 21, 2012

Breakthrough of the Year: Seekers of the Higgs Boson

Science Careers talks to three young investigators who contributed to this year's monumental discovery.

September 24, 2010

Don't Worry, I'm (Un)Professional: A Guide to Your Laboratory Colleagues

Our Experimental Error columnist asks, "Who are the people in your fume hood?"

November 12, 1999 Survey Results are In

January 04, 2002

Surveying Postdocs: A Tale from the Trenches

March 15, 2002

Undergraduate Scholarships Special

May 18, 2007

Special Feature: Behavioral Science Careers

May 18, 2007

Public Opinion Research: Measuring Happiness

For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.

April 16, 2004

?Lab Cred?

A key indicator of your ‘lab cred’ is whether people you’ve never met know who you are when you first meet them.

May 31, 2002

Everyday Situation: Anything But Ordinary

"There is a degree of dishonesty in the research community: a community that is supposedly devoted to finding "truth" and receives a significant amount of trust from the general public."

March 21, 2003

How to Get Around to Writing

Remind yourself constantly that the reason you get up in the morning is to write scientific papers.

August 15, 2003

Turn Up the Heat

"This may sound a bit on the light side, but it guarantees that you are working on all, and no more, of the essential ingredients that need to be incorporated in your paper."

January 31, 2003

Responding to Scientific Fraud

"The key question in determining responsibility is this: Did these authors have any reason to suspect the data?"

October 08, 1999

NSF Criteria

March 14, 2008

Playing Well With Industry

"The tipping point is when scientists' commitments to industry-funded research compromise their ability to do what their university appointments require: promote the public good through training students and pursuing research on important issues."