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It is no secret that academia has a dark, expansive history of bullying. Over the past few years, a growing body of evidence has suggested an alarming rate of bullying…
Dear academia, it’s time to THINK!
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Gerlind Wallon is the deputy director of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). A German native, she graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry from Brandeis…
Careers outside academia: Interview with Gerlind Wallon
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On July 21, 2022, the prominent blog Retraction Watch and esteemed American journal Science published articles on the newly uncovered evidence of potential…
Image fabrication controversy in Alzheimer’s research threatens a fundamental hypothesis
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While the proper use of statistics can be confusing, it should not be scary. This article provides some simple suggestions to help you be more thoughtful and accurate in…
Statistical reporting doesn’t have to be scary: Tips for the statistically challenged researcher
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Artificial intelligence (AI) tools are now being widely explored to ease several publishing-related aspects. Academic writing is one of them. In this post, Charlotte…
A wish list for automation in academic writing
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Here's Gayatri Ramachandran's personal account of the challenges faced while communicating her struggles of PhD life to her family and misconceptions about life during…
What to educate your family about before you embark on a PhD journey
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The 7th World Conference on Research Integrity, held in May–June 2022 in Cape Town, focused on issues surrounding ethics in collaboration between researchers in the…
Despite promising developments, African researchers are still disadvantaged in publication
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Dr. Woojin Lee has a PhD in Neuroscience from the Institute of Neurology, University College London, and a Masters degree in Oncology from the School of Molecular…
Careers outside academia: How her PhD helps Woojin Lee give legal advice to bioscience companies
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Adhering to the guidelines prescribed by an exhaustive manual such as the American Psychological Association Manual (APA) of Style can be daunting. Here's a cheat sheet…
Cheat sheet: American Psychological Association (APA) Manual of Style
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The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict has greatly affected research and researchers in both countries. This post summarizes the challenges and precipitating factors as…