When talking about the state of innovation in the scholarly communications industry, it is pertinent to mention that the researcher life cycle continues to be bookended by sameness. This article…
The concept of open access is evolving and taking the form of “research communication.” Today, it is not enough to make research findings and data freely available after publication. It is more…
Public investment into scientific R&D has plateaued across the world, and this transition seems to have affected basic research the most. It it were the year 1960 and you had $10 to spend on…
Case: The study proposed a new wound healing technique and involved needle puncture on patients from two medical centers. It was mentioned in the paper that an institutional ethical review board has…
As noted in my previous post, a handful of the STAP authors from RIKEN have issued a protocol exchange document detailing ‘essential technical tips’ to reproduce STAP cells. The listed protocol goes…
The STAP stem cells situation, as I write this down, represents a can of worms whose lid has been pried open by scores of scholarly commentators, most of them active researchers in the field, on…