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    A Useful Report on the Responsible Conduct of Research

    The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has issued a new report on the responsible conduct of research (RCR) and how to teach it in graduate programs. Research and Scholarly Integrity in Graduate Education: A Comprehensive Approach, summarizes CGS’s Project for Scholarly Integrity (PSI), which was funded by the United States Office of Research… Read More
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    A Biomedical Products Show Just for Postdocs

    From the Could-Be-A-Barometer-of-How-Things-Are-Changing-But-Maybe-Not department: This past Tuesday, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) presented a product fair and technology seminar for its postdocs. The event was written up in a short article in the Daily Pennsylvanian, a Penn campus newspaper. According to the article, the equipment on disp… Read More
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    How You Write Matters

    Recently our department received an unusual application for an ophthalmology residency. The applicant seemed impressive, a top student at a prestigious medical school with several publications and strong letters of recommendation. What made the application unusual was that the word “ophthalmology” was consistently misspelled throughout… Read More
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    A Peer Review Guide, and a Consortium of Research Staff Associations

    Two more interesting developments that were announced at the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) in Dublin are the publication of a peer review guide for young researchers and the launch of a global umbrella organization for research staff associations.   Produced by Sense About Science’s Voice of Young Science (VoYS) network, Peer review… Read More
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    Opportunities for U.S.-based Scientists to Spend Time in European Labs

    As announced last Friday during the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) in Dublin, and reported by our colleagues on Science Now, the U.S. National Science Foundation and the European Commission are putting in place a new initiative to help young scientists across the two sides of the Atlantic enter closer research collaborations. The idea… Read More
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    Preliminary Results of Euroscience Survey

    On 16 April th ;European non-profit researchers’ association Euroscience launched a survey exploring the working conditions and career development of young researchers. The aim: to fill in gaps in comparable data across European countries to better identify the career needs of young researchers and help improve their situations. So far,… Read More
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    Family Stories in Scientific Presentations

    Maybe I’ve just not been to the right conferences before, but it has always seemed to me that references to personal life don’t fit well in the context of scientific conferences. But here in Dublin at ESOF 2012 I have seen several speakers use examples drawn from family life to convey a scientific message or concept. Read More
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    Career Advice from a Scientist-Turned-Science Minister

    Last time I talked to Romanian chemist Daniel Funeriu, he was a group leader in chemical biology at the Technical University of Munich in Germany and vice-president of the Romanian presidential commission for science and education. This was 2009 when I was researching an article as part of a Science Careers feature examining how science… Read More
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    Live chat: Are We Training Too Many Scientists?

    Too many graduate students and postdocs chasing too few academic jobs has led to a dysfunctional biomedical research system. That’s the conclusion of a draft report on the biomedical workforce released this month by an advisory panel to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The panel urged taking steps to shorten young scientists’ ca… Read More
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    EU Consultation on Immigration Rules

    The European Commission is running a consultation on how to improve immigration rules on the entry and residence of non-EU-national researchers, students, unremunerated trainees, and volunteers in Europe. You may offer your views whatever your citizenship and current situation. “Questions regarding visa, EU mobility rules, or labour mark… Read More
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