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Brazilian ethics clash exposes science culture gap

By Carla Almeida  for SciDev.Net, republished with permission.

Bureaucracy is an old enemy of Latin American science. The difficulty of importing research material — cell culture for example — and the maze of red tape that researchers must address are real obstacles. 1,007 more words

Policy Debate

Pure(ly) Interesting

Ten years ago I was a member of a group at work that ended up deciding the needs for the university’s website management system, a subsequent group ended up choosing the system based upon the criteria we outlined. 487 more words


Reversing Brain Death: An Immodest Proposal

L. Syd M Johnson examines first of its kind research that aims to reverse brain death in humans. 816 more words

Law & Policy

Reflections on researchED Melbourne #rEdMel

I’ve landed back in Perth after a whirlwind trip to Melbourne for this year’s researchED conference. This post is an attempt to unravel the tangled threads in my head, after what was a big day of thinking, listening and talking. 1,225 more words


Paid Peer Review

So I keep getting these emails in my inbox:

Requests to register for paid peer review

Does anybody else see the slippery slide that this puts us on? 211 more words


Ethical issues in research with online data

Some time ago, I wrote a post on ethical issues in research with secondary data – a somewhat grey area, where students and scholars often feel guidance is insufficient. 670 more words

Big Data