In the early part of last week I participated in a meeting organised by Science Europe on the European Research Area (ERA) which discussed topics in the broad areas of the role of funders in ERA, research impact and its assessment and the reproducibility of research. In the latter session a presentation from Nature journals highlighted some issues of consistency in terms of good experimental practice in one of their journals that I think will bear some further investigation. Ensuring that the researchers we fund adhere to excellent standards of experimentation is something all the research councils in the UK take very seriously. [...]
Tag: women in biology
The last week of my holiday included a first visit to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where we enjoyed a wide variety of gigs, including the well-received Oxford Gargoyles, performances of A Clockwork Orange and Sunday in the Park with George, and a series of street shows, shorts, comedy turns and sketch shows of which the best was probably that by The Three Englishmen.
While searching for something in a previous blog, I discovered that there is quite an industry in cyberspace devoted to analysing blogs! Some examples are here, here, here and here. I also followed a tweet to an interesting (if necessarily subjective) list of ’21 scientific research projects that could change the world’. [...]