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BY SARAH RUEDIGER | January 15 2024

As head of a lab, you’re the one-man band responsible for everything from marketing to finance to product development.

BY DAVID KENT | February 08 2023

The neuroscientist is gearing up to cover topics from open, team-based science to putting EDI to work in the field.

BY JONATHAN THON | July 20 2021

Most academic scientists are trained to believe that our skillsets and expertise are limited to our own academic focus, but they are completely independent of our field.

BY DAVID KENT | April 30 2021

The current process for material transfer agreements involves way too much paperwork and puts unnecessary stress on both researchers and technology transfer offices.

BY DAVID KENT | February 26 2021

There is a clear need for additional training at all levels, but uncertainty remains as to how to deliver it all in a fair and systematic way.

BY JONATHAN THON | January 12 2021

Once you know what type of brand you are aiming for, you can identify the values that your team should embrace.

BY DAVID KENT | December 02 2020

While the advantages of preprint servers are numerous, researchers need to be very clear about the fact that these findings have not been formally assessed by the scientific community.

BY JONATHAN THON | November 17 2020

Branding is the exercise of summarizing an organization’s culture to attract a particular type of employee, collaborator or funder.

BY DAVID KENT | November 05 2020

There is an opportunity to learn from dramatic changes in behaviour that have been imposed on us.

BY JONATHAN THON | October 05 2020

There’s evidence that increasing diversity within science might directly enhance the scientific enterprise, but in order to do so, we need to acknowledge our implicit biases.

BY DAVID KENT | July 03 2020

Some people need to be pushed to achieve their best work, but it is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

BY DAVID KENT | June 23 2020

Both David and Jonathan hope that many new and good things can come from this period of lockdown.


Three scientists share their thoughts on how the scientific community can help combat racism in all its forms.

BY DAVID KENT | May 25 2020

The scientific community often relies on impromptu interactions to spur where the next set of experiments might go.

BY JONATHAN THON | May 07 2020

We must identify and resolve the gaps in our current scientific training, and revisit and refine the incentive structures we’ve created around our scientists.

BY DAVID KENT | April 08 2020

Use this time to think about your career trajectory and what aspects of your work are important to you.

BY JONATHAN THON | March 27 2020

In light of the current pandemic, it’s worthwhile to consider the importance of both public and private investment in basic research programs and the growing role of science in our society.

BY DAVID KENT | March 13 2020

We have an incredible opportunity to explore some new virtual conferencing solutions, and have team leaders be more present in their labs than usual.

BY JONATHAN THON | February 24 2020

Academic mentorship is a very important part of the education and training of scientists, but it comes with its own set of unique challenges.

BY JONATHAN THON | February 06 2020

Many revolutionary advances in science can trace their origins to chance encounters between scientists from different areas of study that spark new ideas and thinking.

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