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The Black Hole

BY LYNN WALDER | SEP 08 2021

This person acts as a cross-functional integrator who translates strategic vision into executables and infrastructure.

BY DAVID KENT | AUG 03 2021

If you want to build or change something, you need to find a band of people who share that vision.

BY JONATHAN THON | JUL 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 JONATHAN THON | MAY 20 2021

A startup company should only be focused on one idea at a time and learning to trust your gut when making decisions will help your team stay on track.

BY DAVID KENT | APR 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 JONATHAN THON | MAR 18 2021

Rarely leveraged at academic institutions, executive coaches can provide invaluable insights and advice to principal investigators.

BY DAVID KENT | FEB 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 | FEB 12 2021

Part of being self-aware is recognizing where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and being able to fill those gaps on your team with those who will be both a good technical and cultural fit.

BY DAVID KENT | JAN 19 2021

Guest writer Sarah Masefield explains why she created the “How to Thrive and Survive in your PhD” project to help postgraduate researchers connect and help one another.

BY JONATHAN THON | JAN 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 | DEC 31 2020

This past year has accentuated issues that needed to have some light shone on them and we should be very careful not to push them back in the darkness.

BY JONATHAN THON | DEC 09 2020

Having a distinct brand that is integrated with your research program’s culture allows your team to define its strengths and intended contributions to a field.

BY DAVID KENT | DEC 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 | NOV 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 | NOV 05 2020

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

BY DAVID KENT | OCT 22 2020

The academic community is at risk of losing a large percentage of researchers, unless institutions and funding agencies start implementing proactive solutions.

BY JONATHAN THON | OCT 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 | SEP 17 2020

We would like to see major organizations make their reviewer comments available to other funding organizations for grants that “just missed” getting funded.

BY JONATHAN THON | SEP 03 2020

The idea of successive iterations across stages of development is not incongruent with the concept of mastery, and one might expect that further iterations drives greater competence.

BY JONATHAN THON | JUL 31 2020

The current system of academic science is not organized to support all scientists equally.