Perverse incentives in the academic progression/reward systems can sometimes lead to unwanted consequences at best and malpractice at worst. The scholarly publishing world has, over the last few years, been rocked by a relatively new and acute pandemic of falsified information being submitted to scientific journals via papermills. Continue reading Papermills in Bioscience Reports
Starting a PhD during ‘normal’ times is an adventure in itself, the start of a long and exciting academic commitment. But starting a PhD amid a global pandemic has certainly been a completely new experience and one that I couldn’t have ever contemplated. Continue reading Starting a PhD during a pandemic: My Experience
On 3 September, we held our second online chat via Twitter to answer your questions on Working in Industry. Our panelists represented different aspects of the biosciences industry, which included Gerard Collins, Human Resources Director at Sosei Heptares, Marion Vandeputte, an Associate Scientist at Illumina, and Daniel Jamieson, an entrepreneur and Founder of Biorelate. Here we provide the highlights from our online Q&A. Continue reading Working in industry – what’s it all about?
I probably don’t need to say it, but 2020 has turned out very differently than expected. When I started as Head of Programmes at In2scienceUK in January, I didn’t expect to spend more time working from home than I had in the office, or work with the team to transform the In2scienceUK in person work experience placements and workshops to an entirely Virtual Placement Programme. … Continue reading Transforming the In2scienceUK programme to virtual delivery