A blueprint for more a more joined-up approach to research communication

In the penultimate blog of his series looking at barriers to effective research communication and uptake, Andrew Clappison turns his attention to the need for increased competency among researchers in the area of research communication and for funding bodies to incentivise communications more … Read More »

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Governing research evidence: What you need to know about the big evidence debate

In the third post in his series looking at barriers to effective research communication and uptake, Andrew Clappison turns his attention to the drive for evidence based policy and governing evidence use. Two key themes that could shape the future of research and … Read More »

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Evidence is power and its communication must be governed

In the opening blog of this series, I outlined six issues that are currently undermining the efficacy of research communication. Here, I focus on one of these: “Communication in practice”, and I outline the tension between research and its communication, along … Read More »

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Research communication – are we getting it right when targeting policy and practice?

We’re interested in research communication, across disciplines but also when researchers communicate with others such as policy makers and practitioners. Our correspondent Andrew Clappison introduces his mini series that will explore what research communication means. I believe there are several common issues … Read More »

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Reference Management Software Zotero

If you are a researcher who is conducting a research that involves literature evaluation, chances are that using a reference management software will be of great help in storing, organising and automatically cite your sources. There are various types of … Read More »

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Surviving the viva

This week I stood for my PhD viva and passed with minor corrections. So I thought where best to start my first blog for jobs.co.uk, than with sharing my viva experience whilst it’s still fresh. For those who might not … Read More »

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Journal clubs: an interesting tradition

Depending on your boss, in the laboratory in which you work there might be a tradition of dedicating some of the lab meetings to holding journal club sessions. In journal clubs, one or two members of the lab pick what … Read More »

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What does it take to be a bio-scientist? A personal opinion.

Here we are in the first week of 2016 (Happy New Year, by the way!), and I have just finished writing a report on our recent outreach activity at Universitè de Montrèal, Canada. You might have read about it here. … Read More »

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The negative impact of not teaching about “impact”

While studying at the University of Florence in my undergrad times I had the honour of being mentored by the late Prof. Ivano Bertini. Prof. Bertini was “unusual”: energetic, funny, passionate and sometimes very hard to deal with. All this … Read More »

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Conflicts of interest: pedagogy, professional practice and research

Google my name and you will soon see that I am not afraid of a bit of controversy or self-publicity. For me it comes with the territory of being both a researcher and a journalist – I have to be … Read More »

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