Archive for the research Category

Irish science achieves high ratings for research

Posted in research with tags , on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“Measuring the quality of research in different countries can be a complex, controversial exercise, but the widely used bibliometrics system shows that Irish scientists are increasingly influential …” (more)

[Conor O’Carroll, Irish Times, 24 March]

Korea, Singapore threaten Australia’s standing in Nature publication rankings

Posted in research with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“Pressure from rising stars Korea and Singapore could soon squeeze Australia out of its third place in a prestigious ranking of publication rates in the Nature suite of scientific journals. The Nature Publishing Index for Asia and the Pacific released today …” (more)

[Jill Rowbotham, The Australian, 24 March]

UK Unearths £100 Million More for Research Infrastructure, Launches Agency to Eliminate Clinical Trial Red Tape

Posted in research with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“The United Kingdom’s budget for 2011-12, announced today by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, has some good news for scientists with a £100 million boost in spending on capital projects as well as promised removal of red tape surrounding biomedical research and clinical trials …” (more)

[Daniel Clery, Science Insider, 23 March]

To Wikipedia or not to Wikipedia

Posted in research, teaching with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Do you / should you recognise use of Wikipedia as a source of content for student research projects? For years, the answer was an overwhelming ‘no’ …” (more)

[Pennybridged’s Weblog …, 23 March]

Europe opens up clinical trials database

Posted in research with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“The European Medicines Agency opened up its clinical trials database to the public today. Information on interventional trials run in all 27 EU member states, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, will now be searchable via the EU Clinical Trials Register website …” (more)

[Daniel Cressey, The Great Beyond, 22 March]

Scholars to stop pretending they don’t use Wikipedia; will work out best practices instead

Posted in research, teaching with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“Some students and profs London’s Imperial College have decided to stop using scary anecdotes to frighten students away from Wikipedia …” (more)

[Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing, 21 March]

Quake shakes Japan’s science

Posted in research with tags on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“The magnitude-9.0 earthquake that struck northeastern Japan on 11 March trashed Koji Tamura’s laboratory and office, flinging books, microscopes, sequencers and samples to the floor …” (more)

[Ichiko Fuyuno, Nature News, 21 March]