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Litmaps: see research literature by its connections Axton Pitt CEO and co-founder. The Litmaps logo appears below this text and a photo of the Litmaps office backlit by a sunny window is at the right.

Litmaps: see research literature by its connections

August 23, 2023
Preface: Finding your way through the published literature when starting a new project, or keeping up to date between research and courses can feel daunting, so we asked Axton from Litmaps how we can discover literature based on connection. We learned how Litmaps helps you see a field of literature based on connectedness theory, and...
dermatology research funding blog

Unlocking dermatology research funding: empowering advancements in skin health

August 15, 2023
Dermatology research is an important field that aims to advance our understanding of skin diseases and disorders, develop new treatments and therapies, and improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Did you know that the skin is, in fact, the biggest organ of the human body? The skin serves several essential functions, including protection of...
SciScore: an assistant for reliable methods reporting Anita Bandrowski, PhD, CEO. The SciScore logo appears underneath this text, and a blue graphic of a desktop computer with the SciScore logo on the monitor is at the right.

SciScore: an assistant for reliable methods reporting

August 9, 2023
Preface: We asked Anita Bandrowski from SciScore about reliable methods reporting and learned about tools developed to help researchers write complete and rigorous methods sections and increase scientific reproducibility. While SciScore can help us fill out the MDAR reports and STAR tables required by specific journals, it also gives a framework for checking that things...
Funder Perspective: International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association Danielle Kerkovich, PhD, Director of Research Development and Partnerships IFOPA logo and photo of Danielle.

International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association (IFOPA): Perspective from a funder

August 2, 2023
Preface:  I recently had a conversation with Danielle Kerkovich, Director of Research Development and Partnerships at the International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association. Danielle has a PhD in biomedical sciences and extensive experience working in the non-profit sector. According to Danielle, "There are a lot of researchers attracted to working on this disease where there is...
Enabla: interactive, inclusive, and open science lectures Anton Kutlin, Founder of Enabla. The Enabla logo appears underneath this text and an image of purple comment boxes in different languages on a black web video player is at the right.

Enabla: interactive, inclusive, and open science lectures

July 26, 2023
Preface: As platforms like Zoom and Tiktok have allowed us to communicate our research across more boundaries, Enabla is bringing teaching and science education out of the lecture halls and onto an open, inclusive, and interactive platform. We asked Anton from Enabla about what it's like to make our lectures available online, and learned that...
Peer review: A key ‘transferable skill’ for researchers Gareth Dyke, PhD, Reviewer Credits

Peer review: A key ‘transferable skill’ for researchers

July 19, 2023
What’s currently missing from the  peer review training available for researchers?  Everyone knows that peer review is the cornerstone of academic publishing. We all rely on other experts, our peers, to ‘quality control’ submitted research, to suggest improvements and changes, all before articles are finally - hopefully - published in journals. The higher-profile the journal,...
Sci Ani: amplifying research communication with science animations Emma Feloy, Managing Director of Sci Ani

Sci Ani: amplifying research communication with science animations

July 12, 2023
Preface: In the latest interview with companies that are using innovation to support researchers, we asked Emma Feloy from Science Animated how the team is amplifying research communication with simple, effective science animations. We learned that sharing research using visual media has a huge benefit in audience learning and retention, and that pairing the simplified...
Bees in Rain: Exploring the intersections of science and film. Image of Robbie I'Anson Price, PhD and Co-founder

Bees in Rain: exploring the intersections of science and film

June 28, 2023
Preface: Visual media has taken over in how we absorb information, so how can researchers use film and video to communicate science? We asked Robbie I’Anson Price from Bees in Rain Science Film Studio about the future of sci-comm and how he approaches creating films that share research with different audiences. We learned how impact...

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