Do you ever get that feeling that you would like to have a magic spell to organize all your data?
And once it is organized, wouldn’t it be magnificent if there would be a software that could put together all relevant data from your projects, add some new references and present you with a manuscript draft you can build upon?
The recent study published in the Journal of Cheminformatics: Electronic lab notebooks: can they replace paper? tackles the subject of electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) and one of the most important questions – Can ELNs replace paper notebooks in today’s digital age?
Nowadays, making and publishing good science just isn’t enough if you want to stand out and increase the impact of your hard work. Thankfully there are tools available online that will help you do just that. Interested in improving your chances of landing collaborators, funding and positions? Read on, this article is for you.
I have recently read the 2014 Nature paper on which social media do scientists use and why do they use it. In the meantime a lot has changed, ResearchGate no longer has 4.5 million users, but 8 million. That does not seem much compared to 1.5 billion users Facebook has, but is still a remarkable number considering that only scientists use it.
It’s like someone would force you to ride a horse to work, instead of driving a car. But let us start at the beginning.
“Open science is the idea that scientific knowledge of all kinds should be openly shared as early as is practical in the discovery process.”
Michael Nielsen, a quantum physicist and a science writer
Is there a difference between scientists and researchers? Is one an occupation and the other a mission or lifestyle? Does it really matter in the end?
More and more papers are retracted each year. In a reproducibility study Bayer was able to repeat only 14 out of 67 drug target research experiments from landmark papers. Amgen set out to repeat 53 key discoveries in the field of cancer and succeeded in only 6.
Meet Dr Afif Abdel Nour, Field Application Scientist for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Bio Rad Laboratories