Data Sharing from Clinical Trials — A Research Funder’s Perspective
The Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation share a common vision for maximizing the value of data that are generated through the trials they fund.
Study Finds Male Ph.D. Candidates Submit and Publish Papers at Significantly Higher Rates Than Female Peers on the Same Campus
Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at significantly higher rates than their female peers, even within the same institution. The majors drivers of that gap remain unclear, but one factor is that women teach more during their Ph.D. programs and men serve more often as research assistants.
A Journal Is a Club: A New Economic Model for Scholarly Publishing
While part of the original motivation of the first research publication in serial form — the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1665 — was to make money, the early history of scholarly publishing is largely one of community subsidy to cover losses or breaking even.