To Spark Medical Innovation, Canada Should Embrace Open Science
The Canadian government is again in the midst of its annual consultations on innovation. It seems our efforts to find the magic key to an “innovative economy” just never go away. By Aled Edwards, CEO of the Structural Genomics Consortium and professor at the University of Toronto.
The Unpredictable Art of Science — and a Tentative Manifesto to Foster It
If we continue on the current path of adding ever tighter controls and conformities to research without understanding their effects on the impact and quality of that research, then we will likely be wasting money.
Canadian researchers who commit scientific fraud are protected by privacy laws
The publicly funded agency responsible for policing scientific fraud is keeping secret the details surrounding these researchers. Their names, where they worked, and what they did wrong is protected under privacy laws.
An expert panel will examine the impact of a decade of policies under the previous prime minister, Stephen Harper, aimed at converting university labs into tools for industrial development and commercialization.
Young health researchers consider leaving the country due to funding drought
Nearly half of all young Canadian health researchers say they are seriously considering leaving the country because of lack of financial support, according to an informal survey that comes as the federal government is signalling more support for basic science and for young scientists.