The outsized importance of publications has meant too many research students focus on featuring papers in prestigous journals, despite having success in doing so feeling like something of a lottery. To Mattias Björnmalm, a strong focus on the research output instead of the research process is detrimental to research itself. Research is about increasing our understanding of the world and helping to solve problems. At its best and most effective, this is a collaborative endeavour leveraging diverse skills and experiences. Ensuring we focus our definition of success around valuable contributions — instead of around the final output — would recognise and reward good research and researchers.
eLife and Center for Open Science (COS), today announced their support for the continuing development of Plaudit – a mechanism for academics to share their research recommendations openly with readers.
Full press release here.
A paper entitled “Physical stimuli-responsive vesicles in drug delivery: Beyond liposomes and polymersomes” by researchers at Imperial College London and qBionano has now been published in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews!
Coatings super-repellent to ultralow surface tension liquids, Nature Materials, DOI: 10.1038/s41563-018-0178-2
Link for free, full access to the paper: https://rdcu.be/9i75
Researchers from qBionano and collaborators have just published a new paper describing the design and engineering of a coating that is super-repellent to all liquids. Read more below.