Search Results for “SF declaration 2012”

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NSF Grants

June 25, 2015

The NSF is the major funder for science research that is not biomedical. But, like NIH grant applications, writing an NSF grant as a novice is usually confusing and overwhelming. We’ve listed resources the NSF provides to grantwriters in the table below, with links.

Harris’s book explores critical topic of scientific rigor

April 18, 2017

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) was one of the first to highlight issues of reproducibility with science, so it was with great anticipation that I picked up Richard Harris’s book, Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope and Wastes Billions. Although the title is quite dramatic, the book is much  … Read more

Neuroscientists Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan Net 2017 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

February 13, 2017

Since emigrating from Taiwan in 1968, Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan have shared in developing groundbreaking research careers that have solved some of the most basic and crucial questions in neuroscience. Now the longtime ASCB members and Howard Hughes Medical Institute-funded investigators from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are sharing another prestigious milestone: winning  … Read more

Quality Control

December 5, 2016

Protein folding is a problem that was born complex and shows few signs of getting simpler. Ever since Cyrus Levinthal posed his eponymous paradox in 1969 that an unfolded polypeptide chain offered an astronomical number of theoretical folding states, researchers have wrestled with the problem of how cells actually coax most proteins into proper shape. This  … Read more

On Preprints, and Beer and Tacos

May 2, 2016

A meeting (ASAPbio) was held on February 16–17 to discuss the role of preprints in biology, which sparked a New York Times Op-Ed by Amy Harmon under the provocative title “Handful of Biologists Went Rogue and Published Directly to Internet”1 and an article in the Economist entitled “Taking the Online Medicine.” 2 These articles expose  … Read more


November 10, 2015
The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), initiated by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals, recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scientific research are evaluated. The group met in December 2012 during the ASCB Annual Meeting  … Read more

ASCB Chemistry: Reactions of a Proud Catalyst

October 30, 2015

Writing my last Executive Director’s Column for the ASCB Newsletter is bittersweet. The bitter part comes from reflecting on the end of my time leading this fabulous organization. I know I will miss so many ASCB people with whom I have closely interacted. That includes the Society’s leadership, its staff, and the many members whom  … Read more

Federal Freeze III—Will They or Won’t They?

October 15, 2015

Long ago—September 29th to be precise—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KS) announced that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and President Barack Obama would take one last stab at negotiating a budget agreement. The threesome—known in DC as old-school compromisers—may very well be able to hammer out a deal that would raise the strict  … Read more

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