When anti-harassment policies are designed to fail

Angie NMNH

At so many institutions, the policies ostensibly meant to protect us are actually meant to keep us silent and afraid.

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Why Your Favorite Journals Need to Put a Dog in the Ethics Fight*

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

There is nothing an journal editor loves more than seeing a late night email from my best friend, Paul Brookes, in their mailbox. Paul is a genius. Well, technically he's …

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Nut Up, Faculty

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

As the fall leaves begin to make their way earthbound, undergrads scurry around campus and you find yourself hunkering down in blanket on a brisk evening or two, Fighty Squirrel …

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Detouring Around the IRB: New Regulations from HHS

The Edge for Scholars

The Department of Health and Human Services proposed revisions this week to modernize regulations protecting the safety of research participants.  One of the most important results of the proposed changes …

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A Fussy, Stubborn and Unreasonable Woman: The Contributions of Frances Kelsey to Safety and Science

The Edge for Scholars

Frances Oldham Kelsey.  This name may not ring a bell, but it should.  She died on August 7 at the age of 101.  But how does Dr. Kelsey affect you? == Dr. Kelsey …

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Making Lemonade: A Retraction Watch Interview

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Retraction. Its a word that for many scientists is synonymous with phrases like 'failure', 'dishonesty', and 'career ending'. A recent Retraction Watch features an interview with Pamela Roland, a Professor …

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Fraud Busting Bonanza

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

This week has been a can of worms as stories of fraud, misconduct and general bad deeds have rocked the science community. Papers on stem cells, semiconductors, cognitive psychology have …

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