Social media and medical research, a story from Oz

I am in international mood today.  From the United States to Australia.  Unfortunately not via Hawaii. This was sent to me this morning and it’s basically a report of a paper appearing in the Journal of Internet Medical Research about the viability of using social media in medical research. Interesting snapshot discussion around the pitfalls – i.e.… Read More Social media and medical research, a story from Oz

Share your experience of public involvement in research: INVOLVE 2012 Conference call for presentations

  Doing this remotely so apologies if this doesn’t work/come out very well: INVOLVE 2012: Putting people first in research Conference call for presentations is now open Our eighth biennial INVOLVE conference will take place on 13th and 14th November 2012 at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. The conference will bring together members of the public, service users, researchers, research… Read More Share your experience of public involvement in research: INVOLVE 2012 Conference call for presentations

Science at the Conservative Party Conference

Two down, one to go.  Here’s science related ‘matter’ at the Conservative Party Conference which starts in Birmingham tomorrow. Birmingham University was of course the venue for the Science Minister, David Willett’s, first speech after taking office.  I am looking forward to being one of the hosts when he joins us for a roundtable breakfast… Read More Science at the Conservative Party Conference

Not another article about partnership

The term ‘partnership’ is now scattered liberally through the narrative we all use for the way in which we work – either as organisations or as individuals.  The highly inventive among us occasionally substitute it with  ‘collaboration’ or even the more arcane ‘working together,’ but partnership is in the ascendant in every sense. But I am beginning to… Read More Not another article about partnership

Sums and summitry

Yesterday 30 top scientists called for a tripling of Government expenditure on research into dementia – you may have heard some of them being interviewed on news programmes during the day.  Their call was timed to coincide with a day-long summit organised by the Department of Health and Medical Research Council (MRC) which brought together… Read More Sums and summitry

Continental drift or moving target?

Science would seem to be on the move again. Last week’s reshuffle saw the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) – including the science portfolio – merge with the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) to become the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) under Lord Mandelson. Its worth reminding ourselves at this… Read More Continental drift or moving target?