Writing competition open for entries – win an iPad and article in eLife #A2UComp

And if you already have one you can always re-gift it (to me)!  This is a new science writing competition for researchers and I shall be one of the judges I am delighted to say. The 'Access to Understanding' writing competition for bioscience researchers has been launched by Europe PubMed Central and The British Library … Continue reading Writing competition open for entries – win an iPad and article in eLife #A2UComp

Cancer Research UK to get a new look

I noticed this in Civil Society from a few hours ago.  Cancer Research UK (CRUK) - the largest publicly funded medical research charity in the UK - is reported to be launching a new identity in September to coincide with the 10th anniversary of its establishment from the merger of Cancer Research Campaign and the … Continue reading Cancer Research UK to get a new look

US congressman tries the legislative route to ending bias in clinical trials reporting

The weekend beckons but given the 'transparency' theme to the week here is something to ponder. US Congressman Tom Reed has tabled a bill in the House of Reps with the purpose of strengthening the reporting requirements on clinical trials so that negative and positive trial results are published.  It is being supported by the Cancer Mission2020 lobby … Continue reading US congressman tries the legislative route to ending bias in clinical trials reporting

Help set the agenda in cancer research….

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) is on a recruitment drive for consumers (patients, carers, relatives and members of the public affected by cancer) to join one of their Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs). These Groups are pivotal in driving new ideas and setting the agenda for cancer research so a patient voice is essential.  There are ten … Continue reading Help set the agenda in cancer research….