Tagged: Science policy

Any Brits abroad here? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 29, 2010

I hope by now that British scientists abroad are aware of the Science is Vital campaign in response to noises from politicians to cut science spending in the UK.* If you aren’t, head over to Jennifer Rohn’s In which I call my own bluff and familiarise yourself with the details. You’ll want to … Read More

Varmus on writing, Autism, infographics, NCEA, cartoons and much more - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 23, 2010

Before settling down to some more lengthy science – I know I keep promising this, but I’m having a funny old time at work – here’s a round-up of interesting reads I’ve run into over the past week or so. Varmus on writing Harold Varmus has written in the Washington Post in particular about writing, … Read More

What do you want in a Head-of-Department? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 28, 2010

[caption id="attachment_3275" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="Office with speaking tubes (Source: Wikimedia Commons.)"][/caption] While skimming a long comment thread elsewhere, I noted Austin Elliott pointing readers to an article, The HoD Delusion (warning: large PDF file) in Physiology News, written by an anonymous (recovering) head of department. It opens with an anecdote about being a … Read More

Friday reading – Legionnaires' Disease, human ash sculptures, and more - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 18, 2010

As a science blogger my web browser gets full of open tabs holding articles I’d like to read, but haven’t time to do more than skim. Weeding out the good but not good enough to leave you with the better of these, I give you with this reading list: Legionnaires’ Disease occurs in New Zealand occasionally. Read More

New Ministry of Science and Innovation for New Zealand - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 02, 2010

Yesterday the New Zealand Government announced a new Ministry of Science and Innovation. The existing Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (MoRST) and the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology will be merged to form the new Ministry of Science and Innovation. The roles of the new Ministry include:* Advising the Minister of Research, Science … Read More

Have your say on the development of a Natural Health Products Bill - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 13, 2010

Submissions close in just a few days, on May 17th. PDF and Word copies of the consultation paper are available on-line. The Ministry of Health list the key elements of the consulting paper as: product approval, based on notification of products on a database recognition of the decisions of trusted … Read More