Tagged: Science policy

Historians and sociologists just as human as scientists - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 03, 2013

This great Sidney Harris cartoon reminds me of the Big Bang Theory scene where Sheldon and Leonard end up wrestling during a conference presentation by Leonard. It’s also a handy antidote for anyone with an idealistic picture of scientists and … Continue reading → … Read More

If Callaghan Innovation is the answer – remind me again what was the question? - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 14, 2012

Well, surely I’m not the only one surprised that what was to be the establishment of an Advanced Technology Institute – or a supercharged IRL – somewhat on the model of Taiwan’s ITRI, is instead going to end up as … Continue reading → … Read More

Some worrying disquiet around Callaghan Innovation - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 06, 2012

From what I gather, it is not only me who has a degree of disquiet about the lengthy and somewhat secretive gestation taking place around Callaghan Innovation (the new moniker for the Advanced Technology Institute). Because part of the unease … Continue reading → … Read More

Come on ATI, tell us what you’re thinking – please! - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 15, 2012

Those of us who care about creating more national wealth through better commercialisation, innovation and implementation by leveraging our science capability really want to see the Advanced Technology Institute succeed. The ATI will be, after all, an important stepping stone … Continue reading → … Read More

Officiating our way to an ATI totally the wrong policy - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 08, 2012

Now everyone wants to see the Advanced Technology Institute set up and thriving. This ranges from the ATI’s establishment board, to science minister Steven Joyce, to (about to be reformed) IRL, to the CRI and university scientists and commercialisers, to … Continue reading → … Read More

Our agriculture’s much more than the sum of its parts - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 06, 2012

This post also appears at www.pastureharmonies.org Too much, arguably all the time, we look at all the individual components of our farm production systems……and beat ourselves up about them. We could use less fertiliser, our use of water isn’t that … Continue reading → … Read More

Let’s accept now that the ATI will find it very difficult to kick off by February next year - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 25, 2012

By the look of things, maybe we should accept, now, that the Advanced Technology Institute won’t be up and running by 1 Feb 2012. This was a two-month postponement from the original 1 November 2012 date – but the way … Continue reading → … Read More

Here's my number, so call me maybe? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 22, 2012

Researchers can give their number[1] and maybe that glamorous research journal or laboratory will call them sometime, maybe. ORCIDs are the thing, here. Open Researcher Contributor IDs.[2] Researchers can tag themselves with a number and use this to identify themselves and their work. You can also use the directories to find others with shared interests. A … Read More