The term early-stage research is gaining traction as the entire scientific community starts to recognize the importance of sharing data far earlier in the research process. Pre-print servers are now well-established in many fields of academia, but there’s a wealth of other important early-stage research that scientists should be sharing.
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Security risks conference organizers can’t ignore
Conference organizers need to manage hundreds of moving puzzle pieces to ensure their event is a success, so it’s not surprising that security sometimes slips down the list of priorities. However, if something does go wrong at your conference, the consequences can be huge. To help you avoid any nasty surprises on the day we’ve put together a list of technology tips that will help protect your attendees throughout the conference.
Top trends for libraries in 2019
Academic libraries are constantly developing to ensure they can best support the changing needs of their students. As 2019 approaches, we’ve scoured the research from this year’s Charleston Library Conference to put together the biggest topics librarians around the world are working on right now. Read on to find out why technology, data, and early-stage research will play an integral role in the new year.
What the tech industry can teach academia
Without taking risks and challenging the status quo, the majority of the world’s biggest scientific breakthroughs would not have been possible. That’s why it’s all the more surprising that academia itself is often reluctant to embrace new ways of working and sharing results. Scientists work on their research in secrecy for months or years and then wait an average of 100 days from the moment they submit their paper until it ends up published in a journal. Early-stage findings are hidden, failures are rarely shared, and the online presence of scientific content is disjointed, meaning that valuable findings end up obscured from both researchers and the general public.
Researchers use machine learning and blood tests to detect cancer before symptoms appear
Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto today announced a new approach that shows promise for detecting cancer at a very early stage using blood tests. The method can detect cancer cells before any symptoms appear, at a stage where it is far easier to treat.