By Adriana Bankston, Ph.D. On Wednesday, the American Chemical Society, an organization with over 150,000 members and whose mission is to “disseminate indispensable chemistry-related information worldwide,” announced its intention to establish the ChemRxiv preprint server for the chemistry community.
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By Adriana Bankston, Ph.D. The ability to make novel scientific discoveries is largely dependent on principal investigators being able to secure federal funding. This is often in the form of an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
With the stop and start of science now and the current funding climate, it is very difficult to support a staff member. There are no university programs to provide long term support for technicians during a funding gap. Instead, there is a surplus of funds for graduate student assistantships and TA support. Universities and/or funding agencies should create funds to support technicians regardless of project funding.