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Definition Generic Viagra refers to a non-branded version of the medication sildenafil citrate, which is primarily used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. While the brand-name Viagra is a well-known product developed by Pfizer, generic versions are produced by various pharmaceutical companies after the patent for the original drug has expired. Problems in bed … Read more

Universities launch initiative to improve transparency around biomedical Ph.D. careers

Today, nearly a dozen university presidents announced the formation of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Sciences (publication; website), which is committed to collecting and publishing data on demographics and career outcomes of biomedical Ph.D.s and postdocs. Rescuing Biomedical Research has worked with many CNGLS members and members of the National Institutes of Health’s Broadening … Read more

An update on capping indirect cost payments on NIH grants

An RBR Writing Program post by Torrey Truszkowski Indirect cost payments, also known as overhead or facilities and administration costs, are a critical part of research grants and pay for the upkeep and administration of research facilities. The Trump administration’s fiscal 2018 budget proposed a 22 percent cut to the National Institutes of Health, with … Read more

More rounds of grant review do not necessarily equal more funding

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. According to the NIH’s 2008 policy, investigators whose de novo R01 grant, termed a true A0, … Read more

Scientists are more than their bibliometrics

By Helena Lucente Metrics and other quantitative data assessments of effectiveness are ubiquitous throughout science. However, a common concern of researchers is the overreliance of committees and administrators on metrics that do not accurately portray all of the positive effects an individual can have on research and universities. A recent article in Nature highlights how … Read more

Scientists speak out against Executive Order on immigration

By Swagata Basu On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order banning refugees and immigrants, including green card and travel visa holders, from seven countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. Syrian refugees have been banned indefinitely from entering the country placing them further in limbo. At least 18 percent of the entire U.S. … Read more

Supporting those affected by hurricane Maria

Contributed by Daniel Colón-Ramos Earlier this month, Hurricane Maria cut a destructive path across Puerto Rico. Rescuing Biomedical Research member Daniel Colón-Ramos has put together some straightforward strategies for members of the biomedical research community wanting to help those affected by the hurricane both in Puerto Rico and in the mainland U.S. Acknowledge the crisis … Read more

Transparency in Ph.D. career outcomes: The growing snowball

Improving transparency in Ph.D. career outcomes has been a consistent recommendation for more than 20 years-worth of reports on reforming the biomedical research enterprise. While some institutions have launched robust career outcome data collection and publication projects, these efforts have long been isolated to individual universities. However, a series of recent community-wide efforts suggest broad … Read more

Two new papers delve into the dynamics of the biomedical research workforce

Information and data on the trends in the biomedical workforce are not always easy to come by. The National Science Foundation conducts several annual and biannual surveys to assess the numbers of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, the Ph.D. graduation rate, the demographics of trainee populations and many others. Two new papers present data on … Read more