Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Brain Centres around the world

Lou Ruvo Brain Institute in Las Vegas
Melbourne Brain Centre in Melbourne, Australia
The Melbourne Brain Centre recently opened its doors as the home of the Austin campus Florey Neuroscience Institutes. Which had me wondering how important a building is to research. Looking farther afield there seems to be much interest from the governments of  developed countries in dedicating institutes to research of the brain and brain diseases. These buildings come with custom fittings from labs to research spaces and create spaces for collaboration between stroke, dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson's, Huntington's, motor neuron disease etc.

And what could be more important than discipline collaboration? In stroke alone there is so much collaboration between disciplines, and diseases. In the coming editions of the journal we are running a Stroke and Vascular Dementia series, edited by Dr Amy Brodtmann, who is currently specializing in this very important and interesting field.  IJS, following the global trend will bring you more and more collaboration in the future.
Ontario Brain Centre, Canada

McKnight Brain Centre Florida, US

Monday, July 11, 2011

Online character simulation - avoiding research misconduct


In "The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct," you become the lead characters in an interactive movie and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences. The simulation addresses Responsible Conduct of Research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices.

It's a great online interactive idea - we would be interested to hear your thoughts?

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