Research

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A smarter search engine?
Medical search engine Parzival wants to guide docs to more reliable sources
Parzival co-founders Celina Ansari and Lonnie Rae Kurlander.
Do you want your doctor to diagnose an ailment by Googling? A new medical search engine called Parzival is taking the wraps off this week, aiming to guide doctors and medical researchers to the most reliable sources when they're hunting for information about diseases and treatments. Read More
Free the knowledge
The Exploitative Economics of Academic Publishing
Open Publishing
Taxpayers in the United States spend $139 billion a year on scientific research, yet much of this research is inaccessible not only to the public, but also to other scientists.(a) This is the consequence of an exploitative scientific journal system that rewards academic publishers while punishing taxpayers, scientists, and universities. Fortunately, cheap open-access alternatives are not only possible, but already beginning to take root, suggesting a way forward to a more open and equitable system for sharing research. Read More
Community Management
Get what you want, without telling people what to do
The CR Network / Community Roundtable
By Rachel Happe In my January post, Redefining Management in the Digital Age, I talked about how management is changing as individuals gain more power, market access (and information) is commoditizing, and loosely coupled groups are taking on more value creation and distribution. These trends are colliding to make traditional management at best inefficient at, and at worst detrimental to, attracting and keeping the best talent. Read More