Journal articles in the life sciences: expanding publication to improve recognition

By Ronin Research Scholar Heather Maughan Journal articles are aplenty these days (at least in the life sciences). I can never keep up with my “to read” list. Twenty years ago when I was a graduate student I managed to thoroughly read tens of papers each week, and could keep up on what was being …

Ronin Institute-IGDORE Scholarship Values Summit: September 14-16

The Ronin Institute and the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education (IGDORE) are co-organizing an unconference called the Scholarship Values Summit commencing this Tuesday (US time) September 14-16, 2021. This is the third unconference that the Ronin Institute has been involved in organizing after unconferences in 2016 and 2020. The Scholarship Values Summit …

Success? What is that?

Notes from the Big Brain Collective as summarized by Research Scholar Emily Monosson The last Big Brain gathered around the idea of success. What does success mean and what are some challenges for reaching success? Ask a bunch of Ronin Scholars and you’ll get a bunch of different ideas; that’s part of what Ronin is about. …

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The Big Brain Begins to Think

By Research Scholars Emily Monosson, Arika Virapongse  and Judy Daniels  At the Ronin Institute, we’ve been working on a Big Brain project that intends to collect and share experiences and insights by scholars operating outside of traditional academic institutions. Our Big Brain project got off to a great start in early March 2021 with two …