According to a blog entry at Nature the NIH is reconsidering their policy limiting applicants to a single revision of an unfunded grant proposal.

Good. They should do so. Unless, as I’ve said repeatedly, they can show that the increase in the percentage of grants funded on the first try is driven by genuine “first” tries. Rather than being driven by ideas which have been previously reviewed, in different guise.

Making your own equipment

October 16, 2012

The latest from Backyard Brains…


When I walked up this year the rig seemed curiously sophisticated compared with past efforts…


SfN must be on to these guys…no live roaches this year….

Anyway, their schweeetly fabbed plastic bits?


They built it all themselves using a Makerbot. Tim claimed about a $2,000 cost for the bot. Niiiice