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Democratising access to research – our long-standing commitment to Open Access publishing

22 October 2021

The scholarly communication landscape has changed profoundly over the past two decades, with a profusion of new publishing and subscription models from commercial and not-for-profit publishers. The increasing importance of Open Access (OA) – making research immediately and freely available to all – has presented challenges as well as opportunities for libraries, funding organisations, publishers and researchers alike.

Pre-pandemic meetings: The 32nd Head Group Meeting

Successful applicants for one of our Meeting Grants are asked to submit a short report about the event after it has taken place. We always enjoy reading the reports as we can find out about all the incredible science taking place thanks to our financial support.

Did you know Scientific Meeting Grants can be used for virtual events?

26 May 2021

Lab closures, project delays, funding concerns and restricted travel – 2020 as a scientist was a tough one. Thankfully, labs are back open and delayed projects are picking up once again. Travel restrictions are still in place however, meaning that in-person events are still a way off.

Life after a Travelling Fellowship

6 April 2021

With much of the world still ground to a halt, we’ve missed sharing stories from our Travelling Fellowship recipients. These grants provide early-career researchers with the means to visit international labs and while travel remains restricted, we decided to use this time to catch up with some of our previous recipients.

How to improve your scientific writing

4 March 2021

‘If you are a scientist and you want to succeed, you must become a writer,’ writes John Wallingford in his #DevBiolWriteClub on the Node. He is, of course, absolutely right – biologists really are storytellers.

A tribute to Dr Richard Skaer

9 August 2021

Dr Richard Skaer dedicated much of his career to the success of The Company of Biologists. It is with great sadness that we learned of his passing on 5 June 2021.

A remote internship – Mihaly Badonyi

15 July 2021

Written by Mihaly Badonyi

In late April, I embarked on a 3-month data analyst position at The Company of Biologists as part of the Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) initiative within my doctoral training programme aimed at exposing students to opportunities in which they can apply their skills.

How to apply for the Creative Science Writing Workshop

25 May 2021

Hear from the organisers of the Creative Science Writing Workshop taking place in June 2022 about how the Workshop will work, what is involved and also some tips on how best to approach your application.

How The Company of Biologists supports early-career researchers

8 March 2021

Early-career researchers (ECRs) are our future leaders in biology and it is vital that we support them in the first stages of their academic careers. 

Engaging Chinese biologists with WeChat

29 January 2021

Social media gets a hard time these days, and in some instances rightly so. For the scientific community however, it’s a powerful platform for informal science communication and fruitful collaborations.

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