September 2017 News

David Grimm to Share Insights on Communicating Research

September 19, 2017
David Grimm MED ’04 is an award-winning journalist, Yale Poynter Fellow, and the Online News Editor of Science, the world’s leading journal of science news and scientific research. In a talk titled, “Stop Talking Like a Scientist: Communicating Research to the General Public,” Grimm shares his insights on turning scientific concepts into user-friendly language, how scientific papers become news stories, and how he made the transition from scientist to science journalist. The event is on September 20, 2017 at 3:00pm, WLH 201, Sudler Hall, 100 Wall St. The talk is sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism. It is free and open to the public.

Updates on Research Data

September 18, 2017
The research team in the Office of the Provost has been developing guidelines on research data and materials. The Research Data and Materials policy clarifies the University’s position on research data and materials retention, access, transfer, and ownership, and complements existing Yale policies and the Faculty Handbook. In addition to the policy, detailed and updated guidance and a series of frequently asked questions are available. Accurate and appropriate research records are an essential component of any research project, comprising the evidence necessary to evaluate research results and to reconstruct the events and processes leading to them. Research data are an increasingly important and expensive output of the scholarly research process, across all disciplines. All research requires some level of data management before, during, and subsequent to the active research period. The Office of the Provost will continue to work with faculty and partners on campus (including ITS, the Yale Center for Research Computing, and the Library) to improve support for research and data management. For more information, visit