Informed Consent (Word cloud generated using text from the Nuremberg Code of medical ethics (1949) )

Informed consent: Beyond forms and signatures

Vanshika Singh

'Informed consent' is the process which ensures that human participants in a research study are given comprehensive information about the study, which allows them to make a conscious decision on whether or not to be part of it. However, theory does not always translate into practice, and in a country as vast and diverse as India, implementing true informed consent sometimes becomes a challenging task, as is examined in this next article in our series on research ethics.

The curious case of the missing Indian postdoc

The curious case of the missing Indian postdoc

Shambhavi Naik

When it comes to attracting and retaining quality post-doctoral fellows, India often finds itself lagging behind, which in turn exerts a cost on the scientific output of the country. In this opinion piece, Shambhavi Naik, Research Fellow, Technology and Policy Programme, Takshashila Institution, and Megha, India Alliance Early Career Fellow at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), examine possible causes and suggest solutions to this issue.

Dispatches from IndiaBioscience

Keynote lecture by K. VijayRaghavan at Young Investigators' Meeting 2018.

Slides from the talks at recently-held YIM2018 are available in our resource section here and here.

Find pictures from YIM2018 on our Flickr channel here.

A report on "Gender-sensitization in Indian science: attitudes and action items" emerging from a session on sexual harassment in the workplace at YIM2018, written by Shubha Tole and L.S. Shashidhara and supported by YIM2018 participants from 47 different institutions was published in Current Science and can be found here.