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All Research Matters… If Only We Could Find it

One of the very valid reasons for the open access movement is to address the massive gap between the volume of research that is paid for vs what gets published ... Read more
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Passion, Commitment and Inspiration at the Science Fair

When Danielle Goodfellow from the Office of Innovation and Community Engagement at Saint Mary’s University invited me to attend an event that showcased the top science fair projects from across ... Read more

Decision-making Made Easier with Open Access

The open access movement is getting more and more attention. The question of where to publish outside of academia is one I have been so fascinated with that I left ... Read more

How to Organize Your Thoughts Before Writing

Putting pen to paper (or your fingers to the keyboard) can be intimidating. One of the hardest parts is knowing where to start and, once you’ve cleared that hurdle, it ... Read more

How to Spot Fake Research

Without a doubt, you’ve heard about fake news. At this point, the prevalence of fake news stories, which proliferate on venues like social media, has become a major public talking ... Read more

Understanding Grey Literature: How to Find It and How to Use It

Grey literature is unpublished, non-commercial, and often difficult to find information that many organizations, including think tanks, research institutes, and public health associations, use to make connections, find conclusions, and ... Read more

Understanding the Sunshine Clause

Sometimes we fail. Sometimes we try to do something and it doesn’t work for a variety of reasons. When that something has never been done before, we should give ourselves ... Read more

From Academia to the Workplace: Develop Your Style

In From Academia to the Workplace: Consider Your Diction, I introduced the disconnect between writing for professors in academia and writing for the workplace. I cautioned you to think carefully ... Read more

From Academia to the Workplace: Consider Your Diction

Besides going to classes, completing projects, and teaching undergrads, one of the most important jobs of a graduate student is preparing for the workforce. After all, that’s what all those ... Read more

Knowing vs. Understanding: Why Speaking Last is Smart

Most people want to advance in their careers. Most people want to be seen as competent, someone who can express both problems and answers. To do that, we need to ... Read more

Conquer Writer’s Block: How to Find a New Angle

Stuck, uninspired, unmotivated, feeling stale? Is writing that mid-project summary report feeling like a pending dental appointment? Are you staring at data wondering how to make it sound more interesting ... Read more

Digging Deep with Critical Thinking Skills

We know that asking questions can increase the level of common sense in our organizations and workplaces. This puts a lot of pressure on the kinds of questions we ask. ... Read more

If Common Sense isn’t so “Common”, What Can We Do About It?

We’ve all heard the rhetoric: common sense just isn’t as common as it used to be. Could this actually be true? And if so, what effect is it having in ... Read more

Twitter Becomes Tactical When You Use Lists to Curate Information

Do you use Twitter to find interesting information? When you started, do you remember wondering how you were ever going to keep up? Is it now difficult to sort through ... Read more

How GreyLit Would Have Helped Others

A physician in Nigeria was heartbroken over how much lifesaving vaccine was lost to breaks in the cold-chain that keeps vaccine viable. So he connected a solar-powered generator to a ... Read more

How GreyLit Would Have Helped Me

I had been working in public health for about seven years, and was getting itchy feet and so had applied for an Epidemiologist position with the National Health Service in ... Read more

CEO Cora Cole is a SheEO 2018 Canadian Venture Semi-Finalist!

A SheEO Super Activator called to tell Cora that GreyLit was a Venture Semi-Finalist while she was on her way to the rink for her son’s hockey practice. So, to ... Read more
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Buzzwords to Gravy Trains: Are You on the Bandwagon?

Remember when everything in healthcare had to be “evidence-based decision making”? Or how about when massive decisions were based on the “World Café” style of engagement? Remember when sick people ... Read more

Are You Judged By Your Mission Statement? Should You Be?

Ah, mission statements. Most organizations have them, some remember when they were written. Mission statements are given prominent placement on our websites, official documents, and sometimes even our office walls. ... Read more

Do You Have FMA?

In research and in the frontlines of healthcare we often avoid making comparisons between our organization and the black-white world of business. We may even be a bit snobby about ... Read more

Which Hat Are You Wearing When You Research?

After many, many hours spent reading, reviewing and critically evaluating material that is relevant to our jobs — and our lives — this is what we have learned. We know ... Read more

11 Reasons Why You Need GreyLit

Attention frontline health practitioners and all health professionals balancing on the tightrope between care provision and administration. You have a passion to help people. So you spent time learning a ... Read more

An Antidote to One Publication Bias

John Antonakis talks about the five diseases of research publication, and they are worth noting for both their accuracy and fantastic nomenclature: Significosis – an inordinate focus on statistically significant ... Read more

GreyLit Sits Here

Much research and analysis have been conducted on the existence, the impact and resolutions of various publication biases found in published research. Many passionate researchers, observers and decision makers have ... Read more

What is Grey Literature?

Wikipedia defines grey literature as “the materials and research produced by organizations outside of the traditional commercial or academic publishing and distribution channels. Organizations that produce grey literature include government ... Read more

Grey Lit Matters Wins Fundica Event

Cora Cole is moving on to the national Fundica Roadshow finals, where she will be pitching for a chance to win $1 million. Cole is the Founder and CEO of ... Read more

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Persuasive Report Writing Made Easy (1)

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The right words will evoke emotion and trigger curiosity. They will make reading your report an enjoyable experience.

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