F. Key Kidder, Author Profile

Key Kidder Bio PictureF. Key Kidder is a writer and communications consultant with extensive experience in government relations and political affairs. His interest in science stems from the belief that the research community is everyman’s best bet to solve seemingly intractable problems. Before striking out on his own, he was an award-winning journalist.

Recent Articles

Funding Science in the Trump Era

Funding Science in the Trump Era

Researchers are watching closely as Republicans, Democrats, and the White House negotiate a federal R&D budget...
Changing the Rules

Changing the Rules

It has been over 40 months since President Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) into law in Septe...
The Good, the Bad, and the Selfie

The Good, the Bad, and the Selfie

The barbarians were at the gates, the handwriting on the wall. Their digital firepower was unstoppable.Without further a...
Email Etiquette

Email Etiquette

It is a paradox of modern life that we are more connected with greater numbers of people, but we talk less. Studies...
The Procurement Dilemma

The Procurement Dilemma

Creating a win-win relationship with suppliers in order to obtain the best products and prices.
Toot Your Own Horn

Toot Your Own Horn

Aggressive Self Promotion Just Might Be the Scientific Community's Saving Grace

Social Media Gone Viral

Once considered superfluous, social media has now become a vital tool for scientific information sharing, knowledge building,...

Communicating Science

The scientific community has historically taken a dim view of communications with nonscientific publics. No thanks, said scie...