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On the potential disconnect between what researchers want to research and what funders want to fund.
Open data is increasingly common, but when it comes to tackling global disease, more needs to be done.
Science is endangered by statistical misunderstanding, and by university presidents and research funders who impose perverse incentives on scientists.
The bibliometric system and the rules which accompany it have created an environment in which many if not most researchers can be identified as transgressors.
Climate change is the perfect example of how a cut-and-dry scientific issue can become controversial if it is represented consistently in partisan terms. Let’s not drag funding into the fray as well.
The market is dominated by just a few publishers who exercise their power ruthlessly.
Our work helps answer some of society's greatest challenges, but it's usually conveyed with technical language in journals most citizens never see.
China and other countries should look again at how they pay bonuses and allocate grants that are based on individual research papers.
Citizens need to ask for, understand and trust scientific evidence.
Why and how you can open up your data access.
Just a hunch? Hardly. Think germ theory, atomic theory and the theory of evolution.
The next EU research funding programme should be doubled in size to help fix Europe's growth problems, according to former World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy.
Many decisions about whose work is recognized are at least partially arbitrary, and we should acknowledge that.
Public rejection might just be part of the journey to knowledge's acceptance.
It is an industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google – and it was created by one of Britain’s most notorious tycoons: Robert Maxwell.
Liz Allen looks into what peer review actually tells us and how we use expert opinion.
Evaluating academic performance on the basis of journal publications is skewing research priorities. This does our public funders a disservice.
Linked Open Data may sound good and noble, but it’s the wrong way around.
Government funding is a relatively recent phenomenon, but scientific progress is not.
Exploring research career transitions and shaping research culture in the UK.