A Look Inside Chan Zuckerberg, the Philanthropic Project Funded by Billions in Facebook Stock Sales
Two years after Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced an audacious plan to use their Facebook fortune to try and end disease in their children's lifetime, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has ballooned to 250 people.
Got an idea that could transform the world? NSF is launching a new contest offers prizes for "biggest" research ideas. On 31 August NSF will begin accepting online entries for the contest. Anyone can submit an idea - from individual scientists to professional societies to a high school science class.
High Cost of Bias: Diminishing Marginal Returns on NIH Grant Funding to Institutions
A study suggesting that implicit biases and social prestige mechanisms (e.g., the Matthew effect) have a powerful impact on where NIH grant dollars go and the net return on taxpayers investments. They support evidence-based changes in funding policy geared towards a more equitable, more diverse and more productive distribution of federal support for scientific research.
A group of European funders, including the European Commission, will soon require researchers to publish only in open-access outlets that the funders consider high quality, the Commission’s open-access envoy has said.
Is Competition Driving Innovation or Damaging Scientific Research?
Far from driving scientific progress, competition is actually taking a negative toll on research output. We need a new model of working that encourages transparency, openness and may improve research standards.
Horizon Europe will pay article processing charges only "for purely open-access publishing venues (i.e. not 'hybrid' journals)". The change would be controversial as it could prevent researchers from publishing in their first-choice locations.