Syndicate content

academia

Making academics compete for funding does not lead to better science

New study challenges accepted science policy that more competitive funding and powerful top-down university management is the best way to boost the quality of science produced.

P-values--abused but not abandoned

This statistical tool plays a central role in analysing data, but it is under attack.

No publication bias in global climate change research

Do climate scientists avoid publishing results that go against the consensus on man-made climate change, in favour of results that confirm it? Not according to our research.

European Research Council turns ten: After success comes uncertainty

After ten successful years, the European Research Council is facing uncertainty over future funding, while comments by Donald Trump and events in Europe are adding additional stress.

“Slippery Slope” to place citations above quality in research

The more the better when it comes to the number of scientific publications and citations, say some scientists. But not everyone agrees.

Meet an #ActualLivingScientist from the Nordics

Today is the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Meet some of the female scientists from around the Nordics who have taken to twitter to introduce themselves and their science to the world.

Trump’s travel ban triggers reaction from scientists

Scientists around the world are stepping up to help their colleagues affected by the US travel ban from seven Muslim majority countries.

Basic research crisis? Many results cannot be replicated

Many scientific studies cannot be replicated and this is symptomatic of a wider crisis in basic research, say scientists.

Crisis in basic research: scientists publish too much

Scientists slice their results up into as many publications as they can, and the result is that a large portion of research output is unnecessary, say scientists.

Global academic collaboration: a new form of colonisation?

OPINION: Organisations, universities and researchers in the global North often call the shots in global research collaborations, and many researchers question whether African universities are still suffering form a sort of colonisation--of the mind.