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Valuing publicly engaged research

Scientists engaging with members of the public and other stakeholders have yet to gain recognition for doing so.

 

Giving adequate credit to scientists engaged with various publics and other stakeholders could stimulate many more to do it (...) - EuroScientist Webzine, 4 November 2015
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University rankings and research collaboration: interview with Phil Baty

University rankings and research collaboration: interview with Phil Baty | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

An Interview with Phil Baty: he talks about the importance of research collaboration in improving performance in global league tables & university rankings (...) - Piirus Blog, by Dennis Relojo, November 3, 2015

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Why peer review needs a good going over

Why peer review needs a good going over | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The process is a vital to academia but many are unhappy with how it works. New research sets out to explore where peer review falls short of expectations (...) - The Guardian, by Elaine Devine, 28 October 2015

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US budget deal could ease uncertainty over science spending

Tentative agreement would ease the mandatory spending caps known as sequestration.  (...) - Nature, by Chris Cesare, 28 October 2015

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Papers retracted after authors used unauthorised data from junior researchers

Papers retracted after authors used unauthorised data from junior researchers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Cases underscore concerns about use of younger researchers’ work by senior colleagues without permission (...) - Times Higher Education, by David Matthews, October 22, 2015

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Russian Scientists Told to Submit Papers to Security Service

Russian Scientists Told to Submit Papers to Security Service | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A biology institute at one of Russia’s leading universities is requiring scientists to get their papers approved by the federal security service before submitting them to conferences or journals, Nature reported. Nature cites minutes from a meeting at the A. N. Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology at Lomonosov Moscow State University instructing scientists on how to comply with a recently amended state secrets law. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, October 21, 2015

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New studies cast further doubt on scientific standards

New studies cast further doubt on scientific standards | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Reports question whether scientists are removing sources of bias in experiments involving animals (...) - Times higher Education, by David Matthews, October 14 2015

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EU unveils Horizon 2020 two-year work programme

The European Commission is to invest almost €16 billion (US$18 billion) in research and innovation in 2016 and 2017 under its Horizon 2020 programme, it was announced last Tuesday.

It follows the adoption of a new 'Work Programme' for those two years, covering nearly 600 topics. (...) - University World News, by Brendan O'Malley and Jan Petter Myklebust, 14 October 2015 Issue No:386

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Study finds that long-term research collaborators see more citations | Inside Higher Ed

Study finds that long-term research collaborators see more citations | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

In an age when research teams can run into hundreds or even thousands of people, the idea of an academic double act may seem rather quaint.

But the benefits of finding a long-term research collaborator should not be ignored, according to a study that says those with a scholarly “life partner” enjoy more acclaimed careers. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Jack Grove for Times Higher Education, October 9 2015

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[Denmark] Scientific impact of EU projects is ‘outstanding’

[Denmark] Scientific impact of EU projects is ‘outstanding’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The scientific impact of Danish publications linked to the European Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes is “outstanding”, according to a ministry report.

For universities and research and technology, or GTS, institutes the effects of participating in the European Union framework programmes were “considerable” regarding building European networks and funding of activities. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust,
09 October 2015 Issue No:385

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Mistakes found in paper that identified retraction-error link

Mistakes found in paper that identified retraction-error link | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Despite the ironic slips, article sheds light on how journals can tackle flawed science (...) - Time Higher Education, by David Matthews, October 8 2015

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Policy matters: transparency is rarely a bad thing

Transparency is relevant to every policy areas, from how scientific advice is used--or whether it is used at all--to how research impact is defined (...) - EuroScientist Webzine, by Arran Frood, 07/10/2015

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[China] Academics and students march in Hong Kong against 'Beijing crackdown'

[China] Academics and students march in Hong Kong against 'Beijing crackdown' | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

More than 1,000 join silent protest after university council blocks appointment of professor with ties to umbrella movement (...) - The Guardian, Tom Philips, 6 Octobre 2015

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Canada creates science-minister post

Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, took office on 4 November — and as one of his first acts, created the post of Minister of Science. (...) - Nature, by Nicola Jones, 04 November 2015

 

 

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Open Access at a Crossroads

Open Access at a Crossroads | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Last week marked the annual celebration/marketing event that is Open Access Week, and this year it seemed something of a mixed bag. Open access (OA) is growing into maturity, and has rapidly become integrated into the scholarly publishing landscape over the last fifteen or so years. We have now reached a point where experiments have been in place for a while and results can be analyzed. Early assumptions can now be measured and the move to OA seems to have reached something of a crossroads. (...) - the scholarly kitchen, by David Crotty, Octobre 28, 2015

 

 

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Science papers rarely cited in negative ways

Just 2.4% of citations from an immunology journal present disagreements with previous work. (...) - Nature, by Philip Ball, 26 October 2015

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Africa produces just 1.1% of global scientific knowledge - but change is coming

Africa produces just 1.1% of global scientific knowledge - but change is coming | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

There are just 79 scientists per million Africans, compared to 4,500 per million people in the United States (...) - The Guardian, by Tom Kariaku, 26 October 2015

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Wellcome Trust to fund more long-term projects to counter ‘pressure to publish’

Wellcome Trust to fund more long-term projects to counter ‘pressure to publish’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Director Jeremy Farrar argues that current research culture damages scientists’ ability ‘to dream’ (...) - Times higher Education, by David Matthews, October 21, 2015

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Fellowships ‘succeed in getting female researchers back into scholarship’

Fellowships ‘succeed in getting female researchers back into scholarship’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Vast majority find position in STEM-related careers, although fewer stay in research over the longer term (...) - Times Higher Education, by David Matthews, October 16, 2015

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EU announces EUR 16 bn for research in 2016, 2017

EU announces EUR 16 bn for research in 2016, 2017 | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The EU has announced a renewed focus on creating jobs, growth and investment as it revealed EUR 16 billion to fund research in 2016 and 2017. (...) - Horizon Magazine - European Commission, by Steve Gillman, 14 October 2015

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Social network overload ‘wastes academics’ time’

Social network overload ‘wastes academics’ time’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Sheer number of online profiles to be filled out a ‘disservice’ to scholars, Amsterdam conference hears (...) - Times Higher Education, by David Matthews, October 12 2015

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Open Access Without Tears

Open Access Without Tears | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Let’s say you’re an academic who needs to develop a record of scholarship, either because you are up for tenure, you hope someday to be in a secure academic job, or you need to bring in grant dollars to support the research you do.(...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Barbara Fischer, October 8 2015

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NSF peer review remains target for Congress

NSF peer review remains target for Congress | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

House science panel again defines what research is in the national interest.

 

Republican legislators today reiterated their distrust of the National Science Foundation (NSF), with the science committee for the U.S. House of Representatives approving legislation that would tighten its oversight of NSF’s merit-review process. The vote is the latest twist in a bitter fight between many House Republicans and the U.S. scientific establishment over the rules of engagement on federal funding for research. (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis, 8 October 2015

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Don't let politicians drive a wedge between teaching and research

Don't let politicians drive a wedge between teaching and research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The Teaching Excellence Framework has prompted talk of a university ‘apartheid’, but it’s a false dichotomy (...) - The Guardian, by Paul Boyle, 7 October 2015

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Scientific communities: Build your own

Scientific communities: Build your own | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Learned societies and online platforms can be great ways to develop a mutually beneficial network, say panellists at the 2015 Naturejobs Career Expo in London. (...) - Naturejobs, by Julie Gould & guest contributor Paul Brack, 07 October 2015
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