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To Have and Have Not: The Drama of EU Research Funding Enters Its next Act
More EU ministers and commissioners are voicing support for bigger research and innovation funding - but the political argument is a long way from won. To win the case for more funding, innovation fans are going to have to talk, not abstractly, but concretely.
Novelty in Science - Real Necessity or Distracting Obsession?
When rewards such as funding of grants or publication in prestigious journals emphasize novelty at the expense of testing previously published results, science risks developing cracks in its foundation.
The UK has gained a new science minister as part of a broader reshuffle of government posts. Sam Gyimah, who moves from the Ministry of Justice, was appointed minister for universities and science on 9 January, replacing Jo Johnson.
Nobel Laureates and the Economic Impact of Research: A Case Study
We ran data on the scientific publications of 37 laureates of the Nobel prizes in Medicine, Physics and Chemistry. The results showed that those laureates have produced knowledge that has been taken up in innovation more widely than the work of the average US or world scientist.
Modelling Science Trustworthiness Under Publish or Perish Pressure
Analysis suggesting that trustworthiness of published science in a given field is influenced by false positive rate, and pressures for positive results. We find decreasing available funding has negative consequences for resulting trustworthiness, and examine strategies to combat propagation of irreproducible science.
When Evaluating Research, Different Metrics Tell Us Different Things
Metrics from different sources are compared in two studies published as preprints. The research indicated that altmetrics, as currently framed, are significantly weaker indicators of research quality - as measured by expert peers’ assessments - than traditional metrics.
What Makes Academic Careers Less Insecure? The Role of Individual-Level Antecedents
Paper advising universities to provide early-career researchers with temporal space for research and networking, facilitate stays at other universities, inform them about career success factors, and tailor faculty development programmes to the distinct stages of academic careers.
Open Access Levels: A Quantitative Exploration Using Web of Science and oaDOI Data
Using newly available open access status data, year-on-year open access levels are explored across research fields, languages, countries, institutions, funders and topics, and the resulting patterns are related to disciplinary, national and institutional contexts.