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Even sophisticated, data-driven models of academic careers have trouble forecasting the highs and lows.
US agency plans to create a central reporting system and launch training and education campaigns.
The National Science Foundation's rules for reporting harassment by grant recipients are the strictest yet instituted by a US government science agency.
Collaboration across institutes can train students in open, team science, which better prepares them for challenges to come.
Governing board of the evidence-based medicine group may now be dissolved entirely.
Six researchers offer tips for navigating through and beyond gender barriers.
In academia's great migration, some researchers are at a disadvantage.
An algebra pioneer who faced discrimination deserves wider recognition on the centenary of her namesake theorem.
As artificially intelligent tools for literature and data exploration evolve, developers seek to automate how hypotheses are generated and validated.
To highlight uncertain norms in authorship, John P. A. Ioannidis, Richard Klavans and Kevin W. Boyack identified the most prolific scientists of recent years.
'Most highly cited' criterion is not the most appropriate.
Eleven research funders in Europe announce ‘Plan S’ to make all scientific works free to read as soon as they are published.
Scientists in emerging economies respond fastest to peer review invitations but are invited least.
The tool, called Google Dataset Search, should help researchers to find the data they need more easily.
But an investigation confirmed that the study was flawed.
A well-crafted set of guidelines and advice can save time, reassure trainees and promote a positive lab culture, argues Mariam Aly.
Richard Poynder views a documentary on the tug of war over paywalls in scholarly publishing.
Researchers replicated 62% of social-behaviour findings published in Science and Nature - a result matched almost exactly by a prediction market.
Biomedical funders and ASAPbio call on journals to sign a pledge to make reviewers’ anonymous comments part of the official scientific record.
Working conditions in academic labs encourage abusive supervision. It is time to improve monitoring of and penalties for abuse, says Sherry Moss.
British Heart Foundation award is one of the largest single grants in medical research.
But academics say government incentives to publish are part of the problem.
Decision-makers need input from researchers on issues involving science and society.
Jessica K. Polka and colleagues call on journals to sign a pledge to make reviewers’ anonymous comments part of the official scientific record.
Top tips for principal investigators to help junior scientists navigate the travails of teamwork.
Peer reviewers have the right to view the data and code that underlie a work if it would help in the evaluation, even if these have not been provided with the submission. Yet few referees exercise this right.
A simple software toolset can help to ease the pain of reproducing computational analyses.
A technician job can become a satisfying career or act as a solid stepping stone.