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Proposed Horizon 2020 changes could mean millions lost, says delegation

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Competition tests researchers’ ethics, council finds Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

Work by Nuffield Council on Bioethics reveals pressure on researchers to compromise on integrity and mistrust of the REF

Research v regulation: is there another way? Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

Mark Israel’s book Research Ethics and Integrity for Social Science looks at need for nuance in applying guidelines and protocols

Research misconduct ‘not as costly as you might think’

17 Aug 2014 | By

Fears about how much research funding is being wasted on fraudulent projects may be overstated.

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UKTI unit to lure investors with the right mix of risk Subscription

12 March 2015 | By

Student beds, government bonds and science parks in investment packages assembled by new UK innovation team

UCL’s Magnus keeps blood flow research innovations in-house Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Start-up aims to sidestep big pharmaceutical firms by developing its lab discoveries inside the university’s walls. Plus the latest higher education appointments

Life sciences minister vaunts value of health data Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

George Freeman says public will back government’s ‘brave decision’ to open up healthcare records to medical research

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Research misconduct ‘not as costly as you might think’

17 Aug 2014 | By

Fears about how much research funding is being wasted on fraudulent projects may be overstated.

Climate researcher rejects claims of “deliberate suppression”

19 May 2014 | Updated: 19 May 2014 | By

A climate scientist has distanced himself from newspaper suggestions that his paper on global warming was rejected by a journal for political reasons

Small firms lack resources to make most of open access Subscription

27 February 2014 | By

SMEs need tools as well as content to pinpoint research ‘nuggets’, says Elsevier chief

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EPSRC to help train quantum engineers in £15m project

29 Mar 2015 | By

A research council is to create a series of skills hubs in a £15 million project to train the next generation of quantum engineers

Lack of detail on PhD loan scheme signals ‘clear and present danger’ Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Observer fears that research council funding for postgraduate study may be cut

Postgraduate research loans 'could be restricted to certain subjects'

25 Mar 2015 | By

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation asks whether funding should be limited to disciplines with strongest ‘scientific and economic case’

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N8 remains optimistic despite REF slide Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

The director of a partnership of research-intensive universities is upbeat about future outlook

Overseas academics ‘should have REF input’

03 Apr 2015 | By

LSE pro-director also calls for metrics to measure impact

REF 2014: impact element cost £55 million Subscription

2 April 2015 | By

Findings reveal the total cost to institutions of attempting to articulate impact

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Russell Group capital spending ‘comparable to 2012 Olympics’

20 May 2014 | By

The Russell Group will spend £9 billion on capital projects over five years, “comparable” to the UK’s spend on hosting the Olympics, a report claims

RCUK takes open-access green targets off fast track Subscription

7 February 2013 | By

Policy continues to worry academics despite research councils’ concession

Research councils' 'green' open-access policy 'will not be enforced'

30 Jan 2013 | By

RCUK has announced it will not enforce its stated embargo periods for green open access

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