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Dementia care research becomes basis for touring play

A play based on an academic study of the stresses and satisfactions of care work in dementia wards has now set off on a six-venue tour

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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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‘Significant issues’ raised by review of PhD training centres Subscription

5 February 2015 | By

Report into ESRC network recommends careful monitoring before next stage

Keep adding colour to academic online self-portraits Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

Junior scholars urged to develop robust profiles on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to boost their careers and ward off risk of ‘shadow self’

PhD employment data 'need to be richer'

03 Jan 2015 | By

PhD holders may not be securing a job as easily as some governments believe

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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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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

NIHR bigwig calls for closer university-pharmaceutical ties Subscription

5 February 2015 | By

‘Culture change’ needed to avoid job losses

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Reform of research funding formula will benefit elites, says REF critic Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Division as scholars analyse Hefce’s system for dividing £1 billion QR pot

Research funding formula tweaked after REF 2014 results

20 Feb 2015 | By

England’s funding council has changed the formula for distributing quality-related research funding following the research excellence framework

Academic estimates ‘real’ cost of REF exceeds £1bn Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Sector challenged to share data on REF costs and come up with less ‘disingenuous’ figure than official estimates

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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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