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THE Research

Research funders must club together to address grand challenges

Paper from Science Europe says not enough done at EU level for fundamental interdisciplinary research

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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

Concern over tacit conflicts of interest in PLoS ONE peer reviews Subscription

30 January 2014 | By

Loughborough academic alleges ‘process problem’ with journal’s trust-based system

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Wider remit urged for Catapult network Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Hermann Hauser’s report suggests technology hubs could offer advice on innovation policy and calls for metrics to measure centres’ impact

Rechristened TSB turns a keener eye to market result Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Innovate UK is shifting its focus to boosting academia-industry engagement

Catapult centres ‘should number 30 by 2030’

05 Nov 2014 | By

The government should double the annual budget of its innovation agency to £1 billion so it can establish more “Catapult” centres, a new report says

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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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Finance is barrier to postgraduate study, Hefce study confirms

17 Dec 2014 | By

Worries about funding do deter final-year undergraduates from progressing to postgraduate study, according a new analysis

Rethink reliance on self-funded postgraduates Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Plans to raise researcher numbers at risk if study is unaffordable, universities warned

Too many postdocs, not enough research jobs Subscription

11 December 2014 | By Jon Marcus

Fears rise in the US that talented early career scientists are being driven out of the sector because of lack of opportunities

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REF 2014: winners and losers in 'intensity' ranking

19 Dec 2014 | By

Alternative ranking of REF results maps university performance against the proportion of eligible staff submitted.

REF year saw more on teaching-only contracts

18 Dec 2014 | By

More academics were employed on teaching-only contracts around the time of the research excellence framework deadline, new figures show

REF 2014: Is London now dominant?

18 Dec 2014 | By

The results of the research excellence framework have triggered claims that London universities are challenging the longstanding dominance of Oxbridge

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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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