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THE Research

Snowball Metrics: no pinch of salt needed

John Green is the man behind a researcher-led effort to cook up sound institutional comparisons

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Rowan Williams decries narrow impact agenda Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Former Archbishop of Canterbury says universities are in danger of neglecting their core mission

Hefce looks at overseas links for research excellence Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

Willetts sees potential in tie-ups with Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong

David Willetts moots overseas universities taking part in the REF

03 Apr 2014 | By

England’s funding council has been asked to look at whether overseas universities could take part in future research excellence frameworks.

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Online exposure ‘leads to higher research paper correction rate’ Subscription

3 April 2014 | By

Blog discussions of flaws spur publishers to effect more changes and retractions, says Paul Brookes

‘Weak’ handling of disputed study risks trust in science Subscription

20 March 2014 | By

Researcher warns of ‘developing credibility crisis’ in reflection on retracted paper

Researchers seek more advice on retractions and peer review Subscription

20 March 2014 | By

Editors unsure of whether to issue retraction, correction or expression of concern, ethics expert says

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UK universities' incubator voted best in Europe and second in world

28 Jun 2014 | By

A UK university-business incubator has been voted the best in Europe.

With Oxford, innovation is not a walk in the park Subscription

12 June 2014 | By

Peter Dobson, former leader of Begbroke Science Park, lays out frustrations with university

Pfizer takeover bid raises fear for university-industry links Subscription

15 May 2014 | By

Academic proposes biomedical public-private partnerships to protect the ‘R&D ecosystem’ from commercial affairs

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PhD schemes must be more worldly wise, EUA hears Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

Overseas students boost universities’ global links and bolster image with employers, European University Association conference told

Malaysia changes targets for postgraduates Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

Government aims to train 60,000 students at postgraduate level over next nine years

Match-funding threat to doctoral training Subscription

12 June 2014 | By

Universities UK warns that new funding models may create ‘significant financial risk’ for institutions

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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

Digital age of opportunity for the monograph Subscription

16 January 2014 | By

Hefce launches review of digital publishing in the arts and humanities

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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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