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Medical research impact detailed in new report

A selection of impact statements submitted by medical schools to the 2014 research excellence framework has been published in a new report

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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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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

Who are you? Four identities among doctoral scientists Subscription

1 January 2015 | By

The traditional view of the PhD student as an ‘academic apprentice’ is challenged by a study

£50m postgrad funding dished out to universities

24 Dec 2014 | By

Disabled students and those from disadvantaged groups are to benefit from £50 million of support to continue their studies at postgraduate level.

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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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Rowan Williams on higher education's ‘inhuman and divisive’ jargon Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Jargon demanded by REF ‘risks isolating universities from rest of society’

REF’s diversity-boosters find fewer takers in the physical sciences Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Report finds new measures did make exercise more inclusive but panels differed in numbers of scholars submitted with reduced outputs

Careers at risk after case studies ‘game playing’, REF study suggests Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Submission patterns reveal how institutions responded to rules

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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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