More than 50 universities have received funding from the UK’s national laboratory for nuclear weapons since 2010, according to a new study.
The government aims to use the high status of UK science to put pressure on other countries to reduce their reliance on animal research.
Suggested changes to ‘common rule’ raise issues on research with human subjects
Early career academics make mark on REF Subscription
Fewer outputs in assessment exercise as analysis of submission data reveals impact of new criteria
Fears that universities would be more selective about who they submitted to the 2014 research excellence framework have proved unfounded.
HESA announces publication date for data on number of researchers eligible for submission
Research heads and other university staff on the burdens of submitting to the inaugural research excellence framework
How does a tiny institution create such outsized impact?
Find out how academics and professional and support staff feel about working in UK higher education
Roger Jeffery on the difficulties of achieving equity in authorship in multinational teams
Addressing global problems should be the academy’s raison d’être, argues Nicholas Maxwell
Scientists can speak more freely without fear of being sued, explains Síle Lane
Ruth Barcan believes such feelings are a logical response to a broken academic system
Britain needs Fraunhofer centres as well as Catapults if the ‘invention revolution’ is to materialise, asserts Tim Holt
Scheme to be run jointly with Higher Education Funding Council for England
Academics who complete their PhDs during a recession are significantly more productive in the long-term than those who do so during a boom, research suggests.
Employers unaware of how doctorates have broadened to prepare postgraduates for work
SMEs need tools as well as content to pinpoint research ‘nuggets’, says Elsevier chief
Fraunhofer UK plans to create up to four research centres in its first five years, according to the head of the country’s first centre in Glasgow
The Treasury has funded a £15 million pilot project to establish three to four University Enterprise Zones in England.
Loughborough academic alleges ‘process problem’ with journal’s trust-based system
Digital age of opportunity for the monograph Subscription
Hefce launches review of digital publishing in the arts and humanities
Nobel laureate Randy Schekman has pledged to stop publishing in “luxury journals”, which he believes contribute to the “disfigurement” of science.
RCUK takes open-access green targets off fast track Subscription
Policy continues to worry academics despite research councils’ concession
RCUK has announced it will not enforce its stated embargo periods for green open access
Drive for cuts in the next spending review could jeopardise the ring-fence for science funding, sector warned