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Sound research gets a boost thanks to lottery money

The British Library has received earmarked funds of more than £9.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to put the nation’s sounds online.    

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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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Postgraduate stop-gap cash shunned by universities Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Sixteen institutions have refused all or part of the allocations to bridge gap before loan scheme kicks in

State-backed master’s loans: is an ‘own goal’ looming? Subscription

7 May 2015 | By ,

Sector figures say postgraduate funding plan for England could fuel inflation in tuition fees as well as credentials

PhD loan scheme ‘may not be the right approach’ Subscription

30 April 2015 | By

Study suggests that students do not want to add more debt to personal finances

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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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WMG’s 3D printed bones help to solve murder case Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Prosecutors rely on techniques developed by team at the University of Warwick to secure conviction in ‘body in suitcase’ killing

UKTI unit to lure investors with the right mix of risk Subscription

12 March 2015 | By

Student beds, government bonds and science parks in investment packages assembled by new UK innovation team

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

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REF tactics: can you win by fielding the whole team? Subscription

7 May 2015 | By

Universities, and especially the research elite, faced a choice between aiming for highest quality scores and the greatest number of staff submitted

N8 remains optimistic despite REF slide Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

The director of a partnership of research-intensive universities is upbeat about future outlook

Overseas academics ‘should have REF input’

03 Apr 2015 | By

LSE pro-director also calls for metrics to measure impact

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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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