18 January 2018
COMMENT: In a noisy arena, scientists must become more effective communicators.
2 January 2018
Phillip Phan & Dean Wong
COMMENT: Life science companies are missing out on the benefits of open innovation.
12 December 2017
Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon & Andrea Patacconi
16 November 2017
COMMENT: National initiatives that track people, rather than papers, will lead to better science in the United States.
10 November 2017
Scott Andes and Daniel Correa
Even if the biggest cuts since World War II don't eventuate, alternative funding sources must be found.
24 October 2017
COMMENT: Most of the world's research and entrepreneurship is concentrated in a few megacities.
26 September 2017
29 August 2017
3 August 2017
COMMENT: Should research funding be allocated through voting?
14 July 2017
COMMENT: Fierce public debate over GM food has put pressure on Chinese researchers to engage with the public about their work.
13 June 2017
COMMENT: Cited work often has little, if any, influence.
29 May 2017
The country is casting a wider net for excellence in higher education.
7 April 2017
28 March 2017
Scientists reluctant to publish clinical trial results found to be a major contributor of research dollars wasted.
10 March 2017
COMMENT: Researchers, explain yourselves
7 March 2017
COMMENT: Ignoring evidence when deciding where research funding goes will not lead to high quality research, says Adrian Barnett.
18 January 2017
Applying for ethics approval cost Adrian Barnett's research group $348,000 in staff time, and delayed the research by six months.
5 January 2017
Citations don't always reflect the quality or impact of a researcher's work.
16 December 2016
Academics can learn a lot from the corporate world.
8 December 2016
If funding applications were made under open access, science would benefit from more universal scrutiny.
22 November 2016
It's time for the academic community to put action to words and stand up for greater gender equality.
4 November 2016
Ranking systems for universities need to be re-evaluated.
20 October 2016
The research sector loves talking about it but is excellence best for science?
16 March 2016
Jonathan Adams and Tamar Loach
The small but focused snapshot of research afforded by the Nature Index helps fine-tune analysis of global scientific collaboration, say Jonathan Adams and Tamar Loach.