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How freely should scientists share their data?

16 August 2018

Daniel Barron

The Open Science movement champions transparency, but how much and how quickly is a matter of dispute.

2018 Annual tables: Healthcare leads in the index

16 July 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Large pharmaceutical companies dominate the list of leading corporate institutions in the index.

Luck of the draw

7 May 2018

Dorothy Bishop

Funders should assign research grants via a lottery system to reduce human bias, says Dorothy Bishop.

New Zealand's 'Lord of the Rings' effect a boon for science

10 November 2016

Linda Vergnani

A pragmatic and deliberate approach to research funding yields impressive results for New Zealand.

Top New Zealand research universities in 2015

31 October 2016

Bianca Nogrady

New Zealand universities are building an international reputation for high-quality research. 

How should governments measure innovation?

11 October 2016

Branwen Morgan

There is a need to account for all types of innovation, from big to small.