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Q&A Koenraad Debackere: Impact assessment to become more complex

28 August 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

We need to define impact more clearly to be able to measure it effectively.

Q&A Adam Russell: The search for automated tools to rate research reproducibility

8 August 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

A US project is exploring the use of software to assign confidence levels to published research.  

Q&A Karen Seto: Paving the way to an urban future

20 July 2018

Catherine Armitage

The scale of growth in cities challenges scientists and policy-makers.

Q&A Mary Frank Fox: Time to ditch the leaky pipeline model

25 May 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Policies should account for the institutional factors that discriminate against women.

Q&A Felicitas Hesselmann: Vague and varied retractions point to weakness in the scientific community

1 May 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

The scientific method is not applied in dealing with aberrant research behaviour.

Q&A John Ioannidis: Biomedicine warms to preprints

13 February 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

It’s wrong to dismiss preprint repositories as the junkyards of science, warns Ioannidis.

Students in research: Cost or investment?

28 November 2017

Sujata Gupta

Undergraduate research programmes are expensive, and the benefits can be hard to measure.

Kyoto University is branching out in tough times

18 April 2017

Q&A

The university's president talks about the need for Japanese universities to stay competitive on the international stage.

The rise and rise of a biology superstar

30 March 2017

Tim Hornyak

Nobel laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi’s persistent study of baker’s yeast spawned an exciting new field, and proves the value of supporting scientists in pursuit of their passion.

Defining national research priorities

27 September 2016

Branwen Morgan

Australia’s former chief scientist reflects on the country’s need to focus its research effort.

Q&A: Japan's road to recovery

18 March 2016

Nicky Phillips