7 May 2018
Funders should assign research grants via a lottery system to reduce human bias, says Dorothy Bishop.
2 January 2018
Phillip Phan & Dean Wong
COMMENT: Life science companies are missing out on the benefits of open innovation.
20 December 2017
12 December 2017
Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon & Andrea Patacconi
14 November 2017
Monica G. Salomone
Push for Catalonian independence evokes mixed reactions from scientists in the region.
9 November 2017
An open society makes Canada an attractive destination for students and scientists, but only as long as government promises for increased funding are met.
21 September 2017
Researchers disagree over whether performance-based metrics adversely affect publication behaviour.
4 September 2017
Taiwan slips to number 20 as graduates’ interest in science fades.
15 August 2017
Collaboration with companies will become more important in the government’s science and technology strategies.
3 August 2017
COMMENT: Should research funding be allocated through voting?
1 August 2017
An overhaul of Japan’s competitive grants programme could revive the country’s international science standing.
29 May 2017
The country is casting a wider net for excellence in higher education.
16 May 2017
Japan's gambit to globalize its scientific research is paying dividends.
10 May 2017
Although government efforts to encourage innovation face significant obstacles.
27 April 2017
Former microbiologist Sue Thomas will lead the Australian Research Council from July.
7 April 2017
28 March 2017
Scientists reluctant to publish clinical trial results found to be a major contributor of research dollars wasted.
23 March 2017
21 March 2017
OECD survey reveals the country’s science spending frenzy, noting a need for investment in innovation and invention.
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.
27 February 2017
Several factors can help institutions secure one of these sought-after grants.
24 February 2017
G20 countries dominate global research spending and production, but the mix is changing.
6 February 2017
A large number of professors in Italian universities produce no cited work.
31 January 2017
Size does matter when it comes to research performance.
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.
8 December 2016
If funding applications were made under open access, science would benefit from more universal scrutiny.
6 December 2016
Australia is urged to become the first country to offer businesses loans to fund research and development with repayment terms contingent on a company's future profits.
29 November 2016
Uncertainty surrounding Britain’s future in EU research may be damaging science.
18 November 2016
10 November 2016
27 October 2016
Assessing the research performance of universities is a difficult pursuit.
25 October 2016
Significant state government investment along with philanthropic largesse has helped drive Brisbane's research performance.
6 October 2016
Does pouring money into research always translate into better outcomes?
29 August 2016
Whether it is better to fund researchers or their ideas is an ongoing debate.
18 August 2016
Do longer periods of funding lead to greater scientific returns?
16 August 2016
Less prominent research nations are carving out a niche.
5 August 2016
Despite funding constraints, Chilean research is growing in some areas.
28 July 2016
Undaunted by the scientific dominance of historic global big-hitters, some of the world's less prominent research nations are carving out a niche and making a strong impact.
7 July 2016
It is hard to predict how the result will impact the country's science and research landscape.
28 June 2016
Deep recession and a political crisis are hobbling the country and its recent research success, but one region hangs on.
14 June 2016
Can international research funding help South Africa maintain its stellar performance in the index?