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Don’t trust scientists? Then help collect the data

27 September 2019

Bradley Allf

Citizen science has the potential to reduce data dishonesty.

Museum volunteering among new impact indicators for UK universities

11 September 2019

Elisabeth Jeffries

How to compare apples with apples.

Confidence in scientists is on the rise in the US, Pew survey finds

13 August 2019

Bec Crew

It’s now up there with confidence in the military. 

How to run a successful citizen science project

9 August 2019

Gemma Conroy

Keeping participants involved can go a long way.

Fudged research results erode people’s trust in experts

26 July 2019

Gavin Moodie

Some academic reports are flawed, and they're undermining trust in the vast majority that are rigorous and accurate.

The top 5 most popular scientific papers of May

25 June 2019

Bec Crew

Even tiny tyrannosaurs and synthetic life couldn't topple office politics.

The top 5 most talked-about studies of April

29 May 2019

Bec Crew

The fall of insects, the rise of zombie brains, and the catalysts of political unrest dominated the conversation around April's research offerings.

10 tips for tweeting research

9 May 2019

Bec Crew

Experts weigh in on how to make the most of a tweet.

For scientists skittish about Twitter, here's a plan

8 May 2019

Bec Crew

Researchers need to rethink their aversion to talking about their work on social media, says digital sociologist Mark Carrigan.

How academics should use Twitter

7 May 2019

Bec Crew

Conservative social media guidelines stifle scientists' voices. 

European Commission to consult the people on science spending priorities

14 August 2018

Elisabeth Jeffries

Radical proposal will be difficult to implement, say NGOs.

Early-career researchers herald change

25 July 2018

David Nicholas et al.*

The younger generation sees a collaborative system as key to discovery and advancement, a three-year tracking project reveals. 

Scientists hit the streets to command policy-makers’ attention

14 April 2018

John C. Besley & Kathryn O’Hara

A survey of Canadian scientists finds that evidence-based policy is a top priority.