Calls for culture change as “them versus us” mindset drives rift between academic and non-academic staff
30 March 2021
Research managers and administrators feel that their skills are underappreciated, survey reveals.
18 March 2021
Despite political tensions, research ties are resilient.
18 March 2021
18 March 2021
Researchers are watching how political and economic tensions between China and Australia will affect scientific collaborations.
18 March 2021
Thanks to huge investments in science, China is the region’s scientific growth engine and collaboration magnet
16 March 2021
Recognizing the signs of systemic bias is key to ensuring that hiring, promotion and tenure decisions are fair for everyone.
24 February 2021
A new report urges policy-makers to heed the "wake-up call" of the pandemic and shore up research and innovation systems.
9 February 2021
Carla Cebula et. al*
Flux in the system is a chance to create new and better opportunities in academic STEMM careers for marginalized groups.
2 February 2021
The switch to double-blind peer reviews could help to ensure that female and early-career researchers get a fair shot at using in-demand equipment.
19 January 2021
Stuart Read, Anne Parfitt, Tanvir Bush
The restructuring of academia to make spaces and practices COVID-safe presents an opportunity to expand inclusivity, say Stuart Read, Anne Parfitt, and Tanvir Bush.
19 January 2021
Justin Yerbury's appeal prompts Australia's NHMRC to revise its policy.
27 November 2020
Thanks to steady funding, Germany’s national research organizations are thriving. But there are concerns that some universities are being left behind.
23 November 2020
Writing guides often advise “Don’t write anything that you wouldn’t say.” Michael Erard, who trains researchers to write grants and academic papers, disagrees.
6 October 2020
Government funding post-COVID-19 will see an increased emphasis on research impact. This could see blue skies research pushed into the private sector, says Daniel Hook
1 October 2020
Bongjae Kim and Ara Go
Enormous burden on younger researchers cannot be sustained.
25 September 2020
China’s powerhouse holds firm as the number one city in the Nature Index.
28 August 2020
From creative pursuits to grant application fatigue, here's why some researchers choose an unfunded path.
24 July 2020
Don’t wait for universities to facilitate connections. Here’s how to find the right people on your own timeline.
17 July 2020
Despite misgivings, this biomedical researcher agreed to serve on a faculty committee. It was a good gamble.
28 May 2020
By redirecting funding to small teams, the country is betting on the creativity of its scientists.
28 May 2020
Decisions about the country’s research flagship will signpost national priorities.
26 March 2020
Universities will have to adapt quickly to survive, says leading economist.
10 March 2020
Making dream projects a reality.
3 March 2020
New policy tackles perverse incentives that drive ‘publish or perish’ culture and might be encouraging questionable research practices.
25 November 2019
A growing number of research agencies are assigning money randomly.
22 November 2019
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
Some funders and publishers call it unethical, for others, it's par for the course
30 October 2019
The results come despite a gender equity push at the National Health and Medical Research Council.
16 October 2019
Stephen Turner & Daryl Chubin
Productivity-oriented “science on demand” leads to caution and conformity.
18 September 2019
The Institute for Basic Science has been rocked by accusations of financial mismanagement over the past year.
11 September 2019
How to compare apples with apples.
21 August 2019
How will performance-based funding shake out for Australian universities?
15 August 2019
Researchers at the University of Alaska still face possibility of layoffs.
14 August 2019
The University of Alaska’s governing board plans to consolidate campuses to cope with a 40% cut in state funding.
7 August 2019
The practice has led to peverse incentives for researchers.
19 July 2019
Australia shines; the US, not so much.
28 May 2019
Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon, Wesley Cohen,Andrea Patacconi
Corporate research in the life sciences endures, despite diminishing in other fields of science.
29 November 2018
Raynard Kington & Donna Ginther
Research is elucidating a complicated phenomenon.
22 November 2018
Jeffrey M. Perkel
A massive collection of sea creatures turns out to be a gold mine of research opportunities.
18 October 2018
Study finds "wasteful" skew in biomedical research funding towards those at the top.
17 October 2018
David Langley & Therina Theron
A lack of trained administrators is holding African scientists back.
28 August 2018
We need to define impact more clearly to be able to measure it effectively.
14 August 2018
Radical proposal will be difficult to implement, say NGOs.
9 August 2018
Smaller countries rely more on regional collaborations than on domestic interaction.
24 July 2018
The government is trying to bolster its research workforce but academics say more needs to be done to improve the sector.
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?