Standard reports paint a much rosier picture of the research landscape than may be warranted. In this analysis, the first hypothesis of standard articles reported was supported by the data 96% of the time, while that rate was only 44% in registered reports.
EPA Can't Kick Scientists Off Science Advisory Panels, Court Says
In a victory for science and public health, a federal court determined that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cannot exclude scientists who have received EPA research grants - who happen to be mainly academic scientists from research universities - from serving on its advisory panels.
Researchers Call on EU Institutions to Ensure Free Circulation of Scientific Knowledge
A joint statement calling on EU institutions to ensure the right of researchers to share their research findings without embargoes or restrictions has today been issued by the Young Academy of Europe and other organisations representing early-career and senior researchers in Europe and beyond.
Macron: 'We Are Not Fast Enough in Investing in the Future'
Emmanuel Macron has urged EU member states to put more money into the collective Brussels pot so Europe can invest in key technologies of the future. The French president said he is "not frustrated but impatient" for the EU to take on bigger projects.
Physicist Writes 900 Wikipedia Entries to Boost Diversity in Science
A physicist from Imperial College London is on a mission to bust what she calls the "big misconception" about scientists. Dr Jess Wade started to create and edit Wikipedia pages at the beginning of 2018 to "better represent women and people of colour" on the online encyclopedia. She's now amassed a portfolio of more than 900 new pages but says the project is about more than the numbers. Speaking to ITV News on International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dr Wade said: "Something magical can happen if you stumble across a profile that looks a bit like you. "You realise you could be like that too".
Comparing Meta-analyses and Preregistered Multiple-laboratory Replication Projects
Kvarven, Strømland and Johannesson compare meta-analyses to multiple-laboratory replication projects and find that meta-analyses overestimate effect sizes by a factor of almost three. Commonly used methods of adjusting for publication bias do not substantively improve results.
Federal Council Renews Martin Vetterli's Term As President of EPFL
The Swiss Federal Council has renewed Martin Vetterli's term as president of Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), upon the recommendation of the ETH Board. The professor of communication systems will therefore lead EPFL for a second four-year term that will begin on 1 January 2021.