Ask for Evidence is a public campaign that holds powerful figures, companies, organisations and public bodies to account. It helps people challenge claims in news stories, adverts and policies and ask for the evidence behind them. It’s making sure a discussion on the evidence happens when it really matters. Becoming an ambassador is an opportunity to encourage others in your region to Ask for Evidence by giving talks, running activities and talking with community groups about issues that matter to them.
Counting is Not Enough - How Plain Language Statements Could Improve Research Assessment
Academic hiring and promotion committees and funding bodies often use publication lists as a shortcut to assessing the quality of applications.In order to avoid bias towards prestigious titles, plain language statements should become a standard feature of academic assessment.
University Report Makes Recommendations to Address Gender, Race Disparities Among Faculty
A two-year study by the University on the status of women and underrepresented minority faculty at Columbia has resulted in a set of proposals on ways to close salary gaps, spur academic advancement and improve the overall work environment.
Boon, Bias or Bane? The Potential Influence of Reviewer Recommendations on Editorial Decision-making : Journal: European Science Editing
No formal investigations have been conducted into the efficacy or potential influence of reviewer recommendations on editorial decisions, and the impact of this on the expectations and behaviour of authors, reviewers and journal editors. This article addresses key questions about this critical aspect of the peer review submission process.
COAlition S Welcomes Its First African Member and Receives Strong Support from the African Academy of Sciences
With the membership of NSTC, the main public research funding body in the Republic of Zambia, cOAlition S now has members in Europe, North America, and Africa, and has received further support in the Middle East and Asia, with particular support by China.
Advance knowledge in service of equitable and open scholarship is the mission of the Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship. CREOS seeks evidence about the best ways disparate communities can participate in scholarship with minimal bias or barriers.