On 22 June, President Trump issued a proclamation that temporarily restricts many types of legal immigration into the country, including that of scientists and students. This will make America neither greater nor safer-rather, it could make America less so, argues Sudip Parikh.
As we slowly emerge from the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, one thing is clear - it has brought to the front various aspects of gender equality issues in Research and Innovation (R&I), writes Marcela Linkova.
Supporting Faculty Careers Amid a Season of Uncertainty
As higher education experiences profound upheaval, colleges and universities need to double down on their efforts to better support faculty and their professional development, write Andrew Rosen and Jaime Lester.
Which would you trust more, a research article posted as a preprint, or one that has been published after peer review? The reality is that all science communicated via either mechanism should be read with a discerning and critical eye.
Science Is Better When We Open Our Doors to Immigrants
The Trump administration's move to end visa programs for skilled immigrants will be catastrophic to the U.S. scientific enterprise at a time when we should be strengthening it with investments of funding and talent.
How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture: An Interview with Daniel Hook, CEO of Digital Science
In this interview Robert Harington asks Daniel Hook (CEO of Digital Science and co-author of the new Digital Science report. How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture) about his views on fundamental shifts in research culture as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
How - and When - Can the Coronavirus Vaccine Become a Reality?
It is likely we'll eventually have a coronavirus vaccine - but perhaps not as quickly as some expect. From development, to clinical trials and distribution, ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen explains the tremendous challenges that lie ahead.
This Article examines the effect of abolishing peer review on the changed incentive structure and the likely effects on the behaviour of individual scientists, and concludes that, abolishing peer review has overall slightly positive results.
Nations are increasingly making conscious efforts to propel a subset of their universities into the global elite. But are such aspirations ever met? And, if they are, is that a blessing or a curse for those institutions denied entry to the club?