In the media circus surrounding the pandemic, it's the loudest researchers who have been heard the most. Why it is important that we also listen to quieter voices in future, and why the state of scientific knowledge should be communicated with greater candour.
Centuries of bias have impeded the advance of human knowledge. As the COVID-19 pandemic makes evident, new threats may emerge suddenly. The world cannot protect itself without the intelligence and skill of half the human race.
A Roadmap to Restore Science in Government Decisions
We do not have to live in a constant state of fear that our health is being put at-risk. We can restore and strengthen science-based decision-making processes that are protected from political interference. Today, we are releasing our first set of recommendations providing a roadmap for how the fede
A Conversation with a data integrity specialist who works to keep published images honest
Kaoru Sakabe is academic publishing’s version of an in-house detective. In 2017, she and editors at the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) conducted a pilot study looking for image manipulation in accepted papers. When 10% of papers came back with a possible issue, the team was shocked.
Switzerland will soon vote on whether to cancel the agreement on the free movement of persons, thus terminating the well-established Bilateral Agreements with the EU. Only by networking fully with its European neighbors and the world in general, can the high standards the Swiss hold for themselves be maintained.