Elsevier Is Becoming a Data Company. Should Universities Be Wary?
For years university researchers have complained that the publishing giant has driven up the costs of journals. Now, as data-sharing becomes more valuable, the company’s shifting focus is raising new concerns.
As Marches Approach, Science Advocates Warn Universities to Prepare for Backlash
As a young professor 25 years ago, Lisa J. Graumlich awoke to a career success: Her work studying tree-ring patterns to reconstruct 1,000 years of global climate history had just become headline news...
Freeze on Federal Activities Gives Scientists a Chill
Researchers raised alarms over reports of a clampdown on grants and communications by the EPA and other agencies. Some of those orders apparently are now being walked back, but long-term questions remain.
Missouri Lawmaker Who Wants to Eliminate Tenure Says It’s ‘Un-American’
Legislation proposed by State Rep. Rick Brattin, a Republican, would also fix a "broken" system by requiring public colleges to publish the price of individual degrees and the job prospects for students who earn them.
Under Trump, Scientists May Get a Break on Data-Sharing
The Association of American Universities worries that the open-access policies federal research agencies are developing now are not sufficiently aligned. Any slowdown in putting them in place, it says, is "probably a positive."