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The solutions adopted by the high-energy physics community to foster reproducible research are examples of best practices that could be embraced more widely. This first experience suggests that reproducibility requires going beyond openness.
The Royal Society of Chemistry has a plan to boost retention and promotion of female academic researchers.
Unclear and incomplete journal guidelines are placing an additional burden on many scientists who don't speak English as a first language.
Programmes from high school through to graduate school are aiming to keep more women and people from underrepresented groups in the physical sciences.
Open-access data from repositories around the world have enabled a clinical researcher working in Jordan to make a bigger contribution to science.
Recent PhD graduate Lucy A. Taylor shares the advice she and her colleagues wish they had received.
How can research produce more value in the absence of coordination? An opinion piece by Daniel Ropers, Chief Executive Officer of Springer Nature.
Featuring a woman in science on the highest denomination banknote would celebrate her achievements and offer an inspiring role model.
The Wellcome Trust has also announced how it will implement the plan, which could provide a blueprint for others.
Case aims to compel the government to slash greenhouse-gas emissions.
An improved architecture and enthusiastic user base are driving uptake of the open-source web tool.
Over 80% of academics and students polled report that they have held unpaid research positions.
A move to classify people on the basis of anatomy or genetics should be abandoned.
The election of Jair Bolsonaro is bad for research and the environment.
A minister's decision to quietly cancel projects selected by funders could damage the country's reputation, warn researchers.
Cancer Research UK will be able to revoke grants if researchers and institutions do not abide by its new behaviour policy.
Projects that recruit the public are getting more ambitious and diverse, but the field faces some growing pains.
Most scientists are satisfied in their jobs, but a significant number still face discrimination - an unacceptable situation.
The government hopes it will improve research quality, but some researchers are sceptical.
The first large-scale analysis of compliance with open-access rules reveals that up to one-third of articles are not free to read.
Leading scientists and mathematicians urge UK and European Union leaders to strike a deal on research amid stalling negotiations.
Six early-career researchers offer advice on how to secure a permanent contract in academia, and then make the most of it.
Scientists receive too little peer-review training. Here's one method for effectively peer-reviewing papers, says Mathew Stiller-Reeve.
National research council absolves one previously sanctioned lab leader of misconduct, and holds another researcher responsible.
Researchers warn that the country's science infrastructure is at risk of collapse if austerity measures continue.
Drug companies make big contributions to analysis in the trials they fund but can fail to report their contributions.
Advocates of homeopathy say that the rat study is evidence of the practice’s efficacy, but some scientists have cast doubt on the paper.
To assess whether research is relevant to society, ask the stakeholders, say Catherine Durose, Liz Richardson and Beth Perry.
Robert-Jan Smits takes Plan S to the White House and says he is in the United States for ‘business not chit-chat’.
Knowledge generated in partnership with the public and policymakers is more likely to be useful to society and should be encouraged.