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Inequality beyond representation in European research funding

Based on an analysis of EU funded research, Rachel Fishberg shows how inequalities continue to persist within the Global North research funding landscape and how attempts to create representative research projects can still reproduce research framed la…

Inequality beyond representation in European research funding

Based on an analysis of EU funded research, Rachel Fishberg shows how inequalities continue to persist within the Global North research funding landscape and how attempts to create representative research projects can still reproduce research framed la…

The persistence of eugenics in mainstream journals highlights major gaps in research integrity

When published, bad data can have long lasting negative impacts on research and the wider world. In this post Rebecca Sear, traces the impact of the national IQ dataset and reflects how its continued use in research highlights the lack of priority give…

Female researchers are less influenced by journal prestige – will it hold back their careers?

Drawing on a natural experiment that occurred when German institutions lost access to journals published by Elsevier, W. Benedikt Schmal shows how female researchers made significantly different publication choices to their male counterparts during thi…

Resisting AI: An Anti-fascist Approach to Artificial Intelligence – review

In Resisting AI: An Anti-fascist Approach to Artificial Intelligence, Dan McQuillan calls for a restructuring of artificial intelligence (AI) which prioritises the common good over an algorithmic optimisation that reinforces the marginalisation of vuln…

How to navigate the challenges of corporate-academia research partnerships

Many research projects draw on sources of funding from the corporate world. Fola Adeleke discusses the challenges inherent to this kind of research and outlines three key considerations for researchers engaging with corporate partners.   Corporate-acad…

By understanding the ends of research can universities regain their relevance?

In his famous report Vannevar Bush famously described science and research as an endless frontier. However, as Seth Rudy and Rachael Scarborough King argue, being more attentive to where and how research ends might enable universities to construct envi…

As cOAlition S consults on the future of community based scholarly publishing – it is time for social sciences and humanities to have their say

Reflecting on the open consultation into the future of community based scholarly publishing being run by cOAlition S, Niamh Tumelty outlines issues for the social sciences and humanities and invites readers to make their own contribution to the consult…

Who is the better forecaster: humans or generative AI?

The ability to forecast and predict future events with a degree of accuracy is central to many professional occupations. Utilising a prediction competition between human and AI forecasters, Philipp Schoenegger and Peter S. Park, assess their relative a…

Get Happier – podcasting made simple

Discussing the launch of his new podcast series ‘Get Happier’, Paul Dolan argues for the underrated power of checklists and mnemonics and shows how they can be applied through the medium of podcasting. I’ve just launched a new podcast mini-series calle…