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Younger academics confused about REF

29-04-2015

A lack of communication is one reason why the Research Excellence Framework (REF) is causing anxiety among junior academics, according to the findings of a survey of nearly 200 early-career researchers.

 
 
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free article Fiona Fox: 'Time to end the culture of silence in government science'
Research Fortnight

29-04-2015

Muzzling researchers at government institutes will make for bad science and bad policy, argues Fiona Fox.

free article Energy shock
Research Europe

23-04-2015

It’s always a pleasant surprise—at least for spectators—when an outsider turns up at a conference and, dispensing with the normal platitudes, fires off a freewheeling critique of the hosts’ conceit.

Academics push for tougher regulation of artificial intelligence
Research Europe

23-04-2015

An international group of roboticists has called for a global moratorium on the use of autonomous robots as lethal weapons, as part of a wider debate on the regulation of artificial intelligence.

 

free article Cern takes lead on EU research cloud
Research Europe

23-04-2015

Researchers at Cern are working with the European Commission to create an EU-wide cloud computing network to help researchers store and share data.

free article Innovation ecosystems: big idea or business propaganda?
Research Europe

23-04-2015

The idea of a harmonious balance of industry and researchers has captured imaginations. But the idea is still short on substance, says Fred Phillips.