Research

Research shows professors work long hours and spend much of day in meetings

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New research finds professors spend considerable time in meetings and on administrative tasks, and much of their time alone.

Panel proposes 'radical changes' to culture of scientific research

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The culture of scientific research needs a major shakeup to tackle the challenges facing society, a new report asserts.

More universities use drones for research, but privacy concerns remain

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As tension over drones is rising, so too is their use among academics. The unmanned vehicles' potential for research is huge, but privacy concerns remain.

Effects of sequestration are already felt at colleges and universities

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Mandatory budget cuts are scheduled to take effect March 1. This time, colleges fear it might actually happen, but have little idea how the cuts would be applied.

Med schools are a target for universities seeking prestige and new revenues

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Several prominent universities, driven by revenue and prestige concerns, are building or merging with medical schools at a furious pace.

UT-Austin scrutinizes ethics of controversial same-sex parenting study

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UT-Austin launches administrative inquiry into integrity of controversial study about children of same-sex couples.

Senate bill hopes to speed up technology licensing process

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Commercialization offices are fighting a Kauffman proposal that would let researchers take potential commercial ideas to any technology transfer partner, not just their home institution.

Author provides inside look at IRBs

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Author gets inside look at IRBs, and offers perspectives on how they operate, and how researchers can improve their chances of a smooth review.

Researchers discover challenges of debating scholarly work on the Web

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Blog-borne debate about a study on the relationship between social media and scholarly communications reaches new levels of meta.

Campuses must create formal networks for female STEM professors (essay)

Colleges and universities can't leave it to chance -- they must deliberately change a culture that often encourages female researchers to become isolated in their jobs, write Santa Ono and Valerie Gray Hardcastle.

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