Research

Budget negotiators reach deal that would increase NIH spending, Pell Grant award

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Congressional negotiators reach agreement to boost spending on NIH and student aid, though deal does not restore all of the sequester cuts.

New report calls for reform of federal rules governing human subject research

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National Research Council report urges the federal government to take a more exacting approach in determining which social and behavioral science studies involving human subjects need oversight.

Research officers warn of long-term effects of sequestration

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Research officers warn of the long-term effects of federal budget cuts earlier this year.

Academic researchers using crowdfunding platforms

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In the face of increased competition and diminishing federal funding, some academic researchers are turning to crowdfunding platforms to raise money.

 

A Twitter skeptic experiments and buys in (essay)

Jack Schneider didn't think Twitter could possibly improve his scholarly work. But a challenge from a colleague led him to experiment, and he explains why it's now part of his public engagement.

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Australia plans to shift from measuring quality alone to impact of research

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Australian government plans to shift from measuring the quality of publicly funded studies alone to gauging their social, economic and environmental impact, too.

Spending on academic research rose 6.9% in 2011

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University spending on R&D rose by 6.9 percent in 2011, driven mostly by funds from federal stimulus. With budget cuts in offing, figures may represent a peak.

University licensing income rose slightly in 2011

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Colleges and universities derived $1.81 billion in revenue from their research-based inventions and created more startup companies in 2011, an annual survey shows.

Seeking to highlight federally funded research, Golden Goose Award unveiled

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Six lawmakers endorse a new award to honor the best federally funded scientific research, seeking to drown out criticism that such spending is often wasteful.

Virginia program promotes shorter-term collaboration

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The University of Virginia hopes a new program brings more interdepartmental collaboration -- and fewer specialized centers -- to campus.

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