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Lawmakers Side With Universities Against Proposal That Could ‘Chill’ Research Partnerships

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is considering allowing government agencies to seize patents of high-priced, federally funded inventions. 

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Researchers Fear ‘Unintended Consequences’ of Plan to Lower Drug Prices

They say the plan to allow a government agency to take control of high-priced, federally funded inventions could undermine public-private research partnerships that spur technological innovation.

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Does Military AI Research at Universities ‘Benefit Humanity’?

The Pentagon articulates a research focus that includes lethality. But universities that receive military funding often welcome the money with expressions of pride and altruism—and scant mention of the potential for harm.

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How Many Casualties Would a Plagiarism War Produce?

If conservatives and liberals start scouring their opponents’ academic publications for stolen ideas or phrases, nobody—even plagiarism experts—knows how much grist they will find. 

Purdue Will Pay $737K Over False Grant Application Allegations

Purdue University will pay the federal government $737,400 to settle allegations that a researcher falsified data, according to a news...

Professor Sues Mayo Over Threat to Fire Him for Interviews

A professor is suing the Mayo Clinic medical school after a department chair threatened to fire him following a CNN...

NSF Fills New Role to Combat Sexual Assault, Harassment

The National Science Foundation has filled a new role leading its efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault or...
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Opinion

Who’s Afraid of Open Science?

Tom Ciavarella calls for an open debate on the White House’s open science policy.