Research

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.

Landmark study suggests most psychology studies don't yield reproducible results

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Landmark study suggests that most psychology studies don't yield reproducible results. What does it mean for the discipline, and science as a whole?

Researcher finds himself center of battle over GMOs and corporate support

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How a biotech professor found himself in the middle of a firestorm over ethics in research and outreach about genetically modified foods.

Senate spending plan for college programs sets up likely budget fights

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Spending bill for 2016 would lift NIH funding by $2 billion, but divert Pell money and block Obama regulatory efforts in higher education.

With new global partnerships, a poverty nonprofit hopes to expand research and academic opportunities

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Some of the top poverty scholars in northern regions are now working with emerging academics from more southern countries, in hopes of expanding research on poverty.

ProQuest acquires Stanford U. spinoff SIPX

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The researcher and library service provider makes another investment in simplifying the discovery of scholarly content with the addition of the Silicon Valley-based start-up.

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