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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.
Congressional negotiators reach agreement to boost spending on NIH and student aid, though deal does not restore all of the sequester cuts.
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 the long-term effects of federal budget cuts earlier this year.
In the face of increased competition and diminishing federal funding, some academic researchers are turning to crowdfunding platforms to raise money.
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.
Australian government plans to shift from measuring the quality of publicly funded studies alone to gauging their social, economic and environmental impact, too.
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.
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.
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.
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