Starmer’s science policy should also prioritise climate, biomedicine and a digital NHS, says Melanie Smallman
A new guide captures a system in flux, say Gavin Costigan and James Wilsdon
Not everyone vital to research has “researcher” in their job title, says Andy Dixon
Government’s actions do not match its ambition to build a science superpower, says Kieron Flanagan
Pre-Covid approach to evaluation won’t necessarily work this time, say Gemma Derrick and Julie Bayley
MPs should ask Dominic Cummings why his pet funding agency is needed, says James Wilsdon
Ethical issues around certification cut across scales of space and time, says Cian O’Donovan
Talk with—not at—the public, or risk losing the argument again, says Jack Stilgoe
The Political Science bloggers pick the books that helped them get to grips with 2020
We know what the government wants, but not how it’ll get there, says Kieron Flanagan
No more grand declarations—it’s time for action, say Stephen Curry and James Wilsdon
Research is global, and the UK can't make its rules in isolation, says Gemma Derrick
Survey of 2021 exercise will help shape future assessments, say Catriona Manville and James Wilsdon
Unexamined assumptions and narrow worldviews riddle everyday academic practice, say Faith Mkwananzi and Melis Cin
Expecting ‘The Science’ to settle controversial policy questions never ends well, says Angela Cassidy
The idea that government advisers can separate science and politics is bogus, says Melanie Smallman
Expecting data to defeat Covid-19 is unrealistic and risky, says Saba Mirza
Universities should not be given extra time just to polish their submissions, says Gemma Derrick
Start thinking how to mitigate Covid-19’s impact on researchers’ productivity, says Kyungmee Lee
Social science, humanities—and society—can answer questions that science alone cannot, says Stephen Hughes
Early career researchers need peer review that can turn rejection into growth, says Gemma Derrick
Science and technology lie behind this election’s clash of worldviews, says Melanie Smallman
Andy Stirling describes a new project aiming to help science and innovation serve global goals
A public consultation on self-driving cars has raised important and challenging questions, says Jack Stilgoe
Bolsonaro is disastrous, but the assault on universities began before him, says Arthur Moreira
Understanding how research works doesn’t mean reinventing the wheel, says James Wilsdon
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