Good science loses out when bad science gets the funding.
New studies on the quality of published research shows we could be wasting billions of dollars a year on bad science, to the neglect of good science projects.
The traditional starting point for considering the scientific impact of research are its citations. But judging which research applications should be funded is a very inexact science.
Australia has a long history of world class science, but a national science strategy will help boost engagement with industry.
The government's announcement of a national science strategy is good for Australia, particularly for promoting engagement between science and industry.
Putting the power of the crowd to work could raise more money for scientific research.
You and me have quite a few genes in common.
Sarah Palin hated them and they've helped win Nobel prizes, so what is it about fruit flies that we should value so much?
What words appear most frequently in successful research grant applications? And how have they changed over the years?
A look at how grant applications to Australia's two largest science funding bodies have changed over the years.
Postdocs do the lion’s share of research, so maybe it’s time we started listening to them.
Postdoctoral scientists – postdocs – are the engines of biomedical research. As early career researchers, they conduct the most experiments and are responsible for sculpting how we treat disease in decades…
Pollies don’t have the expertise to pick the right researchers for the job - leave that to the experts.
I have worked as a health researcher for over 30 years. During that time I have made numerous applications for funding. The majority of these have, to my frustration, been rejected. This does not mean…