Mistakes can be made during scientific research with devastating effects. Keeping an open mind to the possibility of error and correcting immediately can make the difference between life and death.
Although research can provide us with useful evidence to help inform our decisions, underfunded research areas still mean that women are being left in the dark.
We like to think there's a silver lining to tragedy – and this may be influencing both how studies on post-traumatic growth are constructed and how subjects are responding.
Decisions about research funding -- and how those decisions are announced -- should not be political and should follow a set schedule.
The govt recently launched the National Scientific Repository (RIN) to become a national-level data bank that aggregates research data from various sources. What are the benefits and challenges?
Indonesian policymaking is predominantly informed by research with poor theoretical engagement, with no strong tradition of peer review and with legal threats to academic freedom.
If South Africa focuses on getting more PhDs, universities will also increase other graduates in the pipeline.
Indonesia's unhealthy obsession with research output is driving scientists to commit unethical acts to produce research that are more publishable. What can the research community do to stop this?
Drones have proven extremely useful for research, collecting detailed data to help monitor hard-to-access areas.
Cutting carbon use depends on changing social norms and behaviour as much as technology.
As I found, academics engaging in fieldwork research are in a particularly vulnerable position.
Without clearance from authorities, scientists can face penalties for conducting 'dangerous' research'.
Research has a distinctive role to play because it gives pointers on what is needed to create long-term change.
As more data are collected, it's important for the public to understand how their health information is being used. But user agreements are often complex, lengthy and written in inaccessible language.
The world faces a collision between facts and alternative facts – so how do experts get their message heard over the din of fake news?
Health data gathered without the patient's consent can provide valuable information; however, transparency is crucial to maintain trust.
Research is more profitable and productive than ever before, but it risks losing its sense of values and ethics.
This breakthrough could be key in fighting antibiotic resistance.
Stanford professor's research has led to an increase in the number of kidney transplants in the United States.
Science communication online is important to the intellectual work of scientists.