Research shows that the gaps in physical exercise have widened substantially between men and women, whites and non-whites, rich and poor and educated and less educated: especially during the pandemic.
Removing funding from research-led projects puts people in highly vulnerable situations.
The International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO) seeks to mitigate the social impacts of COVID-19.
Government incentives might boost the numbers of collaborative research projects, but academics also must work on their relationships with industry practitioners to ensure everyone contributes fully.
To continue the fast-paced collaborative research and innovation we have seen during the pandemic, here are five ways universities can support health research that responds to societal needs.
COVID-19 has highlighted the need to address the different cultures of academia and policymaking.
The period in which we are living is conducive to reflection in order to co-construct new knowledge systems and think research differently.
More than 90% of universities in the world have been built since 1949. The vast majority built large campuses outside city centres, and all for much the same reasons.
Negotiating for the fair treatment of study participants and benefit sharing before a study commences does not constitute an unfair inducement. It is an ethical imperative.
Researchers are already working to improve the current crop of mRNA vaccines. Hopefully this will help them become more practical and affordable for the entire world, not just first-world countries.
Is it time for some scientists to turn back to pre-COVID-19 research?
Research assistants and associates from the global South are sometimes kept invisible, despite their crucial role in the research cycle.
Hiring ex-offenders is good for business, and good for society.
Three scientists describe the fieldwork they've had to delay in 2020 because of the pandemic. These are setbacks not just for their careers, but for the body of scientific knowledge.
Bubbles sinking, oceans levitating… It may seem straight out of science fiction, but it can be done in a laboratory.
Someone's race, however, seems to be a factor in whether they support college athletes’ economic rights.
Having to do engagement and impact assessments may feel like the last straw for weary and time-poor academics. But thinking about these things can underpin research excellence.
The higher education sector has to re-think what the future of higher education looks like and take steps towards this.
In the age of fake news and deep fake videos, how can documentary making be used for research and other purposes that demand authenticity and credibility?
As well as extra funding for research beyond what has been announced in the budget for 2021, Australia must take half-a-dozen further steps to put the research sector back on a sound footing.