A good political donation disclosure system would close the loopholes that allow major donors to hide, while protecting the privacy of small donors.
Migrant fishermen from Myanmar on a Thai fishing boat unloading fish at a jetty in Samut Sakhon province.
When illegal fishing is misrepresented, it leads to poor investments and misguided policies that don't help the actual problem.
A glasswing butterfly’s see-through wings help predators see right through them.
Transparency is an evolved characteristic of some species to help them survive, even when predators are staring directly at them.
Samples from volunteers are handled in the laboratory at Imperial College in London, on July 30, 2020. Imperial College is working on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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With lives depending on a vaccine, trust in Canada's COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force is crucial. Members of the task force need to make any industry links or potential conflicts of interest publicly clear.
WE Charity’s Marc Kielburger, left, and Craig Kielburger, right, appear as witnesses via videoconference at a House of Commons finance committee hearing in Ottawa in July 2020.
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On paper, WE Charity could have been the best partner to implement the federal government's student grant program. But the failure to be transparent eroded the public's trust and led to its demise.
Without transparency, algorithms will erode trust in government decision making.
Parents and the public are in the dark about how Alberta developed its back-to-school plan.
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Vague references don't cut it. The public deserves to know exactly how Alberta is relying on science, realism and high-quality problem-solving in its back to school plans during COVID-19.
Masks: Where health care and fashion collide.
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A transparency index could fix issues in the current medical supply chain in the US.
Data transparency on the part of businesses can help inform consumer choices and provide a level of accountability.
Collecting, analyzing, aggregating and communicating data collected from businesses and industries can help consumers make purchasing decisions that align with their values.
Public health numbers are shown on a screen as Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo listens to Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam speak during a news conference in Ottawa.
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As Canadians yearn for a return to normal life, experts will rely on the latest data to determine the safest ways to come out of the coronavirus pandemic. Making that data transparent is essential.
House Democrats have more tools up their sleeves than impeachment alone.
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The Constitution provides Congress with plenty of tools to hold the White House to account. So what moves does the legislative branch have left?
Pope Francis recently removed a secrecy rule to increase transparency for sexual abuse cases.
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Pope Francis recently removed a rule known as Pontifical Secrecy, which allowed clergy and church officials to withhold information regarding sexual abuse. Will it make the church truly transparent?
Blood samples from pediatric health screenings can provide valuable data for public health research.
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The EPA has just adopted a rule that limits what kinds of science regulators can use in setting rules. A scholar explains how this shift could impede his work mapping child lead poisoning.
Despite massive investments, Canada’s health-care system has not reaped the benefits of digital technology like banking and retail sectors have.
The digitization of health care in Canada has been a bumpy ride — due to lack of focus on governance, and lack of emphasis on interoperability, transparency and accountability.
President Cyril Ramaphosa must prioritise evidence-based policy making.
Ramaphosa’s "new dawn" will require a rigorous evidence-base of what works to guide high-level policy planning and design.
The gender pay gap has proved difficult to close.
Women make about 81 cents for every dollar a man earns, little changed in recent years. Could more pay transparency change that?
Does the news business need a better definition of transparency?
Trust in the news media is low. One way to regain that trust is better transparency, media experts say. But what does transparency mean? The field of organizational management may provide an answer.
Several flaws have already emerged in Facebook's new measures to stop improper political influence.
An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over southern Afghanistan.
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Civilian casualty counts are a powerful tool for propaganda – and for establishing peace.
The lack of transparency seems to be worse in certain disease areas, including diabetes and heart disease.
Clinical guidelines have a big impact on the care you receive and the drugs you're prescribed. But one in five doctors who write these guidelines have undisclosed ties to drug companies.