Infrastructure

Our Academic-Industry ‘Research Sprints’ Can Solve Problems in 30 Days
Infrastructure
October 26, 2023

Our Academic-Industry ‘Research Sprints’ Can Solve Problems in 30 Days

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Marc Augé, 1935-2023: Anthropologist Founder Of ‘Non-Places’
News
September 6, 2023

Marc Augé, 1935-2023: Anthropologist Founder Of ‘Non-Places’

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Maintaining Anonymity In Double-Blind Peer Review During The Age of Artificial Intelligence
Research
August 23, 2023

Maintaining Anonymity In Double-Blind Peer Review During The Age of Artificial Intelligence

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National Academies’s Committee On Law And Justice Seeks Experts
Infrastructure
August 21, 2023

National Academies’s Committee On Law And Justice Seeks Experts

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Survey Examines Global Status Of Political Science Profession

Survey Examines Global Status Of Political Science Profession

The ECPR-IPSA World of Political Science Survey 2023 assesses political science scholar’s viewpoints on the global status of the discipline and the challenges it faces, specifically targeting the phenomena of cancel culture, self-censorship and threats to academic freedom of expression.

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As We Evolve Science Policy We Must Vigilantly Assess Its Changes

As We Evolve Science Policy We Must Vigilantly Assess Its Changes

Considering a series of proposed policy changes by the National Institutes of Health, Micah Altman and Philip N. Cohen, argue they highlight wider systematic gaps in the evaluation of operational science policies and signal an urgent need to increase funding for metascience.

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History Offers Way Forward for Ukrainian Scientific System

History Offers Way Forward for Ukrainian Scientific System

Research shows that local and international policymakers can minimize the harm suffered by Ukrainian science by providing direct funding to researchers, creating remote research positions and offering research opportunities abroad to Ukrainian scientists.

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Jane M. Simoni Named New Head of OBSSR

Jane M. Simoni Named New Head of OBSSR

Clinical psychologist Jane M. Simoni has been named to head the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

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Hype Terms In Research: Words Exaggerating Results Undermine Findings

Hype Terms In Research: Words Exaggerating Results Undermine Findings

The claim that academics hype their research is not news. The use of subjective or emotive words that glamorize, publicize, embellish or exaggerate results and promote the merits of studies has been noted for some time and has drawn criticism from researchers themselves. Some argue hyping practices have reached a level where objectivity has been replaced by sensationalism and manufactured excitement. By exaggerating the importance of findings, writers are seen to undermine the impartiality of science, fuel skepticism and alienate readers.

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Amitai Etzioni, 1929-2023: Father of Communitarianism

Amitai Etzioni, 1929-2023: Father of Communitarianism

Amitai Etzioni, an Israeli-American sociologist, senior policy adviser, educator and father of the communitarianism philosophy, died May 31. He was 94.

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Human-Centered AI: Carnegie Mellon University Heads New NSF-Funded Institute For Societal Decision Making

Human-Centered AI: Carnegie Mellon University Heads New NSF-Funded Institute For Societal Decision Making

Carnegie Mellon University has received a five-year, $20 million award from the U.S. National Science Foundation to lead an institute that will employ social scientists and artificial intelligence researchers to create human-centric AI tools to help people address challenges on the job.

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Canada’s Federation For Humanities and Social Sciences Welcomes New Board Members

Canada’s Federation For Humanities and Social Sciences Welcomes New Board Members

Annie Pilote, dean of the faculty of graduate and postdoctoral studies at the Université Laval, was named chair of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences at its 2023 virtual annual meeting last month. Members also elected Debra Thompson as a new director on the board.

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