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Who Gets to Be Part of the Social Science Canon?

Drawing on a quantitative study of sociologists in the 20th century, Nicole Holzhauser argues that not only the content of scientific work, but also social capital has historically played a significant role in allocating recognition and power.

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NAS Outlines Successes of Societal Experts Action Network

SEAN, the Societal Experts Action Network, taps scientists in the social, behavioral and economic sciences to provide actionable and evidence-based recommendations to support local, state, and national responses and policies quickly.

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To Study Zika, They Offered Their Kids. Then They Were Forgotten

“We feel diminished,” says Alessandra Hora dos Santos. “It’s like we were lab rats. They come in nicely, collect information, collect exams on the child, and in the end we don’t know of any results. It’s like we are being used without even knowing why that is being done.”

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NAS Creates Council to Address Research Integrity and Trust

A new blue-ribbon council convened by the United States’ National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine aims to tackle questions about nettlesome issues like conflict of interest, measuring impact and handling retractions.

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