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Should We Mandate a Course in Ethics for All Research-Based PhD Candidates?

The Indian University Grants Commission (UGC) has introduced a number of policies aimed at addressing issues around the robustness and quality of Indian research. One focus of these policies has been the introduction of mandatory publishing ethics training for Indian PhD students aimed at reducing unethical or predatory research and publishing practices. In this blogpost, Santosh C. Hulagabali, reflects on the successful development of this course in his own institution and how ethical training may influence scholarly communication more broadly in India.

11 months ago

Intellectual Autonomy, Intellectual Property and the New Enclosures

If the public institution is committed to public interest, then privatization of research and teaching cannot be allowed. Work done should be seen, heard and critiqued. Innovation in knowledge can come when people take away ideas from us, just as we did. Research should be made public, accountable and responsible. The data commons in public interest cannot be sacrificed at the altar of intellectual autonomy.

6 years ago

What Connects English Language Testing, Tours and Education Markets?

Universities around the world are impacted by narrow definitions of world-class education, but a just-concluded trip o India reminded our Michelle Stack that institutions individually and through international collaborations can and do make choices that mitigate or increase inequity.

7 years ago

Weekly Overview of Social Science News

Microsoft opens up new research center targeting social scientists for hire, what social science can do for India, the social science of archaeology and much more on this Weekly Overview of Social Science News.

10 years ago