Background reading

Anonymous contribution from a delegate who could not attend the November meeting


Career Tracking  of Doctorate Holders (Pilot Project Report, European Science Foundation, 2015)

Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws (Alberts et al., 2014)

Seeing the Bigger Picture: The Future of UK Research and Development – A UCU Policy Statement (Rob Copeland, 2014)

The Culture of Scientific Research in the UK – A report from the Nuffield Council for Bioethics (2014)

Supporting Early Career Researchers in Higher Education – Laurence Hopkins, Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA)

Improving the reproducibility of biomedical research – A report from the Academy of Medical Sciences (October 2015)

From funding agencies to scientific agency (Bollen et al., 2014)

The project-based funding model in research: what impact on contemporary research? (Sabine Plaud, 2015)

Incentives and Creativity: Evidence from the Academic Life Sciences (Azoulay et al., 2009)

Shaping the Future of Research: a perspective from junior scientists (McDowell et al., 2014)

Research 2.0.1: The future of research funding (Iorns, 2013)

A call for transparency in tracking student and postdoc career outcomes (Polka et al., 2015)

Career Interest Patterns by Race/Ethnicity and Gender (Gibbs et al., 2014)

Postdoctoral Researchers in the UK: A Snapshot at Factors Affecting Their Research Output (Felisberti et al., 2014)

Ailing academia needs culture change (Science, 2014; £££)

Future of Research symposium media links

International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base (An Elsevier report commissioned by the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, 2013)

DIY labs offer an agile alternative to university-based research (The Guardian, 2014)

Replication frustration: what stops experiments being reliably repeated? (Pete Etchells, The Guardian, 15th October 2015)

Innovation Suppression and Clique Evolution in Peer-Review-Based, Competitive Research Funding Systems: An Agent-Based Model:

Modelling Academic Research Funding as a Resource Allocation

UK Parliament Commons Select Committee Report on Women in STEM careers


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