Background reading

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

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

http://www.esf.org/index.php?id=11899

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

http://www.pnas.org/content/111/16/5773

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

http://www.ucu.org.uk/seeingthebiggerpicture

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

http://nuffieldbioethics.org/wp-content/uploads/Nuffield_research_culture_full_report_web.pdf

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

http://www.ucea.ac.uk/en/empres/rs/ecr.cfm

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

http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/more/news/academy-publishes-new-joint-report-on-research-reproducibility/

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

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/embr.201338068/abstract

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

http://www.siris-academic.com/wb/blog/the-project-based-funding-model-in-research-what-impact-on-contemporary-research-12/

http://www.siris-academic.com/wb/blog/the-project-based-funding-model-in-research-what-impact-on-contemporary-research-22/

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

http://www.nber.org/papers/w15466

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

http://f1000research.com/articles/3-291/v1

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

http://blogs.nature.com/soapboxscience/2013/06/12/research-2-0-1-the-future-of-research-funding

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

http://www.molbiolcell.org/content/26/8/1413.short

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

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0114736

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

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0093890

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

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6199/885.2

Future of Research symposium media links

http://futureofresearch.org/press-room/

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

https://www.elsevier.com/research-intelligence/research-initiatives/BIS2013

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

http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/jun/16/diy-labs-exciting-alternative-university-science-research

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

http://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2015/oct/16/roadblocks-to-successful-scientific-replications-materials-sharing-copyright?CMP=share_btn_tw

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

http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/18/2/13.html

Modelling Academic Research Funding as a Resource Allocation

Problem:eprints.soton.ac.uk/271374/7/fundingModel.pdf

UK Parliament Commons Select Committee Report on Women in STEM careers

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-committee/inquiries/parliament-2010/women-in-stem-careers/

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