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Halffman and Radder update their ‘...

op vrijdag 21 juli 2017

In April 2015 Willem Halffman and Hans Radder published an Academic Manifesto. It described how universities are occupied by management, a regime obsessed with ‘accountability’ through measurement, increased competition, efficiency, ‘excellence’ and misconceived economic salv...

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Wetenschappers starten Nutrition in Tran...

op vrijdag 21 juli 2017

In navolging van Science in Transition heeft een groep voedingwetenschapers, filosofen, sociologen en artsen de werkgroep Nutrition in Transition opgericht. De werkgroep ontstond in de lente van 2015 met als doel voedingsonderzoek toekomstbestendig te maken. De oprichters stellen dat het bouwwerk va...

The truth about China’s Cash-For-Publication Policy

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op vrijdag 14 juli 2017

MIT Technology Review released an article on their website about the Chinese policy of rewarding publications of Chinese researchers in top Western journals with cash. The cash rewards for scientists can rise to over $100.000 per paper, an incredible...

Inside Higher Ed starts “Rethinking Research blog”

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op vrijdag 14 juli 2017

Over the last twelve years it has become clear concerns regarding reproducibility of research have risen. Not only the article “Why public research Findings are False” of John Ioannidis but also the lack of reproducibility of studies in the field...

Shutting down the ‘Miracle Machine’

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op vrijdag 14 juli 2017

On the 11th of July 2017 Daniel Sarewitz, co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University, released a column in Nature about the “miracle machine”, a fictive machine based on basic science that according...

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