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  1. Point of View: Correcting the bias against interdisciplinary research

    Ehud Shapiro
    When making decisions about funding and jobs the scientific community should recognise that most of the tools used to evaluate scientific excellence are biased in favour of established disciplines and against interdisciplinary research.
  2. Point of View: Avoiding a lost generation of scientists

    Justin Q Taylor et al.
    By sharing their experiences, early-career scientists can help to make the case for increased government funding for researchers.
  3. Point of View: Making science count in government

    Ian Boyd
    Science is an essential component of policy-making in most areas of government, but the scientific community does not always understand its role in this process.
  4. Point of View: The writing on the wall

    Henry R Bourne
    The biomedical research enterprise in the US has become unsustainable and urgent action is needed to address a variety of problems.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Research: NIH peer review percentile scores are poorly predictive of grant productivity

    Ferric C Fang et al.
    Peer review scores were poorly predictive of research project success in this large dataset, suggesting that reviewers cannot reliably predict which meritorious applications are most likely to be productive.
  5. Living Science: Triaging Shakespeare

    Indira M Raman
    What if every creative endeavor had to go through Peer Review? Indira M Rama considers the possibility.
  6. Living Science: Looking out for future scientists

    Eve Marder
    Proposals to reduce the number of students who do PhDs are misguided because they would exclude young scientists with qualities that do not show up in exam results and interviews.
  7. Living Science: The haves and the have nots

    Eve Marder
    As the equipment needed to perform state-of-the-art research in many areas of biology becomes ever more expensive, Eve Marder worries that researchers in less wealthy institutions might be left behind.
  8. Point of View: Five suggestions for substantial NIH reforms

    Michael Rosbash
    The National Institutes of Health needs to make radical changes to ensure that biomedical research continues to thrive in the United States.
  9. Point of View: A fair deal for PhD students and postdocs

    Henry R Bourne
    The relentless expansion that threatens the sustainability of biomedical research in the US takes a heavy toll on young researchers.

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