NIST Streamlines Bayh-Dole Regulations for Federal Funding Recipients
Rule changes went into effect yesterday that will reduce regulatory burdens on recipients of federal research and development funding, including large and small businesses, universities, federal laboratories and non-profit organizations.
USAF and NSF announce partnership in science and engineering research
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova signed a Letter of Intent May 9, 2018, creating a new partnership for collaboration on scientific and engineering research to bolster national security.
Could a lottery system for grant funding lead to better outcomes?
Last year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) considered multiple strategies to address the implicit bias toward researchers with ‘proven track records’ during its existing grant mak
The Backlash Against Sharing Social Media Data Is Bad for Science
Facebook launched an official research program in 2009, giving the academic community tightly controlled access to a ballooning set of granular data about social interactions and activity.
Report Recommends Reforms to Support Careers of Young Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists, Proposes Solutions to Barriers That Have Slowed Change So Far
The congressionally requested report includes recommendations to open career paths inside and outside of academia for early career scientists, broaden responsibility among public and private stakeholders for the future of the research ecosystem, and increase policy experimentation and investment
China asserts firm grip on research data
In a move few scientists anticipated, the Chinese government has decreed that all scientific data generated in China must be submitted to government-sanctioned data centers before appearing in publications.
Barriers to Scientific Research Are Holding Back Innovation
Researchers are often forced to follow circuitous and time-consuming routes to access the journal articles they need, even when their institutions and organizations have legitimate subscription access.
Amazon spent nearly $23 billion on R&D last year - more than any other U.S. company
Tech companies claimed the top five spots in the U.S. for research and development spending again last year, investing a combined total of $76 billion.
NASA Awards $96 Million to U.S. Small Businesses for Tech Research, Development
NASA has selected 128 proposals from American small businesses to advance research and technology in Phase II of its 2017 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. These selections support NASA's future space exploration missions, while also benefiting the U.S. economy.
R&D Is Fueling Innovation Culture
Research and development spending by U.S. business has finally begun increasing robustly as the economic recovery has continued, reaching $499 billion--the most spent by any nation in a single year--in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available.