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Are We Measuring Research Success Wrong?

March 28, 2019

Academic researchers are, for the most part, competitive. These intellectual gladiators like to succeed--but more than that, they like to win.

Duke University Agrees to Pay U.S. $112.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Scientific Research Misconduct

March 27, 2019

Duke University has agreed to pay the government $112.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting applications and progress reports that contained falsified research on federal grants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and to the Environmental Prot

A woman just won the prize known as "math's Nobel" - for the first time ever

March 25, 2019

American Karen Uhlenbeck has won the 2019 Abel prize, often referred to as "math's Nobel" prize. The accomplished mathematician is the first woman in history to earn the distinction from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

SBIR Insider - March 21, 2019 - Special on DoD

March 22, 2019

This is a special edition of interest to our DoD focused readers. Last week the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) held a hearing based on the President's FY 2020 budget request.

Fueled by businesses, US R&D performance eclipses half-trillion dollar mark in 2016 and 2017

March 17, 2019

For the first time, total research and development performed in the United States has surpassed $500 billion, reaching $515.3 billion in 2016, a $22 billion (4.4 percent) increase from the previous year, according to a recent info brief from the National Science Foundation.

Distribution of R&D performance by state

March 17, 2019

Nearly three-quarters of all research and development was performed by the private sector in fiscal year 2016, though this share differed greatly across the states, according to an SSTI analysis of recently released data from the National Science

What Taxpayers Should Expect Of Universities For $40 Billion A Year In Research Funding

March 14, 2019

Well, it turns out that U.S. taxpayers spend about $40 billion--not million--a year on research at American colleges and universities.

Smaller Pots for Women

March 13, 2019

The study, published in JAMA, looks at National Institutes of Health grants from 2006 to 2017. Female first-time principal investigators received a median grant of $126,615, across all grant and institution types during that period. First-time male grantees, meanwhile, got $165,721.

GOP bill would limit foreign student involvement in sensitive research projects

March 13, 2019

A House GOP lawmaker on Tuesday introduced a bill that aims to clamp down on intellectual property theft at U.S. universities by limiting the involvement of certain foreign students in sensitive research projects. The legislation sponsored by Rep.

SBIR Insider Update - Life Back to Normal ... Really??

March 10, 2019

With the shutdown behind us we are back to normal.... or perhaps the new normal. There are still many challenges ahead as well as some interesting new opportunities. Your going to see the word "Pitch" applied in some new and stunning ways in SBIR. Let's get to it.

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