The bounty of research funding provided by companies such as Coca-Cola to universities and elsewhere may come with some major strings attached, according to an investigation out Tuesday

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Frustrated with the slow transition towards open access (OA) in scientific publishing, 11 national funding organizations in Europe turned up the pressure today. As of 2020, the group, which jointly spends around €7.6 billion on research annually, will require every paper it funds to be freely available from the moment of publication

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The practice of conducting ethically dubious research in foreign countries is under fresh scrutiny

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The National Science Foundation says institutions it supports must disclose when researchers are found to have violated policies or are put on leave pending investigation

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To realize the full potential of large data sets, researchers must agree on better ways to pass data around, says Martin Bobrow

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