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Horizon 2020: The ethics project

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As climate talks convene in Paris, research stands ready to make a greater contribution to addressing this challenge, says Luke Georghiou. However, it must be properly integrated into a broader approach, he tells the Science|Business Annual Summit in Barcelona

More scrutiny is needed of irreproducible science

The fact that original research cannot be replicated does not point to fraud, but it does waste resources and slow scientific progress, says Jim Smith of the UK Medical Research Council. He shares his ideas for tackling the problem with Science|Business

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While other social media networks for researchers are about showing off publications or keeping tabs on impact metrics, Piirus makes introductions. This is the way to find your perfect partner – for research, says Piirus founder Fiona Colligan

Horizon 2020: The ethics project

Science|Business begins a series of viewpoints on the ethical dimensions of Europe’s biggest R&D programme

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