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February 20, 2018

+STI Policy Articles Overseas (February 13-16, 2018) collected by CRDS

Congress Budget Deal Would Raise Spending Caps
https://www.aaas.org/news/congress-budget-deal-would-raise-spending-caps (AAAS)
 
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51700/title/Canada-Plans-to-Boost-Basic-Science-Spending/  (The Scientist)
 
European Paradox or Delusion—Are European Science and Economy Outdated?
https://academic.oup.com/spp/article/45/1/14/3788009  (Science and Public Policy)
 
Expert views on innovation and bureaucratization of science: Semantic network analysis of discourses on scientific governance
https://academic.oup.com/spp/article/45/1/36/4080734  (Science and Public Policy)
 
Japanese researchers say science-budget hike isn't enough
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01599-w  (Nature)
 
Make your science count - Scientists have a responsibility to lead change.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01386-7  (Nature)
 
Let’s move beyond the rhetoric: it’s time to change how we judge research
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01642-w  (Nature)
 
A Startup Mentality Gives Public Research a Lift
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/02/05/i-corps-startup-science/#.WoJPu6hl-Uk  (Discover)
 
Internal logs show White House interviewed science adviser candidates. But who?
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/internal-logs-show-white-house-interviewed-science-adviser-candidates-who (Science)
 

February 13, 2018

+STI Policy Articles Overseas (February 5-9, 2018) collected by CRDS

U.S. Competitiveness at Risk Without More R&D Investment
https://www.bna.com/us-competitiveness-risk-b73014474884/ (Bloomberg BNA)
(reference)
National Science Board Statement on Global Research and Development (R&D) Investments NSB-2018-9
https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244465&WT.mc_id=USNSF_62&WT.mc_ev=click (National Science Board / NSF)
 
Trump shows his apathy for science
http://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.3842  (Physics Today)
 
Is There Room for Science and Evidence in Trump’s Budget?
http://www.rollcall.com/news/opinion/opinion-room-science-evidence-trumps-budget  (Roll Call)
 
President Trump’s First State of the Union - Reaction 
* Last Night Proved We Need More Scientists In Public Office
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/last-night-proved-we-need-more-scientists-in-public-office/  (Scientific American)
* 'Science Guy' Attends State Of The Union Address, And Some Scientists Aren't Happy
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/31/582047230/science-guy-attends-state-of-the-union-address-and-some-scientists-aren-t-happy (National Public Radio)
 
Our science, our society
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6375/499.full  (Science)

European Commission Requesting Comment on Post-2020 S&T Funding Priorities
https://ec.europa.eu/info/consultations/public-consultation-eu-funds-area-investment-research-innovation-smes-and-single-market_en#questionnaire

Why science blogging still matters
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01414-6  (Nature)
 
More data or better data? Using statistical decision theory to guide data collection
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018/02/02/more-data-or-better-data-using-statistical-decision-theory-to-guide-data-collection/ 

February 6, 2018

+STI Policy Articles Overseas (January 29-February 2, 2018) collected by CRDS

Special pleading is bad for science
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/special-pleading-bad-science
(Times Higher Education)
 
House Science Committee members say President Trump’s lack of science advisers leaves us vulnerable to disaster
https://www.popsci.com/house-science-committee-wants-white-house-advisers (Popular Science)
 
A tale of two cultures
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6374/371.full (Science)
 
Falling Short on Science
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/opinion/falling-short-on-science.html (New York Times)
 
NSF Director: Federal Funds Are Key to Scientific Discovery
https://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2018-01-24/national-science-foundation-director-france-cordova-says-federal-funding-is-instrumental-to-scientific-discovery  (US News & World)
 
If Trump Gets His Way, America Won’t Be No. 1 in Science Much Longer
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-25/in-science-u-s-won-t-be-first-for-long-if-trump-gets-his-way  (Bloomberg News)
(Reference)
Will America yield its position as the world’s leader in science and technology? (Boston Globe紙)  https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/01/29/will-america-yield-its-position-world-leader-science-and-technology/Nxpl2xfqfliEHVapCSiERI/story.html 
 
Asia Reclaims Position as Epicenter of Global Innovation
https://clarivate.com/blog/news/new-report-asia-reclaims-position-epicenter-global-innovation/  (Clarivate Analytics)
 
German scientists hope for windfall from incoming government
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01026-0 

10 predictions for 2018
https://www.nesta.org.uk/2018-predictions  (NESTA)
 
The future for academic publishers lies in navigating research, not distributing it
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018/01/29/the-future-for-academic-publishers-lies-in-navigating-research-not-distributing-it/ 

February 1, 2018

+An Overview of Japanese STI Policy is updated

A new version of a Brief Overview of Japanese STI Policy - as of January 2018 - can be obtained here: http://scirex.grips.ac.jp/en/information/UsefulMaterials/OverviewSTIJan.pdf
(Slides producced by Kazuko Nakata)

January 30, 2018

+STI Policy Articles Overseas (January 22-26, 2018) collected by CRDS

How the U.S. Government Shutdown Could Impact Science
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/usa-government-shutdown-affect-science-environment-spd/  
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01016-2 
Science in limbo as US government shuts down
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/us/politics/government-shutdown.html 


Former Government Statistical Agency Heads Call for Better Use of Data in Policymaking https://bipartisanpolicy.org/press-release/former-government-statistical-agency-heads-call-for-better-use-of-data-in-policymaking/ 
https://bipartisanpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/BPC-Evidence-Former-Government-Statistical-Agency-Heads-Call-for-Better-Use-of-Data-in-Policymaking.pdf
 
Technology will widen pay gap and hit women hardest – Davos report https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2018/jan/21/technology-widen-pay-gap-hit-womens-jobs-hardest-davos-report?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other 
 
Science after a year of President Trump
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01001-9 
Abandoning science advice: One year in, the Trump administration is sidelining science advisory committees
https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2018/01/abandoning-science-advice-full-report.pdf?wpisrc=nl_energy202&wpmm=1 
 
Scientific community rethinks how to advocate for its priorities in the Trump era
https://cen.acs.org/articles/96/i3/us-policy-outlook-for-2018.html#Policy 
 
Truth decay: An initial exploration of the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life  
https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2314.html 
https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR2300/RR2314/RAND_RR2314.pdf 
 
Science is universal and unifying
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/science-is-universal-and-unifying 
The simple secret to groundbreaking science: work together
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/the-secret-of-groundbreaking-science-global-collaboration 
 
When scientists preach to the choir  
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/when-scientists-preach-to-the-choir/ 
 
Science search engine links papers to grants and patents
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-00688-0 
 
U.S. Electronics Innovation Leaps Forward Via Joint University Microelectronics Program https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2018-01-17 
 
Researchers reflect on an initiative in New Zealand to make science more inclusive https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-00482-y 
 
Science & Engineering Indicators 2018
https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2018/nsb20181/ 
https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2018/nsb20181/report 
 
 

 

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