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Female researcher writes on whiteboard

Q&A | 26 September 2019

There are things we can do to make science leadership more representative

Jeremy Farrar talks to Research Africa’s editor Linda Nordling about improving research culture and building representative leadership.  

Illustration depicting people around the globe

Opinion | 25 September 2019

This can be a pivotal moment for global health by Alex Harris

What the global action plan being launched at the UN General Assembly means for research and innovation.

Two researchers look into microscope

Opinion | 23 September 2019

Researchers pay the cost of research by Ben Bleasdale

Excellence in research shouldn’t come at the expense of those who make it happen.

Children and scientists look at an image showing organs of the human body

Opinion | 18 September 2019

How do you get children from disadvantaged backgrounds engaged with science? by Mat Hickman

One answer is youth workers. They are developing and delivering inspiring science activities through Curiosity, our scheme with BBC Children in Need.

Two people discussing what's in a document

Opinion | 16 September 2019

4 ways that PhD programmes are improving their training culture by Anne-Marie Coriat

The new PhD programmes in science that we’re funding combine scientific excellence with a commitment to improving the working environment for trainees.

Three female students carry out science experiment involving an electric circuit

Opinion | 11 September 2019

How can we improve equity in science education? by Anita Krishnamurthi

In an increasingly STEM-dependent world, we want all young people to be able to engage with science – both inside and outside of school.

A storage freezer at UK Biobank for biological samples

Opinion | 11 September 2019

The generosity of 500,000 healthy volunteers could help us all by Sara Marshall

UK Biobank's project to sequence the genomes of 500,000 participants creates a unique resource that will help researchers to unlock new treatments

Three women researchers working at the Wellcome Centre of Human Genetics in Oxford

Opinion | 10 September 2019

Why we need to reimagine how we do research by Jeremy Farrar

The emphasis on excellence in the research system is stifling diverse thinking and positive behaviours. As a community we can rethink our approach to research culture.

A baby in hospital with measles in the Philippines

Opinion | 10 September 2019

Why are we seeing spikes in measles compared to other infectious diseases? by Charlie Weller

It seems that we hear a lot about measles compared to other infectious diseases, such as rubella or whooping cough. But why?

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