Sexual Harassment Complaints in Academia Are Up Since 2018
Sexual Harassment Complaints in Academia Are Up Since 2018
The NIH shared new data detailing complaints it has received in recent years, the latest in a series of steps taken by funding agencies and professional organizations to address misconduct.
Sexual Harassment Complaints in Academia Are Up Since 2018
Sexual Harassment Complaints in Academia Are Up Since 2018

The NIH shared new data detailing complaints it has received in recent years, the latest in a series of steps taken by funding agencies and professional organizations to address misconduct.

The NIH shared new data detailing complaints it has received in recent years, the latest in a series of steps taken by funding agencies and professional organizations to address misconduct.

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MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences
MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences
Shawna Williams | May 7, 2021
Malcolm Macleod, who helped develop these best practices, tells The Scientist how the new guidelines for manuscript publishing seek to support a push for transparent and thorough sharing of methods and data.
EPA Finalizes Much-Criticized “Transparency” Rule
EPA Finalizes Much-Criticized “Transparency” Rule
Shawna Williams | Jan 5, 2021
The regulation, which requires that the agency give preference to dose-response studies in which the underlying data are available, could downplay findings key to defining the dangers of pollution.
HHMI Professors Urge Professional Societies to Exclude Harassers
HHMI Professors Urge Professional Societies to Exclude Harassers
Shawna Williams | Sep 6, 2018
A letter in Science garners dozens of signatures.
Open-Access Plan in Europe Bans Publishing in Paywalled Journals
Open-Access Plan in Europe Bans Publishing in Paywalled Journals
Ashley Yeager | Sep 4, 2018
Research funding agencies in Europe will require grantees’ papers to be free to read when they are available online.
AAAS Insiders Petition to Revoke Honors of Sexual Harassers
AAAS Insiders Petition to Revoke Honors of Sexual Harassers
Shawna Williams | Aug 24, 2018
The organization says it’s working on a policy.
Q&A: Scientist and Advocate BethAnn McLaughlin
Q&A: Scientist and Advocate BethAnn McLaughlin
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 7, 2018
The neuroscientist talks about her experiences with trying to change how the scientific community copes with sexual assault and harassment.
Petition Asks AAAS to Remove Fellows With Sexual Harassment Records
Petition Asks AAAS to Remove Fellows With Sexual Harassment Records
Kerry Grens | Jul 12, 2018
The request is similar to one made of the National Academy of Sciences.
Marching On
Marching On
Shawna Williams | Apr 12, 2018
Rush Holt, CEO of AAAS, discusses what’s changed as a result of the March for Science—and what hasn’t.
Former US Energy Secretary to Lead AAAS
Former US Energy Secretary to Lead AAAS
Diana Kwon | Jan 10, 2018
Steven Chu, the president-elect of the scientific organization, is a Nobel laureate and physicist at Stanford University.
US and Cuban Researchers to Meet in Havana
US and Cuban Researchers to Meet in Havana
Bob Grant | Aug 13, 2017
Rush Holt of AAAS talks with The Scientist about the upcoming gathering and collaborations—past, present, and future—between the two countries.
Marching Into an Uncertain Future
Marching Into an Uncertain Future
Bob Grant | Apr 20, 2017
Can professional organizations and societies parlay the groundswell of support culminating in this weekend’s March for Science into more-effective science advocacy?
Science Policy: Anxiety and Resolve at AAAS Conference
Science Policy: Anxiety and Resolve at AAAS Conference
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 20, 2017
A panel discussion on channeling science into policy served as a forum for debating the role of scientists under the current administration. 
Speaking of Science Policy
Speaking of Science Policy
Tracy Vence | Feb 20, 2017
Notable quotes from the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting
AAAS: EurekAlert Will Be Back Online Soon
AAAS: EurekAlert Will Be Back Online Soon
Jef Akst | Sep 15, 2016
The press release repository will be up and running in another day or so—and more secure than before, according to a spokesperson.
Q&A: Why I Warned AAAS About the Hack
Q&A: Why I Warned AAAS About the Hack
Tracy Vence | Sep 14, 2016
Philipp Hummel, the journalist who alerted EurekAlert administrators to a security breach, discusses the role of embargoes in science reporting.
AAAS Press Release Repository Hacked
AAAS Press Release Repository Hacked
Tracy Vence | Sep 14, 2016
EurekAlert is offline after a journalist alerts the American Association for the Advancement of Science to a security breach.
Jeremy Berg Named Editor of <em>Science</em> Journals
Jeremy Berg Named Editor of Science Journals
Tracy Vence | May 25, 2016
The former National Institute of General Medical Sciences director replaces outgoing editor and National Academy of Sciences president-elect Marcia McNutt.
AAAS Fellowship to Chemist Repealed
AAAS Fellowship to Chemist Repealed
Kerry Grens | Dec 23, 2015
Technician’s death in Patrick Harran’s lab prompted the American Association for the Advancement of Science to yank Harran’s title as a fellow.
AAAS Fellowship Decision Criticized
AAAS Fellowship Decision Criticized
Bob Grant | Dec 11, 2015
The chemist charged with felony labor code violations following a 2008 lab fire that killed a research assistant was recently named an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow.