Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession
Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession
Justifying science funding through the lens of global competition risks fostering racial bias and discrimination.
Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession
Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession

Justifying science funding through the lens of global competition risks fostering racial bias and discrimination.

Justifying science funding through the lens of global competition risks fostering racial bias and discrimination.

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Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism
Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism
Ahmed Alkhateeb | Sep 23, 2021
Correcting misinformation and providing reliable data are collective responsibilities of the research community.
Opinion: An Alternative to Injection
Opinion: An Alternative to Injection
Carmine D’Amico, Hélder Santos | Sep 9, 2021
Research on microneedle patches for vaccine delivery has grown in popularity in recent years, due to their exceptional compliance and low invasiveness.
Opinion: Consult Researchers When Designing Lab Buildings
Opinion: Consult Researchers When Designing Lab Buildings
Andrey Andreev, Barbara Perry | Jul 15, 2021
Disconnects between end users and architects create additional costs and suboptimal design decisions. Here’s how to rectify that.
Opinion: We Should Ditch Awards in Science
Opinion: We Should Ditch Awards in Science
Bill Sullivan | Jul 8, 2021
Conducting research to elucidate nature’s mysteries is reward enough.
Opinion: Include Public Outreach Plans in Grant Requirements
Opinion: Include Public Outreach Plans in Grant Requirements
Matthew Woodruff, Alexander Woodruff | Apr 29, 2021
Tying federal research funding to scientists’ efforts to inform and engage the public can help fix widespread indifference to science.
Opinion: The Rise of Preprints Is No Cause for Alarm
Opinion: The Rise of Preprints Is No Cause for Alarm
Jonny Coates | Apr 14, 2021
At a time of fast-paced science and rampant misinformation, can we trust the non–peer-reviewed literature?
Opinion: Preprints in the Public Eye
Opinion: Preprints in the Public Eye
Jigisha Patel | Mar 18, 2021
ASAPbio has developed resources for preprint servers, institutions, scientists, and journalists to promote the responsible reporting of research in the media.
Opinion: Being Scientists Doesn’t Make Us Science Communicators
Opinion: Being Scientists Doesn’t Make Us Science Communicators
Sarah Anderson | Dec 17, 2020
Effectively relating science to the public is a science in itself, and expertise on a topic doesn’t guarantee expertise in explaining it.
Opinion: Emergency Use Authorizations Are a Threat to Science<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
Opinion: Emergency Use Authorizations Are a Threat to Science 
Kevin J. Tracey, Christina Brennan | Dec 1, 2020
As COVID-19 therapies get emergency-use green lights, the Biden administration must organize a therapeutic review board to help identify what’s working and what’s not.
Contributors
Contributors
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Opinion: The Politics of Science and Racism
Opinion: The Politics of Science and Racism
Sadye Paez, Erich D. Jarvis | Aug 18, 2020
Race has been used to segment humanity and, by extension, establish and enforce a hierarchy in science. Individual and institutional commitments to racial justice in the sciences must involve political activity.
Opinion: Use the Pandemic to Expand the Lab to the Home
Opinion: Use the Pandemic to Expand the Lab to the Home
Michael Levin | Jun 30, 2020
Researchers have been forced to reckon with restrictions on lab access. Now is the time to figure out how to make science portable and widely accessible.
Opinion: Don&rsquo;t Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research
Opinion: Don’t Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research
John D. Loike, Salomon Amar | Jun 22, 2020
Fast science—with all its warts—is making unprecedented progress in the fight against COVID-19.
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Jenny J. Lee, John P. Haupt | Jun 22, 2020
Despite high-profile political tensions between the two countries, researchers in the US and China are working together now more than ever, according to our bibliometric study.
Open Letter
An Open Letter: Scientists and Racial Justice
An Open Letter: Scientists and Racial Justice
Joseph Graves, Erich D. Jarvis | Jun 19, 2020
What we can and must do to make science more equitable.
Opinion: Look to Cholera Vaccine Campaigns for COVID-19 Guidance
Opinion: Look to Cholera Vaccine Campaigns for COVID-19 Guidance
Joshua Havumaki | Jun 15, 2020
Accounting for a limited stockpile of cholera vaccine can provide insight into the most effective way to distribute future COVID-19 vaccines.
Opinion: Surgisphere Fiasco Highlights Need for Proper QA
Opinion: Surgisphere Fiasco Highlights Need for Proper QA
Nadya Gawadi Heywood, David Long | Jun 12, 2020
Our handbook on best practices for quality assurance in biomedicine can help funding agencies shore up research integrity—which is especially needed at a time when mistakes can have outsize effects.
Opinion: The Isolated Scientist
Opinion: The Isolated Scientist
Steven Wiley | May 19, 2020
Among the disruptions and pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are dealing with a sudden halt in in-person interactions.
Opinion: Public Health Trumps Privacy in a Pandemic
Opinion: Public Health Trumps Privacy in a Pandemic
John D. Loike, Ruth L. Fischbach | Apr 16, 2020
If governments were to use SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests to manage who can re-enter the workplace, society must accept a sacrifice of privacy.