Growth in data and questions on quality are increasing researcher workload, finds new study from Elsevier and Sense about Science
Data proliferation and a lack of confidence in the multitude of research outputs is adding to researcher workload and likely to be impacting public confidence in science, according to one of the biggest surveys of the global research community on trust in research.
The inability of chemistry to recruit new STEM students is a crisis for the industry according to more than a third (36%) of 180+ chemistry professionals from academia and industry, in a recent survey carried out by Elsevier’s Reaxys team. A further 51% said that if this situation continued, it would could reach crisis point. The research also found that chemists believe university curricula to be problematic, with just over three fifths (61%) firmly of the belief that because too little time is spent solving real-world problems, students are graduating without being fully prepared for the working world.
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