Agreement will enable closer research ties and funding of joint projects
Bringing the gold standard into the classroom: teaching replication and reproducibility at Cambridge13 Feb 2014
Quality standards in the sciences have recently been heavily criticised in the academic community and the mass media. Scandals involving fraud, errors or misconduct have stirred a debate on reproducibility that calls for fundamental changes in the way research is done. As a new teaching course at Cambridge shows, the best way to bring about change is to start in the classroom, explains course instructor Nicole Janz.
The humanities have been quick to embrace the potential of computer technology but universities have been reluctant to accept digital projects as bona fide scholarship. Katy Barrett, a PhD student at Cambridge’s Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, argues for a change in attitude.
Hundreds of schoolchildren in South Cambridgeshire will learn about the science of musical sound this week as part of a touring outreach exercise.
Six Cambridge academics have been made Fellows of the British Academy in the latest round of elections to the prestigious organisation for scholars in the arts and humanities.