The 7 biggest problems facing science

Last modified: May 21, 2017

270 scientists from all over the world and various academic levels responded to the question ‘if you could change one thing about how science works today, what would it be and why?’. The 33 favorite responses to the question are given here.
The authors summarized the responses in 7 problems (academia has a huge money problem; too many studies are poorly designed; replicating results is crucial – and rare; peer review is broken; too much science is locked behind paywalls; science is poorly communicated; life as a young academic is incredibly stressful) and present three broad suggestions to improve science: science has to acknowledge and address its money problem; science needs to celebrate and reward failure; and science has to be more transparent.

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