- To weather antiscience currents, scientists must shore up their enterprise from the inside.
- The way research is funded is inefficient and often leads to poor results.
- Too many findings fall apart under scrutiny and fail the reproducibility test.
- Sexual harassment is a crisis that threatens all of science.
- Life is too hard for young scientists who face unnecessary hurdles findings jobs and funding starting families on academic time lines.
- And too many scientists are isolated from like-minded colleagues in other disciplines.
There are many ways to fight back, including improving education, outreach and political reform. But science must also tackle its own problems, from how we fund it to how we treat young scientists, ensure reproducible results, curb sexual harassment and encourage interdisciplinarity. Some creative solutions are already showing promise on these fronts, but science must fortify itself to withstand the current assault.
1. Science Funding Is Broken
by John P. A. Ioannidis
2. Science under Scrutiny: The Problem of Reproducibility
by Shannon Palus
3. Halting Sexual Harassment
by Clara Moskowitz
4. Young and Struggling in Science
by Rebecca Boyle
5. To Solve Real-World Problems, We Need Interdisciplinary Science
by Graham A. J. Worthy and Cherie L. Yestrebsky