First grants are smaller for women who are PIs than for men who are
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that women who are principal investigators receive about $40,000 less in their first grant than men. In a statement, the National Institutes of Health acknowledged it is aware of this disparity and said that it is supporting efforts to address it. Read more here.
U.S. universities respond to NIH request for information regarding foreign ties
To address concerns of foreign states stealing intellectual property and sensitive information, which threatens American national security, the NIH is asking scientists at several U.S. universities to disclose ties and interactions with specific foreign entities. These queries have made some scientists rethink forming new international collaborations. Read more here.
University of California cancels Elsevier subscription
In a continuing fight for open access to scientific papers, the University of California System canceled its multimillion-dollar subscription to Elsevier, which publishes more than 2,500 journals. Universities in Germany and Sweden also canceled their subscriptions to Elsevier in protest of rising costs. Read more here.