ARIA is the UK’s visionary new scientific funding body. It has £800m and the freedom to make big bold bets on the scientific trajectories it thinks will benefit Britain – and change the future. We interviewed chief executive Ilan Gur and chairman Matt Clifford, to better understand what inspired ARIA and how they aim to make it a success.
International development was revolutionized by experiments and evaluations of its methods. Meta-science can learn from it.
Outdated forms of peer review create bottlenecks that slow science. But in a world where research can now circulate rapidly on the Internet, we need to develop new ways to do science in public.
Critics of scientific reform say that transparency comes at the cost of speed. What can disciplines learn from each other to break away from this crisis?