Live Chat: Are We Doing Science the Right Way?

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As much as they love research, many scientists lament the state of their profession these days. A mix of budgetary and other pressures are spawning stress and fear in the community. Bad scientific behavior is not uncommon. Recently, Science described the efforts of two microbiologists, Ferric Fang and Arturo Casadevall, who study how well the enterprise is functioning and how common misconduct appears to be. Is the push to publish ruining scientific discovery? Is science really self-correcting? Does peer review work? Are labs the right size? Does the quest for grants create a climate that encourages misconduct?

Join us for a live chat at 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, 7 February, on this page with Fang and Casadevall. Leave your own in the comment box below before the chat starts. The full text of the chat will be archived on this page.

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Ferric C. Fang

Arturo Casadevall


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