The UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society is now accepting proposals from
UCI faculty from all disciplines for research projects that study the systems of translation and utilization of information from the academic environment to the forum of public opinion and policy making; that is, to study the relationship between science and action.
Proposals may request up to $15,000 in support. Funds may be used for research support, including equipment, supplies, payment of subjects, travel, salary for staff and students or faculty summer salary. Funds will be available September 15, 2017 and must be expended by December 31, 2018.
- Be no more than three pages in length
- Attach a budget and budget justification
- Attach faculty member(s) cv or biosketch
Award funds will be transferred to the faculty member’s department, which will be responsible for administration of the funds. Award recipients must provide a written report by December 31, 2018, including an updated report on how funds were spent. Recipients may also be asked to give a lecture or workshop on their project.
Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the Newkirk Center, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 31, 2017.
Retractions, Replications and Reproducibility: Changes in Scientific Knowledge Production and Communication
Friday, April 28, 2017
3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
UCI Student Center, Doheny Beach A
(Directions – http://www.uci.edu/visit/maps.php)
Bursts of media coverage of retracted scientific articles and failures to replicate and reproduce scientific findings have led to a widespread sense of crisis in the familiar forms of scientific knowledge production and communication. Is the language of crisis warranted, or is this how science has always worked? How are technological changes in the communication of scientific results affecting the process of scientific knowledge production? Are there genuine knowledge crises in certain scientific fields (such as medicine or social science)? What solutions are available for these problems, and how can new scholars move forward with both confidence and integrity in this environment?
This program will be appropriate to all campus personnel and community members interested in how the process of scientific communication may affect their role as producers and consumers of scientific knowled
Moderator: Larry Cahill
UCI Neurobiology and Behavior
Michael R. Rose
UCI Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Hierarchies of Replication Necessary for Life Sciencing
UCI Reeve Irvine Research Center
Roots of the Replication Crisis and Solutions Going
Retraction Watch and New York University
Retractions, Post-Publication Peer Review, and Fraud: Scientific Publishing’s Wild West
Moderator: Simon Cole
UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society
Steven C. Ward
Social Sciences, Western Connecticut State University
Hurried and Harried Science: Producing Knowledge in the Neoliberal Age of Mercantilization and Performativity
eScience Institute, University of Washington
Culture, Context, and Communication: An Ethnographic Lens on the Challenges of Reproducibility in Data Science
Psychology, University of California, Davis
When Should We be Skeptical of Scientific Claims?
Simon Cole, Director of the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, contributed to educational modules recently released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
The purpose of the modules is to help students in professional schools – law, public policy, medicine, journalism, and business – understand science and its role in decision making.
Forensic Pattern Recognition Evidence module (Cole, Berthental, Seelagy)
Press release about the modules
Join us to learn about the research supported by the Newkirk Graduate Student Fellowship Awards.
June 6, 2016
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The 2015-2016 Newkirk Fellows will present their current research on science and society, focusing on the complex relationships between scientific knowledge production and the formation of policy at a variety of scales from local regulation to international agreements.
See our “2015-2016 Newkirk Fellows” page for more information.