A crisis of trust is looming between scientists and society – it’s time to talk
We need to earn trust in the scientific system in a new way, one that is transparent and open and human.
There is no way to escape the conclusion that rebuilding this foundation is going to be expensive, in both money and time. The cost of not doing it is far higher, so we must face up to the necessary compromises. Either fewer actual research papers will get written, or it’s all going to cost more. But the science that does emerge will be better and more valuable.