Welcome to Keyed In, the blog of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society. This will be the go-to place for Sigma Xi members and others to learn about what’s happening in the science and engineering industry. We will share thoughts and perspectives related to Sigma Xi’s mission, including ideas that deal with the health of the research enterprise, integrity in science and engineering, and public understanding of science, as they contribute to improving the human condition. We will give updates about the remarkable work conducted by Sigma Xi chapters, which are spread across the globe. We will report on trends in research and anticipate where the industry is going. And, we will offer advice to young scientists and engineers. Our ultimate goal is to provide useful information that will lead to a more connected and more effective research community.

  • Can Sigma Xi Fix the Reproducible Science Crisis: A Member Responds

    by John Fennick | Aug 21, 2017
    Scientists Investigating the Plague
    Sigma Xi member John Fennick weighs in on the reproducible science conversation, with history on the subject and his ideas for solutions.
  • Canada’s War on “Inconvenient Science”

    by User Not Found | May 12, 2015
    Guest post by Sigma Xi member Alan Emery: Canadian scientists have seen research libraries shuttered, reports and records destroyed, and scientific positions eliminated. Emery, of the University of Toronto Sigma Xi Chapter, shares his vision of how scientists can better defend the research enterprise.
  • A Quick Perspective on "The War on Science"

    by User Not Found | May 08, 2015
    Guest post by Sigma Xi member John Fennick: For roughly the first two thirds of the last century, scientists were heroes held in high esteem. After years of spin-off remedies stumped by bandwagons that ultimately crashed, the public came to believe what "studies show" was rarely, if ever, true. What can be done to improve the public perception of science?

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