In this 2011 article, John Ioannidis explains why more and more scientists are forced to write trendy topics, instead of pursuing topics that have monumental impacts on societies [learn why Nobel laureate Randy Schekman refused to send articles for publication in top-tier journals, read Nobel Winner Boycotts Top Scientific Journals]. Ioannidis says that the research funding system is broken – instead of doing science, scientists spend their time in writing research proposals and applying for grants. Through his article, Ioannidis offers several ways to resolve the research funding question in the hope of revatalizing scientific research.
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