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Volume 562 Issue 7725, 4 October 2018

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The cover image shows Remisy (left), an oral historian of the Mikea people, discussing the history of a settlement in the Namonte basin in Madagascar with Tsiazonera (right), a historian at the University of Toliara in Madagascar. Such integrated work is characteristic of the co-production of research, in which the people who will be affected by a study’s outcomes are getting involved in designing and driving the research itself. Such co-production is reshaping the scientific landscape, with stakeholders, scientists and societies working shoulder to shoulder to make a difference. In a special issue, Nature looks at the promise and the pitfalls of research co-production, offering guiding principles, case studies and personal reflections on how this cultural shift can help make science more relevant and useful.

Cover image: Garth Cripps

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