The Landscape for Science post Brexit   Recently updated !

As a European expat and scientist in England, I have had a thought or two on the current political situation. Many scientists worry that UK based researchers will be excluded from a significant portion of funding opportunities and risk being excluded from EU collaboration opportunities. Several scientific organisations have reported on the matter. The Royal […]

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Research and web based services

When I started my PhD about 3 years ago, I think that the process had already started, but it’s ever increasing : what I want to talk about is the use of web-based services offered by private for-profit companies by researchers. Well, I must say that if you have a collaboration, sending hundreds of emails […]


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What the European Open Science Cloud REALLY is   Recently updated !

If you are involved in science, IT, European politics or just have your ear to the ground, you may have heard about it by now: The European Open Science Cloud. As a long term investment, doing science is worse than buying a car. Exact numbers vary, but it is possible that as much as 50% […]

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The Scientists Dating Forum celebrated an event linking science and society in a relaxed environment for the first time   Recently updated !

Òscar Aznar-Alemany PhD student at Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC) Roger Tarrés Rodrigo Scientific communicator at Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) ‘How democratic should science be?’ was the question that opened the first SciDF’s public event. In the evening of the 26th October, around 30 people meet in Flatherty’s Irish Pub (Barcelona) […]


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Trust and time: two imperatives of research efforts 1

Hélène Michel Leader of the list ‘Alternative 2017’ for the central councils of the University of Strasbourg and candidate to the presidency (elections of 17, 22 and 23 November) Professor in Political Science at IEP – University of Strasbourg Member of the Institut Universitaire de France Director of  SAGE – CNRS UMR 7363 On the one […]

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Confiance et temps long : deux impératifs de l’effort de recherche

Hélène Michel Tête de liste du projet  Alternative 2017 pour les conseils centraux de l’Université de Strasbourg et candidate à la présidence (élections des 17, 22 et 23 Novembre) Professeur en Science politique à l’IEP de l’Université de Strasbourg Membre de l’Institut Universitaire de France Directrice de  SAGE – CNRS UMR 7363 (English translation ASAP) D’un côté, […]


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How to Boost Your Chance to Win an Essay Contest

(https://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2016/01/09/01/42/writer-1129708_960_720.jpg) An essay contest is probably one of the most intriguing events for any writer. And it’s no wonder as this is an opportunity to accept the challenge and compete with other pen wizards. After all, if the primacy of content in the search results is often ambiguous and dynamic, the essay competitions always show […]

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ESOF 2018: From Manchester to Toulouse 1

On July 27th, 2016, after five days of exciting seminars, workshops and debates on the latest science and technology development in Manchester, Toulouse officially became the new European City of Science. On this day, Manchester passed on the torch to Toulouse for the organization of EuroScience Open Forum 2018, during a beautiful closing ceremony. Among […]


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Is extreme right the best hope for researchers ? 4

All across Europe, far right of extreme right parties have been conquering larger and larger shares of the voters in the past few years. Among others, in 2017 the Front National in France and the Alternative für Deutschland in Germany intend to overcome traditional parties and come to power.   In this view, their propositions […]

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Who Cares about the Connection?

You go on a trip. All the necessities of life crammed into your backpack: Phone, tablet, laptop, mini satellite phone and a foldable communications satellite. All you need to stay connected. You make your way through the streets with unfamiliar signs and the flocks of incomprehensibly chatting locals, all trying to help you out in […]

The Infrastructure Dilemma

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Deep Risk in Pharmaceutical Shipping Sparks Debate

Pharmaceuticals and related components ship across the globe on a daily basis. Due to the nature of the medicines shipped, there are always some risks to consider before, during and after shipment. What are the most common risks that a pharmaceutical company needs to consider when shipping their product? How does this shift in transportation style […]


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