Purpose The purpose of science is to expand our knowledge about nature, based on observation and submitting it to public scrutiny. Ultimately the advances can produce solutions to certain problems, otherwise, can give a solid basis for future research. The main commodity that moves research is the academic article, which is intended to be the […]
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Despite your glass of Champagne, unfortunately you cannot forget the extreme difficulties we are facing to. Mind elevation is strongly required! Fear has become a common factor in most of our societies. Conflicts are running everywhere revealing many fractures in our foundations. Social inequalities and climate change are following their progression enhancing and accelerating the risk of calamities upon […]
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This title is inspired by the words of Dr. Susan McCouch. She refers to the willing of people to change mindsets in the face of greater evil, that often seem so far away that only in its proximity they re-consider beliefs. The topic treated in this discussion was mainly related to the consumption of Genetically […]
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Scientific education is built on a system which fosters success measured against a set of worked out solutions, designed to teach students the research tools available. It misses to train how to handle situations when the tools don’t apply anymore and there is a need to try and fail, giving students the opportunity to learn […]
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The measurement of Impact Factor – how many citations a publication or a researcher is able to attract, is one of the most controversial yet most widely used quality indicators in science. This single number is the basis of decisions on funding policy, evaluation of research quality, scholarly appointments and comparative analysis of research […]
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Chemical regulation in Europe Nearly five months since the referendum and Brexit is still on everyone’s minds, with its potential impacts on the scientific community already discussed in great detail (see just a few of the articles here and here). We have ideas on the potential impacts to collaborative scientific grants and freedom of researcher […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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