Science policy


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Last week I was in Oslo, invited by the organising committee of Eurodoc2017, to give an introductory talk on Open Science [1]. One thing that became apparent during this two-day event was that, although irresistibly trendy, Open Science remains an elusive concept. Many continue to confuse Open Science with Open […]

Open scientists in the shoes of frustrated academics part I: ...


The Turkish Council for Scientific and Technical Research (TÜBITAK) issued on March 24, 2017 a decree addressed to all Turkish peer reviewed scientific journals, including the international periodicals listed by the Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM). This text requires that the journals « reconsider the make-up of their […]

TÜBİTAK: scientific body or political tool?




Paris le 31 mars 2017. Initiée en réaction aux positions anti-sciences de D. Trump, et face aux difficultés croissantes pour pratiquer et accéder aux sciences dans de nombreux pays, la Marche pour les Sciences («March for Science ») est devenue un événement mondial qui aura lieu le 22 avril dans […]

Face à l’obscurantisme et aux contre-vérités, une marche pour les ...



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We have now our home-made map focused on the European events showing all the organising centres (houses) and the local groups (walkers) preparing the March for Science. Just click on the map here and you will reach the interactive map. Click in each mark and you will find the link to Facebook (or […]

March for Science is “en route”. Help us to follow ...




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Starting our adventure on Euroscientist blog we would like to present organization which is our home and our tool to make a change in polish higher education system and science. How did it start? The idea to start our work appeared few years ago, quite spontaneously. It had taken some […]

Polish Women Scientists Network. Who we are, what we do?


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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 […]

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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 […]

ESOF 2018: From Manchester to Toulouse




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In April of this year the world’s first three-parent baby was born and is reported to be healthy. This is a huge milestone in mitochondrial therapy, a year after the procedure was legalised in the UK, the only country in the world (so far) to have explicitly permitted the technique. […]

The Three Parent Baby: Monster or Miracle?




The next meeting of the scientific council of the European Research Council (ERC) takes place – for the first time – in Zagreb, Croatia, this month (20-22 October 2014). I recently spoke to Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, who took over as president of the ERC in January, about what the ERC can […]

Exclusive: Q&A with Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, president of the ERC, on ...


The relevant authorities in Montenegro have ignored evidence of possible plagiarism by the science minister there for up to two years, according to the president of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Momir Djurovic. He says that documents showing suspicion of plagiarism by the minister were sent to the […]

University and Montenegrin government ‘ignored evidence of science minister’s plagiarism’, ...


From my post on Retraction Watch: Sanja Vlahovic, science minister of Montenegro, copied two-thirds of a 2010 paper on tourism from previously published work by other academics, according to the national daily newspaper Vijesti. The newspaper compared her paper, “Destinations’ Competitiveness in Modern Tourism,” presented at the Tourism & Hospitality Management […]

Montenegro’s science minister accused of plagiarism



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Today marks the first anniversary of Croatia becoming the 28th member state of the European Union (EU) on 1 July 2013. Despite progress in science and a good performance in drawing on EU framework programme (FP7) grants, Croatia’s research policy and funding landscape leaves much to be desired. The reforms […]

Croatia’s science one year into its EU membership: Q&A with ...


The Belarus government’s plans to boost science funding “remain elusive”, while basic research and the number of scientists are being eroded by the financial crisis, according to a recent recent report by the Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Information Support of Scientific and Technical Sphere.  The country’s science could […]

Report: Belarus science funding goals ‘remain elusive’