Recently, I have involved the Homo scientificus europaeus project in both a national and local initiative, first in Spain and then in Barcelona. My apologies for writing in the first person. This was not on the agenda. Two weeks ago, I realized that the Spanish March for Science was in […]

The Catalan Paradox

  The “March for Science” is now entering in a new step. It is time to prepare the event. This is obviously the most critical moment, when volunteers are called by the organising cores to join the team. Looking to all the events in preparation throughout the EU gives an […]

Ich bin ein… Homo scientificus europaeus!

« If he were allowed contact with foreigners he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies». George Orwell, 1984 Last november, over 60 million people deliberately chose to be led by a man who’s repeatedly made […]

Inside the racist brain

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 ...

  “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say” Tyrion III, A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin In the first days since Trump took office as 45th president of the United […]

Science under siege

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?

For some time now, I see a growing number of articles praising algorithms and computer programs. They will apparently solve all of our problems, including the ones we were not aware we had, faster and cheaper than any human could. As a computer scientist, I am fully aware of the […]

The Algorithm God

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 […]

Science and Piracy: Yo-Ho-Ho (Arrr-ticles) and a bottle of rum

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 […]

Best wishes for 2017. Take care… and support EuroScientist!

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 […]

The greater evil

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 […]

Set Me Up To Fail

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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 […]

The Like of Science – A New Impact Factor in ...

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 […]

What does Brexit mean for chemical regulation?

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 […]

The Landscape for Science post Brexit

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 […]

Research and web based services

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 […]

What the European Open Science Cloud REALLY is

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 […]

The Scientists Dating Forum celebrated an event linking science and ...

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 […]

Trust and time: two imperatives of research efforts

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 […]

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

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