This sponsored issue appears as the RRI Tools project comes to an end. Its findings have been summarised in an excellent final report, which gives an overview of progress, achieved across Europe, in developing practical solutions to implement RRI to date. In this issue, key experts are asked about RRI Implementation, the next step in how RRI might evolve and some of the key lessons from developing RRI to date. Read more [...]This post was viewed 732 times.
Welcome to our special issue of EuroScientist on hacking bureaucracy! Bureaucracy is spreading like the plague. It has now pervaded every aspect of scientists' lives; often to the point of choking the hardiest of investigators. Yet, technology has evolved so much so that it now offers simple solutions to cut trough the paperwork and make the scientific process more efficient, more collaborative and altogether smarter. Now, the time is right to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by technology and raise to the challenge of removing the hindrances brought by bureaucracy. Read more [...]This post was viewed 1,297 times.
Beyond a researcher's personal responsibility, the entire research system is not currently adequate to support greater level of research integrity. Read more [...]This post was viewed 2,211 times.
Manchester is where Ernest Rutherford first split the atom, where Alan Turing created the programmable computer, and is now the home of graphene. The city has a proud association with scientific achievement, which is why Manchester is delighted to host the EuroScience Open Forum in July 2016. Read more [...]This post was viewed 575 times.
Welcome to this special issue exploring how Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is moving forward.In this issue, you will discover the emerging vision for how RRI is likely to be implemented in practical terms, in the future.Feel Read more [...]This post was viewed 3,032 times.
With an increased reliance on geographically-distributed teams, tomorrow's researchers are going to be able to reach unprecedented scales of collaborations, not just limited to cooperation between well-funded labs. Researchers from wider afield, including from territories with lowe level of research funding, will finally be able to more systematically contribute to the great scientific endeavour of the future. This issue is not limited to the mere technicalities of working across self-organised, distributed teams. It also looks at how, for such scenario to take place, it is essential; that we change our outlook on what we mean by collaborating. This may require examining the values driving our future investigations. Read more [...]This post was viewed 1,983 times.
The shift towards prevention or wellness has now been operated a few years ago in health policy. Particularly in the field of chronic diseases, which is the focus of our independent coverage in this issue and of a campaign orchestrated by the REIsearch project. This has led to a number of policy experiments over time. As yet, there is no magic bullet to entice people to try and take greater care of their health. It appears that a combination of voluntary actions by citizens, with prevention campaigns from interested groups, and regulations can help. But too much of any of these ingredients may affect the fragile dynamic between them. Read more [...]This post was viewed 1,033 times.
Welcome to this special issue of EuroScientist focusing on Gender issues in research and academia. We have asked the views of Nobel Laureates, who have an interesting perspective on women in science. You will also discover a wealth of opinions describing what remains to be done to resolve gender issues. Not only do we discuss ways of resolving conscious and unconscious gender bias, but we also look at issues related to how gender perspective affects the nature of research itself. As for solutions, it appears that mentoring is one of the most helpful solution, beyond more interventionist approaches such as quota, which are controversial. Read more [...]This post was viewed 2,843 times.
This issue shares the perspectives from scientists and economics, as well as various actors involved in resolving societal challenges and changing the current economic order from a top-down hierarchy to a more distributed and horizontal governance, to favour localisation and greater equity between all involved. Read more [...]This post was viewed 1,165 times.
Policy decisions are too often political instead of being informed by evidence based considerations. Find out all about this issue by reading this special issue of EuroScientist and sharing it as widely as possible in your circles. Read more [...]This post was viewed 417 times.
Open Science: never have terms been interpreted in so many different ways by so many different people. The diversity of perspectives on this matter reflects the evolving nature of what research has become. These reflections led to the idea of this EuroScientist special issue together with early stage discussions with scholarly publishing experts, and journalistic investigations about what to expect from an ever opening science. Read more [...]This post was viewed 837 times.
In this issue, EuroScientist is venturing into exploring policy issues, which have implications for individuals in society. Specifically, this special issue focuses on the interplay between science and policy making when dealing with substance addiction.We Read more [...]This post was viewed 36 times.