As the novel coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world without treatment or a vaccine, uncertainty and fear prevails, leading many people to stockpile food, cleaning products and toilet paper.
With university and other research institutions closed, researchers have had their research interrupted: from slight readjustments to work from home to complete project interruptions that cause delays.
The coronavirus crisis is showing us that working together is possible when the threat is direct and immediate. Let’s hope that it will open the way to drive real collaborative actions for other threats such as climate change with more indirect or distant impacts.
While India is increasingly producing science outputs, there are several steps back due to the scientific temperament of the political circles.
In a recent episode of The Life Scientific (a BBC programme), Corinne Le Quéré discussed the importance of opening science to the public.
With the Call for Solutions 2020, Open Accelerator is seeking innovators whose digital solutionsare shaping the future of health, thanks to the adoption of cutting-edge technologies.
The current Covid-19 pandemic draws attention to the need to integrate health equity into urban planning and encourage behaviours that simultaneously protect the environment and promote health.
How is it possible for different findings to emerge from science over time? Considering this question can shine a light into a process that may seem like a black box and help us make sense of scientific study in its earlier stages.
Sukarma Rani Thareja writes that before the 2020 lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic, women in science had already experienced other forms of lockdown.
Sabina Leonelli is an expert in Open Science and she gives a very well informed account of where we are today and where the Open Science movements wants us to go, in Europe and across the world.
Krishna Ravi Srinivas gives an update about the initiatives of the Indian Government to fight against the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic.
On the 23rd April 2020 – on the day of a critical meeting of the European Council – President Giscard d’Estaing together with leading representatives from the World of politics, academia and civil society from the Board of Re-Imagine Europa call European leaders to show courage and ambition.