Illustration credit: Toma Silinaite

Hacking Bureaucracy

Welcome to this 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.

Find out more by reading our special issue below.

And don’t forget to share it widely within your circles. Every time you help us share our articles we get closer to reaching out to our community and fulfil our mission to stimulate a healthy debate.

The EuroScientist Team


Edito: time for serious hacking solutions in scholarly publishing

By Sabine Louët, EuroScientist Editor.

In her own words

Emmanuelle Charpentier: the strings attached to CRISPR/Cas9 success

By Sabine Louët, EuroScientist Editor.

Emmanuelle Charpentier: European research funding could do with less red tape

By Sabine Louët, EuroScientist Editor.

Hacking solutions

Self-organised scientific crowds to remedy research bureaucracy

By Michele Catanzaro, science journalist, Spain.

Thomas Landrain interview: short-circuiting research

By Sabine Louët, EuroScientist Editor.

Gemma Milne interview: Fast-tracking research through cross-fertilisation

By Sabine Louët, EuroScientist Editor.

Challenging bureaucracy

The controversial art of research management

By Fiona Dunlevy, science journalist, France.

Hans Wigzell interview: let the researchers free from bureaucrats

By Jens Degett, science journalist, Denmark.

From our archives

Under the diktat of paperwork

By Anthony King, science journalist, Ireland.

Featured image credit: Toma Silinaite

Toma Silinaite is a freelance illustrator, printmaker working and living in Kaunas, Lithuania. Feel free to say ‘Hi!’:

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